Kale Salad with Toasted Breadcrumbs

Kale is tossed in a light lemon vinaigrette and topped with cheese and toasted breadcrumbs, which are the star of the show! This kale salad is simple and delicious!
Kale Salad with Toasted Breadcrumbs | chezcateylou.com
Ok I know, this seems like the most boring post ever. It’s a kale salad. There are a million recipes out there for kale salads, and you see them on every menu these days. BUT do you know why this is not just any old kale salad??




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Meet Martha Stewart at Macy’s in NYC on 9/23!

Martha Stewart

To all of my NYC friends – what are you doing Sept. 23 at 6pm? Hopefully you are joining me at Macy’s to meet Martha Stewart! Martha will be hosting a special book signing of her fabulous new cookbook, One Pot. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book – it is full of over 120 recipes, all using only one pot! These are just the kinds of recipes I love after a busy day.

Fun Fact: Martha Stewart was my very first celeb sighting when I moved to NYC 7 years ago! I was at a dinner at Scalinatella and she was having dinner at the next table!  I was quite excited about it :) .


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Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies #OXOGoodCookies

I took my favorite perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe and filled it with nutella! These Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies, made with browned butter, are so decadently delicious!
Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies | chezcateylou.com #OXOGoodCookies

I took one of my favorite cookie recipes, Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies, and stuffed nutella inside!  It doesn’t get much better than that. Well actually, it does…

I am thrilled to partner with OXO today to bring you these delicious cookies, for their #OXOGoodCookies campaign. OXO is donating $100 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer for this blog post. Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Cookies AND helping support pediatric cancer research?  It really doesn’t get better than that.


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Cream Cheese Biscuits

These Cream Cheese Biscuits are so light and fluffy thanks to frozen cream cheese and butter. This will become your new favorite biscuit recipe!

Cream Cheese Biscuits | chezcateylou.com

I may not be from the south, but I love a good biscuit! Every time I see a biscuit on a menu, I just have to order it. There is something about biscuits that are so comforting and delicious.

There are so many recipes and methods for making biscuits. It is amazing that a food that seems so simple could actually be so complex. I have made many varieties of biscuits, but I think that this recipe for cream cheese biscuits might be my new favorite. They are so amazingly light and fluffy, and have a delicious rich flavor from the combo of the butter and cream cheese.

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La Mar by Gastón Acurio – Miami

La Mar by Gastón Acurio is an incredible Peruvian fusion restaurant specializing in fresh seafood and grilled meats, located in a beautiful waterfront setting in the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Miami.


On our most recent trip to Miami we had a great dinner at La Mar - the new flagship restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Miami. La Mar, which specializes in Peruvian Fusion, is part of the Gastón Acurio restaurant group that includes Astrid & Gastón in Lima, Peru; the 18th best restaurant in the world per the World’s Best list. From the quality of the food, to the excellent cocktail menu, to the first-class service, La Mar is far better than the typical ‘hotel restaurant’ and is a must-visit for Miami travelers and fans of Latin American cuisine. That is, unless you’re planning to strut your stuff on South Beach the next day…

The Mandarin Oriental is located on Brickell Key (a small manmade island right off downtown Miami) and La Mar has a beautiful setting right on the water. In the cooler months, we suggest sitting outside and enjoying a lovely view of the city skyline. However, in the summer, when Miami has the humidity of a rainforest, it’s probably best to sit inside.

Also noteworthy was the excellent service at La Mar. Our waiter, Nicholas, was very helpful guiding us through the menu and made some great recommendations.

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