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…

Sweet Peas and Shells Alfredo Review


Recipe 40 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman Wow, let’s just stop and recognize that I’m 40 recipes in! That’s hard to get my head around. Have I really made that many?? Crazy. I checked today and I’m just a few recipes away from being half way through the cookbook. I also noticed…

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…

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…

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…