The Gagchtochter: Chorizo Burger with Grilled Mushrooms and Smoked Havarti

January 28, 2015

Chorizo Burgers with Grilled Mushrooms and Smoked Havarti Cheese via Artful Desperado

I may be one of the few (if not the only) vegetarian that happens to make killer meat burgers (for friends, of course). Though, I must confess I am a terrible veg-head and I am notorious for having a weak spot for chorizo and serrano ham, ha! (particularly having serrano ham in my bag while traveling haha yah that happened). So when the guys over at Murphy-Goode were all like “Gab, let’s get cozy in the kitchen…with burgers” I couldn’t say no. Vino and chorizo? Um. Sounds like date night!

This is definitely a little weekday (or Super Bowl weekend) pick-me-up that shall bring juicy joy to your winter-tinted dinner nights. I mean come on, Sir Mix-A-Lot likes juicy doubles, and so do we.

Fire up the grill (or oven) and get the full recipe and instructions over at Murphy-Goode’s blog

Chorizo Burgers with Grilled Mushrooms and Smoked Havarti Cheese

Chorizo Burgers with Grilled Mushrooms and Smoked Havarti Cheese


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CREDITS:
Styling and Photography: Artful Desperado

Almond Orange Mexican Wedding Cookies

January 22, 2015

Almond Orange Mexican Wedding Cookies

Almond Orange Mexican Wedding Cookies

Almond Orange Mexican Wedding Cookies

Almond Orange Mexican Wedding Cookies

Whoa, two posts in one week? Cray. Well, this post is on Baked The Blog, but still, it was made by yours truly.

These lovely cookies got a mini revamp with some orange blossom water and a simple icing sugar pattern (rather than dusting the crap out of them). I find them perfect for tea time or sugar-munchies time. Though, there’s nothing really mexican about them, I’m gonna roll with them name ’cause it sounds cool – says the Mexican haha.

Get the full recipe to make these little pieces of yum on baked the blog.

Blood Orange Ricotta Cheesecake with Red Wine Glazed Figs

January 20, 2015

Blood Orange Ricotta Cheesecake with Red Wine Glazed Figs via Artful Desperado

Blood Orange Ricotta Cheesecake with Red Wine Glazed Figs via Artful Desperado

Blood Orange Ricotta Cheesecake with Red Wine Glazed Figs via Artful Desperado

Well well. Who knew crust-less cheesecake could be so effin’ incredible. Not gonna lie, I am a fan of decadent cheesecake, and whenever I get presented with a “no bake” option I respond with a “no fucking way” answer – you know? You gotta do it right!

This recipe in particular creates a cake that’s somewhat of a merge between a flan and a cheesecake – not too rich, not too runny – just perfect! Add some red wine and orange glazed dried figs to the equation and, no joke, you’ll be licking the plate!

Full recipe of this wintery treat after the jump

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A Kimchi Story

January 15, 2015

A kimchi story

A kimchi story

Hey friends! Breaking up the radio silence here. Woweee 2015 is here, and half way through the month already! What?!

How was your holiday break? Did you have a good one? I decided to spend mine unplugged (as much as possible) from the online world and you know how it goes – the first day you feel guilty and then you get used to it and wanna have a vacation forever, HA! But that being said, I think is time to get back in the game so next week you’ll get a really nice (new) treat in the shape of a cake.

For now, I wanted to share with you some photos I took at work for a Kimchi story. Man, kimchi stinks so good and tastes even better. It’s a total love/hate relationship (mostly love). Now I gotta eat this whole thing before the smell takes over my fridge.

You into kimchi?

kimchi-cabbage

Korean chili sauce

A kimchi story

Best Hot Chocolate Ever + Holiday Break

December 23, 2014

Mexican hot chocolate recipe by Luvo

best hot chocolate

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Hey guys! This is it! It’s holiday time! Woop. Time to wrap those presents and hit the bar, ’cause seriously, we all need a cold one after a crazy year, ama rite??

Here’s to a wonderful 2015 full of creative surprises. Thanks so much for all of your support and for sticking around for another year of recipes and artful musings. All the best and see you in January.

PS. I shot these decadent chocolate recipes for Luvo, get the scoop over at their blog! (so delissh).

Hugs!