Chicken Couscous #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Chicken Couscous | a delicious melange of chicken, herbs and vegetables served over couscous

This comforting Chicken Couscous can be on your plate in just over an hour! The melange of chicken pieces, herbs and veggies is pure comfort. French Fridays with Dorie Backtrack This week, my Dorista friends have whipped up cabbage and foie gras bundles. While I’m certain these nibbles are elegant and tasty, they definitely wouldn’t […]

Irish Chocolate Mousse Cake

Irish Chocolate Mousse Cake | Perfect St. Patrick's Day dessert

This Irish Chocolate Mousse Cake is infused with Irish Cream for your St. Patrick’s Day pleasure. An Irish Cream Infused Mousse A slosh of Irish cream, specifically Kerrygold Irish Cream, passes a little luck o’ the Irish to your taste buds. Have you tried Irish cream before? It’s a magical blend of cream, Irish whiskey […]

Raspberry Brie Bites | Perfect mini tarts for your next cocktail party

Raspberry Brie Bites

Roll out the red carpet as awards season has arrived.  These Raspberry Brie Bites will steal the show at your Academy Awards viewing party! Raspberry Brie Bites My absolute favorite baked brie (ignore the appalling, shadowy photos!!!) is topped with fresh raspberries, jam and a bit of rosemary before being wrapped in buttery puff pastry and baked. When […]

Chocolate Lava Cookies

Chocolate Lava Cookies

You’ve seen numerous lava cake recipes on my blog, but how about Chocolate Lava Cookies? Interested??? You should be as they were unbelievable! Chocolate Lava Cookies I’d only heard of this type of cookie recently. My friend, Jen, inspired me with her delicious version stuffed with fudge sauce. I decided to forgo the shortening and went with […]

Salmon Salad Niçoise | Heart healthy, gourmet meal!

Salmon Salad Niçoise #SundaySupper

This Salmon Salad Niçoise is a scrumptious twist on the French classic. The Omega-3 fatty acids in the seafood make it a heart healthy dish that doesn’t taste like health food! Salad Niçoise Typically made with canned tuna, I  actually prefer my version with rare ahi tuna or grilled salmon.  Niçoise translates to “prepared in Nice,” […]

White Chocolate Mousse with Frangelico

14 Days of Cookbook Giveaways #CookbookAffair

Welcome to Day 14 of the 14 Days of Cookbook Giveaways! On each of the first 14 days of February, one of my blogger friends has offered up a favorite cookbook as a giveaway. And lucky you, since I am the last poster, all these stellar cookbooks are still up for grabs! White Chocolate Mousse with […]

Ganache Topped Truffle Brownies | Fudgy brownies glazed with more chocolate!

Ganache Topped Truffle Brownies #GalentinesDay

These rich, Ganache Topped Truffle Brownies are the perfect Valentine’s Day treat. Or serve them up to your gal pals and celebrate Galentine’s Day! My Inspiration Today I’m celebrating Galentine’s Day, a marvelous faux holiday. This day is all about celebrating, supporting, and encouraging the ladies in your life. Thanks to my blogger friends, Courtney of […]

Mascarpone Filled Chocolate Covered Strawberries #ValentinesDay

Mascarpone Filled Chocolate Covered Strawberries #ValentinesDay

A sweet, creamy mascarpone filling make these luscious Chocolate Covered Strawberries even more irresistible! My valentine ate his before dinner! A New Twist on Chocolate Covered Strawberries I’ve filled gorgeous ripe, Driscoll’s strawberries with sweetened cream cheese and with mascarpone cheese as well  as just dipping them in melted chocolate. But I had a plan to […]

Coconut Crème Brûlée~

My upcoming Indian themed book club meeting has thrown me for a loop.  I haven’t eaten much Indian food let alone an Indian dessert! I considered and finally decided against kheer, a rice pudding with almonds, knowing my family wouldn’t touch it with a 10 foot pole.  But that got me thinking and searching till […]

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Beef Burgundy Pasta #SundaySupper

I have been the crazy lady wearing multiple layers of fleece and long-sleeve yoga tops, finished off with a not-so-artfully placed woven scarf and Uggs while working at the computer. It’s been miserably cold…and as the hubby reminds me, I have a very narrow comfort zone. The negative temperatures we’ve been having need an additional […]

Lentil and Sausage Soup~

I don’t make anything twice anymore.  Even when we all LOVE a dish, if I have blogged about it, I move on to another of the thousands of recipes I’ve accumulated. There is one exception, though…Nestle’s Tollhouse cookies. I can make those with my eyes closed, so after a particularly unpopular string of recipes, I […]

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Lemon Bar Cheesecake

I was assigned dessert for a New Year’s Day gathering (of course!) and instead of the usual chocolate route, I veered towards another quintessential flavor, lemon. My friend, and former interior designer, raved about this recipe for Lemon Bar Cheesecake after it was published in Southern Living last February. I tucked away the copy he […]

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Cranberry Pecan Bread

I remember the first time I made a cranberry nut bread. It was Thanksgiving, Tom was almost 2 and Katie was a newborn. And I was hosting Thanksgiving. It was easier for family to come to us than for us to pack up the mounds of baby gear and travel. I was fearless in the […]

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Chocolate Mousse Challenge plus a Mousse Recipe Round Up

I planned a Mousse-a-Palooza gathering for some friends a week ago. We taste tested and compared 4 different types of chocolate mousse…one classic with raw egg, one with no eggs, one with marshmallows and one made in the blender. I promised Nick I would have this Chocolate Mousse Challenge before he headed off to college for […]