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...

Steamed Mussels in White Wine and Tomato Sauce

Mussels in Tomato Sauce Recipe

Every time I visit Boston, the one restaurant I must visit is Mother Anna’s in the North End. For twelve bucks, you can be served the most mouthwatering, scrumptious bowl of saucy steamed mussels fit for a king, and alongside it a hunk of...

Hearty Vegetarian Chili with Polenta Cakes

Vegetarian Chili Polenta Cake

One of my favorite meals to make on winter weekends is a warm and cozy, and usually very meaty, chili. However, I figured I’d try something new this time around and trick our tastebuds with a three-bean vegetarian chili that would be just as...

Italian Roast Beef Sandwiches

Roast Beef Red Pepper Provolone Sandwich

One of my favorite things to do in the spring and summer is make sandwiches, hop in the car with my hubby and set off for somewhere to have a picnic. Sometimes it’s the beach, or a mountaintop, or even just a park bench....

Banana and Blueberry Pancakes with Cinnamon-Vanilla Butter

Banana Blueberry Pancakes

I love pancakes. I love when people make them for me, I love having something so warm and fluffy for breakfast, I love that you can doll ‘em up with fruit and other fixings, or eat them plain. Pancakes are just so comforting and...

Traditional Yankee Pot Roast

Traditional Yankee Pot Roast

“This smells like something my mom would cook,” my husband and I said in unison as this tender, succulent pot roast was just above ready to make its way out of the oven and into our mouths. I could have described this pot roast...