That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Brownies on a white tray with fresh raspberries


Thomas Keller’s gorgeous Ad Hoc at Home cookbook has been stacked on the ottoman in our great room since I received it for Christmas last year…fabulous enough to be a coffee table book, it...

Closeup of mug of garnished cioccolata calda

Cioccolata Calda~

The wonderful friends who showed up to bake with me today (minus one late arrival!). As the days grow shorter, the morning air has the cool crispness that only autumn can bring. I love...

Twix Bars | When chocolate, caramel and shortbread combine!!

Better Than Twix Bars

New photo! Nice to see I’ve developed some camera skills! But these  Better Than Twix Bars are spectacular no matter what yours look like! Old photos! I was invited to join Weekend Blog Showcase…where...

Pear Tarte Tatin | A twist on the classic French dessert

Pear Tarte Tatin

As autumn approaches, I wait impatiently for pears to appear in the market. I used juicy Bartletts in this French-inspired Pear Tarte Tatin.

Bowl of cheese puff with chive and thyme garnishes

Gougères AKA French Cheese Puffs

Gougères AKA French Cheese Puffs are a savory cream puff, or pâte à choux, flavored with Gruyere cheese. A marvelous starter for when you have company! I’ve been making cream puffs since I was a...

Peanut Butter Krispie Brownies on white plates

Peanut Butter Krispie Topped Brownies

Triple the decadence with a batch of these irresistible Peanut Butter Krispie Topped Brownies! These Peanut Butter Krispie Brownies have three tasty layers: brownies, marshmallows and chocolate, peanut butter rice krispies! Peanut Butter Krispie...

Gruyere Potato Cakes | Cheesy, herbed mashed potatoes fried to perfection

Gruyere Potato Cakes

These Gruyere Potato Cakes are a splendid side dish on their own or tasty appetizer topped with creme fraiche, herbs, and even smoked salmon. Gruyere Potato Cakes Lambeau, our furry family member, loves when...