Daring Bakers Danish Braid

I love pastry! So I was excited to learn that this month's Daring Bakers challenge was Danish Braid. I have never made puff pastry from scratch and as I imagined, it was very time...

Light Tropical Carrot Cake

Carrot cake sounds like a healthy dessert, but most carrot cakes are loaded with fat and have over 600 calories a slice. So when Good Housekeeping published a healthy makeover carrot cake recipe with...

Two Weeks in Italy

I haven't been blogging lately, because I haven't been cooking lately. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with a fabulous two week trip to Italy. We had all kinds of wonderful Italian food. My...

You Make My Day Award

Priscilla from A Peek in Priscilla’s Kitchen has given me the “You Make My Day Award”. This is my first blogging award and Priscilla “made my day”. The award rules are: give the award to...

Lamb’s Famous Rice Pudding

April's Master Baker's challenge ingredient is vanilla. Lamb's creamy smooth vanilla rice pudding immediately came to mind when I was trying to decide what to make for this challenge. When I was just 18,...

Chicken Satay Noodle Salad

This is a great quick dinner recipe from Rachel Ray that the whole family enjoyed. The boys aren't that fond of cold salads, so I put the carrots in with the pasta for the...

Citrus Cream Cheese Pull Apart Rolls

This easy-to-make recipe takes frozen roll dough to a whole new level. Pre-made roll dough baked with a sweet, creamy orange cream cheese filling and tart dried cranberries, then topped with a sweet, crunchy citrus...

Malted-Milk Chocolate Cake

My entry for this month's Master Baker challenge is a recipe I cut out of Cooking Light magazine in 1999. My kids are not crazy about malted-milk balls, so I never made the cake....

Lighter Chicken Parmesan – from the Best Light Recipe cookbook by Cook’s Illustrated, a fabulous Chicken Parmesan recipe. It’s crispy, cheasy, healthy and delicious.

Lighter Chicken Parmesan

A lighter Chicken Parmesan recipe. Instead of frying the chicken cutlets in lots of oil, they're baked so they're crispy and cheesy, but also healthy and delicious. Marie of "Proud Italian Cook" and Maryann of...