Cheesecake Ice Cream Sundae #IceCreamforOXO

Cheesecake Ice Cream Sundae | Ice Cream Recipe | That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Cheesecake Ice Cream When it comes to ice cream, my family is divided. There are the boys, well, “men” I suppose since my baby is 21, who always go for chocolate. Then there are the gals, who prefer vanilla plus the occasional peppermint stick for a special indulgence. We drove around the state of New Hampshire […]

Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon #SundaySupper

Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon | Salmon Recipe | That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Have you grilled on a Cedar Plank? I first tried this fantastic salmon preparation about about a month into my blogging career. Some kind soul “stumbled” my post and I got hundreds of hits versus the usual 10 or so views I had been getting. I figured that alone signaled this recipe bears reposting! This […]

Chaussons aux Pêches | Peach turnovers for Bastille Day

Chaussons aux Pêches or Peach Turnovers #HolidayFoodBlogParty

Glorious Georgia Peaches Georgia peaches have finally made their way up north!  Elated after spying a sign at my local produce stand, I bought a few pounds of my favorite summer fruit and dashed home to pull the puff pastry out of the freezer. With Bastille Day approaching, I had planned to make the chaussons […]

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie #SundaySupper

Hot Weather Calls for Ice Cream Pie June’s weather brought some oppressive temperatures with matching humidity. I broke out my ice cream maker numerous times to whip up a cool, refreshing dessert. I incorporated one of our family’s favorites when I developed this Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie.

Tomato Provençal Tian

Tomato Provençal Tian #FrenchFridayswithDorie #SkinnyTip

Herb Topped Tomatoes or a Tian. The choice is yours! For this week’s French Friday recipe, Dorie Greenspan gave us the option of making the ubiquitous herb and garlic topped tomatoes known as Tomatoes Provençal or a sliced version,Tomato Provençal Tian. A tian, according to Dorie, is a pottery dish, similar to a deep dish […]

Grilled Flank Steak with Soy, Garlic and Ginger Marinade | The BEST flank steak marinade

Grilled Flank Steak with Soy, Garlic and Ginger Marinade #SkinnyTip

Best Beef Marinade We do a ton of grilling in the summer…especially on Sunday evenings. And for Father’s Day, I knew I’d have to pull out all the stops. I dug deep into my recipe archives to find one of my favorite beef marinades. It can be thrown together easily as it’s made with handy […]

Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream | The BEST chocolate ice cream

Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream #ICTScoopAdventures #Giveaway

Heavenly Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream It has been hot as blazes in Indianapolis…with August like heat and humidity. Well there was one perk to our sultry forecast, ice cream season had arrived. I was lucky enough to be given a copy of Scoop Adventures, The Best Ice Cream of the 50 States by Lindsay Clendaniel. […]

Soy, Honey and Lemon Marinated Pork Chops

Soy, Honey and Lemon Marinated Pork Chops #SkinnyTip

A Winning Marinade It’s incredible what a terrific marinade can do for a cut of meat. These marinated pork chops were extremely tender and  juicy….just sensational. The soy and honey acted like a brine, drawing in both flavor and moisture. Think back to your high school science classes and osmosis. That’s what happened to these chops […]

Frozen Chocolate Crêpes

With Lent closing in on us, and my high schooler vowing to give up sweets till Easter, I knew I’d have to come up with a decadent dessert for Fat Tuesday. My friend, Lynn, shared this recipe years back, but I had never taken the time to make this stunning treat. I grew up making […]

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 […]


Fudgy Brownies with Reese’s Chunks

You may have read about the death of a childhood friend in May. To deal with my grief, I headed to the kitchen. I knew I’d be gathering with some of my dearest, oldest friends to mourn our loss at a memorial service. One of my classmates planned to fill a cooler with booze for […]


Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Cakes

If you can believe it, the hubby is not the pickiest member of my family. Katie wins that title. It’s easier to list what she will eat than go through the long list of foods she refuses to eat or try. I blame this on her father’s genes…as his dad’s family apologized to my MIL about his […]

Holiday White Chocolate Popcorn

I adore popcorn. When I was in college, I considered a big batch of popcorn a perfectly acceptable meal. Even when we were dating, Bill would roll his eyes when my funds were tight and I’d choose buying a chic sweater over groceries. Popcorn always came to my rescue if I was hungry. So it’s […]


Peach Clafouti~

I don’t think I’d even heard of a clafoutis till this year…it’s a rustic French dessert that can be thrown together in minutes….basically fruit covered with a crepe batter which forms a custardy delight. You can use any stone fruit…cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines…and since I seem to have a surplus of peaches, peaches it was! […]