Prep 5 min Cook 15 min Eat 20 min
Queso Fundido is a Mexican appetizer, translated to “melted cheese”. What is a party without melted cheese in one form or another? I can guarantee that when you serve this Queso Fundido, it will disappear in about 2 minutes, so be ready for all the hands in the bowl and all the compliments. (more…)
Prep 15 min Bake 35 min Eat 50 min
This bread pudding is addictively good. I’ve served it three times now and no one can resist. Maybe its the gooey center formed from the custard. The fragrance from the vanilla and baking bread or the sweetness of the pineapple and golden raisins. Perhaps its the syrupy tequila sauce. It’s the kind of dessert that when you offer seconds to guests, they will accept with a bit of guilt on their face. Don’t have this around if you are on a diet. Make it for company and make only what you can eat, because the rest is going to disappear into your own tummy, unless you have lots of willpower. (more…)
Let’s have a summer garden party. Doesn’t that sound great? Our cooking class will be held as always in the Holy Nativity Community Hall in Westchester on Thursday, July 24, 6:00 – 9:00. The Community Hall is the central hub for the community garden that grows food for the hungry.
Every Thursday volunteers come to harvest what has grown that week and send it over to the LAX Food Pantry, which provides food for our brothers and sisters in need. Isn’t that a beautiful thing? Fresh food, not just bottles and cans are sent over to help those that deserve to eat delicious meals. (more…)
Prep 10 min Cook 12 min Eat 22 min
This 16-Spice Chicken from Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill Cookbook is unbelievably good. You’ll want to be grilling all summer with this spice blend once you taste it. Mix up the blend, place it in a spice jar and you’ll have enough for most of the summer, making dinner a cinch on those long hot nights. Perfect for pot-luck barbecues too. (more…)
I was thrilled to get the word that I had been selected by Rancho La Puerta’s executives to be one of six new cooking teachers at “The Ranch” in 2015. I will be the guest chef at “The Ranch” the week of January 17, 2015. I had the amazing good fortune to be invited by my friend, Natalie to attend Rancho La Puerta for the first time in December. As anyone who has been there will tell you, it is a magical experience. You leave your city life behind and find an oasis of calm, serenity, healthfulness, fellowship and most important…delicious gourmet spa food that is good for you. It can be life changing or just change your outlook on the year ahead. I wrote about my experience there in two blogposts, which I hope you will read. (more…)
Never buy another bottle of salad dressing! Once you learn how easy it is to make a fresh vinaigrette with lots of variations, you will be on your way to a limitless supply of salad dressings for all your salads. That’s a big promise! When you join us at our Main Dish Salads class on Thursday, June 12, 6:00 – 9:00 at the Holy Nativity Community Hall, you will get the goods. (more…)
Can You Ever Have Too Much Mac and Cheese?
“We don’t think so. Macaroni and cheese is America’s comfort food. And to prove it, here’s a collection of 30 tried-and-true mac and cheese recipes from the Food Bloggers Los Angeles, a group of more than 100 Los Angeles-based bloggers. “ (more…)