Emily Caruso is a photographer, writer, recipe developer, wife and mom to two kiddos who is always cooking up something that is not only delicious but easy enough for the every-day home cook to make, over at her amazing site Jelly Toast. We first met Emily during the MIXED Conference last fall, and instantly were […]
Lenny had to make a quick trip to Los Angeles back in June, and I decided to tag along. Normally, I stay home, and man (or woman) the office, but decided a little Southern California time would be fun. Hotels were insane so we looked towards AirBNB, found a bungalow in Venice Beach and headed […]
Happy Friday! It has been a week over here at Chez Us. Busy week getting ready for some client projects the next couple weeks, as well we decided to do some work on the house which sounds funny because it is only three years old. We ripped out the carpets on the 3rd floor and […]
I have been working on some recipes for a birthday boy’s special dinner that is coming up, and I am pretty sure I nailed it with this recipe for Piment d’ville Crusted Tri-Tip. This my friends, is a great recipe to have on hand for grilling season. Let’s talk about what Piment d’ville is. […]
I have been trying to get into the kitchen for the past week as I have a few killer taco recipes on my mind; but, my day-to-day job, the one that really makes the bread and butter has been insane this summer. I hated to disappoint y’all again, so I put together a round-up of […]
We have been on a major salad kick this summer. It all started out when we both became really sick after Memorial Day, and we had no desire to leave the house for anything. I basically cooked some pretty killer meals using only what we had in the pantry, and what little produce was laying […]
Happy Friday! Did everyone have a great 4th of July weekend? We headed up to Downieville with some friends, and had an epic weekend of laughter, food, drinking and a little outdoor activity. Perfect really. There was an old fashioned parade, drinks at an old saloon, and lots of needed vitamin D. I feel like […]
What’s In Season
We were thrilled to be asked back to participate with Summer Fest. In case you are not familiar with what Summer Fest is, the Food Network came up with this brilliant idea to get a group of food loving bloggers together, every week, to create a dish featuring a seasonal ingredient. We played along last year […]
A traditional Limousin Clafoutis made with pit-left-in dark cherries; the only twist, is that it is made gluten free by using coconut flour.
Outrageously delicious, and easy to make homemade BBQ Sauce using the ripest summer peaches, good ole fashioned Rye and sultry smoked chipotle peppers to kick it up. Great for your next grill-out session as it compliments a range of mains such as burgers or even grilled portabello mushrooms.
It was great to come back from holiday to find peach season in an abundance. I love peaches. Lenny could go either way. I love how they look, feel, and smell. They kind of remind me of a freshly washed baby; you just cannot get enough of them. Lenny use to say he was allergic. […]
Last week was crazy. Kind of a blur. It was a bit more exciting than a normal week, as we got to do a live web-cast for Hugh Jackman. Yep, that is right, that hunky guy Hugh Jackman. Ladies, he is just as sexy in person as he is on screen. I was gitty, and […]
This is not your ordinary Smuckers Strawberry Sauce that you grew up with as a kid. This is a slow roasted version with balsamic vinegar.
The shortage of limes in the country is not a reason to stop drinking margaritas. There are many options where you can still enjoy the icy summer treat, such as citrus, melons and even bottled mixer. I late the latter as it is overly sweet, not enough sour, and t typically is not even made […]
I have steered clear of wine spritzer type cocktails since my early days of drinking. Back then it was often a overly sweet and fruity drink that left a headache afterwards. Then I discovered the fine art of adding ice to my glass of Rose during a trip to the south of France. Being from […]
When my friend Jacqueline asked me to join her Summer Solstice party, I knew I really wanted to attend, even virtually. But, I was just coming off of a plane from a week of relaxation and the last thing on my mind was the kitchen. Or cooking. It is true, I had been pampered for […]
I am hoping that you are not completely tired of seeing the strawberry rhubarb combination as this drink is sultry. This recipe for a strawberry rhubarb margarita is the perfect companion for a hot summer night. No need to worry about using the last of the Spring time rhubarb as it is made with rhubarb […]
Getting quick and dirty here with a short but sweet post. It is Labor Day weekend in the US, which could mean a few things. 1) You are planning some pretty serious cook-outs at your home; 2) You are a burner and are heading to the desert for a weekend of daubachy; 3) You just […]
I have been playing with flavored waters and homemade simple syrups for a couple months now. We usually have a big pitcher of flavored water on the counter, that is replenished throughout the day. It is a great way to remind yourself to hydrate, and the different flavors make the water more interesting. We are not soda drinkers at […]