Cast Iron Pan Pizza

Cast Iron Pan Pizza

OH my word. I think I ate at Pizza Hut once in my life, clutching my book-it coupon, but it was memorable. That greasy crust on the “personal pan pizza” was marked on my memory in a very intense way; when I saw this recipe in my ATK magazine I couldn’t wait to give...

Oven-Baked Cheeseburger Sliders

Oven-Baked Cheeseburger Sliders

These sliders have been on my site since before I had Leo. Here’s an excerpt from the original introduction. “We don’t know what gender baby we are having for #2, and even though I have a sneaking suspicion it’s another girl, if I reflected on my current eating patterns, I might think boy. All...

Homemade Salsa

Homemade Salsa

My friend Bethany brought this to my house with some (delicious) guacamole and chips. As we all chatted I dug into the guac (obviously). If and when I dunk my chip into salsa it’s for one of two reasons. Either there isn’t any guacamole, or I’ve eaten so much gaucamole that I think to...

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. 

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