Vanilla Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Vanilla Cupcakes for a Special Birthday Katie’s birthday was approaching so we both mulled over what dessert to serve…but we also kept in mind that her little brother was coming home for the weekend. She likes peanut butter desserts, cheesecake and tres leches cake. He does not ....more

Braided Stromboli #SundaySupper

Time to Tailgate! My football loving family is so thrilled that their favorite teams are in action once again. I get daily updates on who is on injured reserve and love hearing the chatter extolling the talented moves of their favorite players ....more

French Lentil Salad #IFBC #FrenchFridayswithDorie #SkinnyTip

Not My Mother’s Lentils We weren’t enamored with my mom’s lentil soup as children. Lentils were more of a novelty ingredient than one to which we were accustomed....more

Ice Cream Round Up #Giveaway

Fudge Topped Marshmallow Ice Cream Cookie Dough Ice Cream Fudge Topped Chocolate Ice Cream Pie Oreo Ice Cream Ice Cream Round Up from My Blogger Friends: I ...more

Oreo Chocolate Chip Bars #TwoSweetiePies

Another Winning Cookie Bar You know you’ve hit a home run when your hubby comes home from a work dinner at a fancy-schmancy restaurant, but didn’t have dessert because of the “brownies” at home. These rich and chewy Oreo Chocolate Chip Bars took only minutes to whip up, but were memorable enough to trump the...more

Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake #SundaySupper

Will I Finally Get the Hubby to Eat Zucchini??? This week’s Sunday Supper theme is squash! You may recall that the hubby avoids zucchini like the plague ....more

Chicken Peppers and Peas en Papillote #SkinnyTip #FrenchFridayswithDorie

A Little Recipe Razzle Dazzle Our French Fridays recipe this week was not going to fly at Chez Berg. When I spotted the dreaded curry in the recipe title (on Bill’s faux allergy list), I decided to do a little tweaking and created a more mundane Chicken Peppers and Peas en Papillote. Instead of curry, I used a French seasoning salt and some fresh thyme ....more

Triple Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies #SkinnyTip

Oatmeal Cookie Craving Besides his rule of only not eating cherries unless they’re in Kool-Aid, my not-so-gourmet...more

Sour Cream Pear Bread #TwelveLoaves

Pear Quick Bread I have eaten scrumptious pear coffee cakes, but never a pear quick bread. I was bound and determined to create a moist and flavorful loaf, and, indeed, I did. This Sour Cream Pear Bread is full of small pear chunks plus a hint of spice from cinnamon and ginger ....more

Caramel Butter Bars #Giveaway

Crazy Delicious Caramel Bars I am a caramel purest, so I wasn’t sure what to think when a jar of Stonewall Kitchen’s Vanilla Chai Caramel Sauce arrived at my door. It tasted of subtle warm spices…much like chai tea! I wondered how the flavor would come through baked in a butter streusel bar ....more