Fried Avocado Tacos
Crushing On
Slaw Topped Pulled Pork Tacos
Zucchini Noodles with Blistered Tomatoes | Chez Us

Daily Nibbles

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 […]

Crushing On

Crushing On

Happy Friday!  Last week felt a bit like fall was dangling over us.  The days were warm, and the afternoons/evenings became crisp.  Not to mention, it was definitely a little darker in the morning when I hit the gym.  A big part of me is not ready for fall and winter, and am still craving […]

Slaw Topped Pulled Pork Tacos

Slaw Topped Pulled Pork Tacos

Whenever I see “Nutmeg Nanny” pop up in my feed, I sing this little song called NUTMEG NANNY!!  I wish I could record it, to share with y’all, as it is spunky just as I imagine she is in real life.  We  adore Brandy’s site Nutmeg Nanny, and you should too.  Brandy is a breath […]

Zucchini Noodles with Blistered Tomatoes | Chez Us

Zucchini Noodles with Blistered Tomatoes

For the record, I am not a gadget kind of gal.  In the kitchen or out for that matter, but, especially in the kitchen.  Then my new friend Diana who is a vegetarian, who is not that found of zucchini told me about the spiralizer.  It changed her outlook on the summer squash, and now she […]

Sao Miguel, Azores | Chez Us

Sao Miguel, Azores

We are home, and somewhat settled back into our day to day routine.  Have to admit, we miss vacation, and are already planning our next adventure!  As you may remember, we went to the motherland, where it all started for Lenny, back in August.  This said motherland would be the Azore Islands, where his family […]

Crushing On

Crushing On

TGIF!  Even though it was a short week, I am thrilled it is the weekend.  How about you?  Big plans?  Lenny is going climbing with a friend, and I am staying local to catch up with Chez Us, life and some friends.  Not to mention I need to find a dress for a wedding next […]

Shrimp and Elotes Tacos | Chez Us

Shrimp and Elotes Tacos

We have not met Maria in person but feel we know her well, from reading her lovely site Pink Patisserie.  Her love of France aligned perfectly with ours, and her warm and personal stories drew us in.  Not to mention her stellar photography, and drool worthy sweets (savories too, but check out these cakes!).   […]



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 […]