Author Archives: Chez Starz

About Chez Starz

I live in California with my wonderful children and have an amazing boyfriend. I have been a paramedic for over 20 years and work for a Fire District as their EMS Manager. I have a passion and love for food and cooking. This blog is just a place to share my favorite recipes.

Patti’s Spaghetti Sauce

    My mom’s wonderful neighbor and friend, Patti, shared this delicious recipe for spaghetti sauce with sausage and pesto. The kind of chorizo sausage used in this one is not the same kind you can find in the grocery stores … Continue reading

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken from Smokey Joe’s

I found this recipe while craving the flavor of jerk chicken and have made it several times. I’ve never been to Smokey Joe’s on Negril Beach in Aruba, but its on the bucket list. This chicken dish is full of … Continue reading

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Crispy Cod Sandwiches with Red Cabbage & Apple Slaw and Roasted Potato Wedges from Blue Apron

    I received a gift card from Blue Apron from a family member (thank you Pat and Fred), and I decided to give it a try for a week. 2 dishes and only one was a keeper that I … Continue reading

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Chow Mein (Panda Express Copycat)

  I know, I know, when you think of Panda Express you don’t think of yummy. At least I don’t. However, my daughter brought this recipe home from her cooking class at school and I have made it several times. … Continue reading

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Hazel’s Fudge

  My best friend Georgette’s mom, Hazel, makes the best fudge I have ever tasted. I am not joking, no other fudge has compared. Well, I have the recipe and I have yet to master it. When I do, I … Continue reading

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My Mom’s Butter Tarts

Originally posted on Chez Starz:
My mom is from Canada, and a popular dessert in Canada is Butter Tarts. They are so delicious and you cannot find them in the USA. One of the key ingredients is starting out with…

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Basic Bread Recipe

  My first try at baking bread actually turned out good. Now I have visions of cinnamon rolls and other sweet breads in my head. This recipe is from King Arthur’s website (the flour, not the king). Ingredients: Starter: 1 … Continue reading

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