That Skinny Chick Can Bake
A piece of chocolate truffle brownie on a plate

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 cutting board

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! These Crispy Potatoes were a hit from day one. Terrific with burgers, grilled meat or chicken or...

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...

Grilled teriyaki kabobs on a white serving tray

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...

Homemade Limoncello Liqueur in cork topped bottles

Homemade Limoncello Liqueur

Homemade Limoncello Liqueur is a delightful Italian after-dinner drink that is a breeze to make. Whip up a batch of this limoncello recipe for gifts! With minimal ingredients and some patience, this lemon liqueur...

Better Than Reese's Peanut Butter Bars stacked on a small square white plate

Better Than Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

 These Better Than Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars are totally irresistible!!! I promise, if you’re a Reese’s fan, you will be swooning with every bite. No baking is needed to make these outrageously delicious, super...

Fresh Peach Clafoutis in a white pie plate from above

Fresh Peach Clafoutis

It was time for our summer book club dinner and we were in the heart of peach season! I decided to revisit this easy Fresh Peach Clafoutis, a rustic French fruit tart!

Grilled Peaches with White Chocolate on a square white plate

Grilled Peaches with White Chocolate

Grilled Peaches with White Chocolate are a light summer dessert! The grilling process caramelizes and intensifies the peach flavor. And white chocolate takes these to another delicious level! This Healthy Peach Dessert is easy...

La Bete Noire on a white cake stand

La Bete Noire

La Bete Noire I’ve made TONS of flourless chocolate cakes…and they’re all wonderful (just ask the Mr.). But this La Bete Noire tops them all. It’s exceptionally smooth and silky and just melts in your mouth. The name translates from...