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…

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…

Food Journey and Checking Off Life Bucket List with Fairmont Mayakoba

fresh passion fruit galore! We were thrown into a cave filled with water, trekked through the Mayan jungle, zip-lined without going through cardiac arrest, kayaked alongside crocodiles and sipped some incredible cocktails, beachside. Many of these these were “firsts” to check off our bucket-list and lived through it all to blog about it. The most exciting…

Grilled Avocado Salad with Corn Pico de Gallo & Chimichurri Dressing

Hello Friends. Greetings from Mexico along the gorgeous Riviera Maya coastline. The ocean is so blue, it’s like living in a postcard. This week has been tremendous, filled with lovely weather and we’re sending lots of warm sunshine to all of you in the cold, blizzard areas of the US. We definitely think of you when we see…