White Chocolate Drizzled Pumpkin Scones #PumpkinWeek

Pumpkin Scones with White Chocolate Drizzle

Get your pumpkin fix in the morning with these scrumptious pumpkin scones! Strike One I whipped up a batch of pumpkin scones for my knitting group…supposedly a Starbucks copycat recipe, though I’ve never tasted them before, so I couldn’t say. The recipe contained an egg, which made them more of a cross between a scone […]

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These double chocolate chunk cookies will thrill the chocoholics in your life. For me, that means the whole family. Oh, No. An Empty Cookie Jar! Once again, the hubby was caught scrounging in the Oreo cannister after dinner. The food blogger wife had failed again. No homemade treats to be found in our kitchen. But I knew […]

Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Cinnamon Rolls #TwelveLoaves #Kerrygold

An Autumn Breakfast Treat I made a batch of butter laden brioche dough for some dinner rolls. Half was left in the fridge and I had up to 5 days to use it up. My family adores cinnamon rolls…they were truly in mourning when we could no longer get Sara Lee frozen cinnamon rolls at […]

Brown Butter Toffee Cookies

Brown Butter Toffee Cookies #GuestPost

Brown Butter Toffee Cookies for a Friend Have you met my sweet blogger friend, Kate, of Food Babbles?  Kate is the mom of three gorgeous daughters, a wife, EMT as well as a talented cook and baker. Her dedication to family and helping others make her a one of a kind friend. When I heard she was having shoulder […]

Brioche Dinner Rolls #SundaySupper

Brioche Dinner Rolls #SundaySupper

Brioche Dinner Rolls: Tender and Buttery The cool, crisp start to autumn brought back my desire to turn on the oven and bake up some bread. Since my mixer can do all the kneading, it’s a matter of allotting enough time at home for the yeast to work its magic. These rolls required an overnight rising […]

Celery-Celery Soup |celery, celery root and apple soup from Dorie Greenspan

Celery-Celery Soup #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Celery and More Celery We haven’t discussed celery much. I happen to love the stuff. Cooked or raw, it’s terrific on a crudite platter as well as in salads, stews, soups and casseroles. One night, a few years back, I had a casserole for dinner which happened to have some minced celery as one of […]

Chocolate Chip Topped Butterscotch Bars

Chocolate Chip Topped Butterscotch Bars #Kerrygold

A Quick Dessert We spent most of the day on I-74 driving from western Illinois back home to Indiana. It was Labor Day and we invited our oldest to join us for a simple cookout. But I also needed a simple dessert. I whipped up these Chocolate Chip Topped Butterscotch Bars in a matter of […]

Margarita Cheesecake #Progressive Eats

Margarita Cheesecake #ProgressiveEats

Our Virtual Progressive Dinner is going Tex-Mex! Just the thought of Key lime pie, slushy margaritas and Margarita cheesecake make my mouth water. Tart citrus balanced with enough sugar to take away the pucker make all three treats tops in my book. For this cheesecake, the usual cream cheese, sour cream, eggs and sugar are […]

Angel Sugar Cookies

Angel Sugar Cookies #TwoSweetiePies

There was a miserable week back in February when nobody was eating. Katie was fighting a stomach virus, Bill was post op, and we had just lost our sweet pup, Lambeau. We had homemade soups in the fridge to sustain us, but our appetites were lacking. Slowly things improved. And I felt like baking. I […]


Black Bottom Brownie Bites

My knitting group decided to have a holiday luncheon. (No, I don’t knit. I stink at knitting, in case you were wondering. They humor me because I bring treats!). I was in Virginia when plans were made, but guess what? They assigned me dessert. I planned to bring some English toffee and caramels I had […]

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Chocolate Cream Pie

My family loves pudding. So it’s not a big jump to assume that they are fans of cream pies…especially a chocolate cream pie. Cream pies are essentially homemade pudding piled into a pie crust and topped with whipped cream. When I married Bill, I knew he had certain food standards…no instant pudding, but the box […]

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Mocha Brownie Cake #TuesdayswithDorie

I was thrilled to see that this Tuesdays with Dorie Mocha Brownie Cake recipe was from contributing baker, Marcels Desaulniers. I have a few of his cookbooks, all full of decadent, chocolate laden desserts. I have made his Death by Chocolate Cake a couple of times…probably the most magnificent chocolate dessert I’ve ever created. This […]

Guacamole with Tomatoes and Bell Peppers | Dorie Greenspan's recipe

Guacamole with Tomatoes and Bell Peppers #FrenchFridayswithDorie #SkinnyTip

Are you a Guacamole Fan? My first exposure to guacamole was on one of our annual summer vacations to Aspen as a child. With 4 hungry girls in tow, my mom cooked most of our meals at the condo or around a campfire. But on occasion, our folks would treat us to Chinese at Lum’s […]

Holiday Give Away

I just love giving presents!!!  Especially fun holiday bakeware like this wonderful pan from Williams-Sonoma.  This Snowy Village Cakelet Pan will make six adorable cottages…and all they need is a dusting of powdered sugar to become a tasty, snowy village. You may enter to win this pan a few different ways: Become a NEW follower […]