Tuesday, July 15, 2014

If You Were Stuck on a Dessert Island...

No, you're not reading a typo in that title. We've all been asked, if you were stuck on a desert island and you could only have three items with you, what would you bring? Well, the Kasey's Kitchen team would like to ask: If you were on a dessert island, what decadent sweets would you like to be stuck with?

In honor of National Ice Cream Month this July, here are some options of the classic frozen treat with a twist for you to choose from. These unique creations can be found throughout L.A. and definitely have us screaming for ice cream!

CHEF: Vic Casanova
ICE CREAM DISH: Coconut Gelato Pie

RESTAURANT: The Rockefeller
ICE CREAM DISH: Hot Chocolate Chip Cookie

RESTAURANT: The Eveleigh
CHEF: Jared Levy
ICE CREAM DISH: Hot Fudge Sundae (with all ingredients made in-house - and KK contributor Jen's choice!)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sweet Secrets from Chef Barb

A few weeks ago I was invited into the B Sweet kitchen to sit down with Chef Barb Batiste and talk about all things tasty! As you may have seen on my Instagram posts, the treats from B Sweet are straight up OUT OF THIS WORLD. We're talking a chocolate chip cookie the size of a pie... donut ice cream sandwiches... oh yeah and lots of bread pudding! Check out the video below for all the scoop and then scroll on down for some drool-worthy photos!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Red, A White, and A Blue Dessert For 4th Of July!

When trying to come up with the perfect "Red, White, and Blue" recipe, I kept falling back on some of my old favorites. Thanks to the freedom given to us by our forefathers, it's my blog and I can do whatever I want. Therefore... you're getting 3 different recipes! A "red" one, thanks to the fresh strawberries in the recipe... a "white" one made with yummy coconut chips... and a BLUEberry one!

Here is one of my favorite summertime recipes. It brings together the freshness of strawberries and the induglence of cheesecake without the drama of all those calories. Bonus, it whips up in minutes, so you won't miss that valuable time in the sun!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

That Time We Went to Hawaii Plus An Easy Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream Recipe

A few months ago The Mr. and I received an incredible opportunity to take a quick jaunt over to Maui. We had to keep this all on the DL for a while but I've recently received the all-clear to share!

We experienced some of the most breathtaking sites as you can see in the photos below and enjoyed amazing meals such as Kalua Pork, Garlic Nori Fries and of course, Shave Ice.

Kaula Pork Wrapped in a Banana Leaf, Paella with Jumbo Prawns, Linguica and Calamari, Garlic Nori Fries

It ain't a trip to Hawaii unless you get authentic Shave Ice! Half Pineapple, Half Tiger's Blood for me!
Clearly the sugar made us silly! 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Sausage Switcheroo: Buffalo Chicken Sausage Pasta Salad

 Summertime is finally upon us and with that comes a multitude of backyard barbecues, poolside parties and picnics at the park. Sure you old standards are burgers on the grill and maybe a few tuna fish sandwiches by why not pull a "Sausage Switcheroo" this summer! I teamed up with Farmer John to create a fresh and innovative recipe using their Hot Louisiana Brand Chicken Smoked Sausage in a tasty new way.

One of my favorite flavors recently has been that tangy taste of a hot wing, however when you're basking in the sun dawning that adorable new bikini, a chicken wing hanging out of your mouth is not the cutest accessory. I decided to take those flavors to create a Buffalo Chicken Sausage Pasta Salad. It's all the flavors of hot wings that you love, that tangy hot sauce, bleu cheese, cool carrots and crisp celery all tossed in a fresh Greek yogurt ranch dressing. See, I'm still keeping that bikini in mind!