Deep Dish Apple Pie

deepdishapplepie29Before you freak out and automatically assume you cannot possibly make this delicious bounty of all-American greatness, just hear me out. I am not an awesome pie-maker. It's one of the things I kinda steer clear from because I know how much "technique" is involved, and its so easy to screw up despite how seemingly simple it is...right?

Chicken Canzanese with Creamy Garlic & White Cheddar Polenta

chickencanzanese12Chicken Canzanese...pronounced "can-zan-ay-zee" is an incredible Italian braised chicken dish that you need to keep in your culinary rolodex. I can't really tell you how many times I've made this dish, because I've lost count. This is so delicious, you guys. It's so very flavorful and easy to do.

New York Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberries

strawberryvanillacheesecake3Another cheesecake recipe :D Back to back to baaack. This one is also equally incredible. Everyone who knows me, knows that I am a huge fan of anything vanilla based. It's such a powerful, potent, yet delicate flavor that I simply cannot get enough of. This cheesecake embodies everything that is right within the world. It's tall, it's thick, it's rich, it's creamy, and it's easy to do. I sound like I'm describing a Hollywood housewife...