The Definitive Pizza Topping Ranking

I am a mass consumer of pizza. In my household, we probably consume two or three pizza or pizza-like substances a week at bare minimum. I think because my wife and I both work retail and she goes to school full time, our food options tend to lean toward the easy and the take out. I have always been a pizza lover and over the years have developed into a pizza snob. I will tend to eat anything on a pizza but I definitely have my favorites.  Read More The Definitive Pizza Topping Ranking

Chocolate of the Day: Banana and Nutella Ice Cream

This recipe is more like a glorified smoothie than actual ice-cream. With Nutella. Best of all, there is no need to futz with making custard or finding yourself an ice cream maker. Read More Chocolate of the Day: Banana and Nutella Ice Cream

Get in my Belleh: Soup aux Legumes de Maman

So we all know fall is pretty much here: It’s getting darker and colder at night, even if it’s still warm during the day. And with fall approaching and winter coming after that, it’s only natural to want eat something warm to help beat the cold outside. So from The French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook, by Mireille Guiliano, here’s something you’ll want put in your belly, Soupe aux Legumes de Maman.

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Great Recipe Alert!: Reese’s Stuffed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Reese’s and chocolate chip cookies, this recipe is definitely for you. My first thought was, “Why didn’t I think of this!?!” And they taster even better than they look. Warning: you might drool looking at this cookie porn so get your bib handy. Read More Great Recipe Alert!: Reese’s Stuffed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Beggars’ Banquet: Mac & Cheese (With Gluten Free Substitutes)

My mother used to make this on the regular in our home when I was growing up, and yesterday I was utterly craving something gooey and cheesy. I also discovered, to my delight, that I remembered how to make it without asking my mother and without looking up a recipe.

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Dairy and Lactose Be Damned! (Vegan) Cheese-Drenched Munchies for the Rest of Us

Praise be to Daiya! Lactose intolerant rejoice! Finally, a vegan cheese worth bragging about has arrived on the market. Let’s be real here ““ many vegan cheeses get the texture, smell, and taste way wrong. Embarrassingly wrong. Read More Dairy and Lactose Be Damned! (Vegan) Cheese-Drenched Munchies for the Rest of Us

Easy Sunday Brunch (and French Toast Strata Recipe)

One of my favorite things to do is throw a brunch. The first place I lived after my parents’ was a house with four other girls, two of whom loved to cook and entertain, so group meals and brunches became a regular occurrence. The participants would change over the years (hazard of living in a college town), but getting some friends together for breakfast and mimosas at the weekend remains one of my small pleasures. Many people are freaked out by the idea of hosting a brunch, thinking it too big or too complicated or requiring too much effort, but once you stop trying to be Ina Garten and just be yourself, you’ll love throwing brunches, too. Read More Easy Sunday Brunch (and French Toast Strata Recipe)