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Latest Food Blogs from Zestuous


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

Raw Veggie Greek Yogurt Pasta Salad

It?s 115°F (46°C) in Las Vegas right now, so dinner had to be something light and refreshing, something that didn?t require the oven or hours over a stove. This pasta salad filled with raw veggies really hit the spot. I … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-06-30 22:11:17

Chef Unplugged with Food Network Chef Ben Vaughn at Beth?s Table

I just enjoyed 48 hours of culinary spontaneity in Naperville, Illinois. I dined on exquisite food, laughed so hard I cried and have memories that will last a lifetime. It all started when Beth Peterson from Beth?s Table invited me … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-06-29 15:51:10

SLICED: Round 2 Entrees

The Saucy Mama Sliced Recipe Contest is underway, and the competition to win $1,000 is tough. We?re in the entree  round, secret ingredient—Beans. I entered Garlic Chile Skirt Steak using Saucy Mama’s Hatch Chili and Creamy Garlic Mustard. This steak … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-06-29 12:21:05

Garlic Chile Skirt Steak with Fresh Green Bean Salsa and Compound Butter

It?s summertime. Don?t make boiled green beans. Enjoy these beauties raw and in their natural state in unique fresh green bean salsa. The salsa with fresh cherry tomatoes and Anaheim pepper brighten up any grilled dish, especially this Garlic Chile … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-06-24 11:00:58

Zestuous appears in first MasterChef Cookalong

Tuesday night, I participated in the first ever MasterChef Cookalong on Google+ Hangouts with MasterChef contestant Krissi Biasiello and Laura Vitale, creator and star of ?Laura in the Kitchen.? What a fun event. Here?s a Zestuous highlight reel from the … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-06-19 12:20:32

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