Chicken in a Pot #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Chicken in a Pot | A Dorie Greenspan recipe for succulent chicken, garlic and vegetables sealed and cooked in a Dutch oven

This is the grand finale of French Fridays with Dorie! This Chicken in a Pot was cooked to perfection in a dough sealed casserole. Chicken in a Pot with Preserved Lemon and Garlic Who knew our last recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table would be so exceptional??? Dorie did, I’m sure. The chicken was moist […]

Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Dried Cherries

Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Dried Cherries | Perfect for picnics and potlucks!

A delicious alternative to a lettuce salad, this Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Dried Cherries is perfect for any gathering! Jazzed Up Broccoli Salad This highly adaptable salad has been making the rounds for years. With a sweet mayonnaise based dressing, it’s crunchy and irresistible! Often chock full of raisins, I swapped those out for […]

Sour Cream Streusel Coffee Cake | Classic and scrumptious!

Sour Cream Streusel Coffee Cake #BrunchWeek #Giveaway

This Sour Cream Streusel Coffee Cake is an updated recipe from my childhood. It has truly stood the test of time with it’s tender cake base and layers of cinnamon and walnut streusel. Welcome to the third annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Shaina from Take A Bite Out Of Boca. […]

Classic Roast Chicken | #WeekdaySupper Sheetpan Supper with chicken and mustardy potatoes

Classic Roast Chicken #WeekdaySupper #Giveaway

This delectable Classic Roast Chicken with Mustardy Potatoes is what you’d call a “Sheet Pan Supper.” What’s that?  An easy meal that’s typically all cooked on your standard half sheet pan.  Sheet Pan Suppers by Molly Gilbert Today, I’m delighted to be reviewing a new cookbook by Molly Gilbert. Sheet Pan Suppers is full of […]

Cinnamon Bread French Toast | A make ahead breakfast or brunch dish that's marvelous served with berries and syrup

Overnight Cinnamon Bread French Toast #BrunchWeek #Giveaway

This make ahead Cinnamon Bread French Toast is perfect with berries and maple syrup. Plus it will garner rave reviews from everyone who partakes! Brunch Week! Welcome to the third annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Shaina from Take A Bite Out Of Boca. We are so excited to have you […]

Moscato Pudding Parfaits | Layers of sweetened berries, Moscato pudding and whipped cream

Moscato Pudding Parfaits #SundaySupper #GalloFamily

Layers of creamy homemade pudding, juicy ripe strawberries and sweetened whipped cream create a gorgeous, irresistible dessert. These Moscato Pudding Parfaits are infused with lemon zest, vanilla and sweet Gallo Family Vineyards’ Moscato for the perfect adult indulgence. Many thanks to Gallo Family Vineyards for sponsoring this post. See details below. Strawberries + Moscato = One […]

Apricot Glazed Cheesecake Tart | French Cheesecake with Dried Fruit and shortbread crust

Apricot Glazed Cheesecake Tart #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Dorie Greenspan’s Cheesecake Tart is dotted with dried fruit and glazed with apricot jam. The recipe can be traced back to after school classes at Le Cordon Bleu. French versus American Cheesecakes This French cheesecake does not call for pounds of cream cheese or loads of sugar. Instead it relied on Fromage Blanc (nary a […]

Hawaiian Sunset Cocktail | Strawberries, pineapple and rum form an irresistible tropical drink

Hawaiian Sunset Cocktail #Giveaway

Kenny Chesney is coming to Indianapolis, so what better time to create a cocktail using his Blue Chair Bay Rum. This Hawaiian Sunset Cocktail features pineapple juice, strawberry puree and rum and transports you to the tropics with every delicious sip. A Rum Cocktail to Celebrate Spring and Kenny Chesney Multi-platinum singer-songwriter, Kenny Chesney, is coming to my […]


Fiori di Sicilia Madeleines #TuesdayswithDorie

I have had a small jar of Fiori di Sicilia in my baking cupboard for years. Unused, I might add…till today. This flavoring combines citrus and vanilla with floral extracts, and the name literally translates to “flowers of Sicily.” So when vanilla  madeleines appeared in our Tuesdays with Dorie queue, just days after making vanilla […]


Apple Kuchen or Apfelkuchen #TwelveLoaves

A few of you know that my seemingly healthy and dear, dear father-in-law was diagnosed with lung cancer not long after Christmas. When it comes to in-laws, I’ve been blessed. Kind, caring, generous…they are two of my favorite people in the world. We were hoping my father-in-law would have more time…so he could watch his […]

Waspacho AKA watermelon gazpacho


I fell in love with gazpacho with my first spoonful…it was another one of our family summer vacations spent nestled in Aspen’s mountain valley. My dad was surely on a hiking adventure, so my mom bravely took me and my three younger sisters to lunch in what looked like a Swiss chalet…that’s where we sampled […]


Holiday Cheer Giveaway

Can you believe it’s December already? Thanksgiving is over and Hanukkah is under way; which also means that it’s officially shopping season! In fact, today is Cyber Monday, the busiest online shopping day of the year. My sweet friend, Carrie, organized this incredible holiday cheer giveaway by rallying some of her favorite food bloggers together. We decided […]

Spicy Vietnamese Chicken Soup

Spicy Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup #FRD2013 #FrenchFridayswithDorie #Ziplist

Today is Food Revolution Day and one of my FFwD friends, Mardi, is leading us in the mission to stand up for real food and to keep cooking skills alive. As we have cooked our way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table,  we have created dishes ranging from gourmet, restaurant worthy to simple, homey […]

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Vegetables

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Vegetables

Healthy Spring Now that spring has sprung and shorts are being donned, many of my blogger friends have been posting low cal, healthy recipes. I seemed to have ignored that memo. But I did have a bag of quiona in my pantry…and I felt it my duty as a seasoned food blogger to share a […]