Monthly Archives: May 2011

Irrational Fear? Not Of Stuffed Crust Pizza.

I have some irrational fears. Oh, I know you are just dying to hear them. First one. Those Pillsbury dough cylinders where you have to press the seam to open them. You know the ones. These. Sometimes I’ll press my … Continue reading

Posted in Main Courses | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Chocolate Salted Caramel Mini Cupcakes

This is my favorite recipe of all the new ones I made for the Porch Party I threw on Saturday Night. If you love the caramel/salt thing, then these are for you. I love that they are mini cupcakes, too. … Continue reading

Posted in Cupcakes | 3 Comments

Cantaloupe Melon With Paté In Tasting Spoons

So, I had my Porch Party yesterday. Few things in life are as sweet as being surrounded by friends while laughing, eating and drinking. A new porch doesn’t hurt. I have a ton of party recipes to share, but thought … Continue reading

Posted in Starters | 2 Comments

Short And Sweet. Bug Cupcakes.

I am most definitely NOT a fan of insects of any sort. But, these edible bugs are just too cute not to love. Bug Cupcakes Ingredients: 1 pkg white cake mix 2 (16 oz) containers vanilla frosting Assorted food coloring … Continue reading

Posted in Cupcakes | Tagged , | 2 Comments

S’more Brownies

You want to hear something incredible? We have not had a BBQ grill for the last 7 years. Can you believe that?? The reasons were numerous, the major one being a patio with an ungated pool when my little ones … Continue reading

Posted in Brownies | 2 Comments

Salted Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

I am so ready for a party. I am so NOT ready for my Porch Party as of right now. Baseball games, lacrosse, May Fest (!!), band concert tonight, orthodontist appt this morning, piano lessons, the “furnace guy”…oh yeah, I … Continue reading

Posted in Cookies | Leave a comment

Asparagus, Sundried Tomato, Olive And Gruyère Loaf

We just built a porch. So, this weekend I am having a porch party. I’m up to my elbows in chocolate and butter. It’s a good look. You should have seen my experiments yesterday with black royal icing and red … Continue reading

Posted in Bread, Side Dish, Starters | 1 Comment

Red, White And Blue Cupcakes

Here are some tie dye cupcakes in patriotic colors. Great for Memorial Day or the 4th of July. They are very simple to make and always draw smiles. Like these jokes. What did one flag say to the other flag? … Continue reading

Posted in Cupcakes | 2 Comments

Chocolate Toffee Cookies

If you love chocolate, these are for you. I really love the sea salt on top. Chocolate Toffee Cookies Ingredients: 1/2 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 pound bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped 1/4 cup unsalted … Continue reading

Posted in Cookies | Leave a comment


Have you heard of Poutine? The first time I had it was a few years ago when we went skiing up by the Canadian border. French fries and cheese curds covered in a rich brown gravy. Sounds strange, tastes wonderful. … Continue reading

Posted in Main Courses, Starters | 1 Comment