Grilled Mango Chicken Sausage with Avocado Corn Salad and Chipotle Cream
English Muffin Bread | Chez Us
Chimichurri Sauce | Chez Us
Horchata-Abuelita Swirl Ice Cream Tacos | Chez Us

Daily Nibbles

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 […]

English Muffin Bread | Chez Us

English Muffin Bread

I was shooting product for a client the other day and needed bread.  I searched for a gorgeous loaf that was photo worthy but couldn’t find one.  So, I did the next best thing, I baked a loaf of this English Muffin Bread.  Then I decided not to keep it so secret any longer.   […]

Chimichurri Sauce | Chez Us

Chimichurri Sauce

Remember our Argentina inspired dinner a couple weeks ago?  While Silva’s Beef Empanadas were a huge star of the evening, this recipe for Chimichurri Sauce was a very close second.   Our friends who came over were practically licking their plates clean after devouring a bowl of sauce.  Honestly, they kept it between them and […]

Horchata-Abuelita Swirl Ice Cream Tacos | Chez Us

Horchata-Abuelita Swirl Ice Cream Tacos

Leave it to our friend, Jenni, to come up with a drool worthy dessert taco.  She has definitely taken Taco Tuesday to another level.  We met Jenni of Pastry Chef Online, at our first MIXED CON event, and she was an utter delight;  we instantly hit it off, and became more than blogging friends.  Jenni has over […]

Green Jalapeño Pineapple Shrub | Chez Us

Green Jalapeño Pineapple Shrub

Do not let the thought of making shrubs at home intimidate you.  Easier than you think, and this recipe for a Green Jalapeño Pineapple Shrub is a great way to get started on what is about to become an addiction.  Now, every time I look at the fruit aisle, I am thinking “can I shrub that?”. […]

Crushing On | Chez Us

Crushing On

We are vacationing in the Azores with Lenny’s family this week.  After a daunting flight we finally arrived two days late, and are getting use to being here.  Cannot wait to share more of this adventure with you all.  Stay tuned!  In the meantime here are a few things we are crushing on.     […]

Baked Potato Salad | Chez Us

Baked Potato Salad

I LOVE being part of the Food Network seasonal food blogger gatherings but have not had a chance to participate in a long time.  Summer is definitely one of my favorite seasons for cooking, and I knew I had to sneak at least one recipe in before we slide into a season of squash and […]

What’s In Season

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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

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 […]

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Blueberry Thyme Gin Fizz

I have been playing with flavored waters and homemade simple syrups for a couple months now.  We usually have a big pitcher of flavored water on the counter, that is replenished throughout the day.  It is a great way to remind yourself to hydrate, and the different flavors make the water more interesting.  We are not soda drinkers at […]