That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Close up of a mug of coconut creme brulee

Coconut Crème Brûlée

        My upcoming Indian themed book club meeting has thrown me for a loop.  I haven’t eaten much Indian food let alone an Indian dessert! I considered and finally decided against...

Overhead view of berry streusel bar on a white plate

Berry Streusel Bars

  This recipe created quite a buzz on one of my foodie web sites; so when I started planning my book club meeting, I knew these would be included.  You can vary the berries...

A small bowl of apple cherry and walnut salad

Apple, Cherry and Walnut Salad

This Apple, Cherry and Walnut Salad is my absolute favorite fall salad…apples and maple syrup provide the autumnal taste, and pairing these with dried cherries and walnuts results in deliciousness. And Lambeau is back...

Peach cobbler and ice cream on a white plate with a spoon

Southern Peach Cobbler

I’ve made some incredible friends via the Internet…once you start talking about food and family, the fact that you live miles apart and have never met doesn’t matter one bit. Patti is one of...

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...