Noodle-Less Crockpot Eggplant Parmesan

Noodle-Less Crockpot Eggplant Parmesan

Although a lot of people swear by their slow cookers, I’ve had as many good experiences as bad—so needless to say I’m a bit cautious. I find that vegetables tend to steam in the Crock Pot, and limp, colorless veggies are so not my jam. If you can relate, I hope that my Crock Pot reservations...

Roasted Garlic Dip

Roasted Garlic Dip

Roasted garlic is to cooking as browned butter is to baking (I scored excellently in the analogies section of the SAT’s). It takes an extra minute but the newfound flavor is unparalleled. It usually seems like a messy and time consuming endeavor and I have to say rarely (if ever) roast garlic. When I...

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

The end of the title should be “in 20 minutes”. Who doesn’t love 20 minute, light and healthy chicken dinners? I made this on a Sunday during naptime; my brother-in-law Jimmy listened patiently as I illustrated to him how to zest a lime and avoid the bitter pith (he’s a nice boy for acting...

Whole-Wheat Blackberry Almond Muffins

Whole-Wheat Blackberry Almond Muffins

I just love muffins. Done right, they’re the original 100-calorie packs but without any wasted packaging. Allow me to explain.You see, my friends, you needn’t fear the muffin. When you’re smart about your ingredients and mixins’, your muffins won’t tip the caloric scale. And paired with a nonfat latte (or the poor man’s latte...

Lemon Poppy Seed Angel Food Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Angel Food Cake

We had a cake unit in my second level cooking class – consistently a great time. To start things off I’d teach them about the different types or categories of cakes. Angel food cake has all sorts of rules so it was fun to teach. Interested in filling up your mind with some possibly...

Chicken Sausage and Spinach Stuffed Shells

Chicken Sausage and Spinach Stuffed Shells

You know that generally, when I cook or bake, I enjoy simplicity. Fewer ingredients means it’s quicker and easier overall. That being said, basic lasagna/manicotti/stuffed shells just screams for some jazzing up. I’m speaking nutritionally here, since obviously cheese, pasta, and tomato sauce is outrageously perfect just as it is. 

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