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…

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…

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…