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Queso Fundido = Fun Party Dip

Prep 5 min  Cook 15 min  Eat 20 min

Queso Fundido with Mushrooms and Olives

Queso Fundido with Mushrooms and Olives

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…)

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July 1, 2014 at 10:00 am 3 comments

Bread Pudding with Pineapple and Raisins smothered in Tequila Sauce

Prep 15 min  Bake 35 min  Eat 50 min

Bread Pudding with Pineapple, Raisins, Pine Nuts and Tequila Sauce

Bread Pudding with Pineapple, Raisins, Pine Nuts and Tequila Sauce

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…)

June 19, 2014 at 8:47 am Leave a comment

Kamut – an ancient grain for modern times

raw kamut berries

raw kamut berries

With all the focus on gluten free, why not switch up the grains in your diet and add a healthy wheat grain – Kamut. While it has gluten, it may actually be healthier for those without celiac disease. And it’s delicious! We used this grain to make the side dish at our Spring Entertaining cooking class. It’s pretty enough for company and it’s not the same boring rice side dish you may have made zillions of times. Another plus is that it holds up well when made a day in advance, saving you more time on party day.

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May 5, 2014 at 8:30 am 2 comments

Cassolita: Moroccan Butternut Squash with Caramelized Onions

Moroccan Squash with Caramelized Onions

Cassolita: Moroccan Squash with Caramelized Onions

Sometimes cooking a dish sends me into another orbit – in this case, Morocco.  I find myself wanting more experiences from this cuisine.  This was the case with Cassolita, a Moroccan Butternut Squash with Caramelized Onions from Paula Wolfert’s “The Food of Morocco” cookbook, which was featured in our Meals in Minutes cooking class last month. The combination of the ingredients are so wonderful together. The sweet caramelized onions together with the nutty roasted butternut squash and the exotic Ceylon cinnamon make it really special. (more…)

April 3, 2014 at 9:45 am 3 comments

“Caesar” Brussels Sprouts inspired by Baco Mercat Restaurant

"Caesar" Brussels Sprouts

“Caesar” Brussels Sprouts

I wish I had come up with this idea on my own. “Caesar” Brussels sprouts is a no brainer.  Combine two beloved dishes together and you get a new beloved dish.  I tasted “Caesar” Brussels sprouts for the first time at “Baco Mercat” Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. The next time I was downtown for the Culinary Historians of Southern California meeting at the Central Library, I had to go back for more.  I sat at the counter alone analyzing this dish and taking notes.  How did they make this special?  Sorry, I had to copy it…and thanks to my good detective work, you can have the recipe yourself.  We made this dish in our March Meals in Minutes cooking class and it was a huge hit.  So easy too, rated by team members Cliva and Susan. (more…)

March 21, 2014 at 9:09 am 6 comments

Vegetable Pot Stickers love “Not Ketchup”.

Vegetable Pot Stickers

Vegetable Pot Stickers

We made Vegetable Pot Stickers, aka as Japanese gyoza at our “A Taste of Asia” Cooking Class during the Chinese New Year. Making Pot Stickers can be therapeutic. These Pot Stickers had a new companion…”Not Ketchup” dipping sauces. (more…)

February 27, 2014 at 9:19 am 4 comments

African Peanut Stew

African Peanut Stew

African Peanut Stew

If you are looking for something to shake up your dinner repertoire, this African Peanut Stew is it!  This unique Fresh Food in a Flash recipe filled with vegetables will have your family asking for more of this healthy dish.  On top of delicious, it’s super easy to make. A one-pot meal.  What more do you want?  Maybe some biscuits or fresh made bread to go with it?  OK, check out my One-Minute French Baguette Dough for another delicious twist. (more…)

January 23, 2014 at 9:38 am 3 comments

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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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