Category Archive: Fancy

Balsamic Black Pepper Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions

I have never cooked pork chops before, but honestly these just looked so pretty in the package at the store that I decided to get them, and then had to figure out what… Continue reading

Sundried Tomato and Pesto-stuffed Eggplant

I think stuffed eggplant is just a winter thing – and since winter seems to not want to quit… Here’s another one!!  I got this basic recipe from Food.com, and really it was… Continue reading

Pecan Pi

If you know me at all (and probably if you’ve followed my blog at all) you won’t be surprised to learn that I’m super excited about Pi Day (and not just because it’s… Continue reading

Roasted Eggplant and Fennel “Salad”

I lured a friend over to help me pack for my big move (2 miles away) with the promise of lunch, for which I made this Delicious dish. The original recipe from Kitchen… Continue reading

Lemon No-bake “Cheesecake” Pie with Crystalized Ginger

Further culinary adventures with my Phoenix family… my aunt was talking about this lemon cheesecake she’d had with a ginger topping and we were all like, “let’s make it!” aside from my uncle,… Continue reading

Maple Acorn Squash with Sausage, Kale, Parsnip, Apple, and Sage

I was visiting my family in Phoenix (who you may remember from last year’s Lemon Raisin and Chocolate Orange Spongecake extravaganza) and this year we had a couple of other winners, including this one, which I… Continue reading

Greek Stuffed Eggplant

More things to do with ground beef!  At least, that’s where I started from since that’s one of the few types of meet they carry at the little grocery store by my apartment.… Continue reading

Cranberry Kale Salad

The original recipe from Nourishing Meals calls this Christmas Kale Salad, which I totally didn’t get until I started making it and at one point it looked like a wreath!   The kale in this… Continue reading

Asiago Prosciutto Rice Stars with Pesto Dipping Sauce

My original plan was to make these shaped like footballs, as in the recipe from Hungry Happenings, since I was bringing them to a Super Bowl party. But I didn’t have a football-shaped… Continue reading

Crispy Coconut Kale, Sweet Potatoes, and Salmon with Coconut Rice

Four recipes in one!  Curtesy of Food52.  Seriously, you can make any of these separately, but they’re so good together because the mild coconut flavor brings them all together and creates a wonderfully… Continue reading