Meet Cade and Carrian Cheney in their debut cookbook, Our Sweet Basil Kitchen
, based on their very popular blog, Oh, Sweet Basil
, which has amassed a dedicated and popular following since its debut in 2008 and is one of the few cooking blogs by a husband-and-wife team.
Their fresh approach to cooking appeals to a new generation of enthusiasts who love to cook and who want to share the experience of cooking together alongside a real couple. Cade and Carrian's stories of cooking together and their exuberant affection for the traditional fine-tuned regional cuisines invite readers to share their own stories and attempt their own culinary creations. The flavor palettes of their roots-the South for him and the Pacific Northwest for her- have lead to their joyful creations of amazing and ingenious food mash-ups, including Chicken Cordon Bleu Lasagna
and Roasted Red Pepper Mac 'n Cheese.
Carrian grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and her cooking essentials are great food finds in farm-to-table produce and bringing out the robust flavors of natural and healthy eating. Her recipes include Heirloom Tomato Tart.
Cade was raised in South Carolina and loves all things Southern-particularly those that involve a grill. His recipes include Steak Burritos with Grilled Zucchini
and Sweet-Potato Apple Turkey Chili.Our Sweet Basil Kitchen
recipes are categorized in three areas and include gorgeous, share-worthy photography:
- Fresh, farm-to-table produce
- Mango Chicken Salad
- Honey Roasted Carrots
- Strawberry Cucumber Salad
- New flavor combos to kick up traditional family recipes
- Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Bread
- Dulche de Leche Banana Cream Pie
- Apple-Bacon Cheddar Waffles with Apple Butter Syrup
- Mash-ups of tried-and-true favorites
- Barbeque Pulled Pork Tacos
- Tailgater Nachos
- Peach Cobbler Baked French Toast
All the recipes are exclusive to this cookbook, including the recipes that were previously posted online but are no longer archived, as well as all-new, original creations.