Truffled Alfredo Sauce
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Apple Hot Toddy
Truffled Brioche

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Truffled Alfredo Sauce

Truffle Alfredo Sauce

This is the last of our easy to make at home truffle recipes for 2014.  I wanted to end on another high note by sharing a favorite stand by recipe, all truffled up.  I always have some pasta in the pantry as well as some cream, butter and parmesan in the refrigerator for impromptu meals. […]

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Crushing On

Tis the season to be jolly!  No matter what holiday you celebrate during this time of the year, it is definitely a wonderful time.  Isn’t it?  We are enjoying the lights, food, and time with loved ones as we embark on the last of the shopping, wrapping and traveling.  The rain stopped me dead in […]

Apple Hot Toddy

Apple Hot Toddy

Baby it is cold outside, which means it is time to enjoy an Apple Hot Toddy!  Now that winter has finally hit the Bay Area, we have been enjoying cozy cocktails in the evenings.  This is one that has always been a favorite, and is one that I developed for Eat Boutique last year.  You […]

Truffled Brioche

Truffled Brioche

As our friend Betsy says, “you have to make this”.  A few of you have emailed me asking for a post on the truffle inspired brioche I used for that killer grilled cheese last week.  Your emails provoked me to make another batch this weekend;  after all, I have to make sure the recipe for […]

Crushing On

Crushing On

Northern California friends, have you weathered the storm?  We have been on business in Watsonville at Driscolls, and the rain has been steady but uneventful from what we have seen.  Hoping everyone is safe.  Can you believe Christmas is two weeks away?  Yikes!  I started doing my shopping, all online, and am hoping to hit […]

Truffle Honey Grilled Cheese

Truffle Honey Grilled Cheese

I have another delicious recipe for you using truffles.  This time, I am using fresh Black Winter Truffles, to make this insanely delicious grilled cheese sandwich.  As I mentioned before, my goal with sharing truffles with you, is to show you that there are many options for using fresh truffles as well as truffle products, […]

Lamb Loin Chops with Pomegranate Gremolata

Lamb Loin Chops with Pomegranate Gremolata

I have written about my love affair with Lava Lake Lamb many times, so I will not go into it again.  That being said; I will say, that I love their lamb as well as everything about the company and their best practices for raising their animals.  It is some of the best lamb I […]



Holiday Entertaining

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Can you believe the holidays are just around the corner?  Where did the year go?  I mean really, it just seems like yesterday that we signed on with the Mushroom Channel to begin a fun mushroom filled adventure, and now we are at our last post of the year.  Bummed about it, but still equally […]

Smoked Salmon Dip

Smoked Salmon Dip

Our friend Evelyn makes a version of this smoked salmon dip, and it is outstanding!  The first time we ever had it, Lenny was wowed as he thought it was carrot dip.  Silly guy!  Then he was even more wowed when he found out it was luscious smoked salmon.  During the holidays, we always have […]

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

I remember the first time I had Swedish Meatballs, I was at what I thought to be the fanciest of holiday parties.  It was in the family home of a new to me friend.  The thing that caught my eye first was the long tables covered with linens, where bowls and chafing dishes of small […]

Christmas Tree Cheese Ball

Christmas Tree Cheese Ball

I have been seeing these adorable cheese balls all over the internet for the past three years.  Every year, I say I am going to attempt at least the Christmas Tree Cheese Ball, but then I forget.  This year I tackled it and guess what?  I LOVE it. Evidently there is a book out there that […]

Intimate Holiday Parties

Planning Your Small, Intimate Holiday Dinner Party

  The holidays can be overwhelming with shopping, hand-writing holiday cards, making travel arrangements, and seeing folks. Instead of picking that one date in December, smack in the middle of the craziness, to host a holiday bash, why not throw a few smaller gatherings during the season? Every time we leave a holiday party, we […]

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Old Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls

I have been on the fence all day about what post to share with you today.  Originally I was going to share Friday Happy Hour;  but, we are working on a series of posts for cocktails and want to nail down one before sharing.  Next Friday.  So, I decided it was time to share something […]

Holiday Cocktails

Dark and Stormy | Chez Us

Dark and Stormy

It was a dark and stormy night when we made this how-to-video for you, featuring one of our favorite cocktails, the Dark and Stormy.  The video was part of an assignment in our online how to shoot food videos group that Lenny is leading, and we had to shoot this video with one light, and […]

Homemade Eggnog

Homemade Eggnog

It doesn’t feel like the holidays around our home until the first batch of homemade eggnog is being made.  I slip into the mood by turning on some old Bing Crosby holiday tunes;  you remember the ones you parents use to play, nothing screams Christmas like a little Bing.  I grab the bottle of bourbon […]

Classic Champagne Cocktail

Classic Champagne Cocktail

We love bubbles, and a Classic Champagne Cocktail is a delicious way to enjoy them.  A few years ago we use to have Champagne Friday, as in every Friday, and it was blissful.  There was no particular reason for these mini celebrations, other then it being Friday and celebrating life and love.  The only rules […]

Tom and Jerry Cocktail

Cocktail Hour | Tom and Jerry Cocktail

Talking about Tom and Jerry today, and not the mousy kind.  I have been wanting to share this vintage holiday cocktail with you for 5 years, and I am just getting around to it.  I remember my mother making a big batch of this drink mix every holiday season.  It was a sign that Christmas was […]

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Rosemary Preserved Lemon Spritzer (non-alcoholic)

Happy Friday!  Happy weekend!  This is going to be a down and dirty post;  probably the shortest I have ever written.  I have a pile of paperwork that I am dying to get off of my desk before I turn 45!  As well, I promised you a great non-alcoholic cocktail for the weekend, and I […]

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Preserved Meyer Lemon Cocktail

I adore our friend Maggie, and one of the things I adore is that she always seems to find new and exciting foodie items.  Recently she reached out to us and was wondering if we would be interested in playing with some Morris Kitchen Syrups.  I had been dying to try out their syrups in […]