Smoked Trout Dip

My sister-in-law knows how to bust out some of the best hors d’oeuvres I’ve ever tasted.  At every event she is asked to bring something, she brings the talk of the table.  She pretends not to be able to cook (I think so that people don’t start asking her to cook ALL the time), but she’s actually incredibly gifted!  Sorry Liz, your secret is no longer safe with me.  She brought this dish to our Thanksgiving meal, then I made it to serve at my Christmas party and then she made it again (per everyone’s request) for Christmas dinner.  Yes, folks, its that good–its smoky, creamy, devilishly delicious.   I have every intention of serving it again on New Year’s Eve {and HINT: you should too!!}

Whole Wheat Biscuits & Turkey Sausage Gravy

Thoughts on Anthony Mazza

Day 1 – Who is this guy and how is his head going to fit underneath this tent with the rest of us for the next four days?

Day 2 – This guys pretty funny and not at all difficult to look at.

Day 3 – Geez, this guy knows his stuff…could a person be any more helpful than him?

Day 4 – Seriously, this Bosch stage wouldn’t stand a chance without this guy, I’m ever so grateful.

Day 5 – I think he is my brother and we were separated at birth…. can I talk my husband into moving to Vail so Anthony and I can be BFFs forever?

Anthony Mazza was our amazing stage chef in Napa, helping and filling in anything and everything anyone asked of him, making sure our entire culinary stage was perfect and segments were going off without a hitch.  Back home he’s a personal chef, devoted Daddy and arm candy for one of the most beautiful girls I’ve ever seen.  In Napa he was a Godsend….but, we never got to see him cook and show off his kitchen skills.

So, I asked Anthony if he would be willing to write a guest post and show me what he’s got.  Here’s what he’s sharing {along with the help of one handsome little half-pint}.  I love the idea of making traditional biscuits and gravy a little more healthy by using whole wheat in the biscuits and turkey sausage for the gravy.  Anthony is making this for his gal and suggesting you men get to baking for your ladies, but let’s get real, since my hubby doesn’t read my blog, he’s certainly not going to get Anthony’s message.  But I can assure you these will most definitely be on our family’s dining table on Christmas morning, it’s just I will be the one making them!   Thanks for sharing Anthony…