Posts filed under ‘Thanksgiving’

Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Pie

Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Pie

Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Pie

This Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Pie is OUTRAGEOUS!   If you are a caramel fanatic like me, you will be in a dream state from the very first bite.  It’s as easy as pie to make too.  It just requires a little patience.  Patience because you will be learning to make a caramel sauce, which is one of my favorite techniques to teach students. (more…)

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December 18, 2013 at 10:31 am 4 comments

Easy Lump-free Thanksgiving Turkey Gravy

gravy 2 11-12 IMG_2641Would you like to learn how to make a super easy gravy without lumps this Thanksgiving?  I have a foolproof method that I learned in culinary school that is so simple, you will wonder why you didn’t learn it sooner. That’s how I felt after learning it.  Whenever I am invited to someone’s home where turkey is being roasted, I am always asked to make the gravy.  No problem. (more…)

November 25, 2013 at 9:24 am Leave a comment

How to make Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving

Cranberry Sauce 11-12 IMG_2606If you are counting down to Thanksgiving, you may want to start your food preparation and the first thing you can make is the cranberry sauce.  This is a basic recipe for Cranberry Sauce.  Yes, there are other fancier versions – compotes, chutneys, with all kinds of fancy ingredients, but my family demands the basic cranberry sauce – the one on the back of the Ocean Spray package.  If you’ve never made this, it is way easier than pie!  More on pies later, as I am teaching our Pies and Tarts Cooking Class this week. (more…)

November 12, 2013 at 12:12 pm 1 comment

Yam and Swiss Chard or Kale Gratin

Yam & Swiss Chard Gratin Cover 11-12It was a KalePalooza at our January Food Bloggers of Los Angeles event.  I decided to repurpose my Yam & Swiss Chard Gratin I made for Thanksgiving and put a Kale twist to it.  It is delicious either way.  Sweet yams, cheese and a bechamel sauce make this dish irresistable.  You can make this as a holiday side dish, a vegetarian dish or a winter main dish.   I served this dish at Thanksgiving and even yam-haters enjoyed it.  Now that it is January and healthy food is on everyone’s mind, eat more yams – heck, it is a Superfood. (more…)

January 24, 2013 at 10:54 am 6 comments

Candied Pecans top Red and Green Salad

Red-Green Salad 1-13I could eat this salad every day.  It is sweet and delicious.  I prepared this festive Red and Green salad for several holiday parties, but now I’m still eating it alongside my winter soups.  I like the marriage of the red radicchio and romaine as a base to add some good things from the season. (more…)

January 15, 2013 at 10:15 am 1 comment

Turkey Stock from your Holiday Turkey…10 minutes hands-on time.

Don’t throw away those turkey bones.   Those turkey bones or chicken bones and giblets that are headed for the trash can are valuable stuff.   They will be a winter lifesaver for making quick soups and stews during a long hard winter!  Yes, unlike our grandmothers, we have chicken stock in cans and shelf stable containers.  Better yet one of my favorite products that is always in my kitchen is Better than Bouillion bases in chicken, beef, vegetable and lobster flavors, which take up less storage space since you mix with water.  But home made stock – sorry nothing can compare. (more…)

November 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm 6 comments

A Thanksgiving Gift of 42 Turkeys

I was given a gift yesterday.  I learned how (well sort of) to make some adorable decorative cupcake turkeys from Chef Susan at Baking and Cake Art Academy. (more…)

November 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm Leave a comment

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Patricia K. Rose

I am a Chef, Cooking Teacher and Food Blogger. Learn how to create delicious and healthy food in a FLASH.

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