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Slow Cooker Beef Short Rib Tacos  |  Chez Us

Slow Cooker Beef Short Rib Tacos

This recipe came about when all I had left was a mis-mash of ingredients in the house. I like to think of it as the kind of the holding onto summer just a little bit longer taco recipe. Even though, I dusted off the slow cooker to make this recipe for Slow Cooker Beef Short […]

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Maggots and Fruit Flies

Today is Friday.  It’s trash day.  I think I got in trouble for forgetting to put it out last night.  I didn’t forget.  I just didn’t think about it.  You see, we got home late from a crappy dinner, and I went upstairs to lie on the couch and watch some TV.  Sure, why not? […]

Crushing On | Chez Us

Crushing On

The past week has been strange around Chez Us.  We are kind of in limbo as we wait for our busy season to kick in, which will have us on the road on and off for a few weeks.  Hotel rooms, conference rooms and meals bellied up at the hotel bar.  Oh life on the […]

Vegetable Tempura Tacos

Vegetable Tempura Tacos

We met Jessica, otherwise known as the Sodium Girl when she took a hands-on beginning food photography workshop with us.  We instantly hit it off, and even after the class was over, we sat around talking about food, photography and shooting that perfect photo.  10 years ago she was diagnosed with Lupus which eventually attacked […]

Mushroom Chicken Alfredo Lasagna | Chez Us

Mushroom Chicken Alfredo Lasagna

Comfort food at it’s best, is exactly what this recipe for Mushroom Chicken Alfredo Lasagna is.  Inspired over a dinner in the Azores with our 18 year old nephew Matthew, who happens to enjoy cooking, he wondered out loud about a lasagna made with Alfredo sauce.  I tucked away that thought, as I knew it […]

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Crushing On

It has been a week;  boy, oh boy, what a week.  Kind of a reminder, not so gentle either, that we cannot take life for granted.  A week ago we were chugging along the mountains of Oregon and Washington, making our way to the Seattle for what was one of the most beautiful weddings.  Ever. […]

Fried Avocado Tacos

Taco Tuesday

We love, love, love Taco Tuesday, and are hoping y’all are as well.  We are in the middle of working on some new Chez Us taco recipes, and cannot wait to share them with you.  That being said our last guest post was scheduled for this week, but decided to save that deliciousness for next […]



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zucchini cakes

Zucchini Pancakes with Minty Dill Creme Fraiche

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 […]

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Gluten Free Cherry Clafoutis

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.

Rye and Peach BBQ Sauce

Peach and Rye BBQ Sauce

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.

Grilled Peach Salsa

Grilled Peach and Cucumber Salsa

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. […]

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Zucchini Piadine

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 […]

Roasted Strawberry Sauce  |  Chez Us

Roasted Strawberry Sauce

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.

Summer Sips

Aperol Limeade Popsicles

Aperol Limeade Popsicles

The weekend is upon us, and all I can think about is hot, sticky end of summer weather.  The kind where you want to lay around, dangling your toes in the grass, sipping lemonade or even better licking these adult popsicles.  I developed this recipe for Eat Boutique, but have been enjoying a little too […]

Homemade Margarita Mix

Homemade Margarita Mix

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 […]

Wine Spritzer

Wine Spritzer

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 […]

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Mint Lemmo

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 […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita

Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita

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 […]

Smokey Cantaloupe Lime Cocktails

Smoky Cantaloupe Lime Cocktails

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 […]