Strawberry Fool #SundaySupper

Strawberry Fool | A simple and elegant dessert

+-*Any April Fool’s jokes will be forgiven if you feed your family this delightful Strawberry Fool for dessert. April Fool’s Day Instead of making meatloaf topped with mashed potatoes that looks like cupcakes or some other food trickery for April Fool’s Day, I took my contribution to this Sunday Supper event in another, more literal, […]

Next Day Beef Salad #OXOSpringCleaning

Next Day Beef Salad | Yesterday's roast beef plus whatever's in your fridge makes for a fabulous meal!

+-*Dorie Greenspan provided the marvelous recipe for Next Day Beef Salad utilizing the night before’s leftovers, and OXO furnished the tools to tidy up and organize my messy kitchen. Leftovers for the Win I stink at repurposing leftovers. When I roast a chicken, we eat roast chicken for a couple of days. I’m certain I could […]

Lemon Madeleines | A perfect, citrusy tea cake from Dorie Greenspan

Lemon Madeleines #TuesdayswithDorie

+-*These Lemon Madeleines were the ideal nibble with my afternoon tea. With their bright citrus flavor, these shell shaped sponge cakes were mini in size, but not in flavor! Dorie’s Lemon Madeleines I’ve made madeleines a number of times before, many of which utilized a Dorie Greenspan recipe. But I learned a few new tricks with this […]

Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bars |Shortbread, fudge, jam and a layer of crumbs makes for an out of this world bar cookie!

Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bars #TwoSweetiePies

+-* Shortbread crust, fudge, jam, crumb topping and chocolate chips make these Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bars an exquisite treat! Multifaceted Cookie Bars I’m hosting my book club this week and it was the perfect opportunity to  test out new recipes. Of course, my friend, Danielle, has tons of sweet inspiration on her blog, Hugs & Cookies XOXO, […]

One Two Three Jello | retro recipe

One Two Three Jello #SundaySupper

+-*Doctoring up a box of Jello turned ordinary gelatin into this retro One Two Three Jello! The Sunday Supper team is sharing recipes popular in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. What’s your favorite throwback dish? Reviving a Childhood Favorite My childhood was full of jello salads. Some I loved. Others, like lime jello with grated carrots, […]

Chicken Couscous | a delicious melange of chicken, herbs and vegetables served over couscous

Chicken Couscous #FrenchFridayswithDorie

+-*This comforting Chicken Couscous can be on your plate in just over an hour! The melange of chicken pieces, herbs and veggies is pure comfort. French Fridays with Dorie Backtrack This week, my Dorista friends have whipped up cabbage and foie gras bundles. While I’m certain these nibbles are elegant and tasty, they definitely wouldn’t […]

Irish Chocolate Mousse Cake | Perfect St. Patrick's Day dessert

Irish Chocolate Mousse Cake

+-*This Irish Chocolate Mousse Cake is infused with Irish Cream for your St. Patrick’s Day pleasure. An Irish Cream Infused Mousse A slosh of Irish cream, specifically Kerrygold Irish Cream, passes a little luck o’ the Irish to your taste buds. Have you tried Irish cream before? It’s a magical blend of cream, Irish whiskey […]

Classic Banana Walnut Bread | Moist, tender and delectable

Classic Banana Walnut Bread

+-*With sour cream and nuts, this Classic Banana Walnut Bread is the best you’ll ever taste! A Request for Banana Bread I’m always in search of inspiration. So when my daughter spotted a recipe card for banana bread that fell out of one of the myriad catalogs piled up on my kitchen counter, and actually […]

Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

Brown Butter Snickerdoodles #bakesale4pinas #Giveaway

+-*We were heading down to Indiana University to treat my youngest and his roomies to another dinner on the town. I imagine after 3 months of cooking for themselves, any alternative to their skimpy recipe repertoire would be welcome.  I’m not sure I’d find any of their home cookied meals actually edible, and there are […]


Vanilla Pudding with Caramel Apples #FrenchFridayswithDorie #IFBC

+-*My Sunday consisted of taxi rides, airport delays and a late arrival home to Indianapolis. A tough day of travel didn’t diminish the incredible high after attending the International Food Bloggers Convention. Many of you know I’ve been blogging along with a number of amazing bloggers each Friday…posting recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s cookbook, Around My French […]

Simplest Breton Fish Stew

Simplest Breton Fish Soup #FrenchFridayswithDorie #NewZealand

+-*This Simplest Breton Fish Soup brought some toasty warmth to this week’s menu. Dorie Greenspan’s recipe combines a mix of fish, potatoes, herbs and aromatics in her version of a French cotriade. Breton Fish Soup Wins the Showdown After being absent for the past three weeks of French Fridays with Dorie, I had a few options for […]


+-*  I am blessed to live next door to a fabulous cook…and she happens to be sweet, most entertaining and just all around amazing.  She and her hubby throw fabulous dinner parties…always with a theme and a specialty drink. Who doesn’t like that???? I don’t remember much about this one gathering except for the most extraordinary lasagna. […]


Fiori di Sicilia Madeleines #TuesdayswithDorie

+-*I have had a small jar of Fiori di Sicilia in my baking cupboard for years. Unused, I might add…till today. This flavoring combines citrus and vanilla with floral extracts, and the name literally translates to “flowers of Sicily.” So when vanilla  madeleines appeared in our Tuesdays with Dorie queue, just days after making vanilla […]


Chicken Tortilla Soup

+-*I participated in a blogger pot luck for Christy Jordan last month. This delightful blogger and cookbook author had a life changing accident, but thankfully, after a long recuperation, her recovery is on the horizon. Her publicist has kindly provided me with her new release, Come Home to Supper, which is chock full of delicious […]