Oreo Ice Cream #IceCreamWeek

Oreo Ice Cream | delicious cookies and cream ice cream recipe

Oreo Ice Cream Made with Mega-Stuf Oreos A couple weeks ago, Bill, Katie and Nick headed to Illinois to visit his mom. I’d been in Orlando and then Denver, so I relished the chance to stay home alone for a couple nights. Well, there is always a sweet treat waiting at my mother-in-law’s house. Whether […]

Spinach Salad with Grilled Peaches and Blue Cheese

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Peaches: Not Just for Dessert! Peach season comes and goes too darn quickly. I need to get my fill of pies, crisps and cobblers while this juicy, fragrant fruit is available at my favorite produce stand. I haven’t spotted any local peaches, yet, but the Georgia peaches have been succulent and flavorful. When we had a […]

Herbed Buttermilk Biscuits

Herbed Buttermilk Biscuits #TwelveLoaves #SkinnyTip

A Mediocre Gardener I generally have a black thumb. I’m all gung ho when I plant my herb garden in the spring…but by late July, I tend to forget the all important “watering” task. Thank goodness we’ve had regular rainfall this summer, so my little plot is flourishing. I had no excuse to miss August’s Twelve […]

Beef Barbacoa | Amazing barbecue beef in the slow cooker!

Beef Barbacoa #SundaySupper

Where has Beef Barbacoa been all my life? A couple of my Sunday Supper friends have showcased their versions of Beef Barbacoa recently. Spiced up, slow cooked beef in the crock pot sounded perfect for our dreadfully hot weather…and a nice change from my uninspired menus of late. After only a half hour in the […]

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies #GrabSomeNutsDay

Grab Some Nuts Day! Leave it to my friend, Kim, of Cravings of a Lunatic to organize a Grab Some Nuts Day! There are a lot of wise cracks that could be made with this theme, but I’ll leave them up to your imaginations. I was heading to Denver to visit my youngest sister, Maddy, who […]

Gâteau Basque

Gâteau Basque #FrenchFridayswithDorie #SkinnyTip

My first Basque Cake Four years ago this fall, I reconnected with some sorority sisters for a getaway weekend in Chicago. Our time together was both exhilarating and exhausting as we stayed up till 3 AM looking at old photos, laughing and gabbing. It was as if time had not passed. One of the highlights […]

Pizza Margherita | Homemade pizza recipe for #WeekdaySupper | That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Pizza Margherita #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

Homemade Pizza Margherita for a Quick Supper By now, many of you know about how darn picky my family is! There are very few recipe that please them all. Pizza Margherita is always a hit and so simple to make. The first time I served this pizza featuring fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and basil, it became an […]

White Chocolate Frangelico Cheesecake

White Chocolate Frangelico Cheesecake #CheesecakeDay

White Chocolate + Frangelico = Cheesecake Nirvana My daughter, Katie, orders cheesecake  practically every time we dine out. She is a big time fan. So when a group of bloggers decided to celebrate National Cheesecake Day (am I the only one who is always a day late and a dollar short when it comes to […]

Purple Sweet Potato Fries~

Purple Sweet Potato Fries 2 large purple sweet potatoes, peeledOlive oil, about 2 tablespoonsSaltPepperTruffle Salt Preheat oven to 450º. Line baking sheet with foil for easy clean up if desired. Set aside. Cut sweet potatoes into french fry sized sticks. Toss with olive oil and spread on prepared baking sheet, being careful to leave room […]

Mini French Silk Pies~

 I was having the neighbors over for dinner and had made these apple galettes for dessert.  I knew something chocolate was also in order…and I do love individual desserts.  Mini tarts would be perfect. Due to time constraints, and about a 50-50 pie crust success, I decided to take a short cut and use premade, […]

Shrimp-Filled Zucchini Blossoms

Shrimp-Filled Zucchini Blossoms #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Memories of Tuscany My parents spent a number of summers in the Tuscan hill town of Cortona, Italy. Teaching calligraphy to University of Georgia study abroad students, my mom was housed in a quaint home in this ancient walled village. Meals for the staff, and their mooching children, were served in a monastery down the […]

Lemon Streusel Bars

Every dessert buffet needs a little citrus…here is another recipe from my party last month.  These bars are a little more complex than your ordinary lemon bars: you bake the crust first, then top with lemon filling and bake some more, and finally sprinkle with a pre-baked streusel.  I took a shortcut and baked the […]

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Hélène’s All-White Salad #FrenchFridayswithDorie

I typically love the visual appeal of a bright salad, with ruby red tomatoes, contrasting greens and along with colorful veggies. But Hélène’s All-White Salad was anything but that. Pale Napa cabbage, peeled Granny Smith Apples, sliced mushrooms and celery ribbons were a far cry from typical vibrant salad ingredients. And the pale yellow mayonnaise based […]

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

He was persuaded to try one…and what do you know…he loved these Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes. Katie invited some friends over to celebrate one of their birthdays.  I made some vanilla cupcakes, but wanted to try something new.  As Katie is a big fan of Boston cream pie yogurt, I figured the cupcake version would be […]