And so my favorite season started on September 23. Well, my favorite season after the Christmas season. But fall makes me happy. I love the beauty of the changing colors, clouds in the sky, fires in the fireplace and sweaters. Here in the Sierras, we also look forward to the rain. AdvertisementsRead More Mulligatawny Soup with Apple/ Mango Salsa. It calms the soul in times of stress.
Barbecue! That word conjures up summer and swimming and fresh fruit and veggies and meat cooking on the grill. And…the age old argument about barbecue sauce. Should it be sweet or tart? Homemade or store bought? Meat marinated in the sauce or used after the meat is cooked? We are here to say, “Yes!” to […]Read More A little sauciness from Yes!Chef!…barbecue basics
I was stalking some of the food blog community sites and a discussion came up about watermarking photos. I don’t usually mark mine, but I have found so many photos of mine used without my permission or even attribution, that I decided that I would add a small watermark to them so hopefully somebody viewing […]Read More New Logo for Yes!Chef! and Food Photography Bloopers
It’s been two weeks now since my daughter’s wedding to a wonderful young man. The wedding was lovely and we were lucky the weather was not hot, nor cold. The weekend before the wedding the temperature was 106 degrees. Two days after the wedding the weather turned quite cold-around 65 degrees- and rainy. This past […]Read More Chiles and Limes go together like Love and Marriage
We are excited to celebrate the Super Bowl this weekend because 1. Finally my NINERS have made it back to the bowl!!! And, 2. some friends of ours have asked us to come down to their beautiful home in Sacramento and spend the weekend (pictures to follow.)Read More Mexican Sweet Mini Pepper Poppers (Say that three times fast?)…Toy boat, toy boat, toy boat…
Activities are starting to heat up around the Schmautzhaus, even though the weather has been a little chilly, because my only daughter is getting married this summer and we have lots of planning to do. What better way to conquer the cold and plan a wedding at the same time than making something in the […]Read More Spicy Red Chicken Posole in a Crock or What to Eat While You Are Planning a Wedding
First, a little boasting. We were notified on Friday that our blog was the July winner of “Food Stories Award for Excellence in Story Telling“. Back in May, 2012, I wrote a blog post that we had been nominated by Pop the Bubbly for the Illuminating Blogger Award. I was quite excited (so was Yes!Chef!) […]Read More A lot of roasting and a little boasting