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…

Chicken and Egg Salad “Toasts” with Lemon Aioli & Fennel Review


Recipe 30 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman Let’s start off by saying this is not a good representation of Deb’s recipe. I failed tragically and what you see here is a fancy chicken salad sandwich…not toast. My husband oohed and ahhhed over it but it really is just a salvage of the…

Sugar Snap Salad with Miso Dressing Recipe Review


Recipe 24 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman Rounding the corner this week is salad recipe number 2 and another winner for the Mays. A little more prep on this salad with the chopping and blanching of the peas but if you’ve got time to chop, this guy will hold up well even…

Iceberg Stack with Blue Cheese and Radishes Review


Recipe 21 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman This was one of the easiest recipes she’s given me so far and I love a good wedge salad. I think the best I’ve had had candied nuts on it which takes a wedge salad to a whole new level. I miss Johnny Carinos!! The…

Zucchini Ribbons with Almond Pesto Review


Recipe 19 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman Yum guys! This recipe is yum. 10 points and all the stars…you’ve got to try this one if you don’t have a nut or almond allergy! The recipe was only a little time consuming with peeling the zucchini into ribbons but other then that the…

Baked Ranchero Eggs with Blistered Jack Cheese Review


Recipe 13 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman This was a fun one for me. I am a big fan of huevos rancheros for breakfast and yet I’ve never really tried to make them myself. My favorite place to get them, funny enough, has been from Ruby’s Diner. I think you may only…