Philly Joes

Turn hamburger, green pepper, and onion, into a Sloppy Joe that tastes like a Philly Cheesesteak. This is an easy recipe for some wonderful, homemade comfort food. The hardest part is chopping the veggies, and that can be done in a food processor.

Salted Caramel Six Layer Chocolate Cake

Martha Stewart’s recipe for Salted-Caramel Six-Layer Chocolate Cake uses Dutch process cocoa powder as well as semisweet chocolate, so it’s black as night, but packed with true chocolate flavor. Nothing beats homemade caramel, and the caramel-chocolate pairing is intense. This cake is not for the timid.

Spinach-Herb Lasagna

Yuh-huh, another lasagna, but this one’s for you, Trump supporters: it’s white. This original-recipe Spinach-Herb Lasagna is a white lasagna, layered with a thyme-infused bechamel, plus loads of ricotta, parmesan, and mozzerella cheeses. And surprise: bacon! It’s delicious fresh, but also reheats and freezes well.

Italian-American Lasagna

This is a review of Lidia Bastianich’s “Italian-American Lasagna.” It’s loaded with meat sauce, mozzerella, and ricotta. It’s a fantastic recipe. It also freezes and reheats beautifully: so have some now and have some months from now. You’ll get a lot of delicious mileage out of this.