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Mushroom Breakfast Burritos | Chez Us

Mushroom Breakfast Burritos

I do not have a taco for you this week.  Instead, I have breakfast burritos, which is kind of like a taco or least falls into the same category in my recipe book!     Now that I am working out a few days a week, I am on the lookout of easy breakfast meals […]

National Chili Month

National Chili Month 2014

I love; I say that sarcastically, all these foods that have their day or even months. National Twinkie Day. Sweet Chili Pepper Day. Hot dang dog week. You name it; there is a day or month for pretty much every food you may put in your body. For instance, did you know this month is […]

Bad Food and Bullets

Bad Food and Bullets

One of these is going to kill you. Which one, no one knows.   Last Saturday, we were driving home from a friend’s house and decided to take a different route. Changing it up, if you will. It was around 8:30 in the PM. I turned to The Lovely and Talented Denise Woodward and said […]

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Crushing On

October is pretty much whizzing by in our house.  How about at yours?  I cannot believe it is half over, and soon we will be talking holidays.  I am completely not ready.  Walking through Target this morning, I noticed Christmas decorations up already.  Really?  We haven’t even said good-bye to the pumpkin or hello to […]

Perfect Crispy Fish Tacos | Chez Us

Perfect Crispy Fish Tacos

We have been eye-balling the Bon Appetit Perfect Fish Taco recipe for some time now, as they are mouth-watering.  Literally, we have been drooling over them, and dying to make in our kitchen.  Well, we finally, and while it was good, it wasn’t perfect.  What was perfect about their recipe was how crispy the fish […]

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Crushing On

We survived our first event of the Fall season, and are home nesting for a week before jetting off again.  That being said, I did not have a lot of time for Crushing On, but I did find a few interesting things that I am loving.  What do you have planned for the weekend?  It […]

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Taco Tuesday

Happy Taco Tuesday!  I was hoping to share a new taco recipe, as I have a couple in the works, but I came down with a nasty cold.  I could barley muster up the energy to make coffee, let alone cook, shoot and write out a recipe.  Where are our awesome guest posters when we need […]



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 […]