The Deconstructed Sushi Bowl

I LOVE sushi. Like I have said in my previous posts before, if I could eat it everyday I absolutely would. The price? Not so much. The work that comes with it if you decide to make it at home? Don’t even get me started. So, because of my cheap and lazy bad habits, alas…

Honey Dijon Beet Salad with Chevre Cheese

I’ve met my fair share of beet haters in my time (my husband being one of them) and I have a perfect track record of converting them once I actually get them to try something made with fresh beets. When I bring up the word “beets” to anyone, I automatically see a wrinkle in their…

Fresh Homemade Pasta

I’m back! I know it has been almost 3 months since I last blogged, but so many good things have been happening! New job, new city, new house, and most importantly NEW KITCHEN. So, more blogging and recipes will be coming soon, I PROMISE! I love herbs and when I moved into my new home…

Corn Chowder and Cheddar Biscuits

Fall has officially found its way to Virginia and it is making itself very welcome. Fall can stay however long it wants but I know selfish winter will be shoving its way in before we get to enjoy our pumpkin spice lattes from our local Starbucks. Winter just can’t let fall have all the fun…

Sweet and Spicy Sesame Chicken Wings

Sweet and Spicy Sesame Glazed Chicken Wings Eating wings is an 8-finger affair. My pinky fingers are usually pointed up to stay clean and maybe stay a little classy too. 😛 Any wing connoisseur will tell you that each of the 3 parts of the wings is incredibly different. The drumstick end is meaty, easy…

Spaghetti Squash Bake

This recipe utilizes one of falls most beloved treasures, spaghetti squash! I’ll be honest, I had no idea what a spaghetti squash was until I stumbled upon one at the grocery store two months ago. No, seriously, I actually tripped over one as I was getting trampled in the aisles while getting to get my…

Roasted Tomato Basil Bisque

On rainy cold days, nothing beats a grilled cheese sandwich dipped in a creamy tomato bisque. This old fashioned tomato soup always warms my heart on a cold and gloomy day. As you all know, fall is slowly approaching, so, you know what that means! Bring out your Campbell’s tomato soup cans! Just kidding, Don’t…

Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Sage & Brown Butter

Forget store bought gnocchi; make your own with this incredible, melt in your mouth, recipe! I was walking through the isles at Trader Joe’s and saw a package of premade gnocchi. I thought I would grab it and put it in my cart to get some inspiration for my next recipe. Well, then I passed…

Homemade Sushi Rolls

You want to know a secret? I LOVE sushi. No, not the sandbox kind of love, it’s SERIOUS love. If I could, I would eat it everyday for the rest of my life. When I used to live in San Diego, I think I actually did eat sushi almost everyday. There, it’s no secret anymore,…

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…

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…

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…