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…

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…

Harvest Pies {Video}: Our Fall Leaf Pie Designs & Pie Dough Recipe

Pie season is a year round event, but there’s something very special about fall and winter pies. The warm and comfort of making pies for all our holiday tables and gatherings inspires us to be creative. We’ve been wanting to share how we make these harvest pie designs with you all so you can see why we…

Not All Brussels Sprouts Are Created Equal

Haven’t you ever noticed that brussels sprouts come in so many different sizes? In fact, after much research in grocery store and farmers market bins, we’re most likely to find varying sizes of brussels sprouts in every batch. Not every brussels sprout is created equal and in fact, sometimes they vary so much in size that…

{Video} How to Seed Pomegranates Without Looking Like a Murder Scene

Yes, there are ways to seed pomegranates without staining your clothes, making a violent mess or leaving your cooking station looking like a murder scene. seventy under our pomegranate arch During this time of year that we can’t get our hands-off pomegranates so we’re busy shucking the arils till we fill our freezer with pomegranate seeds.…

Chai Zucchini Pancakes with Buttermilk Syrup and Fall Colors

Finally, the mornings are cooler. We’ve been waiting for mornings like these all Summer. When this “sweater weather” feeling arrives, our appetites crave a warm breakfast. A craving for warm foods in the morning that’s hearty, satisfying and stick-to-your-ribs comforting. We haven’t had this urge in so long especially with the long hot Summer. Drought does that…