Osso Buco à L’arman #FrenchFridayswithDorie #SkinnyTip

Osso Buco a L'arman | an outstanding version of this Italian classic from Dorie Greenspan

My picky husband gave this Osso Buco à L’arman his endorsement! We Have an Osso Buco Fan! Years and years ago, I helped organize a neighborhood progressive dinner party. We went with an Italian theme and selected Osso Buco, AKA “bone with a hole.” as our entree. Until the night of our party, though, I’d […]

Pistachio Coconut Granola #SkinnyTip

Pistachio Coconut Granola

This Pistachio Coconut Granola is one of my favorite breakfast treats. So irresistible, it’s hard not gobble it up before it reaches your cereal bowl! A Terrific Breakfast Treat I make homemade granola only once or twice a year. Not because I don’t want to eat it every single day, but because I could probably eat […]

Apple Ginger Coffee Cake

Apple Ginger Coffee Cake

Chock full of fruit and spice, this apple ginger coffee cake will dazzle your friends and family. The Hit of the Party: Apple Ginger Coffee Cake My sister, Maddy, flew in from Denver to have an art show at my house. She left her paintings behind and set up a display of her repurposed jewelry, […]

Rotisserie Style Chicken | Make this delicious chicken at home!

Rotisserie Style Chicken

Avoid artificial ingredients by roasting a rotisserie style chicken right in your own oven! Rotisserie Style Chicken at Home! Bill is more likely than not to grab a rotisserie chicken from the deli when I’m out of town. Moist and well seasoned, it is certainly a decent dinner alternative when you don’t feel like creating […]

Double Chocolate Twix Cookies

Double Chocolate Twix Cookies #TwoSweetiePies

October’s Two Sweetie Pie’s Selection: Double Chocolate Twix Cookies Danielle, my partner in #TwoSweetiePies, is a constant source of inspiration…especially since we are both chocolate and caramel fans. I never, ever eat candy bars, but I have no qualms about adding them to cookies. And how about Twix Bars? Caramel, chocolate, crunchy cookie? Heck, yes. […]

Slow Cooker Brownie Dessert #SundaySupper

Slow Cooker Brownie Dessert #SundaySupper

‘Tis the Season for Slow Cookers Autumn has arrived and we’re slowly moving away from the grill and light summer meals to hearty, cool weather comfort food. The oven is working full time now…with less danger of overheating the kitchen. No one likes a sweaty cook! And I’ve even dusted off my crock pot so […]

Scallops and Double Carrots |don't let the name deceive you, this is one delicious meal!

Scallops and Double Carrots #FrenchFridayswithDorie #SkinnyTip

Double Carrots and Monkfish, Scallops or Shrimp Are you wondering what the heck “double carrots” means? I certainly was when I saw this’ week’s French Friday’s selection…and even after looking over the recipe, I wasn’t sure I would enjoy this recipe. But I shouldn’t have fretted.  Even Bill, the picky hubby, thought this scallops and double […]

Chicken, Broccoli and Bell Pepper Stir Fry #WeekdaySupper

Chicken, Broccoli and Bell Pepper Stir Fry #WeekdaySupper

Stir Fry to the Rescue Sometimes coming up with dinner ideas is a chore. I’m happy to bake cookie after cookie, whip cream and make mousses, but entrees are another story. I’ll poll the family and they shrug their shoulders. Thank goodness for stir fries…they always bail me out. The meat marinates while I chop […]

White Chocolate Crème Brûlée~

  I am headed to the Atlantic coast for Spring Break with my family…and while I’m away, I’m excited to guest post for Courtney of C and C Cakery. She is returning from a fabulous trip to Paris; so while she’s recovering from jet lag, I’m sharing a twist on one of my favorite desserts, crème […]

Double Caramel Brownies

My sweet friend, Jen, of The Three Little Piglets, asked me to do a guest post as she’s adjusting to a new job AND moving this week AND some health issues. Thoughtful as ever, she asked me to bake a bar or brownie recipe…. a no brainer. So I hunted for something gooey and wonderful. […]


Feta Chicken Kabobs #SundaySupper

Imagine you’re on holiday walking along the azure blue Mediterranean Sea. The aroma of garlicky grilled chicken permeates the air…and you stop to buy some kabobs from one of the street vendors lining the beach. Biting into the tender chicken flavored with garlic, Dijon and feta satisfies all the senses…these Feta Chicken Kabobs are winners. […]

Sour Cream Corn Dip

Sour Cream Corn Dip

This strange combination of ingredients results in a most delicious dip…and it’s one of my most requested recipes. Bill insists I make this Sour Cream Corn Dip for our annual 4th of July gathering….year after year.  A sour cream and mayo base is spiced up with green onions, green chilies, diced jalapeño, cayenne and cumin. Defrosted frozen corn, diced […]

Quadruple Chocolate Cookies

Quadruple Chocolate Cookies

  When I saw the name of these cookies on a foodies web site, I knew I had to bake them ASAP. I was not disappointed in these soft and chewy, brownie-like cookies filled with three delicious flavors of chocolate chips. Excellent was how my husband described these Quadruple Chocolate Cookies…and we all agreed! Print […]


Corn Muffins

I bake up a batch of these corn muffins whenever the moon and stars are aligned..meaning chili is on the menu and buttermilk is in the fridge. Sweet and tender, these corn muffins are a perfect side for a fall meal. But sometimes I find other excuses to bake up a batch…they were excellent with […]