Book Club Menu #GhirardelliHolidaySquares

Key Lime Pie Bars

Life as a food blogger awards many incredible perks. For example, last Thursday evening I hosted  book club at my house. That morning, I opened the side door to see a huge package from Ghirardelli, full to the brim with their Holiday Squares for Easter. I was thrilled to be able to add these to […]

Cantuccini AKA Almond Biscotti #TuesdayswithDorie

Cantuccini | An almond biscotti

Nick Malgieri is one of my baking gurus. So I’m always delighted to find  one of his recipes selected for Tuesdays with Dorie. This week’s pick was Cantuccini,  a simple almond biscotti. These twice baked cookies were flavored with vanilla and just a touch of cinnamon. A perfect dunking cookie. Malgieri recommended vin santo, an […]

Butterscotch Blondies with White Chocolate Chips #TwoSweetiePies

Butterscotch Blondies with White Chocolate Chips

I was hosting my book club last week and needed an array of finger foods. A mix of sweet and savory is imperative…and nothing too sloppy to drip on our books and Kindles. When I spotted these Butterscotch Blondies with White Chocolate Chips on Danielle’s blog, I knew they’d be a hit. Butterscotch chips are […]

Chocolate Cake Roll #SundaySupper

Chocolate Cake Roll with Marshmallow Buttercream

Those of you familiar with my family know they love chocolate desserts. So when this week’s Sunday Supper theme was announced as “Stuff, Roll or Wrap,” I knew I’d have to make a  Chocolate Cake Roll. Well, as I mentioned earlier this month, I was in a bit of a baking slump. My first base […]

Quiche Maraîchère #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Quiche Maraichere | Veggie Packed Quiche from Dorie Greenspan

Uh, oh. The “Q” word reappeared in our French Fridays with Dorie queue. The hubby loves pie crust, eggs and cheese, so why was he so opposed to quiche?  A little trickery was in order…so I told him dinner was a “mar-a-share” with my butchered French accent. The word maraîchère, according to Dorie, indicates there […]

Chocolate Glazed Walnut Brownies

Chocolate Glazed Walnut Brownies

Those who know my family may be shocked that I actually put nuts into a brownie recipe. This is practically a mortal sin in my household. But I was making these for a family who suffered a huge loss and volunteered to bring some brownies and cookies. I made two batches, one sans nuts and […]