Spinach Salad with Grilled Peaches and Blue Cheese

Peaches: Not Just for Dessert! Peach season comes and goes too darn quickly. I need to get my fill of pies, crisps and cobblers while this juicy, fragrant fruit is...more

Vanilla Caramel Swirl Ice Cream #IceCreamWeek #Giveaway

A Salute to Caramel When we were in Denver last month, Katie and Bill would take a stroll down to the hotel lobby each evening to get their single servings of Häagen-Dazs...more

Berry Topped Chocolate Silk Tart #SundaySupper

College Send Off With only one of our children still in school, and that school being a university, our back to school routines don’t revolve around buying school supplies and packing lunch boxes. Instead, we have a big family meal before the big college send off. And at our house, these sorts of family gatherings call for throwing a big slab o’ meat on the grill and finishing off the meal with a rich chocolate dessert ....more

Roasted Peppers #FrenchFridayswithDorie #SkinnyTip

Winding Down We are in the last stretch of ...more

Summer Tomato Tart #SkinnyTip

A Bounty of Gorgeous Tomatoes I just can’t help myself, but when July rolls around and garden and heirloom tomatoes are plentiful, I’m compelled to whip...more

Zucchini Bread #SkinnyTip

Oh Where, Oh Where, Did My Zucchini Go? This time of year, I’m always hoping to find a donation of...more

White Chocolate Brownies #TwoSweetiePies

Recipe Redux I have a little gizmo at the bottom of my posts that shares related posts. Sometimes I gasp at the look of the old posts that pop up. Usually a terrific recipe, but photographed in my dark kitchen with no attempt at food styling ....more

Bread and Butter Pickles #SundaySupper #SkinnyTip

North Dakota Memories Each summer, we’d pile into our unairconditioned station wagon and take the eight hour trek up to visit our North Dakota relatives. There were no seat belts or radio in that car, either. My dad was a frugal man! ...more

Tuna Confit with Black Olive Tapenade and Tomato Salsa #FrenchFridayswithDorie #SkinnyTip

What is a Confit? If you’re wondering what the heck a confit is, you’ve come to the right place. Pronounced “cone-FEE,” the term simply refers to a meat cooked in its own fat ....more