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 →

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 →

Southwest Sausage Soup

If you’re like me, you often have unused produce in the refrigerator that spoils before you have the chance to use it. This recipe was developed from the need to… use up veggies before they spoil! Turns out, this southwest style soup with chicken sausage is a delectable way to utilize those odds and ends that reside in the vegetable… Read more →

Gourmet Cake Donuts [Gournuts]

I am fully aware of how unhealthy these little bites of heaven are. I am aware of the complications of high cholesterol and heart disease. Yet I am also aware that sometimes, on certain days, A DONUT IS ALL YOU NEED. Okay, that was dramatic. But truly, these fried cake donuts that are generously drizzled with a few different gourmet… Read more →

Roasted Corn and Chicken Salad

As summer draws near… and the temperatures rise (at least here in Phoenix!) I am looking for lighter meals to carry me throughout the day. Hence this scrumptious and nutritious salad which is a lovely medley of fresh cherry tomatoes, roasted corn, diced avocado, herb chicken, goat cheese, and a Dijon mustard dressing. Ingredientology: The freshness component of this dish… Read more →

Cheddar Biscuits with Roasted Jalapeno Butter

   As great as all the sweet baked goods in the world are, there comes a time when something sweet does not suffice. Something savory, crunchy, flaky, moist, buttery…. I digress, is needed. These biscuits were developed for when that need overtakes you. I have to admit, the accompanying roasted jalapeno butter took even my taste buds by surprise. Just.… Read more →

Classic French Macarons

Let me first start by saying that, WOW, these were tricky for me. These cookies have very specific needs during the mixing process! I had agreed to bake some of these up for an engagement party, and had to make them twice… soooo needless to say, I struggled a bit. Let me say, I have now tried different recipes and… Read more →