Tunnel of Mousse Cake #GuestPost

Tunnel of Mousse Cake

Who doesn’t love a chocolate mousse cake? But even better is a Tunnel of Mousse Cake with mousse used as both frosting and filling! Our Easter Dessert My friend, Cindee, shared this family recipe with me after I posted one of my mousse cake recipes last month. When debating what to make for our Easter dessert, […]

Pepperoni Pinwheels #SundaySupper

Pepperoni Pinwheels | Puff pastry, mustard, Asiago and pepperoni are rolled into these irresistible pinwheels

These versatile Pepperoni Pinwheels are elegant enough for a cocktail party, yet perfect for a nibble at a casual picnic dinner. Puff Pastry to the Rescue I love having a package of buttery puff pastry dough in my freezer. Whether to wrap a brie or make a spectacular pinwheel appetizer, it’s a shortcut to making […]

Meyer Lemon Tart | Graham cracker crust filled with tart Meyer lemon curd and topped with a cloud of toasted meringue

Meyer Lemon Tart #Giveaway

This rich Meyer Lemon Tart has a graham cracker crust, dreamy lemon filling and a billowy topping of meringue. Using Domino® Quick Dissolve Superfine Sugar is one of my tips for a perfect meringue. Domino® also makes a Pourable Light Brown Sugar ideal for sweetening your morning oatmeal or berries. Tips for a Perfect Meringue […]

Peanut Butter Rolo Blossoms

Rolo Peanut Blossoms #CookieoftheMonth

Topping a peanut butter cookie with a caramel filled chocolate candy gave these Rolo Peanut Blossoms a spectacular caramel advantage over their ordinary counterparts! Cookie of the Month This month’s cookie assignment was peanut butter. I haven’t been able to participate in this group till this month and I was excited to dive in with these […]

Easter Candy Brownie Cookies | Chewy Brownie Cookies speckled with leftover Easter candy

Easter Candy Brownie Cookies #SundaySupper

Did the Easter bunny overfill the baskets this morning?  I’m certain your wee ones would donate some of their sweets so you can whip up some of these Easter Candy Brownie Cookies! Leftover Candy I adore putting leftover candy into cookies and brownies. Who doesn’t love the crunch of toffee in a chocolate chip cookie? Or […]

Waffles and Cream | Light and crisp dessert waffles served with whipped cream

Waffles and Cream #FrenchFridayswithDorie

We are winding down with our last few French Fridays with Dorie recipes, and happy for a break  from the fish and aspic to focus on Waffles and Cream for dessert. Would He or Wouldn’t He? Bill, AKA the picky hubby, has not liked my homemade waffles thus far. I’ve whipped up egg whites to create fluffy […]

Easter Candy Brownie Cookies | Chewy Brownie Cookies speckled with leftover Easter candy

Holiday Leftovers: A #SundaySupper Preview

The Sunday Supper crew has all sorts of marvelous recipes for your holiday leftovers! Holiday Leftovers Our Easter dinner will serve double duty this year as it’s our wedding anniversary, too. I’ll pull out all the stops, so I imagine we’ll be eating the vestiges of that meal for days. If you’re like me, you may […]

Asian Coleslaw | Crunchy, vibrant vegetables dressed with an Asian vinaigrette

Asian Coleslaw #ProgressiveEats

This colorful Asian Coleslaw is chock full of crunchy vegetables and dressed with a flavorful vinaigrette with honey, soy and sesame oil. An Asian Feast This month, our Progressive Eats group is gathering virtually to throw another bash—from appetizers to dessert, we’re all pitching in with a scrumptious Asian recipe. I got out my chopping […]

College Care Package for the Chocoholic and 3 Recipes

  Nick has been friends with Matt since second grade. So when his mom wanted to come over and do some baking, I suggested we make cookies to mail to our boys, who both started their freshman year of college this fall. Knowing both Matt and Nick loved chocolate, I selected 3 recipes certain to […]

Cranberry Eggnog Scones~

  Decisions, decisions.  It was time for another Improv Challenge. Eggnog and Cranberries were our two assigned ingredients for December.  Knowing my family would look suspiciously at anything I made containing cranberries, and with tins of fudge, caramels, toffee and cookies on my counters and in my freezer, I knew I’d have to make a […]


Triple Chocolate Terrine

I dug deep into my memory for this year’s Easter dessert recipe. I made this Triple Chocolate Terrine from The New Basics Cookbook many moons ago for a neighborhood dinner party. I have made it with a raspberry sauce, but this year, the family voted for chocolate. With my first attempt, the biggest glitch was […]

Flourless Chocolate Cake Version 2

I recently gave in to temptation and bought David Lebovitz’s Ready for Dessert: My Best Recipes. He dubbed his gorgeous flourless chocolate cake “Chocolate Idiot Cake” because it’s nearly foolproof. With only 5 ingredients, and no mixer necessary, it’s definitely an easy recipe which produces a stunning cake.  It is a melt in your mouth, […]

My great-grandmother's fruit salad recipe

Overnight Fruit Salad

My great-grandmother was called Dama…she was a petite Irish woman who doted on her grandchildren. Remembered as a generous soul, she kept scraps of food in her icebox for those who knew to knock on her door when they were hungry. One of my mom’s fondest childhood memories was of pretending to knead dough using […]

Iceberg Wedges with Blue Cheese Dressing

I find it remarkable that my picky husband likes blue cheese. He turns his nose at mushrooms, cucumbers, pineapple, mint, nuts and so many of my other favorites. I was shocked when I first made these Iceberg Wedges with Blue Cheese Dressing and he practically licked his plate! Iceberg Wedges with Blue Cheese Dressing…adapted from Martha Stewart […]