Heart Stuffed Shells with Lemon Ricotta Bechamel Review


Recipe 42 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman I’m glad to share with you the next recipe in Deb’s Vegetarian Main Dish chapter….because who doesn’t love a stuffed shell pasta! There were lots of ingredients for this recipe but it is a pretty straightforward, non technical dish that is pretty impressive in taste…

Linguine with Cauliflower Pesto Review


Recipe 41 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman Okay so I made this one just long enough ago that you won’t be getting my freshest thoughts about this recipe and for that…I apologize. #momlife is real and well intentioned plans like blogging go up in smoke on a daily basis. I’ve learned to…

Enneagram & Marriage Counseling


Life’s felt really full these past couple months. I haven’t done much of life updates because it’s been a blur…fun, enjoyable, hard and frustrating…full really does sum it up. Recently, I have been spending a lot of time listening to a few different podcasts on the Enneagram which is something my husband and I have…

Sweet Peas and Shells Alfredo Review


Recipe 40 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman Wow, let’s just stop and recognize that I’m 40 recipes in! That’s hard to get my head around. Have I really made that many?? Crazy. I checked today and I’m just a few recipes away from being half way through the cookbook. I also noticed…

Gnocchi in Tomato Broth Review


Recipe 39 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman I am very proud of this little dish! I was really nervous making gnocchi because it seems hard but Deb does a very kind job of encouraging her readers to understand it has been made out to be a tad more complicated then they may…

Eggplant and Three Cheese Calzone Review


Recipe 38 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman This is a wrap on the sandwich, tart and pizza chapter and I’m pretty sad about it! I learned a whole lot this chapter and per usual, she ended her chapters with a bang. This is not your typical calzone! Think, cheesy goodness inside delicious…

Shaved Asparagus Pizza Review


Recipe 37 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman I think…I THINK….I figured out my dough problem…because, look at this guy! He’s beautiful :) I’m so proud of this pizza. It tasted amazing and looked pretty and was way better then homemade pizzas I’ve made in the past! So, what was the problem before??…

Everyday Margarita Pizza Review


Recipe 36 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman This grumpy looking margarita pizza is a tad bit embarrassing but I’m braving the eyebrow raises to bring you the reality of how junky this recipe went for me. I’m blaming my yeast because I can’t figure anything else out as to why it failed…

Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Galette Review


Recipe 35 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman Apologies for the radio silence. I’ve been slowly recovering with normal cooking since the beginning of the month. I also kept looking at this recipe and forgetting to see if I could even find butternut squash in July. I hadn’t seen it at Trader Joe’s…

Wild Mushrooms Tart Review


Recipe 34 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman I’m not a fan of mushrooms so I was less then excited for this recipe but knew it would probably be a little better then I expected it to be. And I’m glad to say that it was. My feelings for mushrooms haven’t changed but…