Baking Chez Moi - Limoncello Cupcakes

Limoncello is an Italian lemon liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy. Very special, small batch productions are also released a few times a year out of the DeLauro home, overlooking Mission Bay, in sunny San Diego ;-) Holli's Limoncello I'm several days late in posting April's first Baking Chez Moi recipe, only because I wanted to make these luscious lemony cupcakes to share at ...more

Baking Chez Moi: Crispy-Topped Brown Sugar Bars

Now we're talking! A chewy brown sugar cookie base, covered by a layer of partially melted Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate, topped with boozy-caramelized Rice Krispies....more

Baking Chez Moi: Lemon Lavender Madeleines

No sooner had the warm liquid mixed with the crumbs touched my palate than a shudder ran through me and I stopped, intent upon the extraordinary thing that was happening to me....more

Baking Chez Moi: Not-So-Pink Grapefruit Tart

The second recipe of the month from Baking Chez Moi is a Pink Grapefruit Tart...more

For the Love of Chocolate - Tuesdays with Dorie, Baking Chez Moi

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. - Charles M ....more

Baking Chez Moi - Brown Butter and Vanilla Bean Weekend Cake

Brown Butter & Vanilla Bean Weekend Cake is the first recipe in Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi (p. 6), a 477-page cookbook filled with uncomplicated contemporary and specialty desserts from all over France. Baking Chez Moi is divided into seven sections: Simple Cakes; Fancy Cakes; Tarts & Galettes; Baby Cakes & Petite Pastries; Cookies & Bars; Fruit, Creams, Frozen Desserts & Candies ...more

Baking Chez Moi - Granola Energy Bars

I'm glad I made these Granola Energy Bars, and our second recipe for January, Brown Butter and Vanilla Bean Weekend Cake, a few weeks ago, or this post may have fallen by the wayside... Last week was irritating to say the least, with flooding in my bedroom, a backed up kitchen sink, and Trapper battling yet another health issue. Things settled down by Friday, and I had a great time ...more

Wishing Yule All a Happy New Year!

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas...the day after. The temperature on our morning walk was 46 degrees! That's pretty nippy for these parts, and it may get even colder ....more

I'm Back..Cranberry Crackle Tart

Yes, it's been a LONG time since I've done a blog post...four months tomorrow, to be exact. Sometimes, you just need a break, and I also needed some time to think about where I want to go and what I'm trying to accomplish with my blog! When I first started blogging regularly in 2009, I enjoyed sharing our summer Concert in the Park culinary themed picnics and I was involved in various online ...more


The culinary theme for Sunday's Concert in the Park with The Mighty Untouchables came down to a few choices: Food you wouldn't want to touch or eat with your fingers; a dish created by playing with your food; or finger food. I offered the group a choice between the second two... It was hot and muggy Sunday morning, with thunder, lightening and a massive 10-minute downpour ....more