Nigella+Me=Disappointed.

Seriously, I SUCK at following recipes. They’re like…I dunno, a black of excellence. Give me suggestions and ingredients – I’ll make you something amazing. Give me exact instructions – I tend to fail. I have NO IDEA why this happens. … Continue reading

“THIS (pointing at his plate), THIS is old school ITALIAN food”

C told me that tonight – for the first time – I’d made real Italian food. “Um,” I replied, “What about my lasagna?” “Nope. That’s too fancy.” “Meatballs?” “Um, no. You don’t make REAL Italian Meatballs.” “Well, I make my … Continue reading

It’s like Italian food…but for Jews

For dinner tonight I made Pastelicos with Spicy Meat Filling. ‘Um,” C said, “What’s that?” “They’re kinda like Italian Rice Balls – but with mashed potatoes on the outside, no cheese, and ground beef with onions in the middle.” “So, … Continue reading

Throw away the Cauliflower

For dinner tonight we had Saffron Cauliflower with Parsley and Pasta and the MOST.AMAZING.MEATBALLS. Seriously amazing. My sister the chef would call these AMAZEBALLS. That amuses me. The cauliflower was steamed then tossed with the caramelized onions and saffron, then … Continue reading

Eggplant Rollatini…aka Cooking for an army

How do people cook dainty meals? Meals so light and and…and like there’s a wisp of food on the plate? A teeny little morsel to savor for an instant? *sigh* I, alas, am not capable of such things. In fact … Continue reading

Mission Gnocchi: ACCOMPLISHED!

I Diiiiiiiiiiid IT! WoooooHooooooo! Me + Smitten Kitchen = GNOCCHI!!! I’ve tried making gnocchi like, what, a dozen times? Seriously. No joke. I’d nearly given up. But ooooooh no. Smitten Kitchen had to go and re-ignite my desire, nay my NEED, … Continue reading

No Ham Croque Madame

My sister the Chef and her kids have been staying with us for the past few days. Last night we decided to make Pasta and Meatballs for dinner – and then E suggested we make RAINBOW pasta! After a quick … Continue reading

The Food Network is evil

The Food Network is evil. They really are. The Food Network, The Cooking Channel, PBS – all cooking shows in general are EVIL. They offer me ideas and suggestions and PICTURES that lead to strange cravings, like Fresh Peach Cake and … Continue reading

I’m a GENIUS!

I have been running through titles for this post. First up was : I am soooooooo cheap! #2: This is a Kabocha Squash. #3: I only cried once while making tonight’s dinner. I like the ‘I’m a GENIUS!’ because it … Continue reading