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…

Basil and Walnut Pesto

I wish I could say my basil is growing like a weed this summer, instead it’s doing the opposite. It’s short, skinny and just looks so depressing. I mean what can I say, I do have the black thumb of death. I guess it’s just one of my curses that I will have to endure…

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…

Seared Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus w/ a Wild Mushroom White Wine Sauce

These prosciutto-wrapped spears of seared asparagus are a delicious addition to an elegant dinner or a tapas course. A few spears of asparagus, some slices of prosciutto, and a bit of creamy wine mushroom sauce is all you need to assemble this fancy little side dish. So little ingredients but packs a lot of flavor….

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…

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…

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…

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,…