Freeze and Bake Blueberry Pie #Sunday Supper

Freeze and Bake Blueberry Pie | Make an extra pie for the freezer and bake later!

Who wouldn’t love a freshly baked Blueberry Pie in the middle of winter? A homemade pie made with fresh summer berries? I’ve got the best tips for how to freeze now, then bake later!

Peach Quinoa Caprese Salad

Peach Quinoa Caprese Salad | A tasty twist on the classic Italian salad with peaches and quinoa

My loyal blog readers know there are some picky palates in my family. So when my youngest mentioned he had been making quinoa while away at college, I jumped at the chance to make this Peach Quinoa Caprese Salad!

Best Sandwich Recipes

The Best Sandwich Recipes for National Sandwich Month

Did you know that August is National Sandwich month? Whether for a picnic or a back to school lunch, sandwiches are a staple at our house. I’m sharing some marvelous sandwich recipes from some of my favorite bloggers. I know you’ll find one you can’t resist!

S'mores Cookie Cake | A tasty riff on the classic campfire treat!

S’mores Cookie Cake

S’mores Cookie Cake: A marvelous cookie cake with all the amazing flavors of your favorite campfire treat! Perfect for picnics and parties any time of year. S’mores Tradition S’mores remind me of our idyllic family vacations to Aspen, Colorado each summer. We’d take killer hikes, window shop all the exclusive boutiques, sit in the grass outside […]

Turtle Poke Cake | A marvelous chocolate cake infused with caramel and topped with buttercream, pecans and chocolate chips!

Turtle Poke Cake #SundaySupper

With a caramel filling and a pecan topping, this Turtle Poke Cake is a twist on my family’s favorite Triple Chocolate Poke Cake. Pure decadence!

Antipasto Skewers | An easy twist on the Italian appetizer

Antipasto Skewers

A twist on the classic Italian appetizer, these Antipasto Skewers are easy and irresistible! Antipasto Skewers Heavy hors d’oeuvres was the request from our hostess. I always show up with a dessert as any gathering is an excuse to bake up something new (stay tuned for my Turtle Poke Cake), and I needed a non-labor […]

Grilled Peach Melba | A grilled version of this classic dessert with peaches, raspberry sauce and ice cream

Grilled Peach Melba

Summer is the time for lighter desserts. Grilled fruit is an excellent, healthier option. I tossed some peach halves on the barbecue and made these marvelous Grilled Peach Melbas. Peach Melba Have you heard of a peach melba? It’s an old-fashioned dessert with poached peaches, raspberry sauce, and vanilla ice cream. Named after Nellie Melba, […]

BLT Burgers | With a double dose of bacon and a spicy Sriracha mayo, these burgers are out of this world!

BLT Burgers #SundaySupper

We grill nearly every Sunday night during the summer. I shook up our ordinary hamburgers by making BLT Burgers with a spicy mayo! BLT Burgers Summer is the perfect time for bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches. With juicy garden tomatoes, they can’t be beat. I took a cue from our favorite summer sandwich and created […]


Oreo Truffles

Why did I wait so long to whip up these Oreo Truffle Balls? Such an easy dessert that is a crowd pleaser! I was never a fan of Oreo Truffles till I made them myself. Nick came home from college with a request from one of his roomies…Oreo Balls. Well, sure, I could make those. […]

Vegetable Beef Soup | A healthy soup chock full of vegetables and lean beef

Vegetable Beef Soup

Vegetable Beef Soup is the perfect way to warm yourself from head to toe, plus it’s just plain delicious! Beef Soup Packed with Vegetables Gosh, after all the decadent desserts, marbled beef, and buttered…well, buttered everything, it was time for a change.  Although the blizzard of 2010 missed Indiana, there is still plenty of snow […]

Buttermilk Crumb Muffins…Baking with Julia

Today’s Tuesdays with Dorie is hosted by Alisa of Easier Than Pie…and our assignment was a simple buttermilk muffin with a dusting of crumbs atop. I was a little wary of using all shortening instead of butter in these muffins, but the cinnamon and nutmeg scents tempting me from the oven convinced me these might just […]


Mother’s Day Preview #SundaySupper

 A toast from my mom to you!!!! This Sunday, Mother’s Day, the Sunday Supper team is celebrating  moms and reflecting on special memories of the women who raised us. I have many unforgettable memories of my mom in the kitchen, the heart of our home. There was usually a dog or cat underfoot, an art project on […]


Carrot Cake with Caramel Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting

If I had to choose a favorite cake, it would be carrot cake, hands down. But not just any ordinary carrot cake; it must be chock full of goodies. And for an extraordinary version, how about a Carrot Cake with Caramel Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting? Carrot Cake with the Works I love any excuse […]

Smoked Salmon Waffles | Waffles with a savory twist!

Smoked Salmon Waffles #FrenchFridayswithDorie #SkinnyTip

Have you made savory waffles? These Smoked Salmon Waffles are full of salmon, scallions, and chives and make a marvelous brunch dish or appetizer! Savory Smoked Salmon Waffles Since Belgium borders France, it’s no surprise that waffles are also a French specialty. But these smoked salmon waffles are no ordinary fare. They are flavored with […]