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Pita tip Pita tip

I don’t know about you—maybe you’re luckier than me—but where I live I can only buy pita that is dry and looks like cardboard. It’s nearly totally dead. However, we love pita, so I buy it. But then, of course, it’s almost inedible. It bears no resemblance to a fresh, pliable, and sweet smelling pita […]

Lasagna lesson Lasagna lesson

It’s been…… 4-5 years since the last time I made lasagna. So why all of a sudden did I make it now? Recently, my kid was on a mid-winter break from school and I had continuous exposure to The Garfield Show and that did it! (In case you don’t know, Garfield is a fat, lazy […]

Artichoke dip Artichoke dip

This… Oh. My. Goodness. This is my first attempt at making artichoke dip. We LOVE artichokes but I mostly cook them like this—well, those are fresh artichokes ($3-$4 each, anyone?). However, this time the ones I had were the packaged frozen ones so I thought about a dip as the way to go. I always […]

Why do I try so hard? Why do I try so hard?

I try so hard to make food that everyone will like, especially the kids. Then one day, out of the blue, I recalled a noodles with cottage cheese dish that my grandma used to make for me when I was little. Out of sheer laziness I cooked that for my kids—I had no better plan […]

Baking Baking

I love to bake. And this,   makes everything so much easier…