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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

Tabasco Grilled Shrimp

These little beauties are simple to make, but boy are they packed with flavor. Between the char of the grill, the heat of the Tabasco and the fresh thyme, the flavors are simple yet memorable. You can serve them as … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-07-13 13:31:35

Stuffed Pancetta Burgers with Balsamic Fig Marmalade

This recipe can be made with blue cheese, goat cheese or even cream cheese, depending on your cheese preference. I bought a pound of hamburger meat the other day, something I rarely cook with, and I woke up Tuesday morning … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-07-10 11:01:28

Chocolate Stout Pretzel Toffee Bars

This blog post is a dessert recipe that uses mustard. WAIT! Don?t stop reading. I promise you this recipe is fantastic! It?s ooey gooey with chocolate, toffee, pretzels, stout?and yes mustard. I?ve been participating in a recipe contest using Saucy … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-07-08 11:10:43

Grilled Crispy Beer Wings

I love hot wings, but because they?re fried and tossed in hot sauce butter, they?re full of calories. The problem with grilling the wings instead of frying them is that they don?t turn out as crispy?until now. I searched the … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-07-03 10:42:23

Grilled Red, White and Blue New York Strip Steak +Giveaway

This Independence Day is extra special in my house because my husband has just retired from the U.S. Army after 20+ years of service and multiple deployments. I?m celebrating his selfless dedication to our nation with a flavorful, patriotic grilled … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-07-01 22:41:07

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