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??…

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…

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…

Emmentaler on Rye with Sweet and Sour Red Onions Review


Recipe 31 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman This was a delightfully delicious yet simple sandwich to make. I’m always appreciative of recipes that allow me to cook at my own pace versus be on an quick time table because cooking with a kiddo means there’s no predictability as to when your attention…

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…

Honey and Harissa Farro Salad Review


Recipe 28 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman This is it people…the very last salad from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook! And it was a really tasty finale. I’ll be taking a little break from cooking from the cookbook because we’re getting ready to move and I’m trying to thin out my stash from…