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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…