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…

Pulled Pork Poutine Inspired by Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City

We weren’t exactly in Europe, but it sure felt like it. The cobblestone streets, history and artchitecture reminded us of the moments it felt like to be walking in Europe yet we were still in North America. Every corner of Quebec City had something to see, hear, taste and absorb. Thank goodness it was cold outside…

Carbonated Negroni and More Cocktails to Celebrate a Great Year

Gosh, time flies. Another year has passed in a blink and many thoughts wizz through our heads. The people, friends, clients, laughs, tears and so many more moments helped define our year as …. amazing. It isn’t just the everyday work that anchors this year as truly memorable, but the new friendships forged and old…

Hot Chorizo Cream Cheese Dip – A recipe inspired by my little brother

My little brother is man of few words. Indeed, he’s grown-up, a man who is only a few years my junior, but he’ll always be a little brother to me. Since childhood, his silence was often overlooked because with so many frolicking kids in one household, all the loud chatter and squabble over the one…

Sneak Peek: Cooking in our new KitchenAid Studio Kitchen

Hi Friends, it’s been a while since we talked about our studio and all of its changes. So much has happened in the past two years since we doubled our square footage. More shooting space for workshops and events, more props, surfaces and overall, a ton more “junk” that we’ve been collecting for our photo shoots.…

Bacon and Parmesan Hasselback Zucchini with Garlic Mustard Butter

It’s really about time we shared this recipe. Good recipes like this shouldn’t be locked up in a dropbox, which we’re totally guilty of. We made is back in Summer of 2014 with over thirty other zucchini recipes for a magazine project that never got finished. But why we never published it just yet was because…

Gabrielle’s Winter Creamed Corn and Tomato Soup

Last week in writing about my confessions of coffee snobbery got me thinking about food snobbery in general. You know what I mean; “If it’s not seasonal, local, and organic then it’s not going on my table”,  or the “fast food… forget about it” crowd,  (unless it is from a fast food chain that has…

Sweet Potato and Chocolate Bars

Amongst all the overflowing bins of Fall fruits and veggies, sweet potatoes hold a special place in our hearts. The variety and diversity of colors and flavors keep our Autumn menu continually interesting and keep us inspired. Loved beyond the holidays down here, the sweet potatoes were gorgeous copper prizes begging to be cooked. For Fall and Thanksgiving dessert…

Pumpkin Spice Muffins with a Crumb Topping

Our inspiration for developing blog recipes comes in many forms, but the ideas that we receive from all of you, our readers is the most encouraging. Since we published our pumpkin spice coffee cake recipe over two years ago, many readers asked about adapting it a pumpkin spice muffin with a crumb top. After fielding reader questions…