Carrot Puff #ProgressiveEats

Carrot Puff | A lovely twist for your vegetable course

Carrots are often on our holiday table. Bill loves them with butter and a touch of brown sugar, but sometimes I even add bourbon and maple syrup. For a delectable twist, why not make a Carrot Puff, the souffle-like side dish that will capture your heart! Carrot Puff or Souffle This particular recipe for “Carrot […]

An Italian Holiday Feast #JoinTheTable #Giveaway

Layered Chocolate Cheesecake | A chocolate cookie crust topped with lusious dark chocolate and Frangelico white chocolate cheesecake #ad #JointheFamilyTable from @lizzydo

When gathering family and friends during this busy season, this Italian Holiday Feast is a marvelous idea for your menu! I’m giving away an incredible array of Colavita and Perugina products so you can make this spectacular meal, too. This post is sponsored by Honest Cooking, Colavita, and Perugina. An Italian Holiday Feast with Colavita Italians […]

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies |Chewy oatmeal cookies filled with almonds, dried cherries and chocolate

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

Our community lost a terrific father, husband and friend last month. So many are devastated by his death and I assisted with the luncheon after his funeral.  These loaded oatmeal cookies with almonds, dried cherries, chocolate chips and chocolate chunks were my way of offering comfort. Oatmeal Cookies with the Works Unlike the rest of […]

M&M White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies | Chewy, buttery cookies filled with white chocolate, M&M's and macadamia nuts

M&M White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies #ChocolateForJoan

Adding white chocolate M&M’s to Classic White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies just made them more irresistible!     Need for an Orange Treat I was scheduled to put on my Lifestyle Expert hat on and discuss “orange” cooking tools for a local TV segment. It was close to Halloween and apparently folks love a splash […]

Thin Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies | For those times you want a bigger, thinner, chewy cookie!

Thin Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies #TwoSweetiePies

I had a houseful of desserts the hubby didn’t care for. The Coconut Cream Pie, Pecan Pie and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies were not his scene. I headed over to Hugs and Cookies XOXO to find something more his speed. I spied these Thin Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, a perennial favorite of my better […]

Chocolate Sheet Cake | Rich, moist chocolate cake topped with a layer of fudgy frosting. Perfect for any gathering!

Chocolate Sheet Cake #SundaySupper

With Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years approaching and all the gatherings in between, we’re all looking for easy holiday entertaining recipes. This Chocolate Sheet Cake recipe never fails to please. Plus it’s a simple way to provide dessert for a crowd. Perfect Dessert for a Gathering! A sheet cake is always an excellent selection for […]

Mulled Apple Cider | Hot cider flavored with vanilla, oranges and warm autumn spices. Perfect for holiday parties, apres ski parties or anytime you need to warm your soul

Mulled Apple Cider & $500 Cash Thanksgiving Giveaway

With holiday parties on the horizon, it’s time to plan for some terrific food and drinks. Nothing warms the bones on a chilly day than a cup of hot mulled apple cider. So easy and yet special enough to serve to company. Mulled Apple Cider Our winters are chilly around here, and I sip on […]

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

25+ Thanksgiving Recipes

In less than a month, Thanksgiving will be upon us. If you’re like me, there are certain dishes on the menu that can never change. But I like to try at least a couple new recipes. I’ve partnered with more than two dozen of my favorite bloggers to bring you 25+ Thanksgiving Recipes. I hope […]

Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies~

We were heading out on vacation…8+ hours in the car. Three grown kids, with lanky limbs, way too many DVDs, snacks, clothes, fishing poles…it’s a LONG drive.  I knew I had to have some freshly baked cookies for the cooler.  I got the usual answer of chocolate chip cookies when I asked for requests….so I […]

Buttermilk Bran Muffins

  I have an old index card with a recipe for “6 Week Buttermilk Bran Muffins” which I received at one of my bridal showers…eons ago. It looks quite splattered after years and years of use. Then, one day I couldn’t find Nabisco 100% Bran on the cereal shelves anymore. My days of making this […]


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 […]

Becky’s Paris-Brest

    This Paris-Brest was baked in memory of a dear foodie friend who lost her life after a valiant fight against a pre-leukemic condition. Becky lived life to the fullest. Kind and generous, she shared her joie de vivre with everyone she touched…and, for many of us, this was via her blog, Facebook or […]

Halibut with Capers, Cornichons and Brown Butter Sauce

Halibut with Capers, Cornichons and Brown Butter Sauce #FrenchFridayswithDorie #SkinnyTip

Halibut with Capers Skate, which was called for in Dorie’s recipe, was nowhere to be found in Indianapolis. My fishmonger said he’d be happy to order it for me, but I was set on seafood for dinner. Scallops, talapia, mahi mahi and halibut were offered as viable substitutes. I knew Bill had eaten halibut before, […]

Decadent Chocolate Ice Cream Pie…Guest Post for Masala Herb~

I love how the love of food and blogging bring together people of all ages from across the globe. Through blogging, I was lucky enough to meet Helene, of Masala Herb, a young, sweet European now living in Goa, India, with her husband. She blogs about the food of her childhood as well as the […]

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