Disclaimer: If you consider yourself a pizza snob, you should probably stop reading right about now. Otherwise, definitely keep reading.

You can probably tell based off the lack of recent posts I’ve been super busy lately on things like the new blog layout (you like?!) and a few other fun projects. Easy dinners have become the key to my existence and homemade pizzas are a newfound obsession. Turns out that the fresh pizza dough sold in little bags over at Fairway (and many other grocers like Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, etc) is really delicious and perfect for a quick dinner with endless possibilities. I now keep a mini stockpile in my fridge to go with my recent pizza pan purchase (I use an Airbake perforated pan). Here’s my favorite variation yet: a simple white clam pie with minimal toppings and serious flavor. So simple and so delicious! Perfect to share while sipping on some cocktails.

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This is a great low-key dinner that leaves lots of yummy leftovers for the rest of the week. It’s so perfect to throw together on a Monday night because you don’t need a long list of fresh ingredients – let your well-stocked pantry do the work for you! The salty pancetta is what takes this dish to the next level, but if you can’t find it you can substitute diced bacon. This is definitely one of my latest go-to pasta dishes.

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This dish is one of my favorite go-to dishes for weeknight dinners. It’s so much more exciting than a quick bowl of pasta and can be switched up to make your life easier by using chicken instead of pork. Other than your meat, all you need is an egg & a well-stocked pantry. If you want to speed up the process, pound out your pork chops ahead of time! How easy is that?

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Grapefruit Campari Sorbet

January 16, 2012

in Desserts

I have a serious obsession with sorbet. It’s very calorie-conscious, super easy to make on your own and happens to be the perfect base for sparkling cocktails! I’ve seen this flavor of sorbet available in stores, but if you ask me you should definitely make it on your own. Not only is it cheaper ($6 for a pint of sugar & juice!), but the texture of homemade sorbet is so much fluffier and delicate. If you don’t have an ice-cream machine, I have to tell you that it’s my favorite appliance – ever. A little investment like this machine will pay off.

My favorite way to serve this sorbet is to add a scoop to a champagne glass and top with some sparkling wine or prosecco. It has a delicious, slightly bitter taste that plays so well with the mellow bubbles. Nick uses it by swirling in some bourbon for a quick & easy cocktail. I love to keep a stack of different flavor sorbets to use as cheap mixers that are infinitely creative and don’t go bad!

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Ultimate comfort/hot mess food here? Yes and yes. I don’t know about you, but whenever I wake up a little groggy on a Sunday morning (or afternoon – let’s be serious here) I neeeed heavy, delicious diner food as much as I need aspirin and a cold shower. These may not be the healthy choice, but when you make them yourself you can at least pretend you’re doin’ a little bit of good! Maybe some organic milk or chicken broth, baked (not fried) tater tots, fresh raspberries in your accompanying glass of champagne?!

Ok, I won’t push it any more here, but these are really delish. So-so-so-sooo much better than what the diner serves up from out of a cheese whiz or gravy can. They’re also great for lazy days, football parties, etc. Super easy to make and everyone loves them!

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