Chicken in a Pot #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Chicken in a Pot | A Dorie Greenspan recipe for succulent chicken, garlic and vegetables sealed and cooked in a Dutch oven

This is the grand finale of French Fridays with Dorie! This Chicken in a Pot was cooked to perfection in a dough sealed casserole. Chicken in a Pot with Preserved Lemon and Garlic Who knew our last recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table would be so exceptional??? Dorie did, I’m sure. The chicken was moist […]

Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Dried Cherries

Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Dried Cherries | Perfect for picnics and potlucks!

A delicious alternative to a lettuce salad, this Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Dried Cherries is perfect for any gathering! Jazzed Up Broccoli Salad This highly adaptable salad has been making the rounds for years. With a sweet mayonnaise based dressing, it’s crunchy and irresistible! Often chock full of raisins, I swapped those out for […]

Sour Cream Streusel Coffee Cake | Classic and scrumptious!

Sour Cream Streusel Coffee Cake #BrunchWeek #Giveaway

This Sour Cream Streusel Coffee Cake is an updated recipe from my childhood. It has truly stood the test of time with it’s tender cake base and layers of cinnamon and walnut streusel. Welcome to the third annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Shaina from Take A Bite Out Of Boca. […]

Classic Roast Chicken | #WeekdaySupper Sheetpan Supper with chicken and mustardy potatoes

Classic Roast Chicken #WeekdaySupper #Giveaway

This delectable Classic Roast Chicken with Mustardy Potatoes is what you’d call a “Sheet Pan Supper.” What’s that?  An easy meal that’s typically all cooked on your standard half sheet pan.  Sheet Pan Suppers by Molly Gilbert Today, I’m delighted to be reviewing a new cookbook by Molly Gilbert. Sheet Pan Suppers is full of […]

Cinnamon Bread French Toast | A make ahead breakfast or brunch dish that's marvelous served with berries and syrup

Overnight Cinnamon Bread French Toast #BrunchWeek #Giveaway

This make ahead Cinnamon Bread French Toast is perfect with berries and maple syrup. Plus it will garner rave reviews from everyone who partakes! Brunch Week! Welcome to the third annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Shaina from Take A Bite Out Of Boca. We are so excited to have you […]

Moscato Pudding Parfaits | Layers of sweetened berries, Moscato pudding and whipped cream

Moscato Pudding Parfaits #SundaySupper #GalloFamily

Layers of creamy homemade pudding, juicy ripe strawberries and sweetened whipped cream create a gorgeous, irresistible dessert. These Moscato Pudding Parfaits are infused with lemon zest, vanilla and sweet Gallo Family Vineyards’ Moscato for the perfect adult indulgence. Many thanks to Gallo Family Vineyards for sponsoring this post. See details below. Strawberries + Moscato = One […]

Apricot Glazed Cheesecake Tart | French Cheesecake with Dried Fruit and shortbread crust

Apricot Glazed Cheesecake Tart #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Dorie Greenspan’s Cheesecake Tart is dotted with dried fruit and glazed with apricot jam. The recipe can be traced back to after school classes at Le Cordon Bleu. French versus American Cheesecakes This French cheesecake does not call for pounds of cream cheese or loads of sugar. Instead it relied on Fromage Blanc (nary a […]

Hawaiian Sunset Cocktail | Strawberries, pineapple and rum form an irresistible tropical drink

Hawaiian Sunset Cocktail #Giveaway

Kenny Chesney is coming to Indianapolis, so what better time to create a cocktail using his Blue Chair Bay Rum. This Hawaiian Sunset Cocktail features pineapple juice, strawberry puree and rum and transports you to the tropics with every delicious sip. A Rum Cocktail to Celebrate Spring and Kenny Chesney Multi-platinum singer-songwriter, Kenny Chesney, is coming to my […]

Mexican Chopped Salad~

  This is a refreshing salad for those sultry days of summer…chicken or grilled shrimp would be a wonderful additions…especially if, like my hubby, there needs to be substantial protein to be considered dinner.  I whipped up this delightful, slightly spicy salad for my sweet friends across the street…along with this Tomato Gruyère Tart…while their […]

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Onion Carbonara #FrenchFridayswithDorie

The family loves when I make Spaghetti Carbonara, so I was optimistic about this onion version. Dorie explained that she ate Onion Carbonara at the home of Patricia Wells, another magnificent cookbook author, while in Provence. She then went home and made it twice in two days for her company…a nice endorsement, eh? I left this in […]


Cheating-on-Winter Pea Soup with Crispy Prosciutto #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Reading through this week’s French Friday’s with Dorie recipe gave me pause. The ingredients for this pea soup included onions, peas, broth and romaine lettuce. Romaine lettuce? I’d never heard of such a thing, but Dorie explained that this is the soup version of classic French dish: peas with onions and lettuce. Who knew? So I followed […]

Vanilla Pound Cake | Perfect topped with summer berries

Vanilla Pound Cake #TuesdayswithDorie #SkinnyTip

Vanilla Pound Cake hits the road We packed our bags and head out on our annual summer trip to visit our family. My mother-in-law, spry as can be at age 87,  just froze 8 quarts of strawberries, so I wrapped up this Vanilla Pound Cake and tucked it in amongst the suitcases. Served in thin […]

Vanilla Bean Gelato

I was flattered when my one of my newest blogger friends, Kiri, asked me to guest post for her.  She writes about her amazing travel and food adventures on her blog, Healthy Foodie Travels.  On her visits to Europe and Asia and beyond, she is ready and willing to try almost anything.  My family is […]


Provençal Olive Fougasse #FrenchFridayswithDorie

  This first time I was served olive bread in Italian restaurants, I fell in love…every bite so chewy and studded with bits of kalamata olives. I could have skipped dinner and just eaten the whole loaf.  Other, ahem, family members were not as enamored…  So when I saw this gorgeous Provençal Olive Fougasse in Around […]