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…

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…

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…

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…

Middle Eastern Spanakopita

Growing up, one of my favorite Middle Eastern treats was my momma’s spinach pies or as you all know it spanakopita. This isn’t your typical Greek spanakopita, it has an Iraqi flare with a little more cheese and a whole lot of flavor. You will love it just as much, if not better! As I got…

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…

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…