That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Strawberry Pavlova | A large "squidgy" meringue shell topped with a pillow of whipped cream and balsamic strawberries

Strawberry Pavlova

With a large “squidgy” meringue base, a billowy mound of whipped cream and a topping of balsamic strawberries,  this Strawberry Pavlova is one showstopping dessert! Strawberry Pavlova We rarely had fancy desserts growing up,...

Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies~

Nothing is better than a chewy chocolate chip cookie. Add some yummy dried cherries and white chocolate chunks, and your ordinary cookie becomes something special. My inspiration was a Martha Stewart recipe, but instead...

Classic Pumpkin Bread - sweet, dense and perfectly spiced!

Classic Pumpkin Bread

We’d always receive the gift of Classic Pumpkin Bread for the holidays. Our neighbor shared the recipe and it’s still my favorite version that my children request each autumn. A Childhood Favorite The picky...

Crack Pie~

Lambeau is always willing and able to clean up any baking mishaps…There was quite a buzz on the foodie websites I frequent after the LA Times posted a recipe for Momofuku’s Crack Pie this...

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

My kitchen pantry is stuffed with binders full of recipes I’ve collected over the years. I had to dig deep to find an old favorite from Epicurious. The addition of white chocolate to the...

Classic Peach Crisp - Sweetened peaches with a buttery, brown sugar crisp topping

Fruit Crisps

Fruit Crisps Dee is a dear friend of my mom. In fact, she was one of her first friends after moving to Iowa in 1961. Dee was the one who subscribed to Gourmet and Bon...

Turtle Brownies | a dreamy combination of chocolate, pecans and caramel!

Ultimate Turtle Brownies

These are truly the Ultimate Turtle Brownies. The dreamy combination of chocolate, pecans and caramel will please all the turtle lovers in your life! These Turtle Brownies appeared in Cook’s Illustrated in 2006 or...

Cocoa Brownies~

I make lots and lots of brownies. Seriously, LOTS of brownies. I’ve finally gotten my kids to appreciate homemade brownies without frosting. For years, their favorite came in a red box with a foil...

Mini Cheesecakes

 These Mini Cheesecakes are perfect for all your entertaining needs! Topped with a dab of raspberry sauce and a fresh berry, they are as impressive, delectable dessert! Mini Cheesecakes I’ve made these mini cheesecakes numerous...

Jewelry Party~the jewels

Old books, linens, glass cake plates…Maddy scoured my house, looking for unique ways to display her jewelry. Here she is with my boys and Miss Lambeau after a productive day of entertaining and sales....

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffeecake | Perfect for that special breakfast or brunch!

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffeecake

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffeecake is a perpetual favorite! Perfect for your next brunch! This layered breakfast treat is my go-to for overnight company, bringing to coffees and even friends who need a pick me...