Spanakopita Bites

This year, for Lent, I’ve decided to give up potatoes and cheese.

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Why? Because every time I go out, I end up eating pizza, or burgers and fries, or tater tots, or something along those lines. Continue reading

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Today, I discovered my blog has topped 1,000 views since I first brought you Roasted Veggie Pizza. What better way to celebrate the milestone than with breakfast for dinner?

When I was little, breakfast for dinner was one of my favorite treats. Breakfast is my all time favorite meal of the day (probably because you can get away with eating things that usually qualify as dessert first thing in the morning), so getting it twice in once day was always super awesome.

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I would usually beg for pancakes over waffles because my mom, great mom that she is, would pour the batter into any shape my little heart desired. And we’re talking anything from a dog, to an octopus, to people…specific people. You have not lived until your form has been immortalized in pancake batter.

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Zucchini Boats with Cheesy-Basil Mousse

Growing up, zucchini was one of those foods that fell in the “yucky green vegetable” category. Had these appeared before me at age 5, I might have reconsidered my feelings on zucchini.

The herbed cheesy filling compliments the sweetness of the baked zucchini. But be careful not to over cook these boats, or they’ll sink under the weight of of their creamy filling. Continue reading

Roasted Veggie and Ricotta Pizza

Ricotta. Or ree-COAT-a as a recent rerun of Iron Chef taught me it was actually pronounced. Silly me, I’ve been saying ri-cot-a this whole time. From now on, all remotely Italian-sounding pizza ingredients will be pronounced with the appropriate accent.

So. Ree-COAT-a! Before this pizza I had never had an experience with ricotta. I’d heard of it of course, but I had never been brave enough to order a dish with ricotta in it. I think it was always slightly synonymous with mascarpone, its sweeter, dessert-centric cousin, in my head for whatever reason. But after experimenting with ricotta in my own kitchen, I am now a believer!

I bought my ricotta at Target (fancy, I know) and was surprised when I opened the container and found it looked a bit like cream cheese.

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