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Zestuous is competing as one Saucy Mama

So much goes into preparing for the World Food Championships. I can’t believe it’s only a few weeks away. In round 1, I?ll be competing against 50 of the world?s best sandwich makers. We?ll each make a signature, knock-your-socks of … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-10-12 19:51:51

Hobo Stew

This is my all-time favorite camping recipe. I learned it while I was a camp counselor at YMCA?s Camp Piomingo in Kentucky. It?s a great dish to prepare with your kids on a camping trip or in your backyard fire … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-10-07 11:02:01

Fig and Brie 7-Layer Dip

I love traditional 7-layer dip made with refried beans, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, cheese,  jalapenos and green onions, but having lived just a few miles from the French border, I also love rich, melty brie cheese, warm chèvre (goat) cheese … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-10-02 10:31:50

Blueberry Fire Pit Flapjacks with Maple Blueberry Syrup

Did you know you can enjoy pancakes while you?re camping, even if you didn?t pack a pan? During a recent camping trip, I was determined to eat like a queen using just foil and skewers. I love blueberry cornmeal pancakes, … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-09-29 12:51:57

Campfire Paella

When traveling, I always find a way to make food the focal point. Usually, our itinerary includes dinner at a local hot spot, a wine tour or a stop at a farmers? market. But this time, I wanted to challenge … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-09-26 11:11:55

Cheesy Bacon Popovers

Believe it or not, this cheesy bacon recipe came to me while I was exercising. Kind of an oxymoron huh? When I work out on the elliptical, I watch the Food Network. It captures my attention, so I forget I?m … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-09-18 01:41:25

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

I like my chocolate chip cookies soft and chewy. Thanks to a trick I found online years ago, cornstarch is the magic ingredient that makes chewy cookieness possible. That and a strict 10-minute cook time. These cookies hit the mark … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-09-13 10:01:25

Hawaiian Breakfast To-Go

Avoid the drive-thru. You can start your day with pre-made homemade breakfast sandwiches. All it takes is a loaf of King?s Hawaiian Original Sweet Round Bread, some eggs and your choice of meat. You can add other goodies like spinach, … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-09-11 10:50:58

French Onion Steak Soup

This hearty version of French onion soup goes beyond traditional beef stock. It?s filled with chunks of steak and Belgian brown ale. Topped with a thick French baguette slice and melted shredded Gruyere cheese, football season may never be the … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-09-10 01:21:28

Golden Nugget: My hotel pick for the 2013 World Food Championships

Living in Las Vegas definitely has its food perks. Aside from a strip full of renowned chef restaurants, a cultural mix of grocery stores and a Le Cordon Bleu campus, this town knows how to throw food parties. Bon Appetit?s … Continue reading »

Posted on Zestuous on 2013-09-05 23:01:10

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