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Mushroom- Spinach Breakfast Tacos with Salsa Fresca
Champagne Peach Floats

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Crushing On | Chez Us

Crushing On

Long weekend in the US;  do you have plans?  It usually is a time of BBQs, dog-days of summer, and relaxing.  We were hoping to go camping but will be setting up for a client event starting next week.  No immediate plans other than finally finding a sushi place we like in the East Bay, […]

Moroccan Chicken Kabobs | Chez Us

Moroccan Chicken Kabobs

We have been digging or should I say grubbing on these Moroccan chicken kabobs since we first made them during a camping trip we took in May.  They are a party in your mouth, and a crowd pleaser!     I started working on this recipe when the folks at Tillamook surprised us with a […]

Mushroom- Spinach Breakfast Tacos with Salsa Fresca

Mushroom- Spinach Breakfast Tacos with Salsa Fresca

I was always aware of the thirst quenching margarita filled site Sweet Life Bake, but had never had the pleasure of meeting the gal behind it, the lovely Vianney.  During a press trip to Tabasco, I had the honor of enjoying her company and instantly hit it off.  I have a feeling if we were […]

Champagne Peach Floats

Champagne Peach Floats

One of our favorite sites turned 7 this month, Eat Boutique, and there has been a whole month of celebrating going on. Not only do we adore Maggie the brains behind Eat Boutique but we love everything about her site from the delicious recipes that any home chef can tackle to the great decorating style […]

Crushing On | Chez Us

Crushing On

Ahhh, home sweet home.  We rolled into town earlier this week after spending two weeks in the Azores.  It was a family vacation with Lenny’s family, and my first time to the motherland.  We had a great time, and it was exactly what we needed to recharge before the start of an insane third quarter. […]

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 […]

Grilled Mango Chicken Sausage with Avocado Corn Salad and Chipotle Cream

Grilled Mango Chicken Sausage with Avocado Corn Salad and Chipotle Cream

When we met Kita we instantly thought of her as this spunky gal, who get’s it all done, the kind of girl that us 40+s, kind of wish we were.  You know, good at cooking, girly things and can hit the trails with the guys.  Kita is another friendship that came from attending MIXED CON, and she […]



What’s In Season

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 […]