Leek Fritters with Garlic and Lemon


Recipe 43 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman I am happy to say that this recipe is actually more waistline friendly then the last few were so for my WW peeps out there (ugh to the new name…consumer panels are your friends Weight Watchers!)… this is for you. These come out to 1…

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…

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…

Plum Poppy Seed Muffins Review


Recipe 3 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman WW Note: These muffins portion out into 12 servings and come out to 6 points but with 2 modifications you can have one for 5. Use ICBIN Butter instead of real butter and swap out greek yogurt for sour cream. Okay, we’re back in business!…

Peachy Sour Cream Pancakes Review


Recipe 1 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman WW Note: for those who are counting Freestyle points, these pancakes are 1 point for 1 pancake (4 inches) 3 points for 2, or 4 points for 3 if you sub out sour cream for greek yogurt. Happy New Year! Hope you had a wonderful…

Summer S’mores Cookie Bars


Don’t judge…I know my last post was preaching about how I’m doing low-calorie dieting and cooking. However, I was asked to bring a dessert to a wedding reception bbq for a couple in my life group and the bride mentioned s’mores as an idea. ┬áSo, I decided to hunt around for a recipe for a…

Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes….MY WAY!


What to make when you’ve lost your wisdom teeth and cringe at the thought of eating something crunchy…..I’m not sure if you’ve had the same dilema but that’s what has been on my brain recently since getting my wisdom teeth pulled on Friday. I was lucky and didn’t have any swelling or major jaw pain…

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe!


It’s been a little while since I’ve posted because life has been overwhelmingly busy which means there has been very little cooking in the kitchen by me! But even when you’re busy you have to eat, right?! I found this awesome chocolate chip cookie recipe on a new favorite of mine…Foodfolio.com. It’s a very friendly…

Salted Peanut Butter-Toffee Thumbprint Cookies


Tis the season for making Christmas cookies! I am not an avid baker, but this time of year, it seems like you should be participating in the baking fun! This year I am a little more inspired since I have two cookie exchange parties to go to :) Am I the only one that stresses…