That Skinny Chick Can Bake!!!

I'm a food blogger who focuses on yummy baked goods. I love to share decadent dessert recipes plus anything else under the delicious category! Mom to 3, wife to one, and ower of the sweetest, geriatric yellow lab.

Gretchen’s Baklava #SundaySupper

Nothing held my mom back in the kitchen and this Baklava was one of the most delicious, memorable treats she made for our family! Layered with filo, nuts and an orange flower water flavored syrup, it’s unforgettable! My Mom’s Baklava I was blessed to spend most of my childhood in a small, Midwest university town ....more

Best Banana Cream Pie

My Mother-in-Law requested a Banana Cream Pie to celebrate a momentous birthday. I was happy to oblige....more

Pretzel Rolls #ProgressiveEats

I love making yeast breads so when this month’s Progressive Eats theme was a Pretzel Party, I knew that I must bake up some Pretzel Rolls. Pretzel Rolls I hadn’t a clue how pretzel rolls were made, but turns out they’re a bit like bagels, needing some time in a steamy water bath after their first rise. I was also unsure of how to make the classic X across the top of these buns ....more

Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie #SundaySupper

This week, the Sunday Supper team is sharing regional specialties. As I hail from Indiana, I thought I was overdue to make my first Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie. Indiana Specialties Even though I was born in South Bend, Indiana, while my dad was at Notre Dame, AND have lived in Indiana for the past few decades, thinking of a classic Hoosier recipe gave me pause ....more

Roasted Creole Edamame

Folks have been roasting chickpeas for quite a while, but a girlfriend mentioned that she’d been using edamame. I picked up some of these legumes at the market, added some oil and seasonings and whipped up this Roasted Creole Edamame. Roasted Creole Edamame My real life friends know I eat a relatively healthy diet ....more

25+ Memorial Day Recipes

Can you believe we’re more than half-way through April? It’s time to start planning for picnics and dining al fresco; this roundup of 25+ Memorial Day recipes will definitely inspire you! Memorial Day Recipes Memorial Day weekend is the kickoff to the summer cooking and grilling season ....more

Le Bete Noire AKA The Black Beast #SundaySupper

I’ve been baking this Black Beast for nearly a decade. This sublime French flourless chocolate cake, also...more

Spring Freekeh Salad

Spring Freekeh Salad:...more

Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

Holidays require mashed potatoes around here. Blogging requires not making the same recipe year after year. This year, I elected to jazz up our spuds and baked up a Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole to accompany our Easter ham ....more

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars #TwoSweetiePies

If you’re craving an outrageous peanut butter treat, I’ve got you covered with these sensational Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars! Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars My friend, Danielle, has...more