Kitchen Queers Blog

This BLOG is the companion to the KQ web site.
Here you'll find behind the scenes details about our recipes, cocktails, other ideas in development and more.
Thank you for joining us in our San Francisco kitchen, bar and dining room.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

This is my Thanksgiving plate of food

Above: Thanksgiving 2016 plate of food.

This is my Thanksgiving plate of food
by Mitch Hightower

I hope you all had an amazing holiday weekend whatever you got up to.  Around here, we focused on the food.  The image in this post shows my plate from Thanksgiving dinner at our house.  I've had a similar plate each night since, as we had plenty of leftovers!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

2016 Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Above: Sliced "honey-baked" ham.

2016 Thanksgiving Dinner Menu
By Mitch Hightower

We have many of our own traditions here at our house in San Francisco, and one of them is serving a honey-baked ham on this Holiday.  No one in our house likes turkey, so why bother?

Meanwhile, we all love holiday side dishes and this year we’re serving a must have, roasted carrots with onion and apple, (I made this earlier today, so tomorrow all I have to do is heat it up).

We’re also having French green beans.  And dinner wouldn’t be complete without gold mashed potatoes and gravy.  And for the bread element we’re making biscuits!

For dessert, Chef Philip has already baked classic pumpkin pie.  And as an alternative, we also have apple cupcakes, filled with apple compote, topped with caramel ganache and frosted with bourbon buttercream.

It’s going to be a great dinner!

Above: Gold mashed potatoes.

Below: Roasted carrots, onion and apple. 

Saturday, November 19, 2016


Above: The KQ Holiday Ecstasy Cocktail.


Kitchen Queers host Mitch Hightower has compiled a list of nine festive and colorful cocktails that are also easy to make.

Above: A Sloe Gin Fizz done KQ style.

Above: The KQ Emerald Cocktail.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

NEW VIDEO: Platinum Blondies - Season 2 Episode 20

Above: Graphic for KQ Season 2 Episode 20.

NEW VIDEO: Platinum Blondies

Kitchen Queers host Mitch Hightower demonstrates the KQ recipe for Platinum Blondies.  Mitch also shows how to make White Chocolate Ganache and provides a tutorial on elevating the Blondies to a plated dessert.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

THANKSGIVING: Roasted Carrots with Onion and Apples, Our Favorite Side Dish

Above: KQ Roasted Carrots with onion and apples.

THANKSGIVING: Roasted Carrots and Apples, Our Favorite Side Dish

Chef Mitch Hightower created this recipe and it's a holiday favorite. Check out the recipe and photo tutorial to make Roasted Carrots with Onion and Apples, it' an easy-to-make side dish.