Hard Lemonade-Battered Fried Chicken

Beer battered fried chicken is a favorite for many reasons, primarily for the crispy batter that we all strive to perfect. So when we wanted to get creative and mix up our fried-chicken-routine with mike’s hard lemonade, it was an obvious choice to experiment in the kitchen. mike’s citrusy malt beverage has all the perfect components…

Boozy Peaches and Cream Ice Cream Float with Hard Peach Lemonade

Celebrate Summer!  This time of year when the weather is great and everyone is having outdoor pool parties or backyard bbq’s, guests usually tote-in-hand a few bottles of wine or a case of beer. Sure, that’s great to share with our hostess and party-goers, but this season we changed things up a bit so that…

Low Carb Chicken Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai

Last week was busy, creative and satisfying. After a long dry spell from teaching our natural light food photography workshops, we finally taught again and it was exhilarating. To be around such passionate and food-crazy people for two days really was energizing. It’s not often that you can get together with a small group of…

7 Reasons to Make This Homemade Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce

There’s really more than seven reasons why you should make homemade roasted garlic tomato sauce. But for the single reason alone our of pure deliciousness, you should be heading to the kitchen to whip out a few jars of this ridiculously easy recipe. We used to source high and low for the best tasting jarred…

Perfect Summer Appetizers Paired with Hard Lemonades

Not everyone drinks beer and not everyone drinks wine. And if our friends don’t drink wine or beer, they definitely won’t be drinking all our cocktail experiments. One collective agreement to our Summer gatherings is that everyone loves to have a good time, munch on great appetizers and soak up the long days of sunshine…

Cheese and Charcuterie Platter Party Paired with Dark Chocolate

Rarely does a cheese and charcuterie platter not happen at one of our gatherings. Sure, we’re creatures of habit and need a bit of inspiration to go beyond this personal party favorite. When Ghirardelli reached out to partner with us on sharing ways to pair their delicious line of Intense Dark chocolates, it wasn’t only…

Spicy Shrimp Ceviche (Aquachile) from MasterChef Claudia’s Cocina Cookbook

Hi Friends! Last Summer was a crazy busy season filled with way too much good food, especially with some really awesome Mexican food that we ate for five days straight for one cookbook project. We can finally share the delicious details of this project because it’s out today! We were asked by Abrams to photograph and…

BBQ Grilled-Party Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with 3-Cheeses, Salami, Ham

National Grilled Cheese Month is here and oh, our beloved gooey, cheesy grilled cheese sandwich parties are always a popular favorite when this time of year rolls around. Rarely do we ever serve up grilled cheeses to friends without receiving an enthusiastic “heck yes!”. On occasion it’s the no-carb, no-fat, non-dairy friend-of-a-friend who shows up…