Summer Farro Salad

Summer Farro Salad | Farro, cukes, avocados, tomatoes and fresh corn dressed with a simple lime vinaigrette

I gave this Summer Farro Salad a Southwest twist with corn sliced off the cob, avocado, cotija, cilantro and a lime vinaigrette. Farro Salad I fell for farro with my first bite. Nutty with a chewy texture, this ancient form of wheat originated in Egypt, but found it’s way to popularity in the states via […]

Summer Fruit Tart #SundaySupper

Summer Fruit Tart | Pastry crust with whipped cream and cream cheese filling topped with glorious summer berries

A gorgeous, lip smackin’ dessert is imperative for your Labor Day entertaining. This picture perfect Summer Fruit Tart will tantalize your guests. This post is sponsored by Gallo Family Vineyards. See details at the bottom of this post. Labor Day Entertaining Autumn is quickly approaching and Labor Day is just around the corner. But summer […]

Triple chocolate cookies | Double chocolate dough with semisweet, milk and white chocolate chips

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies #TwoSweetiePies

When I baked up some oatmeal toffee cookies last week, I also had to pacify the family with some uber chocolaty treats. It was time for #TwoSweetiePies, the day each month when I share a marvelous recipe from my favorite blog, Hugs & Cookies XOXO. I zeroed in on Danielle’s Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies. I […]

Peach Crisp | Sweetened peaches with a buttery, brown sugar crisp topping

Peach Crisp #SundaySupper

A must have summer dessert at my house, this easy Peach Crisp showcases the ripe, juicy fruit of the season. But you can also freeze sliced peaches and have them at your fingertips for a taste of summer all year long. Classic Peach Crisp Combing through my mom’s recipe cards was pretty much a given with every visit […]

Fruity Chicken Salad | A Classic Chicken Salad jazzed up with dried cherries, grapes and pecans

Fruity Chicken Salad

Tired of the same old lunch? Try this Fruity Chicken Salad recipe jazzed up with dried cherries, grapes and pecans. Best Chicken Salad I hate to brag, but this is one fabulous chicken salad recipe. There’s nothing complicated about it. The prep entails a bit of chopping and stirring, but it’s the proportions that are […]

Italian Cream Cake | Three moist layers of coconut deliciousness with fluffy cream cheese icing

Italian Cream Cake #IsabelsBirthdayBash

I truly swooned with my first bite of this Italian Cream Cake. Other versions were nice, but this recipe was out of this world! Italian Cream Cake I had my first taste of Italian Cream Cake a few years  back. Tasty, but not memorable. One bite of this latest version and I knew I needed […]

Chewy Oatmeal Toffee Cookies with a coconut bonus!

Oatmeal Toffee Cookies #SundaySupper

Homemade cookies always fly off the table at any gathering. I baked up a batch of Oatmeal Toffee Cookies for this week’s Sunday Supper pool party theme. Chewy Oatmeal Toffee Cookies I love baking for a gathering. It gives me a chance to make treats that my family might snub. Oatmeal, coconut and toffee. Not […]

Creme de Menthe Cake | Mint infused cake topped with fudge and minty whipped cream

Creme de Menthe Cake #FWCon Recap

I hadn’t made this Creme de Menthe Cake in ages and doubted my family even remembered its deliciousness. It’s my mom’s super easy recipe from the 1970’s but I nixed the Cool Whip for real whipped cream. A girl’s gotta have some standards. Creme de Menthe Cake Those midweek calls from our oldest are usually […]

Pumpkin Bars Redux

I’ve always loved baking…the more decadent, the better. But to show the world exactly how amazing a dish is, it takes more than just a quick snapshot on the kitchen counter. My friend, Nancy, of Spicie Foodie, has had a photography series on her blog that I’ve been diligently following. White Balance? Yikes…I needed an […]

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Shooters

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Shooters & My Dream Kitchen

Celebrate your Dream Kitchen with these scrumptious Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Shooters. You’ll want to whip these up for your family ASAP!  This post is sponsored by Frigidaire and Lowe’s; see disclaimer below. A Dream Kitchen in Days I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I am addicted to those home makeover programs on HGTV. My kitchen, though […]

Chicken Feta Casserole~

There are three go to recipes when I have feta in the fridge.  One is a Greek salad, another is  chicken kebabs, and third is this chicken casserole.  If you are a garlic fan, you’ll love the spicy aroma of your kitchen while this is baking in the oven…it makes my mouth water every time.  […]


Caribbean Chicken Burger #Giveaway #RGParty

The kind folks at Red Gold sent me a 6 pack of wonderful tomato products along with a stack of recipe cards for unique burger recipes. These Caribbean Chicken Burgers were calling my name. Made with ground chicken and topped with either avocado or pineapple, they sounded perfectly tropical…which correlated with our late July weather […]


Cheesy Crème Brûlée #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Oh, did I have high expectations for this recipe for Cheesy Crème Brûlée. We adore crème brûlée around here and I have blogged about numerous recipes including Dorie’s. This would be my first savory version…and I even went the cheddar route versus using Comté. a French cheese similar to Gruyère, thinking it might be a bigger […]

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Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars #SundaySupper

Chips, dips, chili and wings…those are the munchies I think of eating on game day. But there also has to be a sweet nibble or two to balance out all the savory dishes. That’s where these decadent Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars come into play.Whether you’re rooting for the Broncos or Seahawks, you’ll give a cheer […]