Creamy Tapenade Dip

You may notice that my last recipe also has “creamy” in the title. This is because I got a new food processor after mine being broken for over a year, and I’ve been getting a little bit over enthusiastic with it. Tapenade is really best chopped with a knife instead of a food processor, but…

Kheer-India

Kheer is kind of like rice pudding- and is eaten all over India. Every state in India is like a different country, they all have their own languages and cuisines. I almost skipped this, because I didn’t want to take sides. But kheer? Kheer is everywhere. It’s usually eaten in the summer, but it’s just…

Creamy Spring Soup

It’s not spring yet, but spring is coming. In just 5 days! It’s still so cold that it feels like 5 years. I’m so tired of the wind. I feel cold for a long time after I come inside, which is why I made this soup! It’s hot, comforting, and reminds me that spring is…

Three Ingredient Breakfast Bake

1/3 of the ingredients are from the freezer. If you don’t have the other 2/3, I think you’re beyond help. This is one of my favorite breakfasts! The good news is, it’s entirely sugar free. It’s also high in protein. We won’t talk about the cholesterol. We’re trying to stay positive in 2018. It takes…

Meatball-Ravioli Soup

This soup is just plain ornery. You want soup? You want a light, refreshing soup? You think soup is broth-y and elegant? This soup isn’t. This soup is glorified tomato sauce. This soup has meatballs. This soup has ravioli. Ravioli! Make this soup. And you will enjoy this soup. This soup isn’t one of those…

Southern Salmon Sheet Pan Supper

This comes together in less than 15 minutes, including baking time. I may have cheated and gotten the barbecue sauce out of the fridge, but everything else is 100% pried from the depths of the freezer! This is a complete (yummy!) meal, and stays good for about a week (or a month in the freezer)….

Gnocchi

Gnocchi is probably the most underrated Italian food. Bruschetta, polenta, foccacia, and antipasti have all been incorporated into the mainstream, but gnocchi’s been left behind, in all it’s spuddy glory. Did you know spuddy was a word? No squiggly red line showed up under it, so it’s a word. That’s my story and I’m sticking…

Pita Bread

Did you know that you can have fresh pita and hummus in under 40 minutes? The rumors are true. Making fresh pita always intimidated me- but it’s really not too different from making fresh tortillas. Back in the good old days, before I knew what the quadratic formula was or what constituted high crimes and…

Garlic Bread

There is a kind of independence that comes with making garlic bread. You don’t need anyone! Or any Italian  restaurants! You can make garlic bread whenever, wherever. Well, as long as you have baguettes, garlic, parsley, and olive oil. This is not to be confused with garlic-cheese bread, which is a cheesy, creamy, decadent affair….

Truffle Cavatappi and Cheese

This is it. This is the best use for truffle paste. I’m cutting truffle week short: making it a Monday-Friday week, just because I have peaked. I was going to make truffle meatballs: useless! Utterly useless! I was going to be a smart aleck and make chocolate truffles: what’s the point? Because this, this, this…