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Pies and Tarts Cooking Class – November 14, 2013

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French Apple Gallette

Yikes!  Thanksgiving is around the corner and with it pie season as I think of it. Our annual Pies and Tarts Cooking Class will be held on Thursday, November 14, 6:00 – 9:00 at the Holy Nativity Community Hall in Westchester.  Every year I find five new pie recipes to make and this season, we’ve got some delicious choices.  Here’s what’s on the menu.

  • French Apple Galette
  • Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Pie
  • Pumpkin Kahlua Pie
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Cranberry-Pear Streusel Pie (more…)

October 14, 2013 at 2:49 pm 3 comments

Easy 15 Minute Pie Crust Recipe is Foolproof

Hannah’s Old-Fashioned Apple Pie – Made with Love!

Pies took on a starring role in our November Cooking Class, but that’s not the only place these sweet gems of Americana star in our culture.  I felt like an armchair traveler reading the book, American Pie.  Pascale Le Draoulec travels across the country from San Francisco to New York tasting pies and learning about America’s regional culture along the way.  I wanted to jump into the book and experience this dream trip right alongside her.   Pies again took the starring role in the movie, Waitress, when actress Keri Russell stars as Jenna, a waitress whose fabulous pies are about the only sweet ingredient in an otherwise dreary existence.  The luscious footage of her pies directed me right to the refrigerator for a sample right off the screen. (more…)

November 21, 2012 at 12:00 am 3 comments

Caramelized Apple and Pumpkin Muffins = Halloween treats

With Halloween less than a week away, how about making some Caramelized Apple & Pumpkin Muffins.  Perfect for a Halloween party, perfect to make with the kids…perfect for lunch boxes or just eating them out of the oven on a cozy weekend morning. (more…)

October 26, 2012 at 11:06 am 1 comment

Pies & Tarts Cooking Class – November 8, 2012

Apple Pie with a cinnamon and sugar flaky pie crust

“As American as apple pie” is a common saying, but how common is it for Americans to know how to make an apple pie?…not so common, I’m afraid.  So my goal is to teach a few more people how to make an apple pie along with a flaky pie crust.  The secret to a really great pie is a homemade flaky pie crust made with both butter for flavor and shortening for easier handling.  Come learn the secrets of making pies with us on Thursday, November 8, 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Holy Nativity Community Hall and take home one of your own homemade pies to impress your family and friends.  Then, you will be ready to make your own pie at home for Thanksgiving Day. (more…)

October 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm 3 comments

Foolproof Pie Crust for Thanksgiving

Broccoli, Leek and Cheddar Pies nourished us as we prepared our Sugary Pies

Broccoli, Leek and Cheddar Pies nourished us as we prepared our Sugary Pies

Thanksgiving without pie would be like…well Christmas without Santa Claus.  The two belong together.  So on November 3, we baked pies in preparation for the Thanksgiving Feast, giving everyone a chance to learn flaky pie crust secrets from the so-called experts, Carol and Patricia.


November 14, 2011 at 7:17 pm 9 comments

Good Food Festival: Celebrating 30 years of the Santa Monica Farmers Market

Mary Sue Milliken, Nathan Lyon, Susan Feniger at Good Food Festival

Mary Sue Milliken, Nathan Lyon, Susan Feniger at Good Food Festival

I was lucky enough to attend this amazing Festival September 16-18.  I decided to go to the Friday Good Food Conference, which was serious stuff about our food supply and school lunches.  The panels were extremely impressive.  They included some of the movers and shakers in the country involved in making our food supply safe and advancing where we are today with the mantra: sustainable, local, organic.  While this reality is true for only less than 5% of our food supply, the outcry is gaining momentum for our “right” to have organic, affordable and accessible food for all.

Chiles from Weiser Family Farms

Chiles from Weiser Family Farms

Steve Ellis, CEO of Chipotle Restaurants has proven that we can have “fast, but not bad” food.  (I learned he is a trained chef and got his start in San Francisco working for Stars’ Restaurant Jeremiah Tower.)  (more…)

September 29, 2011 at 3:35 pm 1 comment

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Patricia K. Rose

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