Mary Cheri and Juliet at Hephzibah Home

A Special Visit to the Hephzibah Home with Cheri Oteri

Hephzibah always leaves a lasting impression on me. It was so meaningful to share that with my friend. Click through to read the whole story!
May 22, 2024 — Mary DiSomma
Cheri Oteri and Mary DiSomma

Girls’ Night Out with Cheri Oteri & Friends

My girlfriends came to town for a few days and we had so much fun. Then, Cheri Oteri and I made some cooking videos together! Click through to learn more!
How To Pick The Best Artichoke

How to Pick the Best Artichoke, plus Mary’s Best Tips and Tricks for Cooking with Artichokes

Artichokes are such a treat (once you know how to select and prepare them!) Here's a guide to help you pick the perfect artichoke for your next meal.
Basic Knife Skills 101

Basic Knife Skills 101

When I first started cooking, I remember looking at a recipe and wondering what the difference between “minced” and “diced” was. Sharpen your knife skills with this handy guide on how to chop, dice, mince, and more.
March 28, 2024 — Mary DiSomma
Mozzarella vs. Burrata: What’s the Difference?

Mozzarella vs. Burrata: What’s the Difference?

Because of the stracciatella, the inside of a burrata is softer and creamier than fresh mozzarella. It also makes the cheese extremely spreadable, a perfect pair for a toasted slice of bread. Click through to learn more.
March 22, 2024 — Mary DiSomma
Asian Coleslaw

Mary's Ultimate Guide to Apples: How to Pick Apples, How to Store Fresh-Picked Apples, and Which Apples are the Best for Baking

Summer is fading away and apple season is just about to begin—some of the earlier varieties actually start to ripen by the end of August! Going to the local orchards...
February 13, 2024 — Mary DiSomma
Asian Coleslaw

Mary’s Favorite Bastille Day Recipes

There are about 13 million people of French descent living in the U.S. today, and over a million of them speak French at home. If that wasn’t enough of a...
February 13, 2024 — Mary DiSomma
Asian Coleslaw

Mary’s Best Picnic Recipes: Sides, Sandwiches, Salads, Desserts, Cocktails, Drinks

One of my favorite things about the warm seasons of the year is that I get to have picnics with my family and friends. I love hosting, but I also...
February 13, 2024 — Mary DiSomma
My Best Ever Valentine’s Day Recipes

My Best Ever Valentine’s Day Recipes

Valentine’s Day is one of my all-time favorite holidays… and I’m not just saying that because it’s also my birthday! In my opinion, we should always celebrate the people we...
February 05, 2024 — Mary DiSomma
Lemon Moss Bunny Cake on Platter

Classic Easter Recipes You Won’t Want to Miss

We still have a couple weeks to go before the Easter holiday rolls around, so it’s a great time to start planning your menu. In this article, I’m sharing my...
February 05, 2024 — Mary DiSomma
My Best Mardi Gras Recipes

My Best Mardi Gras Recipes

Mardi Gras, also known affectionately as “Fat Tuesday,” is the last big fling before Lent on the Catholic calendar. The foods served at Mardi Gras are typically rich, hearty, and super flavorful. Get it while you can, right?
February 01, 2024 — Mary DiSomma
How to Work with Puff Pastry Dough: Pro Tips

How to Work with Puff Pastry Dough: Pro Tips

Try mentioning homemade bread to a baking novice and you’ll probably see a look of fear on their face. That fear usually comes down to one word: yeast. This ultimate guide on how to work with yeast dough will help you overcome that fear (if you have it) and master your yeast dough technique even if you don’t. Welcome to Working with Yeast 101!
January 11, 2024 — Mary DiSomma