Salted Chocolate Cardamom Ganache

I love that this tart utilizes healthier sources for sweetness instead of granulated or brown sugar. Be warned, the crust smoked fiercely while baking (oil/syrup mixture dripping to the bottom of oven), so I would put a baking sheet under the tart. The crust did seem a little extra oily before baking, I think next time I […]

Curried Cauliflower Fried Rice

Yet another culinary jewel from one of my favorite cookbooks, Love & Lemons. I think I have now made (and loved) every recipe in the ‘cauliflower’ section, and I have made this one twice. This one bowl meal has a pleasing explosion of flavors that I find myself craving often. I adore the flavors of coconut curry and I love that […]

Roasted Cauliflower & Red Pepper Soup

I’ve been on a cauliflower binge lately, and I’m enjoying the ride. I have had so many delicious dishes of cauliflower lately- at some of my favorite restaurants as well as at home. Charred with romesco sauce and golden raisins at Republic, grilled with almonds, pickled strawberries and tarragon at Rock City, and  roasted whole with a […]

Triple-Layer Chocolate Macaroon Cake

The beauty of this dessert lies in its simplicity, it only has 6 ingredients. If you are a fan of chewy coconut macaroons dipped in chocolate, then you will love this dessert as well. It boasts layers of delicious, chewy, coconut cake with decadent, silky ganache in between. slightly adapted from: Food + Wine serves: 8 1 […]

Pumpkin Flan with Maple Caramel

  I ♥ Flan. I remember the first time I made it when we lived in California (recipe at bottom). It was utterly satisfying to see it turned out perfectly, with that beautiful brown caramel providing a heavenly moat. As far as Ina Garten recipes go, the woman can do no wrong. I have been loving her new […]

Hazelnut-Brown-Butter Brownies

People. These are the fudgiest brownies that I’ve ever had. Delicious, chocolatey, fudgy, nutty, rich brownies. This may seem crazy to some, but ever since I was a kid I haven’t liked brownies with nuts in them. As these are made with hazelnut flour (ground up hazelnuts) they impart a nice nutty flavor without chunks of nuts. […]

Apple Fennel Salad

You may be sick of seeing salads on The Ruby Spoon as I recently posted 6 salads for ‘Salad Week’, but this was too good not to share. Also, it is hot and sunny outside, and after surviving Midwestern Winter, salads seem like the perfect “I Made It” food and a good transition into summer […]