That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Antipasto Squares

    This recipe  for Antipasto Squares got rave reviews on one of my foodie web sites, and the thank you/pedicure party last night for our Decorators’ Show House Functions chairs was the perfect...

One bowl fudgy brownies

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

This is my go to fudgy brownie recipe. If you’ve ever had brownies at my house that were dipped in granulated sugar, you’ve had these. This recipe for Fudgy Chocolate Brownies is adapted from one...

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...

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...