Chez Villa

A journey through my love of food and the quest to create it



Homemade seasoning for a taco night, done right

Taco night is popular in our house. In fact, Elisabeth is never too proud to beg for them. Making tacos is easy, and quick for a busy weeknight dinner, but I always feel a little guilty about grabbing the package... Continue Reading →


Smoke a brown sugar and honey glazed ham for Christmas

For Thanksgiving, along with the traditional turkey with all the fixin's, I also smoked a ham this year. This recipe is great any time of the year, but would be a fantastic treat for your Christmas dinner. I'll lead with... Continue Reading →

20 minute creamy marinara penne is a weeknight lifesaver

With some on-hand ingredients from the pantry you can whip up this quick change to boring, old pasta night. The ingredients 1lb box, penne pasta 1 cup of your favorite jarred pasta sauce 1, clove garlic, minced 1 tbsp, olive oil... Continue Reading →

London Broil on a gas grill

London Broil is an inexpensive, thick, chewy cut of  beef with practically no marbling. With a tendency to be even a little gamy, it can be a challenge to cook and make enjoyable. Now, I don't use the gas grill... Continue Reading →

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