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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…)

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January 24, 2013 at 10:54 am 6 comments

Wild Mushroom Risotto in a Martha Stewart Brazier

Mushroom Risotto cover 12-12I got an early Christmas gift from Martha Stewart.  Well, at least it has her name on the new Brazier that arrived at my door from GigaSavvy.  I love the color – eggplant.  I put it on my cooktop to show it off.  I started to incorporate this heavy and sturdy vessel into my cooking immediately.

My new Brazier from Martha Stewart

My new Brazier from Martha Stewart

The last thing I need is more cooking equipment.  Where to store it?   But now after working with my new brazier since it arrived at Thanksgiving, I can’t do without it. (more…)

December 5, 2012 at 1:53 pm 1 comment

Sweet Potato Pie at our Thanksgiving Feast

We celebrated Thanksgiving early.  The Food Bloggers of Los Angeles all got together to celebrate our third birthday with a feast fit for…well a lot of Food Bloggers.  There was no turkey, but the variety and creativity that abounds from this group always amazes me…and no surprise, the offerings were all so delicious.  I can recommend that you try these recipes yourself to add a new twist to your Thanksgiving meal. (At the bottom of this post you can link to nearly 100 Food Blogger Thanksgiving recipe ideas, so don’t miss them.)  I made a fabulous (if I do say so myself) Sweet Potato Pie and you can find the recipe at the bottom of this post.  I was testing this recipe for my Pies & Tarts Baking class that was held last Thursday. (more…)

November 15, 2012 at 12:27 am 6 comments

Fettuccine with Authentic Italian Walnut Sauce

Fettucine walnut cover 12-12

Fettucine with Walnut Sauce using dry pasta

This recipe is an absolute winner!  The Fresh Fettuccine with Walnut Sauce we made in our September La Cucina Italiana class got rave reviews, even though I forgot one step in my rush to bring it to the table, which was thinning the sauce with the pasta water.   Try this recipe and I promise that it will become one of your favorite Italian dishes with or without the fresh fettuccine. (more…)

November 2, 2012 at 5:07 pm 5 comments

Yam & Carrot Latkes topped with Peanut Sauce

Yam and Carrot Latkes topped with Peanut Sauce

Yam and Carrot Latkes topped with Peanut Sauce

Since it’s Hanukkah, I’ve been seeing a lot of latkes on the blogs and in the news.  I was going to a holiday party at a friend’s house, so I decided I would use the yams, carrots, red onion and cilantro I had in my refrigerator to make some latkes for the party. (more…)

December 22, 2011 at 6:46 pm 4 comments

A Rainy Night Dinner with a Rack of Lamb

Rack of Lamb

Rack of Lamb at Gerry’s

Last night I got to cook in my friend, Gerry’s state-of-the-art kitchen.   We had so much fun cooking and sampling some amazing dishes.  I wanted to try out some of the recipes we’ll be making at our April 1 Spring Entertaining Cooking Class and the Roast Rack of Lamb that I’ve been salivating over in the March/April issue of La Cucina Italiana.  Today, I began a new gig as the Western Ad Rep of La Cucina Italiana Magazine, which is so cool…I digress! (more…)

March 21, 2011 at 8:06 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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