That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Fudgy Brownies

Yeah, yeah, yeah…I know I have a zillion brownie posts. But I thought it might be fun to do a side by side comparison of brownies made with cocoa powder and those made with...

Crab Cakes with Avocado Aioli

When we first got married, the only seafood Bill would eat was salmon loaf and tuna casserole…I’m not even sure those qualify as seafood. Slowly, he’s expanded his repertoire to include salmon, shrimp and,...

Magic Raspberry Cookie Bars

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...

Hummus | Classic Hummus simply flavored with lemon and garlic

Mim’s Lebanese Hummus

Mim’s  Lebanese Hummus is simply garbanzo beans, hummus, lemon, garlic, and salt, it’s heavenly! As a bonus, this Homemade Hummus is super easy to make.

Truffle Brownies Version 2~

So many brownie recipes, so little time! This one comes from the Hearty Boys, Chicago caterers who won The Next Food Network Star. The gang loved my earlier truffle brownies, and these are just...

Grilled Pork with Plum Sauce~

On a recent trip to northern Michigan, I found the elusive plum jam I needed for my first attempt at rugelach. A girlfriend bought some, too, but hers was for a favorite pork recipe...

Crispy Smashed Potatoes in a white bowl for featured image

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

My family goes nuts for these Crispy Smashed Potatoes and requests them frequently.  And making them is a breeze! This addictive roasted potato recipe was a hit from day one. Terrific with burgers, grilled meat...

Chocolate Silk with Berries

Chocolate Silk with Berries

Bill needed a dessert for a pitch in at work…I had lots of requests for a repeat performance of my carrot cake , but it was time to attempt something new. He vetoed my...

Teriyaki Kabobs

We love using our charcoal grill in the summer…and the fall, winter and spring! And although burgers are fine with just some salt and pepper, nothing enhances the barbecue experience like a fabulous marinade....

Lemon Meringue Pie | Luscious lemon filled pastry crust topped with a pillow of fluffy meringue

Mile High Lemon Meringue Pie

The towering meringue topping is the classic indicator of a true Mile High Lemon Meringue Pie, though the luscious lemon filling is just as important! Photo updated in 2015 I used to peruse the...