Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

I’d like to get props for teaching my students how to make fish tacos over ten years ago; they’re a mainstream menu item now but it wasn’t the case then. These fish tacos have remained in my memory in such a way that I won’t order the dish off a menu; these are the...

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Waffles

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Waffles

As I look back on my recipes from 2011 its pretty much cringe-city. The photos are terrible with a capital T and my writing… well, have you ever found an old diary you wrote as a teenager? It’s like that. The recipes, however, remain in my memory as tasty and well-tested. If the high...

Microwaved Mini Chocolate Cakes

Microwaved Mini Chocolate Cakes

For Tessa’s 8th birthday we hosted her third annual “sleep-under”, in which the girls come in their pjs, we eat cinnamon rolls and bacon, they have a dance party, and then they go home to their parents to sleep, all sugared up. This year we asked for books as gifts, and our favorite was...

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....

Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa Pilaf

I taught at Radnor High School between 2004 and 2010 – so that’s going back a long time now. My coworker was ahead of the trends and implemented a “grain bar” segment into our level 1 class. We cooked risotto, bulgar wheat, rice and quinoa. The kids called it “qwin-o-ah” and pretty much had...

Frittata with Broccoli and Turmeric

Frittata with Broccoli and Turmeric

Do you say turmeric or “toomeric”? Definitely got in a nice, civil argument with a friend about it. Turns out both ways work. I love when, in a conversation, you both keep using it the way you think it’s supposed to be pronounced. Like, “I’ve started taking turmeric supplements”. “Oh yeah? I cook with...

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...

Soppressata and Arugula Pizza

Soppressata and Arugula Pizza

Pulled this sheet from Real Simple, date unknown (found it deep in my file). I love when sweet, spicy and salty converge and with this ingredient list, I knew that was a definite possibility. It was listed as an “Easy Dinner 2” but let me tell you, folks, this pizza is no weeknight afterthought....