Classic Filet Mignon With A Red Wine Sauce

Classic Filet Mignon With a Red Wine Sauce One of the main questions I get asked as a chemist is, “What is it about food that interests you so much?” When I get asked that, I almost always freeze and think of all the passionate answers I could give them, but the only word that…

Baby Red Potato Salad

Baby Red Potato Salad Potato salad is a year-round favorite for me. The ingredient variations are endless and the dish provides a tasty and complementary side for almost any entrée. However, I am one of THOSE individuals who is not a fan of the traditional potato salad *gasp!* I know, I know crazy right? I…

Roasted Tomatoes and Pesto Pasta Salad

I love a good and refreshing pasta salad during the summer. There is something about enjoying a delicious pasta salad in the heat, especially one that combines the essential summer ingredients, such as tomatoes and basil. I don’t know what it is, but there is no better smell in the world than a heaping bunch…

Homemade Pizza and Marinera Sauce

I don’t know what is worse, canned pasta sauce or a frozen pizza. Never mind, both are equally horrible. To anyone that loves frozen pizzas, I apologize, but I don’t care what DiGiorno advertises, it still tastes like a frozen pizza! I know, I know, you can always order delivery. But, NO! Don’t fall into…

Spanish Red Wine Sangria

Sangrias are my all time favorite drink of choice for the summer. Any BBQ or gathering is not complete without a delicious Sangria to converse over. Sangria is based on the traditional red wine punch popular throughout Spain, as well as throughout all of Europe for hundreds of years. Sangrias are traditionally made from a…

Fried Green Tomatoes With Jalapeño Cilantro Sauce

Fried green tomatoes… Fried tomatoes? What is it with us and our obsession to fry everything? Because it’s delicious, thats why! I had no idea what fried green tomatoes were and did not feel like branching out to try a fried vegetable, or fruit, depending on who you talk to. So, I researched what and…

Cheesecake Cupcakes

These cheesecake cupcakes are mouthwatering perfection! I made these cupcakes kind of as a last minute dessert for Thanksgiving dinner, having no idea what I was doing. However, these bad boys turned out to be some of the best cupcakes I have ever made! The day before Thanksgiving I did NOT want to go to…

Creamy Salted Caramel Sauce

Caramel… Oh caramel… Homemade caramel is probably one of the most delicious sauces you can make at home. If you have never made or never had homemade caramel, you are seriously missing out. I just recently started making caramel and I am pretty angry at myself for depriving my tastes buds all these years. However,…