This is one of my favorite potluck dishes. It can be made ahead of time, and it?s always a party pleaser. If I?m hosting a luncheon, I make chicken salad on homemade croissants, but for potlucks, I like to go … Continue reading »
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The perfect egg yolk oozes when you puncture its membrane, creating a rich, natural dipping sauce. It?s so luxurious the sad egg white becomes an afterthought. There are many ways to cook a nice egg yolk. Fried sunny side up, poached and soft boiled are a few ways that come to mind. But have you […]The Perfect Egg Yolk is an original recipe from Zestuous.
I?m usually a steak purist and avoid smothering my beef with sauces and spreads, but last night, I discovered a quick way to punch a cow with flavor. Mezzetta makes a roasted bell pepper & chipotle spread that is fiery and robust. It was the key ingredient to a 30-minute dinner of grilled Chipotle Skirt … Continue reading »Chipotle Skirt Steak with Roasted Corn Relish is an original recipe from Zestuous.
I?m not the only one in my family passionate about food. My brother, who is a food and beverage director in Atlanta, was just featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. He works for The Commerce Club, a prestigious club in Atlanta where members can dine with a truly custom experience. He often tells me about … Continue reading »Southern Peach Bourbon Freeze is an original recipe from Zestuous.
I have a weakness for ooey gooey cake, sometimes called butter cake or chess squares. I first learned about this sinful dessert when living in Jackson, Mississippi. The cake is dense, sweet and super moist. It?s almost like eating custard with your hands. Maybe you?re supposed to use a fork, but when a dish is … Continue reading »Pina Colada Ooey Gooey Cake is an original recipe from Zestuous.
I am a fan of sandwiches, so much so that I?m a competitive sandwich gal. In 2013, I competed in the World Food Championships with two of my signature sandwiches: A steak sandwich with asparagus slaw and Truffled Fonteenies (bite-sized grilled cheese). My grilled cheese placed 5th in the world. They?re so flipping good and … Continue reading »Artichoke and Pancetta Grilled Cheese is an original recipe from Zestuous.
I am a huge fan of mustard. It?s creamy, can be subtle or spicy, and goes great on just about everything. In celebration of National Mustard Day, here are 10 ways I like to use mustard 1) Of course, you can use it on your favorite sandwich. 2) Rub it all over a piece of … Continue reading »National Mustard Day is an original recipe from Zestuous.
In May, I entered the 2014 Dole California Cookoff for a chance to win $25,000. Each recipe was limited to 10 ingredients and was required to include at least one cup of a Dole product. I spent weeks in the kitchen perfecting my dishes. I?ve gotta say, some of my creations were total flops. It?s … Continue reading »Ancho Pineapple Bacon Wrapped Dates from Zestuous is an original recipe from Zestuous.
These velvety, crispy Bacon Apple Fritters are sinfully covered with Bacon Drippings Glaze. I promise breakfast will never be the same. Apple fritters have long been my favorite doughnuts. Whenever I grab a box of a dozen glazed for work, I always ask them to bag a fritter on the side just for me. Recently, … Continue reading »Bacon Apple Fritters is an original recipe from Zestuous.
Add a Zestuous touch to your summer grill with Green Chile Peach Pork Chops. Made with a slightly sweet and spicy marinade and fresh peach salsa. It?s peach season, one of my favorite times of year. The moment I walk into a grocery store, the fragrant fruit swoons me. Peaches are so versatile; they?re great … Continue reading »Green Chile Peach Pork Chops is an original recipe from Zestuous.
Try using Lavash bread to make a fun, flaky, cheesy new appetizer for your next party or potluck. Recently, I went to a fundraiser under the stars in Las Vegas for the Natural History Museum where guests were treated to some tasty eats, including a fun appetizer from Westin Lake Las Vegas. Chef prepared cheese … Continue reading »Cheese Lollipops is an original recipe from Zestuous.