Meagan Micozzi

Meagan Micozzi grew up on the East Coast, but was fortunate enough to land in southern Arizona several years ago. Now she’s living happily ever after, taking over the world of southwestern cuisine, one chile pepper at a time. When she’s not baking, Meagan spends her time traveling east to visit family and friends, running, and hiking in the Sonoran Desert. Read more about her sweet and savory (mis)adventures in culinaria on her blog, Scarletta Bakes.

Chamomile Tea Pops

Posted September 6, 2011

This time of year is always hard. Vacations are ending. Neighborhood pools are closing. And, of course, dust off your Trapper Keeper because it’s time to go back to school. I do a lot of snacking to self-soothe. When you’re…

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Hibiscus Lime Shave Ice Recipe

Posted August 7, 2011

I have a theory that extreme temperatures turn adults into children. It doesn’t matter which end of the thermostat we’re talking about, I have seen severe weather turn even the most straight laced, uptight adult into a swooning child. Let’s…

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Mango Citrus Bars Recipe

Posted July 28, 2011

Lemon Bars were a lunchbox staple in my childhood household. So sweet and tart, simple and easy to prepare — it’s hard to resist a lemon bar, in my humble opinion. When I was in high school, I would make…

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Part 2 on Chiles & a Chile Compound Butter

Posted June 1, 2011

Remember when we talked about chiles a few weeks ago? Well, I have even more to tell you. About chiles! Can you believe that? Fresh chiles, like the ones that we threw into some cheesy risotto last time, are super…

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Chile Peppers: Chile Cheese Risotto

Posted May 15, 2011

Let’s talk chile peppers. When I first moved to Arizona, I knew that I had a lot to learn about chiles:   my knowledge base consisted of reaching for the shake jar of red flake chile pepper and applying it…

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

Posted May 2, 2011

I just love a good party. And I have found, over the years, that one of the keys to hosting a good party is to give it a theme. Establishing a theme for your celebration gives yourself and your party…

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Chocolate-Dipped Biscotti

Posted April 17, 2011

I’ve always felt that biscotti are such a sophisticated thing to eat. Like, a little too sophisticated for me. Like, I’m really not sure that I’m cool enough to hang with this dessert. Biscotti, you’re so intimidating. But life is…

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