Mexican Chopped Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

Mexican Chopped Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette | A marvelous entree or side salad!

This refreshing Mexican Chopped Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette is a marvelous summer entree with fresh corn, jicama, avocados, tomatoes and more! Add some chicken or shrimp for a heartier meal!

Peach Blueberry Galette #SummerDessertWeek

Peach Blueberry Galette | A gorgeous summer dessert with all the flavors of pie without all the work!

My husband adores pies, but I have a love-hate relationship with pie crust. This scrumptious Peach Blueberry Galette has all the marvelous flavors of a pie without all the stress!! This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.

French Silk Pie Brownies | A spectacular 2 in one dessert that's a cinch to prepare!

French Silk Pie Brownies

When you’re dreaming of a slice of French Silk Pie but don’t have the time, these easy, decadent French Silk Pie Brownies will hit the spot!

American Flag Fruit Tart | Pate sablee crust, light cream cheese filling and berries and cream stars and stripes!

American Flag Fruit Tart #SundaySupper

For the first time in years, I didn’t think we’d be hosting a neighborhood 4th of July party. So I decided to make a festive, patriotic dessert before the holiday. A sweet pate sablee crust was  topped with a luscious cream cheese filling and garnished with beautiful berries and, voila, an American Flag Fruit Tart!!

Easy Dill Pickle Dip | Get prepared for rave reviews! Only 5 ingredients!

Easy Dill Pickle Dip

Who would guess this super Easy Dill Pickle Dip would get so many rave reviews??! It’s perfect for picnics, summer gatherings, tailgating and more!

Patriotic Stars and Stripes Berry Pie | A raspberry and blueberry pie topped with pastry stars and stripes makes one festive, patriotic dessert!

Patriotic Stars and Stripes Berry Pie #Progressive Eats

I had the urge to make a flag pie for Memorial Day. This Patriotic Stars and Stripes Berry Pie is both festive and irresistible!

Triple Cheese Gougeres | A terrific addition to a charcuterie platter or cheese board

Triple Cheese Gougeres #3PigsPate #UnboreYourBoard

I remember stirring pâte à choux dough with my mom’s trusty wooden spoon in my childhood home. Years later, I think of those lessons my mom shared when I make a savory version of cream puffs like these sublime Triple Cheese Gougères. This post is sponsored by Les Trois Petits Cochons in partnership with Honest Cooking. All opinions […]

Grilled Butter Burgers | With 2 hamburger patties topped with compound butter, buttered buns and all the fixings!

Grilled Butter Burgers #SundaySupper

Wisconsin-based Culver’s made the butter burger a household name. I tossed thin hamburger patties on the BBQ, topped them with compound butter, then served these homemade Grilled Butter Burgers on toasted buttered buns.

Chocolate Chunk Cookies~

I owned the first Barefoot Contessa cookbook before any of my friends.  It was my secret weapon for entertaining.  Everyone loved my sundried tomato dip…even though it was Ina’s.  Now, thanks to Food TV, my secret is out.  I’m still working my way through all her recipes…and it was time to try the chocolate chunk […]

Black Bottom Brownie Bites | Delicious, dense brownies with a cream cheese surprise in the middle!

Black Bottom Brownie Bites

I started making these Black Bottom Brownie Bites in high school and they still haven’t lost their appeal! Now I make them even smaller so they’re the perfect antidote for your chocolate cravings! Black Bottom Brownie Bites My knitting group decided to have a holiday luncheon. (No, I don’t knit. I stink at knitting, in […]

Cherry Cookies with White and Dark Chocolate Chunks #ChocolateParty

A Very Cherry Dilemma Y’all know I have a picky husband. He has faux allergies and a list of food dislikes a mile long. When it comes to cherries, his only acceptable form is in Cherry Kool-Aid, fondly referred to as “CK” in our household. I can’t imagine it tastes anything like a real cherry, […]

Seven Layer Bars | Graham cracker crust layered with 3 types of chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, coconut and pecans!

Seven Layer Bars #SundaySupper

Seven Layer Bars, Magic Cookie Bars or Hello Dollies? Whatever you call these decadent layered coconut bars, they are winners! Extra Thick, Extra Rich Seven Layer Bars “Magic Cookie Bars” were a childhood favorite. Typically topped with butterscotch and chocolate chips in my neck of the woods, I went the triple chocolate route. Quality butterscotch […]

Vanilla Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream #SundaySupper #AprilShowers

Bill’s birthday was approaching, and even though I know he’d prefer the most decadent dark chocolate dessert I could create, he always selects a birthday cake that Katie would enjoy. This year, instead of the yellow cake with chocolate icing we’ve had the past 3 or so birthdays, he asked for a white chocolate cake. […]

Maple-Mustard Glazed Salmon | A super easy glaze, then 15 minutes in the oven for a terrific entree!

Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon #RecipesfromtheHeart

 This Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon is an amazing entree that’s just as perfect for an easy weeknight dinner at home as an elegant dinner party! Minimal ingredients and maximum wow factor! Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon My youngest sister, Maddy, whipped up a marvelous salmon recipe when we were in Iowa visiting our parents. It was […]