My loyal blog readers know there are some picky palates in my family. So when my youngest mentioned he had been making quinoa while away at college, I jumped at the chance to make this Peach Quinoa Caprese Salad!
My family loves cake. They really love cake. A white layer cake is just perfect. For a special occasion, add some sprinkles to the batter and, voila, it’s transformed into a festive Confetti Cake! This post is sponsored by Workman Publishing Company in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my […]
S’mores Cookie Cake: A marvelous cookie cake with all the amazing flavors of your favorite campfire treat! Perfect for picnics and parties any time of year. S’mores Tradition S’mores remind me of our idyllic family vacations to Aspen, Colorado each summer. We’d take killer hikes, window shop all the exclusive boutiques, sit in the grass outside […]
With a caramel filling and a pecan topping, this Turtle Poke Cake is a twist on my family’s favorite Triple Chocolate Poke Cake. Pure decadence!
A twist on the classic Italian appetizer, these Antipasto Skewers are easy and irresistible! Antipasto Skewers Heavy hors d’oeuvres was the request from our hostess. I always show up with a dessert as any gathering is an excuse to bake up something new (stay tuned for my Turtle Poke Cake), and I needed a non-labor […]
Summer is the time for lighter desserts. Grilled fruit is an excellent, healthier option. I tossed some peach halves on the barbecue and made these marvelous Grilled Peach Melbas. Peach Melba Have you heard of a peach melba? It’s an old-fashioned dessert with poached peaches, raspberry sauce, and vanilla ice cream. Named after Nellie Melba, […]
We grill nearly every Sunday night during the summer. I shook up our ordinary hamburgers by making BLT Burgers with a spicy mayo! BLT Burgers Summer is the perfect time for bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches. With juicy garden tomatoes, they can’t be beat. I took a cue from our favorite summer sandwich and created […]
August is the heart of grilling season, so I’m delighted to share 25+ Grilling Recipes to add to your repertoire. From entrees to desserts, you won’t be disappointed with the terrific inspiration for your summer barbecue. Summer Grilling My hubby is one of those avid grillers who will brush the snow off our Big Green […]
I grew up in a small, central Iowa college town…a safe, drama-free community smack dab in the cornfields of the Midwest. Well, no major drama until my dad decided to move us to Canada for a year. Harumph…not the news a high school junior wanted to hear. But we packed up the house and […]
I just love Magic Cookie Bars! Ooey, gooey and coconutty. But all I need is one or two nibbles and I’ve had my fill…and since the picky family won’t eat these, I have to dream up an occasion to make them. Hmmm…hour road trip with book club? Bingo! And when Get Off Your Butt and […]
This Spicy Penne with Tomatoes and Havarti is a perrenial favorite at our house! The pasta is mixed with gooey cheese, tomatoes, black olives plus basil and red pepper flakes for an out of the ordinary meatless entree. Spicy Penne with Tomatoes and Havarti I recall the first time I made this Spicy Penne with Tomatoes and […]
My Mother-in-Law requested a Banana Cream Pie to celebrate a momentous birthday. I was happy to oblige. Banana Cream Pie Bill is the one who loves banana cream pie at our house. Peach, apple or raspberry with a nice scoop of vanilla is more my style. But when I snuck a sample of the Tom […]
These gorgeous sweet, slightly smoky peppers were new to my pantry. About a quarter the size of a red bell pepper, these piquillo peppers needed only a tablespoon of the flavor packed tuna filling with shallots, lemon zest, Niçoise olives, capers and parsley. Bill was out of town, so my oldest stopped by for some […]
When autumn arrives, I immediately start craving apple desserts. This simple Maple Glazed Apple Galette was the antidote to my undeniable desires! Maple Glazed Apple Galette: The perfect fall dessert As a cold front swept across the Midwest, a thunderstorm brought a deluge of rain, followed by cool autumnal breezes. The crisp air felt like fall. I peeled a […]