Classic Yellow Butter Cake with Fudgy Chocolate Icing

Classic Yellow Butter Cake with Chocolate Icing | Perfect cake for any celebration!

If you’re looking for the perfect celebratory cake, this Classic Yellow Butter Cake with Fudgy Chocolate Icing fits the bill with a tender, buttery cake and glossy, decadent frosting. Baked up for my daughter’s birthday, it’s doing double duty as part of an on-line baby shower for a sweet blogger friend, Angie of Big Bear’s […]

Best Game Day Snacks

15+ Game Day Snacks | The BEST Game Day Snacks for all your entertaining needs!

Whether you’re having a big football gathering or just a few friends over to watch the game, you’ll need to serve some of the best game day snacks. Thank goodness some of my favorite bloggers shared their favorite football entertaining recipes!

Fudgy Chocolate Sheet Cake with Cocoa Icing #ProgressiveEats

This Fudgy Chocolate Sheet Cake with Cocoa Icing is the perfect way to serve dessert to a crowd. Who doesn’t love a tender, frosted slice of chocolate cake??

Fudgy Brownie Trifle with Chocolate Mousse | 3 outrageously delicious layers plus chocolate curls!

Fudgy Brownie Trifle with Chocolate Mousse #SundaySupper

When a holiday or special event rolls around, a showstopping dessert like this Fudgy Brownie Trifle is a must!

Flourless Cake Chocolate from Princeville Hotel | 5 simple ingredients make for one decadent, outrageously delicious dessert!

Flourless Cake Chocolate from Princeville Hotel

A pound of butter, a pound and a quarter of chocolate, sugar and 7 eggs make for one out of this world Flourless Chocolate Cake!!! Bill didn’t want this one to leave the house!

Grilled Potato Packets with Shallots and Thyme

Grilled Potato Packets with Shallots and Thyme

When we have the boys home for dinner, potatoes are always on the menu. During the summer, I love to add these Grilled Potato Packets to the rotation. Simple and crispy, they are a fabulous addition to whatever is hot off the BBQ!

Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies | Huge chocolate chip cookies like the famous Levain Bakery cookies!

Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies #SundaySupper

At our house, dessert is a given. We are chocolate chip cookie aficionados and these Copycake Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies are always a hit! 

Best One Dish Meals | Delicious easy dinner recipes for back to school

Best One Dish Meals for Back to School

School is back in session and crazy schedules abound. It’s the perfect time for some of our Best One Dish Meals recipes!

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,” […]

Maple Glazed Apple Tarts with Homemade Puff Pastry

      I’ve had this yearning to make puff pastry…I’m not sure why, as I can buy an excellent, all butter one at the market about 5 minutes from my doorstep.  Well, maybe the $11.99 for 14 ounces has something to do with it. I invited my friends over one morning to compare my […]

Favorite Brownie Recipes | Roundup of the best recipes from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Favorite Brownie Recipes

I’ve baked up loads and loads of brownies over the years. Here are some of my absolute Favorite Brownie Recipes! Some of My Favorite Brownie Recipes Picking a favorite brownie is like choosing a favorite child. It just can’t be done. So today I’m sharing some favorite brownie recipes that truly made my family swoon. […]

Simplest Breton Fish Stew

Simplest Breton Fish Soup #FrenchFridayswithDorie #NewZealand

This Simplest Breton Fish Soup brought some toasty warmth to this week’s menu. Dorie Greenspan’s recipe combines a mix of fish, potatoes, herbs and aromatics in her version of a French cotriade. Breton Fish Soup Wins the Showdown After being absent for the past three weeks of French Fridays with Dorie, I had a few options for […]


  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… […]

Shrimp Escabeche | Shrimp pickled in an aromatic

Shrimp Escabeche #FrenchFridayswithDorie

This Shrimp Escabeche is a twist on Dorie Greenspan’s sardine version. I had a feeling the picky crew would not touch a sardine anyway, so this Catalan method of sauteing then pickling in a hot aromatic oil was tested out on shrimp. Patience Needed Much as I enjoy canned sardines, there was no chance that I’d […]