Custard Skillet Cornbread

Cornbread is comforting. Cornbread is fancier than toast. Corn is a vegetable. These are all clear reasons why you should enjoy cornbread more regularly. Just ask LC. I think she makes a different cornbread each time we are in DC (most memorable so far? cheesy corn bread). My mom, who gives me probably 75% of…

Ave’s Eggplant Parmesan

Growing up what did your family have for Christmas dinner? Turkey? Perhaps a ham? Or maybe even roast lamb? We always had eggplant parmesan. Why? Because it’s delicious. And we’re Italian. duh.

Baked Coconut Shrimp

I first had coconut shrimp in Aruba on my honeymoon so needless to say I simply LOVE it. Shortly before the wedding, while discussing Aruba and some of the seafood I wanted to eat (obvi), my dad mentioned he really liked coconut shrimp and that I should try it. Duly noted pops. After cruising around…

Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers are the ONE recipe I have ever made that came out AWFUL (Dan can attest to that). I made them back at our old apartment and they were just completely flavorless and gross. I think we threw them out and ordered Albanese pizza. Fail. However, my mom made great stuffed peppers for me…

Linguine Carbonara

When they weren’t glaring at me because of my scandalous underwear in the laundry room, the nuns in Rome would feed me this. I learned to do my laundry elsewhere, but oh boy this dish would bring me back to the dining room again and again.

Danny Boy Omelette and Loose Latkes

The best dinners growing up were always breakfast. Such memories: Micky Mouse pancakes, sweet French toast, batter drops scalding innocent Nikki’s hands. Where does the time go? The man is the omelette king and has perfected his technique. We also had some leftover potatoes so I decided to try my hand at a combo hash…