Sweet Potato Fries with Creamy Avocado Dip

Sweet Potato Fries with Creamy Avocado Dip

Another recipe from my class. The students were thrilled that we were making “fries” and I was thrilled they were willing to try such a healthy veggie, tossed in an interesting spice blend and dunked in a complex dip. I remember they liked this dip so much that they begged me to save their...

Pizza Dip

Pizza Dip

You know I love America’s Test Kitchen, so it was a weird moment when I saw their recipe for “pizza dip” come across my Instagram. Don’t get me wrong – the moment was great, it was just surprising. ATK tends to stick to the classics – appetizers like authentic hummus or classic cheese puffs....

Italian Cheese Dip with Walnuts and Honey

Italian Cheese Dip with Walnuts and Honey

I came to the realization a few years ago that ultimately (except for the rare person like my friend Alison), most people just want warm chocolate chip cookies for dessert. I could make something fancy like panna cotta or pavlova and that would be nice, but we are basically just children and we just...

Homemade Hummus

Homemade Hummus

I’d gotten lazy (or should I say, busy) and stopped making hummus at home. For a while I stopped buying it at all, but my toddler adores the stuff and eats it like baby food so when I saw this recipe in my ATK magazine, I knew I had to try it. 

Cheese Straws

Cheese Straws

Do you know about frozen puff pastry? I love the stuff because the homemade version is really hard to make and not necessarily better tasting. I consistently keep a box of Pepperidge Farm frozen puff pastry in my freezer because truly, the possibilities are endless.

Chicken Spinach Enchilada Dip

Chicken Spinach Enchilada Dip

OH man. I’ve found my new go-to app. It’s crowd pleasing, naturally gluten free, and hearty enough to keep a pretty big group of people satisfied – kids included (Tessa’s a big fan). I got the idea from my favorite enchilada recipe and barely adapted the amounts to make it just a bit creamier,...

Simple Soft Pretzels

Simple Soft Pretzels

Alternate title: So Easy a Middle Schooler Could Make Them. Seriously. My middle school students made this exact recipe. Now, there are plenty of simple recipes that my middle schoolers made that I wouldn’t deem bloggable, but this is not one. These pretzels have a crisp exterior with a chewy center; the flavor has...

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