Spinach and Artichoke Dip Bread Boat

After spending the weekend away in Boston for St. Patrick’s Day, I was a little mad at myself for getting absolutely nothing productive done this weekend. But I will say, I think the break from the blog and my freelance work was necessary — everyone deserves a break every once in a while. But now I’m back in the swing of things and couldn’t wait … Continue reading Spinach and Artichoke Dip Bread Boat

Cheesy Vegetable Stromboli

It can be hard to pull off a weeknight dinner when you have a million other things on your to-do list. Whether you’re cooking for yourself, your kids, or your partner, putting something on the table when time is tight might lead you to settle for unhealthy takeout or a salty, fattening frozen pizza. That’s where this veggie Stromboli comes in. It’s a quick meal … Continue reading Cheesy Vegetable Stromboli

Fried macaroni and cheese balls

Mac and cheese is life. But actually, I just got a new deep fryer for my birthday (yes, that is what I asked for) and wanted to test it out. I thought, “What better to test it with than some homemade mac and cheese balls?” So I did just that. Pro tip: you don’t need a deep fryer for this recipe. You can definitely use … Continue reading Fried macaroni and cheese balls

Mini Philly cheesesteak sliders

This past year, a bunch of us decided to get together for a “Friendsgiving” because a friend of ours, Caroline, had just gotten a new apartment and wanted us to check it out. She made these super tasty Philly cheesesteak sliders that she got from Pinterest, and they were a hit with everyone. Although I didn’t ask her for the recipe, I did copy her … Continue reading Mini Philly cheesesteak sliders

jalapeño crab poppers

Labor Day Weekend truly is the Sunday of the summer season. It’s always hard to say goodbye to endless beach days, barbecues and that one pair of Old Navy flip flops that has seen more adventure this summer than a pair of shoes could imagine, but there is so much excitement that awaits in the fall. For this year’s Labor Day barbecue, I wanted to … Continue reading jalapeño crab poppers

big & cheesy mozzarella sticks

Americans love cheese, and I am no exception. Fried cheese curds are a personal favorite, but in New Jersey, cheese curds are extremely hard to come by—although we do have some amazing cheese makers in this state (very few of whom actually produce cheese curds). When cheese curds aren’t available—which is pretty much always—fried mozzarella makes the perfect appetizer. Football season is finally back; preseason … Continue reading big & cheesy mozzarella sticks