Cranberry Cream Cheese Bars #SundaySupper

Cranberry Cheesecake Bars #SundaySupper

Cranberry Cream Cheese Bars are perfect for your Thanksgiving dessert buffet. Or wait till after the holiday, and use that extra can of cranberry sauce to make them for your holiday cookie exchange in December. Tired of the Same Ol’ Thanksgiving Leftovers? Well, the Sunday Supper crew has you covered. Today we are sharing all sorts of […]

Storzapretis #FrenchFridayswithDorie #SkinnyTip

Storzapretis AKA Spinach Gnocchi

Storzapretis, otherwise known as Corsican Spinach Gnocchi, are tender, flavorful orbs of dough topped with marinara and Gruyere. A delightful combination that makes a terrific starter, side or main dish.  Storzapretis? What the heck? When I saw this recipe suggestion on our FFwD website, I had no idea whether it was a dessert (a girl […]

Pear Streusel Coffee Cake |#SundaySupper

Pear Streusel Coffee Cake #SundaySupper

This Pear Streusel Coffee Cake is chock full of fruit and finished off with a crunchy pecan topping. Perfect while pears are ripe, sweet and juicy. Giving Comfort Today’s Sunday Supper theme is very timely: giving comfort. As Thanksgiving approaches, our family focuses on gratitude and helping those in need. In elementary school, my children attached a […]

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup | French Fridays with Dorie soup recipe

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Sunchoke fans will love this Jerusalem Artichoke Soup topped with a dollop of creme fraiche. Another Jerusalem Artichoke Recipe A pleasant soup. That’s what I’d say about this Jerusalem artichoke soup. One of my wise friends uses this term when she can’t think of anything especially complimentary to say about someone (usually referring to one of […]

Triple Ginger Snaps

Triple Ginger Snaps #CookieWeek #Giveaway

These chewy Triple Ginger Snaps will delight your palate with ground ginger, crystallized ginger and fresh ginger. Ginger-palooza Bill and I have each influenced our children. He loves Oreos; they love Oreos. I am not a fan. The kids love ginger cookies, I love ginger cookies. He will not touch them. If he married some other gal, […]

Candy Topped Toffee Bars #CookieWeek

Candy Topped Toffee Squares #CookieWeek #Giveaway

These candy topped toffee squares make for a terrific holiday cookie. Decked out in red and green M & M’s, they are festive and irresistible. Three Luscious Layers! These cookie bars get better with every layer. First is the buttery shortbread crust which gain their toffee moniker from the nice dose of dark brown sugar. […]

Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Muffins | #TwelveLoaves

Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Muffins #TwelveLoaves

These cream cheese filled pumpkin muffins are a delicious breakfast indulgence combining pumpkin bread and cheesecake. Sounds delightful, right? Perfect with your cup of coffee I took our family recipe for pumpkin bread and pushed it to another level! A dollop of sweetened cream cheese transformed simple pumpkin muffins into a tantalizing treat. And a sprinkling […]

Cranberry, White Chocolate Cookies with Crystallized Ginger

Cranberry, White Chocolate, Crystallized Ginger Cookies #CookieWeek #Giveaway

These Cranberry, White Chocolate, Crystallized Ginger Cookies are lip-smackin’ good. So sensational, though, that you’ll have trouble not eating them all yourself! A Holiday Favorite: Cranberry, White Chocolate, Crystallized Ginger Cookies These flavor packed cookies rank near the top of my best cookies ever list. Besides the outrageously delicious combination of tastes to tickle every taste bud, […]

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies~

    Even with all the homemade desserts I make, my family still has a thing for Oreos, especially Double Stuff Oreos.  When I saw this recipe for chocolate cookies filled with a white chocolate ganache, I knew I had a winner.  I made these for my first holiday cookie exchange of the season, so […]

Earthquake Cookies~

They were thrilled when I aimed the camera on them… I’ve made Martha Stewart’s Chocolate Crackle cookies a number of times. My friend, Sharon, shared her mom’s recipe which was even fudgier than Martha’s…what’s not to love about that? Sharon, who loves chocolate as much as my boys, and Gini, one of my biggest fans […]

Christmas Stollen~Daring Bakers’ Challenge

The 2010 December Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Penny of Sweet Sadie’s Baking. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ to make Stollen. She adapted a friend’s family recipe and combined it with information from friends, techniques from Peter Reinhart’s book………and Martha Stewart’s demonstration. I had never seen, made, nor tasted Stollen before this challenge. […]

Summer Tomato Tart | Tomato Tart recipe

Summer Tomato Tart #SkinnyTip

A Bounty of Gorgeous Tomatoes I just can’t help myself, but when July rolls around and garden and heirloom tomatoes are plentiful, I’m compelled to whip up a tart. Yes, in the heat of the summer, I’ll turn on the oven so I can eat a freshly baked summer tomato tart. Just look at it? Can […]

Café Salle Pleyel Hamburger~

I seem to start all my Friday posts with the same disclaimer…mostly involving me  making only a small portion of the week’s recipe and advising you not to trust my family’s judgment of a dish as their palates are wacky.  This week I had my doubts as well so I made one quarter of the […]

Cheese Omelet

Most of my recipes can be found in binders…printed off the computer over the past 15 years or so.  But I have a few treasured note cards in my recipe box…in my mom’s handwriting. This Cheese Omelet is one of those. It comes out every Lent when a meatless meal is needed.  A mixture of cheese, […]