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...

Mini Pavlovas

Mini Pavlovas

If you’re looking for an easy, elegant dessert, these Mini Pavlovas topped with sweetened whipped cream and fruit hit the mark. 

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 Hummus

Mim’s  Hummus is the first I ever made. Simply garbanzo beans, hummus, lemon, garlic, and salt, it’s heavenly! Hummus Your Way Whether you use this as a dip or spread, this hummus is perfection....

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...

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...

Classic Lava Cakes Recipe | Individual Chocolate Cakes filled with molten chocolate "lava."

Classic Lava Cakes Recipe

My family fell hard for lava cakes from their first bites. My quest for the perfect version lead me to this fabulous Classic Lava Cakes Recipe. Classic Lava Cakes Recipe Who can resist a...

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....