Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Happy April Fool’s Day! Sorry that I don’t have any wacky fool-your-friends recipes to share. But, I can guarantee that you can fool your friends, family or unsuspecting spouse into thinking that this creamy, heavenly homemade ricotta cheese was bought from the store… Except for...

Beer Battered Fish and Chips

Beer Battered Fish and Chips

While my husband and I were honeymooning in jolly old Londontown two years ago, I had every intention of trying all the traditional English dishes. On my list were Yorkshire pudding, cottage pie and a scrumptious Sunday roast. But after my first (attempt at...

Peanut Brittle

Peanut Brittle Recipe (2)

I think it’s funny that food plays a big part of so many important occasions in the world. Take, for example, ham for Easter, cakes on birthdays, turkey on Thanksgiving. There’s nothing better than sharing a big meal around a table with your family...

Fresh Fruit Phyllo Tartlettes

Fresh Fruit Phyllo Tartlettes

There are two things I had been meaning to do for quite some time. The first was to visit the Smart & Final store that I’ve lived close to for almost four years, but had never stepped inside. And the second was to experiment...

Crispy Scallion Potato Pancakes

Scallion and Parmesan Potato Pancakes

I’m a morning person who really enjoys breakfast, and when I have it I usually have it on the sweet side. Whether it’s pancakes with maple syrup, cereal with blueberries, or a strawberry smoothie, I love a fruity, flavorful morning meal. However, sometimes I...

Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie

If today wasn’t my husband Mark’s birthday I would have no idea that it’s also Pi Day. But, thanks to him I’m well aware and every year, I have a great excuse to make him a pie. Last year, it was chicken pot pie....

Mini Meatball Subs with Provolone and Basil Pesto

Mini Meatball Subs

One of my absolute favorite comfort foods is spaghetti and meatballs. There’s nothing better than twirling your fork around a big bowl of spaghetti and spearing a saucy meatball with your fork. It just oozes “comfort” to me. So, when I found myself with...

Crispy Oven-Baked Potato Fries

Oven-Baked Fries

A few months ago, my husband and I threw out our outdoor grill, and though it was a sad, sad loss it was a necessity. We’re moving soon, and since the thing was rusty, crusty and all kinds of beat up after years of...

Tandoori Chicken with Basmati Rice

Tandoori Chicken

My first experience with Indian food in 2005 was not a good one. It was at a restaurant and I can remember it vividly: As my then-boyfriend and his parents scarfed up one after another plate of hot red and yellow dishes with indecipherable...

Tiramisu

Tiramisu dessert

Every Christmas, one lucky someone is sent down to the basement refrigerator at my in-laws’ house to retrieve the tiramisu, and forgive me, but I think it’s the happiest moment of the holiday season. The china comes out along with the fancy spoons and...