Chocolate Fluffernutter Whoopie Pies

Chocolate Fluffernutter Whoopie Pies

Whoopie pie is the sort of dessert that, when you tell people your friends that you made whoopie pies for dessert, they get inordinately excited. And that’s a nice thing, when you put some work into dessert. These guys are about as time consuming as any cookie because the filling is literally the easiest...

Mayo-less Potato Salad with Fresh Herbs and Arugula

Mayo-less Potato Salad with Fresh Herbs and Arugula

Two of my cousins, Claire and Kim, like to make my recipes which makes me SO happy! They’re also not shy about calling me while standing in grocery store aisles or their kitchens with urgent questions about ingredients and cooking techniques. To be honest, I LOVE this. It throws me back to teaching. If...

Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

This was EASY. And I mean it (Lindsay Ridell I really mean it). For summertime entertaining this is a no brainer. It serves 8-10 and can be made days in advance, not to mention it takes about twenty minutes of “effort time” to put together. And really, who doesn’t love ice cream desserts and...

Cheesy Baked Polenta with Swiss Chard

Cheesy Baked Polenta with Swiss Chard

One of the first meals that I started to “play around with” in a no-recipe kind of way baked ziti. I realized that with pasta, cheese, sauce, and fix-ins you could absolutely make edible slash delicious dinners. I’d add meat and veggies to make the dish more substantial, and this was a pretty frequent...

Lemon Lush

Lemon Lush

Lemon Lush is a favorite dessert in my family. Every 4th of July this is served, and devoured, without fail. If you read the ingredients you’ll see packaged lemon pudding mix – you can trust that if I’m sharing a recipe with a pre-packaged mix the results had better be fantastic.

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