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Sausage Polenta Pie

Sausage Polenta Pie

I have problems with cooking large quantities of food. I often begin making something and move to a larger pot. And then to an even larger pot. I’ve been trying to rein myself in, but I always like the idea of having leftovers to freeze. […]

Savory Spinach and Cheese Squares

Savory Spinach and Cheese Squares

Nothing is harder when you’re trying to eat healthy than going to a party or barbecue. There are dips and chips and cheese and crackers and everything else you shouldn’t be eating. Sometimes I like to bring something that tastes good to everyone, without them […]

Amazing Tamale Pie

Amazing Tamale Pie

I hate dieting. I try to keep healthy, but the pounds creep up on me and I find myself struggling into my jeans and feeling sluggish. So, in preparation for my wedding, I started Weight Watchers. I have done Weight Watchers in the past. When […]

Perfect Brownies

Perfect Brownies

I’m obviously a serious brownie lover. There is just something about that gooey, cakey, chewy, crispy texture that I love. I used to swear by Ruth Reichl’s Art Park Brownies, but they were actually too rich and fudgy not to mention they were insanely labor intensive. The […]

Finnish Blueberry Pie

Finnish Blueberry Pie

It’s hard to say why you pick a recipe. Sometimes, someone asks you to make a specific thing, because they’re craving it or they had something like it at a restaurant. Sometimes, it’s something you’ve had before and want to find a better way to […]

Tomato Pie

Tomato Pie

I’ve been obsessed with tomatoes since I was a kid. I actually once ate so many that I ended up at the doctor, who at first thought I had scarlet fever again because I was all red and itchy. But then he asked what I’d […]

Nutella Millionaire’s Shortbread

Nutella Millionaire’s Shortbread

I haven’t posted in awhile because I was celebrating my stepson’s 10th birthday in Virginia. Before I left, I thought about what to make him. He loves a bunch of desserts that I regularly make, but I wanted to surprise him with something special that he’d […]

Eggplant and Smoked Gouda Pasta

Eggplant and Smoked Gouda Pasta

I’ve worked in restaurants for a long time. Some of them were good and some of them were bad. Most of them had one dish that stood out to me. After college, I lived in Morristown, NJ and worked at a restaurant in the town […]

Cinnamon Swirl Cake

Cinnamon Swirl Cake

For Mother’s Day, I tested a couple of different recipe ideas for something special for my mom. She’s pretty awesome. She’s funny, smart, kind, and all the things you’d want in a mom. However, she cannot cook. Like, at all really. It’s not that she’s […]

Sausage and Rice Timbale

Sausage and Rice Timbale

I tried this recipe because of the movie “Big Night” with Tony Shaloub and Stanley Tucci. In the movie, there is a scene where they make a timbale, which means drum in Italian. It is an over-the-top production with multiple steps and ingredients, anticipated with […]