Apples and honey cheesecake

Shana Tova, my friends. I’m not Jewish but I am thrilled to be done with 5780. To bring in a sweet new year, eating apples and honey is traditional. Cheesecake is not traditional, but cheesecake is really delicious. So, here’s my apples and honey cheesecake. Let’s get into it: The Crust: 1/2 cup almonds About…

Upgraded caprese salad

Caprese salad is a classic: tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and balsamic. But this is a caprese salad that you can be proud of. Really, really proud. Let’s get into it: Salad (for 4 as a main course, 8 as a side) 4 large heirloom tomatoes. Use different colors to increase visual interest. 1 pint baby heirloom…

Lemon ricotta pancakes

These are the fluffiest, most delightful pancakes. The most perfect way to start your day! Or continue your day! Or end your day! Pancakes for every meal. Let’s get into it: Pancakes! 1 1/2 cups flour 1T baking powder 2T sugar 1t salt 1/2-3/4 cup milk (you may not need all of the milk-start with…

Adult pizza rolls

These are not your average pizza rolls. These are a decadent, savory cinnamon roll with no cinnamon whatsoever and tons of pizza flavor. The recipe makes roughly 10 massive rolls and takes a long time but is 100% worth the wait. Let’s get into it: The Dough: adapted from Amy Droubay’s (@NeuroticMom) cinnamon roll recipe:…

Asian-inspired chicken soup

Because these are the flavors that leave you thinking, “I want every meal to taste that good.” Sometimes you say that out loud. This recipe makes a lot of soup- it takes the same amount of effort to make a lot of soup as it does to make a little soup. Soup freezes really well….

Edible cookie dough

This stuff is good. This stuff is GREAT. This stuff is what dreams are made of!!! *takes deep breath* Okay, let’s get into it: Ingredients: 1 cup (2 sticks) soft butter A heaping 1/4 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky, you do you)* 1 cup brown sugar (both light and dark are fine, I use…

Curried roasted cauliflower

“Curry powder” isn’t a thing in traditional Indian cooking, but it’s the most-used spice blend in my kitchen. I have a couple different blends, but I generally use the one I bought from…Target. I’m not proud of it, but here we are. A dash of curry powder warms up a dish, adding dimensional layers of…

Mexican-inspired chicken soup

It’s chicken tortilla soup without the tortillas–because soup doesn’t need gluten (or dairy) to have amazing flavor. Let’s get into it: Ingredients: 1T olive oil 6 stalks of celery, chopped 1 yellow onion, chopped 1/2 red onion, chopped 1T cumin 1T freshly cracked black pepper 2t salt (I ended up adding an extra teaspoon at…