Monthly Archives: July 2014

Cranberry Scones with Orange Glaze

Ever since recovering from the worst cold ever (gross, I know), I keep craving orange things. Orange smoothies, orange candy, orange donuts… my body needs its Vitamin C, right?! Okay so maybe my body is a little confused. Nevertheless, I decided to whip up one of my favorite scone flavor combos- the old cranberry/orange duo. You’re welcome. Ingredientology: I wish… Read more →

Garden Vegetable Italian Subs with Pesto Aioli

I am very attention-deficit-disorder when I go to grocery store. Half the time I am on the phone with my mom, gabbing about what’s what and who’s who these days, and the other half of the time I am deep into a Words With Friends game on my phone- yes I am from the¬†millennial generation. Sometimes I make a list,… Read more →

Deliciously Dark Brownies

Brownies are one of those baked goods that’s tricky because I like to be a “scratch” baker, yet I am often underwhelmed by the scratch brownies that I, as well as other people make. I hate to admit it, but there is something so much more delicious about those brownies that originated in a… Ghiradelli *gasp* box… HOWEVER, I will… Read more →

Sauteed Spaghetti Squash with Asiago Cheese and Arugula

  Believe me when I tell you I tried so hard to shorten the name of this post… but alas, it could not be done. The title I decided upon is still exceedingly ill-informed as this recipe has so many more ingredients, flavors, and excitement than the title may suggest. I love using spaghetti squash as a base for different… Read more →

Coconut and Pecan Granola

The thing about granola is that it can be a great springboard for many other things. You can shape it into bars, use it to assemble a parfait, or just eat it by itself. As “monsoon season” in Phoenix makes it hazy and overcast, I dream of winter dishes such as this. This recipe is SO simple to make, and… Read more →

Grasshopper Cupcakes with Espresso Frosting

I am always up for anything that involves chocolate, mint, or coffee. I developed these cupcakes to satisfy all of these desires. They are rich, moist chocolate cakes with mint filling and espresso frosting. You can of course, make any variations to them that you desire, like changing the flavor of the filling or the frosting by simply using a… Read more →

Ingredient Review: Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Bean Paste

For a baker, a selection of different vanilla extracts can cause heart palpitations (from excitement, of course). I have yet to find that perfect vanilla extract that encourages me to stop trying new ones. Recently, while browsing around Williams&Sonoma, I came across Nielsen-Massey brand vanilla bean paste. I had seen it before online, but thought it was kind of “gimmicky”.… Read more →

Mushroom and Green Chili Quiche

I am generally someone who gets easily bored. I am always looking for something more to do. When this is translated to breakfast, it means that I am continuously having to come up with new things to eat in the morning. I’ll have oatmeal one morning, be bored, then scrambled eggs the next day, get bored, breakfast burrito the next… Read more →

Caramelized Banana Tarts with Chocolate Crust

Banana cream pie is one of those desserts that is surprisingly delicious. Oh so creamy, oh so flavorful. These little baby chocolate tarts are a bit of a tasty deviation from your banana cream pie. The filling includes caramelized bananas, toasted coconut and pecans, and homemade whipped cream. The crust is a flaky chocolate crust made with rich cocoa. Ingredientology:… Read more →