Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake #TwoSweetiePies

Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake | A moist, buttery cake filled with vanilla pudding and topped with ganache!

When I asked my oldest what he wanted for his birthday dessert, he wisely replied, anything you need to make for your blog. I had selected this Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake for January’s #TwoSweetiePies, so it became a celebratory dessert!

Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup | Warm and comforting with herbs, vegetables and white wine

I dug out my mom’s Wild Rice Soup recipe and added chicken plus some extra vegetables. Perfect for dinner on a chilly winter’s evening!

Most Popular Posts of 2016

As the days of this year dwindle, it’s time to share my Most Popular Posts of 2016. This is the first year where no savory dishes made the cut!

Deep Dish Apple Pie | Packed full of precooked apples makes for a perfect autumnal pie!

Deep Dish Apple Pie

I hosted our dinner club the weekend before Thanksgiving. This lattice topped deep dish apple pie was the perfect dessert for our autumnal feast.

Soft Chewy Cream Caramels | Homemade caramels cannot be rivaled!

Soft Chewy Cream Caramels

Soft Chewy Cream Caramels are a bit time consuming, but will get rave reviews!  For holiday gifts or your own consumption, they are a spectacular homemade candy!

Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail | Pomegranate juice, Grand Marnier and Champagne dance together in this fabulous sparkling cocktail!

Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail #Progressive Eats

I created this Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail for a holiday dinner club gathering, and it would be perfect to toast in the new year and more!

Easy Lemon Bundt Cake | Dense, citrusy and delicious! The shortcut will be our little secret!

Easy Lemon Bundt Cake #SundaySupper

We all need a few shortcuts this crazy time of year! This Easy Lemon Bundt Cake is a retro recipe from my childhood. Dense, moist and irresistible, it’s just as appropriate for a summer pitch in as it is for a holiday dessert!

Penne alla Vodka | A simple, comforting pasta dish with tomatoes, cream and vodka!

Penne alla Vodka #HuntsHolidayHappiness #ad

Penne alla Vodka is easy, elegant comfort food. Perfect for those busy nights around the holidays! Sponsored post by Mirum Shopper.  All opinions are my own.

Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies #NMVCCCDay #Giveaway

Perfect, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Nick finished his finals and is officially a junior in college. Home for a long weekend, he eyed the cheesecake bars in the fridge. He is not a fan of cheesecake. I knew what he was thinking. I.want.chocolate.chip.cookies. So I offered to whip him up a batch. But no ordinary batch. I […]

20 Amazing Summer Recipes from some magnificent bloggers

20 Amazing Summer Recipes

School children in the area are up early waiting for their buses to whisk them off to their classrooms, and my youngest has gone back to campus to start grad school. But summer is NOT over! I’m sharing 20 Amazing Summer Recipes from some of my favorite bloggers. Savor every last minute of the season.

Pretzel Rolls | Chewy yeast rolls with all the fabulous flavor of a pretzel!

Pretzel Rolls #ProgressiveEats

I love making yeast breads so when this month’s Progressive Eats theme was a Pretzel Party, I knew that I must bake up some Pretzel Rolls. Pretzel Rolls I hadn’t a clue how pretzel rolls were made, but turns out they’re a bit like bagels, needing some time in a steamy water bath after their […]

Spinach Salad with Pears, Cranberries and Cashews

This Spinach Salad with Pears had all my requirements for a superb green salad: nuts, fresh fruit, dried fruit and a lovely vinaigrette.  I was providing dinner for some friends, and I was delighted to find this recipe on Epicurious.com. One of their hints was to soak the red onions in cool water before adding […]

Salade de Tomates et Fromage | a simple French salad of juicy ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil

Salade de Tomates et Fromage #ProgressiveEats

We traveled to France for our April Progressive Eats’ dinner party and this simple Salade de Tomates et Fromage was my contribution. Composed of perfectly ripe tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, basil and a balsamic vinaigrette, I took a cue from the French and used top notch ingredients which is imperative for the most delicious results. Heirloom Tomatoes and Buffalo […]

The Black Beast |The BEST flourless chocolate cake--pure bliss

Le Bete Noire AKA The Black Beast #SundaySupper

I’ve been baking this Black Beast for nearly a decade. This sublime French flourless chocolate cake, also known as Le Bete Noire, is dark, decadent and out of this world delicious. The Black Beast This recipe is making an unprecedented third appearance on this blog. It’s my absolute favorite flourless chocolate cake recipe. Unlike the others (and, yes, […]