Slow-Cooker Beef Short Ribs

Slow-Cooker Beef Short Ribs

I love the concept of utilizing a slow-cooker to make dinner. What’s not to love? It’s more energy efficient than the oven, especially when it’s 100 degrees out and...

Orange-Glazed Chocolate Bundt Cake

Orange-Glazed Chocolate Bundt Cake

 Would you believe this is the first bundt cake I’ve ever made? I don’t know what took me so long to bake one. Maybe because most of the store-bought...

Raspberry Cream Sandwich Cookies

Raspberry Cream Sandwich Cookies

I have been wanting to make this recipe since I first saw it in Martha’s Cookie book years ago. However it seemed every time I was reminded of these...

Herbed Spelt Popovers

Herbed Spelt Popovers

That’s right, another spelt recipe. Every time I incorporate spelt flour into a recipe I find myself loving it more and more. It has a mellow nuttiness that pairs...

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

Although I’m currently attending culinary school, my favorite recipes are still the simple ones. Sure, I can (usually) successfully make a gourmet dish with endless ingredients and techniques but...

red velvet whoopie pies

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Food coloring creeps me out. It smells weird. It stains my clothes. I can’t read half the ingredients on the label. I mean, why does it have to be...

basilpesto

How to Make Pesto

The first recipe I ever memorized was basil pesto. I felt so accomplished being able to pull the ingredients from the fridge and pantry and whip it up in...

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Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse with Crunch Topping

Back in May when I attended the Thermador event in Scottsdale, we were treated to a lovely dinner at BLT Steak. One of the desserts I sampled was a...

Baked Pasta with Summer Vegetables

Baked Pasta with Summer Vegetables

With pasta, life is sweet. With pasta and cheese baked into gooey and bubbly goodness, life is nearly perfect. No one will notice that there’s practically an entire summer...

White Chocolate & Berries Dessert Pastries

White Chocolate & Berries Dessert Pastries

Last week I was elated to find fresh berries on sale at the market. You see, living in Phoenix berries can be a little hard to find. Forget locally...