Mango Sriracha Chutney

Mango Sriracha Chutney - this stuff is crazy good and so... versatile. It's fabulous for appetizers, as a sandwich spread, a base for pizza, a glaze for grilled chicken...

The thought ran through my mind that I might need to take a little break from this Mango Sriracha Chutney after four test batches…. 

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Red, White and Blue Salsa - it's bright, fresh delicious and oh so patriotic!

Red, White and Blue Salsa

  It was one of those pristine Carolina days, with clear blue skies and delightful temperatures climbing only into the mid 70’s. Scott and I had Emmy, our two-year-old granddaughter, hanging out with us for a few days, while mommy and daddy went off on a little getaway for their anniversary. We decided it would be fun to visit one of the local pick-your-own strawberry patches… 

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Grilled Tri-Tip with Chimichurri Sauce - a fabulous tasting, very tender cut of beef that's perfect for grilling. I love that it's decently priced compared to other steaks. The fresh herb sauce is an amazing complement to the delicious beef.

Grilled Tri-Tip with Chimichurri Sauce

One of my favorite things about summer is the ease of cooking that seems to go along with the season. Don’t get me wrong, when fall rolls around you’ll find me loving spending hours in the kitchen working on hearty new soups, stews, roasts, etc. But in the summer, I love the casual, simple, yet full-of-flavor… 

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Six Summer Celebration Recipes**

Six Summer Celebration Recipes

It’s funny how it seems like summer will never come, and then all of a sudden… it’s here! In North Carolina, where we’ve made our home for the last 34 years, there isn’t much transition. One day we’re wearing sweatshirts and the next it’s shorts, sleeveless shirts and sunscreen. Scott and I love that The… 

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Zoe's Copycat Salad Dressing - If you've never been to Zoe's Kitchen, you'll flip over this delicious dressing.

Zoe’s Copycat Salad Dressing

This one’s been on my bucket list for a while now. Oh, I don’t mean my BUCKET list, as in: sky diving on a clear blue Carolina day, floating high above green forests in a brilliantly striped hot air balloon, snorkeling through azure, crystal Caribbean waters, bicycling (motor-assisted) through majestic Swiss mountains… No not like that…. 

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The Eiffel Tower at Night

April in Paris – A Photo Journey

Hi, this is Scott. Chris asked me to share some of photos I shot while we were in Paris for a week this April. The easy part for a photographer is shooting the incredible sights we have the opportunity of seeing every day. The hard part is choosing just a few from that gigantic file of photos!

French Chocolate Tart with Brown Butter Crust - the real deal! It's super simple, super decadent, authentically French and probably the best chocolate dessert you"ll ever meet!

French Chocolate Tart with Brown Butter Crust

Although our feet have been solidly back on U.S. soil for a week now, we’re finding our hearts and spirits frequently wandering back to the streets of Paris. It might be because Scott has been sorting through a myriad of pictures, choosing the best of the best for his upcoming post: “April in Paris – A Photo… 

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