Hi! I'm Peggy Paul Casella, author of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Cookbook* and lover of local, seasonal, homemade food. My career as a cookbook editor, writer, and recipe tester led me to create my first recipe website, Thursday Night Pizza, where I use blank canvases of stretched out dough to test out fun flavor combinations and encourage cooks of all skill levels to start pizza night rituals of their own.
Soon after I became a mom in 2017, I noticed that there are very few quality recipe websites that focus solely on meals for real life. By that, I mean meals for people who come home from a long day and don't have the energy for fussy extra steps, expensive or hard-to-find ingredients, and long cooking times. As the years passed and my son grew, I accumulated a (very disorganized) stash of print-outs and notes for realistic recipes I could make on even the busiest nights. And finally, in 2021, I decided to turn my research into this recipe website, Every Night Meals (which I almost titled "Recipes for the Rest of Us").
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