Grilled Cheese Bar

Grilled Cheese Bar

I mean really, is there anything better than a grilled cheese sandwich? I don’t think there is. The unpretentious grilled cheese CAN be fancy enough for a dinner party if you provide the right fixin’s – and the cooking method ensures you’ll have eight crispy, melty sandwiches ready at EXACTLY the same moment.

Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e Fagioli

“Fazool” is how you pronounce it, in case you’ve been holding back ordering it due to possible waiter embarrassment. This soup is a make again (and again and again) for my little family as well as my parents and in-laws. Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen, its flavor is unparalleled. 

Healthy, Low Calorie Breakfast Cookies

Healthy, Low Calorie Breakfast Cookies

I’ve read before that having something sweet with your healthy breakfast isn’t the worst thing, and could even help with weight-loss. I refuse to do further research because I don’t want to read any evidence to the contrary. I eat a small handful of Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate chips with my coffee every morning, and...

Salty Honey Pie

Salty Honey Pie

My mom can be a bit of a contrarian – especially when it comes to technology. She staunchly believes that it’s out to get her and that the old way is almost always better. Case and point, I can talk about her on my blog because she seldom reads it (since it’s on the...

Peanut Butter Caramel Corn

Peanut Butter Caramel Corn

Lately I’ve been led in the kitchen by hankerings. Aren’t they just the darndest? Midmorning on one of our several (hundred) (stupid) recent snowdays, I wanted peanut butter caramel corn. Inexplicably, really, as it’s a recipe I posted almost three years ago. I had everything on hand and nothing was going to stop me.

Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas

Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas

I find so many parallels between Italian and Mexican food. You basically have a grain (pasta or tortilla), a tomato based sauce, veggies, meats, and a whole lot of cheese in every dish. To me, enchiladas are the Italian equivalent of manicotti – I know, this is not rocket science, it’s fairly obvious. Food...

Cream Cheese Brownies

Cream Cheese Brownies

It’s always important to consider the crowd when you’re charged with bringing food somewhere. Recently I was to bring something sweet to a lunchtime play date. My cousin Katie was going to be there and she’s a ravenous breast-feeding skinny girl – the other two ladies I don’t know quite as well but I...

Cheesy Beefy Sliders

Cheesy Beefy Sliders

The other day someone mentioned a recipe from homebeccanomics that they make every week as a family favorite. I said in return, “I LOVE THAT RECIPE”. She was confused because I looked sad. I had to then explain that the problem with constantly being on the search for new recipes is that you rarely...

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