Cheesy Pizza Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 12-15 minutes Serving Size: 3-4 Podcast Recommendation: Ingredients: 2/3 cup shredded Italian cheese blend, divided into two 1/3 cups 1/3 cup tomato puree 4 oz (half a block) of neufchatel or cream cheese garlic salt crushed red pepper (optional) parsley (optional) 6 slices pepperoni Instructions: Preheat oven to […]

Cheesy Zucchini & Corn Casserole

Podcast Recommendation: This American Life: The Leap (An interesting view into what people would do if they could time travel and a woman who got sober at age 13 but comes to the conclusion 20 years later that she’s not an alcoholic but AA saved her life.) Servings: 6-8 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: […]

Cream Cheese Prosciutto-Wrapped Pretzel Sticks

Podcast Recommendation: Reply All: Back End Trouble (The hosts interview the guy responsible for making sure that Paper Magazine’s website didn’t crash when they posted the nude photos of Kim Kardashian.) Servings: 17 pieces Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: none Ingredients: 1 pack prosciutto (I used Aldi Specially Selected Prosciutto) 1/4 cup cream […]

Turkey Jerky Stick Pigs in a Blanket

Podcast Recommendation: Invisibilia: The Power of Categories (The hosts examine how categories define us — how, if given a chance, humans will jump into one category or another. The first portion covers the life of a transgender individual who spent many years switching frequently and uncontrollable between identifying as a male and female. Special shoutout to V.S. […]

Bacon Wrapped Steak Jalapeños

Podcast Recommendation: Story Corps: After Son’s Death, Marine’s Parents Grow Close To His Platoon: This one is short – at just 3 minutes and 14 seconds – but it’s a very moving conversation between the mother of Lance Corporal Brian Parrello, who was killed by an IED in Iraq in 2005, and Sergeant Kevin Powell, a member of Parrello’s […]