Lasagna Dip

Lasagna Dip

Gooey cheese, tomato sauce, tender pasta…there were no complaints when my mom served up lasagna for dinner. Granted, she used cottage cheese instead of ricotta or bechamel, but her Midwest version truly satisfied. So when I started to see scads of recipes for Lasagna Dip from my food blogger friends and more, I knew it […]

Hot Shrimp Artichoke Dip

Hot Artichoke Shrimp Dip

It was my turn to host book club, so I combed through my recipes for new appetizers and sweets to test out on my friends. They have adventurous palates, unlike the home team, and they’ll give me honest reviews. Well, this Shrimp Artichoke Dip was the uncontested winner of the evening.  My friends went back […]

Vanilla Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream

Vanilla Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream

It was Bill’s birthday earlier this month. Despite my intent to freeze my age at 29, Bill will not let a birthday or anniversary go by without a celebration.  So we made the best of it, and, of course, the birthday boy got to  pick dessert. This year, these Vanilla Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream […]

Layered Chocolate Mousse Cake #SundaySupper

Layered Chocolate Mousse Cake

One of my dear friends and her husband invited us over for crab cakes and a lobster boil. If you’re aware that we live in land-locked Indiana, you know this is an offer you don’t refuse. It was on our wedding anniversary, so I volunteered to bring dessert for the gang. And it had to […]

Glazed Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Rosemary

Last year, the star of the show was this Glazed Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Rosemary

Growing up, we had no extended family in town to gather with for the holidays. Instead, we hung out and celebrated with close family friends on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The entree was always turkey…and we enjoyed every morsel. Sides were shaken up a bit as were desserts, but there was never a ham or […]

Baby Bok Choy, Sugar Snap Peas and Garlic en Papillote #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Bok Choy, Sugar Snaps and Garlic en Papillote | A Dorie Greenspan recipe

My “en Papillote,” or cooking in packets, experience has been limited to seafood and one other Dorie Greenspan recipe, Brown-Sugar Squash and Brussels Sprouts, which was surprisingly delicious. I didn’t have high hopes for these vegetable packets to win any popularity contests around here.  Besides detesting  the forenamed Brussels sprouts and a long list of other […]