The Best F%$&*n Lasagna

My lasagna never tasted as good as what you could get in a restaurant and often it was separatist (not politically: it didn’t meld together) and too wet. Normally when I cook I am all about creativity and playing with recipes. However, my husband asked if I would make a lasagna last night (we are…

American Chop Suey

About a year ago I was talking about cooking with my dad, when he casually mentioned his favorite meal was American Chop Suey. This completely caught me by surprise for 2 reasons: a) we hardly ever had American Chop Suey growing up and b) my dad is Italian. As in, the birthplace of dishes like Chicken…

Meatballs

This is our mother Avis’s recipe for meatballs. It’s the first time I’ve made them without her help and I think they came out pretty well. You could, of course, have these with spaghetti, but we ate them tonight in a sandwich with provolone cheese and a salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing.