It happens every year, your bellies are stuffed following a great Thanksgiving meal and so is your fridge with all those leftovers. Don’t let all that yumminess go to waste, transform into a completely different meal. With these Give Thanks Again recipes Chef Kelli repurposes your Thanksgiving table into a variety of tasty dishes from breakfast to lunch, dinner and snacks. Click here for event and dish photos: Give Thanks….AGAIN!!! Click here to view the recipes: Give Thanks Again! – Fox 2 Nov 24, 2017
Our latest pop up dinner at Chef Kelli’s home was a private event that was won through a charity auction. With the assistance of 2U’s very talented Chef Michelle, the woman duo created a beautiful 7 course meal. The menu offered a variety of flavors, textures and tastes to please the guests. Click here to view the dinner menu: Pop Up Menu 11-10-17 Click here for event and dish photos: Pop Ups on Chester – Nov 2017
For late October, Chef Kelli did a nod to the season with segments on Fox 2 on both Octoberfest and Halloween. What goes better with a crisp fall beer than a soft pretzel. For the Octoberfest c celebration Chef Kelli looked to this concept with a different scope and hung her soft pretzels and then provided a variety of mustards and dipping sauces…..fun, creative and so easy to execute! For Halloween Kelli showed off the highly talented Two Unique pastry team by show casing some themed cake pops, caramel apples, and whoopie pies. Top that off with some fun and inexpensive décor ideas from our friends Kevin from Twigs & Branches and Shelby from Firefly, the set was not only was fun and tasty but looked great too! Click here for event and dish photos: Eat, Drink, Be Scary & Merry Click here to view the recipes: Fox 2 – October 29 – Eat, Drink, Be Scary & Merry
Early autumn is the perfect time to hit up your local farmer’s market. Chef Kelli and Reid recently take on the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market to get some beautiful local produce in the peak of its season straight from the source. Fall time is a great time to take advantage of mushrooms, squash, brussel sprouts, and apples. Their discussion with the farmers and their demo of seasonal ingredients was live on Fox 2 on September 30th. Click here for event and dish photos: Field to Fork Pics Click here to view the recipes: Field to Fork Market Blitz – Fox 2 Sept 30, 2017
Chef Kellis latest Fox 2 segment focused on kid friendly recipes that are perfect for slumber parties or lazy family weekends where the fitting attire are PJs. Here she offers a wide spectrum of ideas from savory to sweet. On the savory side, Chef Kelli recommends a MYO pizza bar. No need to take the time roll out dough on your lazy weekend or when you have a house full of kids….take a shortcut by using pitas, English muffins, or bagels. Top it with your favorite toppings and you quickly have a customized meal perfect for any young picky eater. Next Chef dives into a similar concept with a kid friendly MYO pancake bar….what a fun way to wake up from a slumber party with your kid’s friends! Then on the sweet side how about frosted cookies, unicorn popcorn, or painted krispie treats?!?! The theme here is to stay in those PJs, rock that bed head hair, pop in a movie, and enjoy time with family and friends. Click here for segment & food photos: Project Pajama Party Click here to view the recipes: Project Pajama Party – Fox 2 Sept 17, 2017
The second addition of the Pop Ups on Chester was the first time it was open to the public. This event was once again Chef Kelli’s home in Royal Oak, where three of Two Unique’s talented chefs paid homage to the pig. Chefs Rece, Michelle and Reid offered a Whole Hog Dinner featuring a mulefoot/manalista hog from Farm Field Table of Ferndale. The animal was prepared and celebrated in a true slow food tradition with small drink pairings. The beautiful produce was purchased from Geddes Farm in Birmingham. Great times and good food were had by all. Stay tuned to our website or social media pages for announcements to future Pop Ups on Chester Street to reserve your seats! Click here for event and dish photos: August 2017 Pop-up Pics. Click here to view the dinner menu: Pop Up Menu 8-31.
It’s August and in the height of peach season. Michigan has some of the best peaches so get them fresh and juicy while you can. Peaches are not just for dessert they can be savory too. With these recipes Chef Kelli has shown the versatility of the stone fruit. These are easy and entertain worthy dishes that use fresh local fruit at the peak of its season. Click here for the menu: Fox 2 – August 22nd – Peaches 2017 Click here for the event pictures: Peaches
August 4th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. In honor of this sweet chocolaty glorious day here are a few baking tips from the Two Unique Pastry Team: Chef Tip#1: For a smooth and even batter, all ingredients to include butter and eggs should be room temperature. Chef Tip #2: To avoid lumpy batter, be sure to sift all dry ingredients. Chef Tip #3: After mixing, chill dough at least an hour before scooping to avoid a flat cookie. Chef Tip #4: Evenly space your cookies on the baking sheet for consistent baking.
Set the scene for a mid to late summer outdoor event; aromatic spices burring in the open air from the grill. Fresh clean marinated meats, breads, assorted vegetables, condiments, salads and dips for building grilled “wraps,” or serving proteins with vibrant, refreshing and fun accoutrements to make your outdoor event filled with bright, light and tasty food. Here are a few grilled meat options from Chef Kelli to put a fun spin on your next outdoor cookout. Click here for the recipes: Backyard Hipster Bohemian Cook out
Hummus, we’ve all had and we all love it! This versatile spread works as a dip, spread, or sauce and can take on many different flavor profiles. Because of its versatility why not let your guests pick the flavors they like to appeal to the masses? With this recipe, Chef Kelli provides many different options to customize this classic Mediterranean favorite. Click here for the recipes: MYO Hummus Click here for the video