Smores Dip

S’mores – Now With Less Camping!

You’re welcome and I’m sorry. This is addictive and a super-convenient way to easily eat the equivalent of 7 or 8 S’mores in one sitting when you’d normally have 1 or 2. Don’t want to sleep in a tent? Not interested in being eaten by a bear? Prefer forks instead of eating off of a dirty stick…

Zuppa di Scarola, aka Escarole Soup

This was my mother in law’s recipe until I made a pretty big change to it.  Don’t tell her. My MIL pronounces this dish as “shka-dole”, as does my husband, and so do I – This way we’re all talking about the same thing.  It also means that the “Zuppa di” and the “a” at the end of “Scarola”…

The Best Baked Ziti

Before we start let’s set some ground rules: Mozzarella is pronounced ‘MUTZ-a-dell’. Ricotta is pronounced ‘rih-GOTT’. This isn’t really Italian but 4 out of 5 people in New York/New Jersey with at least one family member named Sonny like to think it is.

Like Warm Apple Pie Sandwiches

You know when your mouth says “more now!” and your stomach says “no mas!”?  This will be one of those times. If you don’t feel like dipping the filled sandwiches in batter just make french toast instead and then spread the apple pie filling on top.  I promise I won’t tell anyone how embarrassingly lazy you…

Ginger Oh Snap! Cookies

These are so tasty and since ginger is a great anti-inflammatory eating 5 in a row is obviously good for me.  I am soooo not inflamed right now.

The Perfect Pot Roast

This recipe is exactly how Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman and one of my culinary idols, wrote it because one thing I’ve learned is that you don’t screw with perfection.  The only way you could make this better is to serve it over $20 bills.