Cannelés #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Cannelés | A French pastry from Dorie Greenspan's new cookbook, Baking Chez Moi

Cannelés, simple French pastries baked in channeled molds can be found in bakeries across France. Diminutive in size, cannelés are made from an eggy crepe-like batter and have soft tender interiors with mahogany glazed crusts. An Exquisite French Pastry We totally missed cannelés when we were in Paris…croissants and chaussons aux pommes, yes, but these […]

Pumpkin Palmiers #PumpkinWeek

Pumpkin Palmiers #PumpkinWeek

These sensational Pumpkin Palmiers were gobbled up by my girlfriends…need I say more? Homemade Pumpkin Butter This recipe for pumpkin palmiers deserved to be revisited. The first time I baked them up, I had a jar of pumpkin butter from Williams-Sonoma in my fridge, but that’s a seasonal item and these are too tasty to […]

Chicken, Broccoli and Bell Pepper Stir Fry #WeekdaySupper

Chicken, Broccoli and Bell Pepper Stir Fry #WeekdaySupper

Stir Fry to the Rescue Sometimes coming up with dinner ideas is a chore. I’m happy to bake cookie after cookie, whip cream and make mousses, but entrees are another story. I’ll poll the family and they shrug their shoulders. Thank goodness for stir fries…they always bail me out. The meat marinates while I chop […]

Spider Web Cookie Cake

Spiderweb Cookie Cake #HolidayFoodParty

 A Chip Off the Ol’ Dad I am not an artsy craftsy gal. I have two sisters who are painters, one who actually got her Masters in Painting, and a mother who also has her MFA and is an accomplished calligrapher. Unfortunately, I inherited my dad’s artistic ability. The epitome of a physics professor complete with the […]

Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Cinnamon Rolls #TwelveLoaves #Kerrygold

An Autumn Breakfast Treat I made a batch of butter laden brioche dough for some dinner rolls. Half was left in the fridge and I had up to 5 days to use it up. My family adores cinnamon rolls…they were truly in mourning when we could no longer get Sara Lee frozen cinnamon rolls at […]

Brown Butter Toffee Cookies

Brown Butter Toffee Cookies #GuestPost

Brown Butter Toffee Cookies for a Friend Have you met my sweet blogger friend, Kate, of Food Babbles?  Kate is the mom of three gorgeous daughters, a wife, EMT as well as a talented cook and baker. Her dedication to family and helping others make her a one of a kind friend. When I heard she was having shoulder […]

Brioche Dinner Rolls #SundaySupper

Brioche Dinner Rolls #SundaySupper

Brioche Dinner Rolls: Tender and Buttery The cool, crisp start to autumn brought back my desire to turn on the oven and bake up some bread. Since my mixer can do all the kneading, it’s a matter of allotting enough time at home for the yeast to work its magic. These rolls required an overnight rising […]

Celery-Celery Soup |celery, celery root and apple soup from Dorie Greenspan

Celery-Celery Soup #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Celery and More Celery We haven’t discussed celery much. I happen to love the stuff. Cooked or raw, it’s terrific on a crudite platter as well as in salads, stews, soups and casseroles. One night, a few years back, I had a casserole for dinner which happened to have some minced celery as one of […]


Dark Chocolate Mousse Bars #BakewithGhirardelli

Many of my friends have seen my baking cupboard…that spot where I keep extracts, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder and stacks of Ghirardelli chocolate bars. We go through A LOT of those chocolate bars. But I hadn’t baked with Ghirardelli’s 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips till I tested out these scrumptious Dark Chocolate […]

Greek Farro Salad from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Greek Farro Salad #PicnicGame #SkinnyTip

Blogger Pals I was lucky enough to spend 3 days in Miami with some of my best blogger buddies. The food highlight of the trip was eating brunch with my dear Sunday Supper friends, Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic, Aly of Cooking in Stilettos, and Shaina of Take a Bite out of Boca. The ever informed Aly […]


The New Southwest Cookbook Review #Giveaway

There was a moment of glee when I ripped open the package containing Meagan Micozzi’s The New Southwest: Classic Flavors with a Modern Twist. Back in my early blogging days, I started visiting Meagan’s blog, Scarletta Bakes, for a few giggles, cooking tips and always for top notch Southwest recipes. Meagan has entertained while teaching […]

Rolo Cheesecake Bars

  I never eat candy…but when I see it incorporated into baked goods, I’m instantly drawn in. Heath Bars and Rolos top my list of favorites, and when I spotted Danielle’s amazing Rolo Cheesecake Bars, I copied the recipe immediately. She goes the extra mile with a chocolate drizzle and Rolo topper, but I was […]

Roasted Cauliflower

RoastedCauliflower with Parmesan and Bread Crumbs

 By now, many of you know that I have a husband with a picky palate.  Slowly, over our nearly 25 year marriage, I’ve gotten him to try, and actually enjoy: broccoli, asparagus, the occasional zucchini (he still calls it cucumber!)…and just lately, cauliflower. It was this roasting method that finally swayed him.  This Roasted Cauliflower may […]

Banana Cream Cheesecake Pie

Banana Cream Cheesecake Pie #ProgessiveEats

Virtual Progressive Dinner I have joined forces with some of my talented blogger friends to share a progressive dinner with you each month. Barb, of Creative Culinary, gets credit for dreaming up this concept and rounding up this terrific group. The theme for our July party is Summer in the South, and our hostess is the lovely […]