Pecan Praline Almond Cookies

These may be the absolutely best cookies I’ve ever made. I’m serious about that. Oh, I love chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cookies and other cookies just fine. But these cookies are different. The texture is at the sameRead more…

Beer Cheese Burgers

Cheese! Cheese! CHEESE!!!I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, under the shadow of O’Hare airport’s many flights, and just a few blocks from the entrance to the tollway that led to the Mecca of cheese – otherwise known as Wisconsin.Read more…

Butterscotch Ice Cream

Yes, I do make a lot of ice cream. So you’d think I wouldn’t needing any more ice cream books. But here’s the thing. I seldom make the same ice cream twice. Oh, I make chocolate a lot – butRead more…

Lemon-Basil-Dill Salad Dressing

I love trying new products. I’m always scouring the grocery store for things I haven’t tried yet. I’m always throwing things into my cart with no clue how I’m going to use them. I bring them home and use themRead more…

Magical Shell

You know that chocolate sauce that you buy at stores and pour on ice cream and it turns into hard shell? It’s magical, right? And now, I have the magic! When I got my paws on the new cookbook, BigRead more…

Sweet ‘n Spicy Crunchy Crumb-Coated Chicken

I love a good challenge, so when the folks at Honey Bunches of Oats asked me if I’d like to adapt or create a recipe using their product, I decided to create my own masterpiece. And this is truly aRead more…