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…

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…

Fingerlings Vinaigrette With Sieve Eggs and Pickled Celery Review


Recipe 20 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman It’s a really long name for a potato salad but this potato salad is fancy guys. You have to sieve the eggs for goodness sakes. This is a FANCY potato salad! I was honestly not looking forward to this salad. Every time I looked at…

Fig, Olive Oil and Sea Salt Challah Review


Recipe 16 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman WW Notes: it is tough to make changes to bread since it is so much science, so I’m just giving you the honest truth…11 points if you break this loaf up into 10 servings, 7 points if 15 servings and 6 if you can get…

Chocolate Chip Brioche Pretzels Review


Recipe 6 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman WW Notes: it will be 15 points per pretzel if you do the recipe as it is. If you swap out the butter for ICBIN butter you’ll be able to drop it down to 12 points. However if you make 16 pretzels out of the…

The best Apple Crisp…ever…


It’s been a long time since I’ve posted because life has been so busy, but this recipe is going to allow me to come back with a bang. This recipe is awesome! You can find this recipe at AllRecipes.com and something you should know about this site is that user reviews is what is going to…

Olive Garden Bread…rolls


Who doesn’t love Olive Garden bread sticks?! Those fantastic things are often times the only reason I like going…that and their salad. Yum! I think these take a close 2nd to Pat & Oscar’s delicious bread sticks. If you’ve never had a chance to try the breadsticks from Pat and Oscar’s then get yourself over there this…

Italian Sausage and Squash Soup


“Silky, chunky, sweet, and spicy – this autumnal soup with an Italian accent is full of texture and flavor contrasts, yet is surprisingly simple to make. It’s a spectacular tribute to the season’s abundance of golden butternut squash.”  Definitely their words…not mine! But it draws you in to the recipe doesn’t it?! My mom made this…