Tuna and Mango Ceviche #FrenchFridayswithDorie #SkinnyTip

Tuna and Mango Ceviche

Tuna and Mango Ceviche My first experience with sushi was as a teen when we lived in Vancouver. My parents were treating us to a night out at a Japanese restaurant…and I don’t recall anything other than there was raw fish on the menu. I couldn’t see any reason to eat uncooked seafood, though my parents […]

Crab Cakes with Cilantro Lime Aioli

Crab Cakes | The best crab cake recipe from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

The Picky Hubby Approves! It’s always a shocker when I can remove a dish from the picky hubby’s “faux allergy” AKA will not eat list. A couple years ago he came home from a business raving about crab cakes. What the heck? He was eating seafood and liking it? I was thrilled.

Caramel Butter Bars | Simple flavors with delicious results!

Caramel Butter Bars #Giveaway

Crazy Delicious Caramel Bars I am a caramel purest, so I wasn’t sure what to think when a jar of Stonewall Kitchen’s Vanilla Chai Caramel Sauce arrived at my door. It tasted of subtle warm spices…much like chai tea! I wondered how the flavor would come through baked in a butter streusel bar. Turns out […]

French Silk Shooters | silky, rich dessert in mini form

French Silk Shooters #SundaySupper

Uh, Oh! Where’s the Dessert? It’s no secret my family loves French Silk pie. When the Sunday Supper crew decided to share “Tantalizing Trays,” I immediately thought of creating individual dessert servings utilizing our favorite pie filling. When I caught Bill scrounging in our pantry for Oreos, I knew it was time to treat him to these French […]

Mushrooms with Napa and Nuts

Mushrooms with Napa and Nuts #FrenchFridayswithDorie #SkinnyTip

My Love of Salt I debated whether I really needed to purchase beef bouillon cubes for this Mushrooms with Napa and Nuts recipe. As I read the back of each jar at the market, the dreaded MSG was at the top of every ingredient list. I almost hate to admit this, but as a child, I’d sneak into […]

Asian Beef with Peppers

Asian Beef with Peppers #WeekdaySupper

Much as we love to grill in the summer, waiting on the charcoal to ignite is not always an option on a busy weeknight. A quick, flavorful stir fry, like this dish for Asian Beef with Peppers, is a delightful option when time is of the essence.

Mustard, Garlic, Lime Marinated Chicken Breasts

Mustard, Garlic, Lime Marinated Chicken Breasts #Giveaway

A Finicky Consumer I admit I’m a bit of a food snob. I pore over the bell peppers at the market, looking for the most vibrant, unblemished option. I search out fragrant berries and open the packages one by one to find the most perfect, unmarred fruit. I’m sure the produce folks roll their eyes when they […]

Whiskey Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Whiskey Marinated Pork Tenderloin #ProgressiveEats

Summer Barbecue It’s almost Labor Day, so I have gathered some of my favorite blogger friends and am hosting a summer barbecue to send the season out in style! As the hostess this month, I chose this marvelous Whiskey Marinated Pork Tenderloin as our entree for August’s virtual progressive dinner. Just you wait till you see all the […]

Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno Poppers #SkinnyTip

Jalapeno Poppers I’ve wanted to try Jalapeno Poppers for years! But you know the situation. I have the  hubby who only uses a microscopic amount of salsa on his chips and shies away from any dish with major heat. I had to tread cautiously. So when my turn to host book club came around again, I […]

Peanut Butter Cookies with Cream Cheese Raspberry Frosting…Improv Baking Challenge~

Oh, my.  Here is my PSA for the day: If you’re on blogger, don’t try to update your post on your i-phone while running errands.  Somehow all the text was deleted from this post and yesterday’s.  Oops.  So this will be  a drive by post…This month’s Improv Challenge ingredients were peanut butter and jelly.  Now, […]

Mini French Silk Pies~

 I was having the neighbors over for dinner and had made these apple galettes for dessert.  I knew something chocolate was also in order…and I do love individual desserts.  Mini tarts would be perfect. Due to time constraints, and about a 50-50 pie crust success, I decided to take a short cut and use premade, […]

Crescent Rolls~

It’s a huge treat when I bake Pillsbury crescent rolls…my boys love them whether they are wrapped around a hot dog for a quick dinner or simply rolled up and baked.  I figured they would like a homemade version even better. My friend, Beth, makes these for the holidays…and it’s not a quick process.  The […]


Raspberry White Chocolate Muffins #TwelveLoaves

As the second polar vortex settled over the states, it was darn cold outside…and a bit drafty inside! The wind was howling and the snow was dancing through the air…a perfect time to turn on the oven and bake up some Raspberry White Chocolate Muffins.

Brownies with Vanilla Cream Filling

Brownies with Vanilla Cream Filling #OXOGoodBrownie #TwoSweetiePies

A thick brownie base, a layer of vanilla cream filling and a milk chocolate glaze…doesn’t that sound heavenly? Well, you KNOW it is when it is a recipe from my sweet friend, Danielle, of Hugs & Cookies XOXO. It’s once again time for us to bake from each other’s blogs…and I selected these rich, irresistible […]