Lillet French Aperitif with an Orange Twist

Lillet French Aperitif with an Orange Twist - A refreshing cocktail of Lillet Blanc and soda

I was served a Lillet French Aperitif with an Orange Twist at book club luncheon in January. Simple and refreshing, they were perfect with our French themed meal.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies - with a boost of deliciousness from nutty brown butter and dark brown sugar!

The underlying caramel tones make these Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies really special. These are the top ranked chocolate chip cookies in a couple of my friends’ homes, and their size alone makes my gang happy.  

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Boursin

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Boursin #SundaySupper

This Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Boursin is my go-to appetizer recipe when I need an easy, impressive starter! Just three ingredients in this show stopping, incredibly delicious recipe.

Dark Chocolate Pudding Cookies | Soft Chewy Cookies with a triple dose of chocolate

Dark Chocolate Pudding Cookies

When I spotted these splendid Dark Chocolate Pudding Cookies in Megan Porta’s cookbook, , I knew they were the perfect mid-week snack for my chocoholic family!

Instant Pot Beef Short Ribs

I bit the bullet on Black Friday and ordered an Instant Pot. The second goal was to actually use it, and with my friends raving about IP ribs, my debut recipe was these tender, fall off the bone Instant Pot Beef Short Ribs.   Note: This post may contain affiliate links; view my Disclosure Policy for details.  I earn a […]

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake | A dreamy berry cheesecake that doesn't require turning on the oven!!!

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake #SundaySupper

This dreamy No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake highlights the sweet, unmistakable flavor of fresh ripe strawberries! A totally irresistible dessert that’s made without an oven!  This post is sponsored by Florida Strawberry in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

Lemon Blueberry Muffin Bread

Lemon Blueberry Muffin Bread

When your taste tester girlfriends cannot wait for a recipe to get shared on the blog,  you know it’s a winner. This dense, berry packed Lemon Blueberry Muffin Bread was a major hit with all my friends.

Triple Layer Chocolate Toffee Cake | 3 rich chocolate layers filled with chocolate buttercream and toffee bits

Triple Layer Chocolate Toffee Cake

This Triple Layer Chocolate Toffee Cake has three scrumptious layers of chocolate cake which sandwich a rich, fudgy buttercream frosting plus a bonus of toffee bits to add a sweet crunch.

Best no bake desserts

No-Bake Dessert Recipes Round-Up

The summer heat is at its peak, and who wants to turn on the oven when a sweet craving arises? So I’ve gathered some terrific No-Bake Dessert Recipes from some of my favorite bloggers that will satisfy your sweet tooth in the most delightful way! Best No-Bake Dessert Recipes! I’m starting an awesome new monthly feature. […]

American Flag Fruit Tart | Pate sablee crust, light cream cheese filling and berries and cream stars and stripes!

American Flag Fruit Tart #SundaySupper

For the first time in years, I didn’t think we’d be hosting a neighborhood 4th of July party. So I decided to make a festive, patriotic dessert before the holiday. A sweet pate sablee crust was  topped with a luscious cream cheese filling and garnished with beautiful berries and, voila, an American Flag Fruit Tart!!


  Flaky, buttery layers of paper thin pastry, layered with sweetened nuts and topped with a sugar syrup delicately infused with the scent of orange blossoms…just a few ingredients combine to form an exotic delicacy: baklava.  When I first tasted this sweet pastry as a child, I was immediately enraptured.  This was truly something special… […]

Cream Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers with Sausage | An easy, flavorful appetizer for dinner with friends or game day entertaining! #ad #DivineFlavor

Cream Cheese & Sausage Stuffed Tribelli Mini Peppers

Cream Cheese Stuffed Tribelli Mini Peppers with Sausage are an easy, impressive appetizer! Perfect for game day noshing or entertaining at home. This post is sponsored by Honest Cooking, but as always, all opinions are my own.

Mini S'mores Tarts | Easy, elegant and irresistible!

Mini S’mores Tarts #SundaySupper

Do you have friends over to watch the Academy Awards? It’s time to channel your inner Wolfgang Puck and create a spread full of small bites to assuage any hunger pangs. Tiny desserts like these Mini S’mores Tarts are the perfect choice for an easy, irresistible sweet nibble on your party buffet.

Buttermilk Crumb Muffins…Baking with Julia

Today’s Tuesdays with Dorie is hosted by Alisa of Easier Than Pie…and our assignment was a simple buttermilk muffin with a dusting of crumbs atop. I was a little wary of using all shortening instead of butter in these muffins, but the cinnamon and nutmeg scents tempting me from the oven convinced me these might just […]