Osso Buco à L’arman #FrenchFridayswithDorie #SkinnyTip

Osso Buco a L'arman | an outstanding version of this Italian classic from Dorie Greenspan

My picky husband gave this Osso Buco à L’arman his endorsement! We Have an Osso Buco Fan! Years and years ago, I helped organize a neighborhood progressive dinner party. We went with an Italian theme and selected Osso Buco, AKA “bone with a hole.” as our entree. Until the night of our party, though, I’d […]

Pistachio Coconut Granola #SkinnyTip

Pistachio Coconut Granola

This Pistachio Coconut Granola is one of my favorite breakfast treats. So irresistible, it’s hard not gobble it up before it reaches your cereal bowl! A Terrific Breakfast Treat I make homemade granola only once or twice a year. Not because I don’t want to eat it every single day, but because I could probably eat […]

Apple Ginger Coffee Cake

Apple Ginger Coffee Cake

Chock full of fruit and spice, this apple ginger coffee cake will dazzle your friends and family. The Hit of the Party: Apple Ginger Coffee Cake My sister, Maddy, flew in from Denver to have an art show at my house. She left her paintings behind and set up a display of her repurposed jewelry, […]

Rotisserie Style Chicken | Make this delicious chicken at home!

Rotisserie Style Chicken

Avoid artificial ingredients by roasting a rotisserie style chicken right in your own oven! Rotisserie Style Chicken at Home! Bill is more likely than not to grab a rotisserie chicken from the deli when I’m out of town. Moist and well seasoned, it is certainly a decent dinner alternative when you don’t feel like creating […]

Double Chocolate Twix Cookies

Double Chocolate Twix Cookies #TwoSweetiePies

October’s Two Sweetie Pie’s Selection: Double Chocolate Twix Cookies Danielle, my partner in #TwoSweetiePies, is a constant source of inspiration…especially since we are both chocolate and caramel fans. I never, ever eat candy bars, but I have no qualms about adding them to cookies. And how about Twix Bars? Caramel, chocolate, crunchy cookie? Heck, yes. […]

Slow Cooker Brownie Dessert #SundaySupper

Slow Cooker Brownie Dessert #SundaySupper

‘Tis the Season for Slow Cookers Autumn has arrived and we’re slowly moving away from the grill and light summer meals to hearty, cool weather comfort food. The oven is working full time now…with less danger of overheating the kitchen. No one likes a sweaty cook! And I’ve even dusted off my crock pot so […]

Scallops and Double Carrots |don't let the name deceive you, this is one delicious meal!

Scallops and Double Carrots #FrenchFridayswithDorie #SkinnyTip

Double Carrots and Monkfish, Scallops or Shrimp Are you wondering what the heck “double carrots” means? I certainly was when I saw this’ week’s French Friday’s selection…and even after looking over the recipe, I wasn’t sure I would enjoy this recipe. But I shouldn’t have fretted.  Even Bill, the picky hubby, thought this scallops and double […]

Chicken, Broccoli and Bell Pepper Stir Fry #WeekdaySupper

Chicken, Broccoli and Bell Pepper Stir Fry #WeekdaySupper

Stir Fry to the Rescue Sometimes coming up with dinner ideas is a chore. I’m happy to bake cookie after cookie, whip cream and make mousses, but entrees are another story. I’ll poll the family and they shrug their shoulders. Thank goodness for stir fries…they always bail me out. The meat marinates while I chop […]

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Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake #SecretRecipeClub

Chocolate topped with more chocolate…I couldn’t resist this Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake  when I saw it on Jen’s blog, Juanita’s Cocina. Jen has been a dear foodie friend who I am am lucky to blog with each week as part of the Sunday Supper team. I may have even squealed when I received the […]

Holiday Truffle Cookies

Growing up, we had plenty of Christmas traditions: the trek to the Christmas tree farm to chop down the biggest darned tree that would fit in our house, decorating gingerbread houses baked by my mom, eating all the almonds from the bowl of mixed nuts in our living room, sampling the sweet, crispy rosettes my […]

Chocolate Ganache-Filled Cupcakes~

Mom, why are you torturing me????  I know that’s what Nick will say when he arrives home from school this afternoon…and sees the counter lined with cupcakes.  But as soon as my April Bon Appetit arrived, I knew I’d have to bake the chocolate cupcakes topped with seven minute frosting.  Nick, if you recall, gave […]

Teriyaki Kabobs

We love using our charcoal grill in the summer…and the fall, winter and spring! And although burgers are fine with just some salt and pepper, nothing enhances the barbecue experience like a fabulous marinade. The original recipe called for a less expensive top round steak, but for company, I used beef tenderloin. This Asian inspired […]


Limoncello is a classic Italian after dinner drink. Made from lemon zest steeped in vodka, it’s very simple to put together. The last batch was a gift for the gals in my fabulous book club..and when sipping it after an Italian dinner out with some friends this summer, I promised to show them how to […]

Indonesian Ginger Chicken~

  I have every single one of Ina Garten’s cookbooks, so it’s a mystery why it’s taken me so long to try this extremely popular Indonesian Ginger Chicken from her first release. I think it was the 1/4 cup of minced garlic that kept this one at bay.  Now I had planned to make this […]