Archive for October, 2011

DIY: Homemade Ricotta


Take a deep breath. Hold onto your seat. Remember how you’re feeling right here, right now.

I am about to change your life.

Or, rather, Jennifer Perillo is; I’m just the humble messenger. This is her recipe for Creamy Homemade Ricotta, one that I happily stumbled upon while surfing Food52.

I’m not a DIY-kind-of-girl; I always skipped over those pages in magazines, always avoided subjects like pottery and woodshop, always strayed away from anything that looked too fussy, too crafty, too…well…difficult.

This recipe is none of the above.

You have milk? Great. Lemon? Salt? Okay, you’re ready. Invest …


One Pot Stop: Mama Lise’s Lentil Soup


Before I left for college, my mom sat me down, instructed me to open up a word document on my computer, and informed me that she was going to finally school me on how to properly sustain myself while living in my own apartment. She began this endeavor with her favorite, “healthy, wholesome, easy and delicious” recipe for lentil soup. While there were points in my life when the idea of eating lentil soup for dinner was acknowledged with mild revolt, after eating cafeteria food for three years, I have developed a new appreciation for my Mama Lise’s recipe for …