Watermelon Feta Basil Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Watermelon Feta and Basil Salad | An unusual, refreshing and irresistible summer side dish!

We made this refreshing Watermelon Feta Basil Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette while vacationing up in Northern Minnesota. So refreshing and irresistible on a hot summer’s day!

Chocolate Oreo Gooey Bars

Chocolate Oreo Gooey Bars | The classic gooey bars with a chocolate and Oreo twist!

My family adores the classic gooey bars that I’ve been making for decades. When I spied these Chocolate Oreo Gooey Bars on Hugs & Cookies XOXO, I knew I had to whip up a batch! Chocolate Oreo Gooey Bars When I was a newlywed, Gooey Butter Bars were one of my go-to, super easy desserts. […]

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

Peach Blueberry Galette #SummerDessertWeek

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.

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Fruit Salsa | An irresistible gourmet dog!

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Fruit Salsa #SundaySupper

One hot dog a year is the max for this skinny chick.  But after making these sumptuous Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs topped with fruit salsa, my tune has changed! 

Zucchini Bread | Cinnamon Spiced Zucchini Bread Recipe

Classic Zucchini Bread #SkinnyTip

This scrumptious classic zucchini bread is nut free and spiced with cinnamon. If you have zucchini coming out of your ears, make a double batch and fill the freezer! You won’t regret it. Classic Zucchini Bread This time of year, I’m always hoping to find a donation of zucchini dropped off at my doorstep. No such luck, […]

Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce | An unusual tweak makes this the lightest, tenderest, most amazing bread pudding!

Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Last month, I headed to Kansas on a whirlwind adventure in the Flint Hills cattle country. One night we were treated to a gourmet chuck wagon supper with an incredible Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce as the grand finale! Disclaimer: I am a Certified Angus Beef® Brand Ambassador. I receive compensation for this role which includes […]

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe | A cheesy, spicy chicken dip with the flavors of buffalo chicken wings!

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe #SundaySupper

I don’t think I’ve ever eaten Buffalo wings, but from my first bite of this Buffalo Chicken Dip, I was an instant fan. I have been making this since 2010 and it’s always a hit!

How to Cut Perfect Cookie Bars | My tried and true method for cutting perfect cookie bars and brownies

How to Cut Perfect Cookie Bars

Apparently, I have a knack for cutting desserts in an attractive way that others find difficult.  After many requests, I decided to dedicate a post on how to cut perfect cookie bars and brownies. 

Beef Daube…French Fridays with Dorie

My Go-To Beef Daube…French Fridays with Dorie Seriously, this recipe trumps Julia’s boeuf bourguignon as my favorite beef stew!  Fabulously delicious.  It’s amazing to taste the magic that happens when chunks of beef are simmered in wine for a few hours…the transformation is unbelievable.  The garlic, carrots, parsnips, herbs and touch of cognac infuse their […]

Steak Diable #FrenchFridayswithDorie

The mood has been somber in our household. My dear father-in-law has been dealt an unexpected blow which has devastated the entire family. His cancer diagnosis has aligned our priorities again…it’s family first…all the other “stuff” is insignificant. We’ve been storming the heavens with prayers…and hoping for a miracle. But there is a pervasive sadness in […]

Cheesecake Ice Cream with Strawberry Sauce

    My daughter’s palate is a bit of a mystery…she avoids the intensely chocolate desserts that the rest of the family craves; but one thing is certain: she loves her cheesecake.  So when I saw that Nigella had a cheesecake ice cream, I knew it would be my selection for Iced Dreams Forever Nigella this month.  […]

Halibut and Spinach en Papillote | An easy, flavorful way to prepare seafood

Halibut and Spinach en Papillote #BloggerCLUE

This Halibut and Spinach en Papillote was a delightful, healthy dinner—even the pickiest husband ate every bite! Curry and Comfort I was delighted when I saw my April assignment for Blogger CLUE. In case you’ve missed my previous posts, this is a group where bloggers are assigned to another blogger and cook something from that blog according to […]

Triple Chocolate Poke Cake | Moist chocolate cake with fudgy filling and chocolate buttercream!

Triple Chocolate Poke Cake

Fellow bloggers have been sharing “Poke Cakes” for eons.  I jumped on the bandwagon with this Triple Chocolate Poke Cake and wowed my chocoholic family! Chocolate Poke Cake My first exposure to poke cakes was when my mom made a Jello version back in the 1970’s. A white box cake mix was baked in a […]

Berry Roulade | A jellyroll made with a sponge cake rolled around mascarpone cream and fresh berries

Berry Roulade

With plump blueberries and raspberries appearing in the market, it was time to resurrect this Berry Roulade recipe! Berry Roulade Redux When I moved my blog from Blogger to WordPress a few years ago, there were a few casualties. A couple of my posts disappeared and by the time I realized the problem, I only […]