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Allegra Stein just might have the best chocolate chip cookie going.

I met Allegra Stein online a few months ago and she answered my plea on Facebook when I asked if anyone knew of a REALLY, REALLY, REALLY good chocolate chip cookie recipe. I went to my local grocery store to get the ingredients I didn’t readily have in my pantry and whipped up a batch. […]

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A Caesar Salad fit to scare the VAMPIRES away

Vampire Slaying Caesar Salad Yes, this caesar salad is that garlicy. If that’s not to your taste just add less, but you never know when Edward Cullen might be lurking around your doorstep right? Although, if you’re one of those Twi-hard types, maybe that’ll be NO garlic for you. I got this caesar salad recipe […]

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A pretty delectable chocolate brownie

I love chocolate… Like, really, really love chocolate. I probably weigh 5 (harumphh… er perhaps 10) pounds more than I should because of chocolate. But that’s OK. My love is true, my love is pure. I also love a little magazine called Cooks Illustrated. Every recipe I’ve tried from them has been top notch, and […]

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If this isn’t the best SPICY HUMMUS you’ve ever tried I’ll eat my shoe

This is one of those recipes that every time I make it (which has probably been oh, about a thousand times) I get asked for the recipe. I’m happy to share my recipes, especially ones that I feel are my own creation, since I’ve tweaked this recipe to my own tastes. There’s one thing that […]

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Seriously the best peanut butter cookies in the world

Yes, this recipe for peanut butter cookies is another one of my moms. It’s a classic, just not one the kids can take to school, which royally sucks. How so many kids can be allergic to peanuts that its BANNED from schools is beyond me! Anyways, here’s the recipe, I hope you like it as […]

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My moms Bolognese style meat sauce (ie. comfort food to me)

This is a super simple sauce to make and puts any canned one to shame! I’m a firm believer that lasagna is only as good as it’s sauce, so lets just say that this sauce makes a wicked lasagna ( recipe coming soon!) Mmmm, I’m getting hungry. INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2-2 med. onions 4 cloves of […]

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Elaine’s Clam Chowder

I got this recipe from my friend Deb’s mom. They’re both amazing cooks and I rely on their recipes the way I rely on my moms and I know they’ll be good! I had this soup for the first time about 3 years ago at Elaine’s house. I was there to help give out candy […]

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Mara’s Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

My mom is an amazing baker and cook. I’ve pretty well learned all I know from her. Heck I’m almost 42 and I still call her with technical questions on a monthly basis, so lets just say she’s my baking mentor. This, however, is not one of her recipes… it’s my dad’s former secretary Mara’s. […]

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