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Good food from a well traveled Army Wife.

Latest Food Blogs from Zestuous


Triple Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I love when Zesties (Zestuous fans) request recipes. You all inspire me to try so many new things. Friday, I posted a comment on facebook, asking for suggestions. Emily, a friend I made while we were stationed at Fort Riley, … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-08-11 21:31:01

Grilled Tuna Salad +Giveaway

Turn your tuna salad up a notch by using grilled fresh tuna steaks instead of canned tuna. You?ll find between the fresh tuna and the char of the grill, you can make a healthier lunch without mounds of mayonnaise. I … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-08-02 10:52:56

Creole Fried Green Tomato Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

A coworker introduced me to a new diet where you eat 500 calories two days a week and whatever you want the other 5 days. It goes against every diet lesson I?ve learned, but she?s been losing weight and she … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-07-31 23:50:41

Live Cookalong with Chef Ben Vaughn and Zestuous August 8

Zestuous and Chef Ben Vaughn are hosting a live cookalong, and you?re invited. We?ll be preparing Riesling Poached Pears atop Pecan Baklava. The full recipe from Chef Ben?s restaurant and all the steps to get you ready for the show … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-07-27 11:21:28

Zestuous Named Fan Fave in the Saucy Mama Sliced Recipe Contest

I made it to the final round of the Saucy Mama Sliced Recipe contest. The top 10 finalists had to make a dessert with mustard and beer. My dessert was so much better than I expected it to be. I … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-07-25 20:01:37

Grilled Cocktails

Before you throw your steaks and chicken on the grill, liven up the party with these grilled cocktails. Ditch the ready-made cocktail mixes packed with sugar and preservatives and keep your frozen cocktails clean and refreshing with grilled fruit. From … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-07-25 09:31:37

Warm Cranachan

I was sitting on the couch the other night after a long day of recipe development, when a recipe contest popped up on my facebook page. It was for the “Spar for the Spurtle” with Bob?s Red Mill Steel Cut … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-07-23 01:31:03

Bibingka ? Filipino Coconut Cake

My favorite Filipino dessert by far is Bigingka. It?s a thin, unfrosted cake made with sweet rice flour and cream of coconut. I first had Bibingka at a Filipino family barbecue when I started dating my husband. My now father-in-law … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-07-22 10:41:33

Zestuous wins #FoodChamp Sandwich Recipe Challenge

I?ve been on pins and needles lately wondering what the World Food Championships #FoodChamp challenge judges thought about my sandwich entries. The contest closed a couple weeks ago, and I entered two sandwiches: the Creamy Cognac Steak Sandwich with Horseradish … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-07-22 01:21:55

Low Country Grits with Seasonal Roasted Mushrooms

Before I get to this delicious recipe created by Food Network Chef Ben Vaughn, I have to tell you about an exciting giveaway. You can win two tickets to meet Chef Ben and enjoy one of his fabulous tasting dinners … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-07-13 15:51:25

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