Slow-Cooker Black Bean Ragout Review


Recipe 46 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman WW Note: I’m very happy to say this is a very low point indulgence and it’s based on your bread choice (and whether or not you count avocado and olive oil…which I don’t do when consuming in small quantities since they are healthy fats. When…

Corn Risotto Stuffed Poblanos Review


Recipe 45 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman WW Note: You’ll be able to get one pepper for about 5 points when you get 11 portions out of this vs 8. I had left over risotto so I’m guessing you can get 11 portions out of this no problem. These portions are generous…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Broccoli Rabe Panini with Mozzarella Review


Recipe 33 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman Another yummy sandwich to check off my list before this chapter shifts to tarts. I really enjoyed making this guy even though I made a mistake that made me laugh. My mistake…yeah that’s definitely not broccoli rabe. That’s broccolini. Why I thought they were the…

Ratatouille Sub Review


Recipe 32 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman Wow was this a killer recipe! We just gobbled it right up and I’m trying to figure out when I can make it again!! The veggies in this were so well flavored and came together so deliciously with the buttery bread. It’s truly craveable! I…