Pastisio For Two

I am thrilled to be sharing this pastitsio with you because it’s ridiculously delicious. If you don’t know what pastitsio is, it’s a Greek baked pasta. It has layers of cheesy pasta, ground beef, and béchamel sauce. I’ve made this pastitsio many times before and usually for a holiday dinner party. I have a big family so I’ve made two different sizes, large and extra large. It’s always a hit. Always. I’ve never changed one thing about it, except for the quantity. I’ve never made a small portion of pastitsio though. (See where this is going? ;)) A few weeks …

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Sourdough – Biscuits

Sourdough. Like the pet you never named, well, most people don’t name their sourdough starter anyway. Maybe I (Dave) should name mine. 🙂 There is a bit of a process involved with sourdough. If you are properly maintaining yours, there will be starter that you discard pretty regularly. You have a choice here. You can throw it away (don’t feel bad, everyone does it) or you can try to come up with sourdough things to do with it. In this case, I suggest taking some of the starter you were going to throw away and turn it into biscuits instead. …

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Chocolate Cakes in a Cup for Two

Mmm chocolate. (I don’t like the title because it’s long and dumb but I couldn’t think of a better one.) Lately I’ve seen a lot of people making cakes in a mug. A cake “baked” in the microwave is not appealing to me. My husband has reported that he does enjoy them, and says there is no better way to get your cake fix solved in a hurry. I’ve never tried one so I’m not sure why I have strong feelings against them. Maybe I’m crazy? (Don’t answer that.) Anyway, I’d rather take a few extra minutes and throw a …

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Panzanella with Chicken

I’ve been on a salad kick lately. If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve seen a lot of salad pictures in my instastories because I’ve been eating them for lunch almost every day. It’s not often that I crave healthy food so I’ll run with it while I can. Believe me, it’s not all healthy all day. I have my share of chocolate chip cookies or ice cream later in the day. And if we’re being honest salads full of bread or bacon aren’t winning a lot of awards. It’s all about balance. Panzanella is a Tuscan salad with …

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Lasagna for Two

This is truly awesome lasagna, only little. I’ve been making this lasagna for over 15 years and there’s a reason for it. It’s so dang delicious. I usually make it around the holidays when we host dinner parties because our guests usually request it (yes, it’s that good). I love make-ahead dinners for hosting and lasagna is a great dinner to make before your guests arrive and then just pop it in the oven when you’re ready to cook it. No messy prep work with guests in the house. I’ve wanted to share the lasagna recipe with you for years, …

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