Fresh Strawberry Tart

Fresh Strawberry Tart

This week’s selection came from Marie at A Year in Oak Cottage, and it was a perfect pick to top off four days of 90-degree plus weather. Nothing screams summer quite like strawberries! This...

French Chocolate Brownies

French Chocolate Brownies

*Note to self: Let brownies cool before taking pictures, they would look less messy! Wow. Just wow. With all due respect to Ina’s Outrageous Brownies, these French Chocolate Brownies have trumped and become my...

Herbed-Baked Eggs

Herbed-Baked Eggs

Yes, yes, I have joined yet another baking group. This one, Barefoot Bloggers, was started by Tara of Smells Like Home, and is devoted to cooking/baking Ina Garten recipes twice a month. I was...

Instant Pancake Mix for Buttermilk Pancakes

Instant Pancake Mix for Buttermilk Pancakes

My search for the perfect from-scratch pancake has eluded me for some time. Some of the recipes have been way too loaded with butter, and others have resulted in curdled butter when mixing together...

Lighter Chicken Parmesan

Lighter Chicken Parmesan

Not too long ago, after I fell in love with Cook’s Illustrated magazine, I began recording the America’s Test Kitchen show on PBS. I have really enjoyed watching many of the recipes being made,...

Homemade Pita Bread

Homemade Pita Bread

I love hummus and I try to keep a batch of it in the fridge so I can snack on it during the week with vegetables. I keep meaning to buy some pita bread...

Traditional Madeleines

Traditional Madeleines

This week’s recipe was chosen by Tara of Smells Like Home. I was so excited to see that Madeleines were chosen, as I have been wanting to try them for some time now. After...

Chicken Fajita Enchiladas

Chicken Fajita Enchiladas

I have seen enchiladas popping up on a number of blogs recently, and have never had them, so I decided to make them for dinner Friday night. I absolutely loved these – they (and...

Yellow Cake with Chocolate-Hazelnut Filling & Chocolate Frosting

Yellow Cake with Chocolate-Hazelnut Filling & Chocolate Frosting

Happy Birthday to my sister, Lauren!! After I started taking my cake decorating classes, my sister asked if I would make (and decorate, of course) a cake for her birthday. Of course I said...

Fluted Polenta Ricotta Cake

Fluted Polenta Ricotta Cake

This week’s recipe selection comes to us from Caitlin over at Engineer Baker. I have to be completely honest – at first glance, this recipe didn’t seem all that appealing to me, but my...