Cashew Chicken #SundaySupper #McSkilletSauce

Cashew Chicken #SundaySupper #McSkilletSauce

I can never resist a quick Asian inspired stir fry recipe. This simple to make Cashew Chicken is no exception!  This post is sponsored by McCormick. See bottom of post for details. Who Doesn’t Love a Quick and Easy Recipe? I’d much rather spend the day dusted in flour and covered with chocolate drips preparing […]

Croquants #FrenchFridayswithDorie


What the heck are Croquants you might ask? Well, translated from French, the word means crunchy. With only a handful of ingredients, these nut laden cookies do indeed pack a crunch! A Four Ingredient Cookie From just a glance at the ingredients, I expected this cookie to be a nutty meringue. But after checking the directions, […]

Blood Orange Margaritas

Blood Orange Margaritas #BloggerCLUE

Take advantage of the gorgeous citrus in the market and whip up these sublime Blood Orange Margaritas! Blood Orange Margaritas for BloggerCLUE This month’s Blogger CLUE theme was something sparkly. So when I spotted these stunning margaritas with their glittering rims on Lea Ann’s blog, Cooking on the Ranch, I knew I had my recipe. I have […]

Salted Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Salted Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies #BloggerCLUE

Fans of sweet and salty treats will swoon over these Salted Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Thick, chewy chocolate studded cookies were given a boost of crunch from chunks of Heath bars and a sparkly sea salt garnish. Salted Toffee  Chocolate Chunk Cookies Welcome to our 3rd month of the Blogger CLUE Society. My food bloggers friends are each […]

Homemade Reese's Bars

Homemade Reese’s Bars #TwoSweetiePies

Do you love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups?  Then these Homemade Reese’s Bars will make you swoon! Chocolate Peanut Butter Love Do you adore the chocolate peanut butter combination? Are you a Reese’s fan? Two out of three of my children must have pb cups in their stockings and Easter baskets (yes, I still buy my […]

Classic Apple Crisp | A dessert casserole for #SundaySupper

Classic Apple Crisp #SundaySupper

This Classic Apple Crisp has been in my repertoire for decades. Simply made of apples tossed in spiced sugar with a crumbly streusel topping, it’s a family favorite. An Apple Crisp Recipe with a Long History This apple crisp recipe came from my mom’s dear friend, Dee McConnell.  Dee was one of the gourmet influences in […]

Triple Ginger Snaps

Favorite Cookie Recipes #SkinnyTip

I’ve sadly returned from a delightful escape to the Southern Hemisphere. While I recover from jet lag, I am sharing loads of sweet treats. I hope you enjoy my favorite cookie recipes!  My Favorite Cookies: White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies Truly one of my favorite cookies EVER! These are a must bake treat. Classic Peanut Butter […]

German Chocolate Brownies |fudgy brownies topped with a caramelly, coconut, pecan topping

German Chocolate Brownies #SkinnyTip

My dad, who claimed not to like sweets, always got a German chocolate cake for his birthday, and demolished a big slab every time. These German Chocolate Brownies deliver the same terrific chocolate, coconut, caramel and pecan flavors with a fraction of the work. Fudgy Brownies with Coconut Topping We love dense, fudgy brownies at […]

Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup

This Baked Potato Soup is perfect for your fall entertaining! Hearty and delicious with toppings of bacon, sour cream and cheese will please your family and your guests.  An arctic chill has parked itself over the Midwest.  Definitely soup weather.  This easy recipe for baked potato soup is ideal to warm you from the inside […]

Caramel Sauce

Caramel Sauce

If you need the quintessential caramel sauce to top your ice cream sundae, look no further.  This Dorie Greenspan concoction is perfect.  Trust me.  I’ve added vanilla, but otherwise it is pure Dorie genius.  You can use this exquisite caramel in Pastry Wrapped Caramel Apples or Brookies with Caramel and Oreos or savor every delicious […]

Chocolate Velvet Ice Cream~

I had a Nutella cookie set to post today…but they were nothing extraordinary. And I like present you with a fabulous recipe to start the week. So you may never see those dull devils…but after you take a gander at this amazing ice cream, you should be delighted they were shelved. Ultra chocolaty, silky and […]

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Bacon Wrapped Maple Scallops #SundaySupper

These Maple Wrapped Scallops may be a bit elegant for the “Big Game” fare, but they are exactly the sort of tasty morsels I love to serve to my friends. The guys hover around the TV rooting for their favorite team and I’m typically in the kitchen with my girlfriends sipping on a crisp glass […]


Vietnamese Chicken Salad #SaladBar

  I was elated to see that September’s Salad Bar theme was Asian Salads. I adore noodle or cabbage salads with soy sauce, sesame oil and even peanut butter. I was contemplating which type to create when this Saveur recipe  for Vietnamese Chicken Salad appeared in my inbox. Loads of shredded veggies and chicken were dressed […]


Mme. Maman’s Chopped Liver with Quatré-Epices #FrenchFridayswithDorie

The busy holiday social scene perked up this week…I had a dinner out with some mom friends from Nick’s elementary school days, hosted a neighborhood cookie exchange and attended our Christmas book club gathering and gift exchange. So I quickly whipped up Dorie Greenspan’s favorite chopped liver for our French Friday’s with Dorie assignment before […]