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The Food of Rancho La Puerta

The Ranch Guacamole is a favorite of Ranch veterans.

Rancho La Puerta Guacamole

Rancho La Puerta Guacamole

Cutting calories in the New Year?  Make this healthy and easy guacamole I learned to make at Rancho La Puerta.  Everyone is looking for easy ways to make great tasting food without all the calories.  Start with this surprising recipe. (more…)

January 9, 2014 at 9:17 am 3 comments

Easy Barbecue Ribs top Summer Favorites

Ribs stacked 7-12I tried to drive into Costco on the 3rd of July and quickly realized I would not find a parking space, so I left asap.  What was I thinking!  I wanted to purchase some ribs to make on the weekend – not for the 4th.  So I went back on the 5th after things had calmed down to get a package of Swift Premium St. Louis-style ribs to make these almost famous Best-Ever ribs that I found in Bon Appetit magazine.  Watch out Famous Dave’s!  If you love pork ribs and want them fast, you’ve gotta try these.  10-20 minutes prep time and 3 hours in the oven. (more…)

July 8, 2013 at 9:40 am 2 comments

Southwestern Quinoa Salad with Chile-Lime Vinaigrette

Southwest Quinoa Salad 6 5-5-13On Cinco de Mayo I made this Southwestern Quinoa Salad for about 50 people following our church service at Holy Nativity where I teach cooking classes.  We had made this dish in our August Garden to Table Cooking Class.  It is healthy, pretty and delicious.  People kept coming back for more and asking for the recipe.  So here it is.  It would be a delicious addition to your summer barbecue or when you need an easy potluck dish to bring to a picnic. (more…)

May 7, 2013 at 9:43 am 1 comment

Avocado Grove Tour inspires Crab & Avocado Salad

Crab and Avocado Salad

Crab and Avocado Salad

The Crab and Avocado Salad is destined for my rotating repertoire and a menu item for one of my upcoming cooking classes. In this dish, the creaminess of the avocado matches so well with the crunch of the raw cabbage and persian cucumber slices. The garlicky mayo blend pulls together the exotic and delicate taste of the crab.  Yum!  I’m in love…with this dish. (more…)

March 14, 2013 at 10:16 am Leave a comment

Make Gazpacho before summer tomatoes disappear!

Like a fine wine, this gazpacho improves with age.  My age that is.  Some years ago, I tasted gazpacho in a Los Angeles restaurant and fell in love.  Since then I’ve been on a quest to make my own at home, always feeling I’ve come up short.  On top of it, my tastebuds have become more refined with age, so the bar is set ever farther.  I’ve tried numerous recipes always to be disappointed.  Recipes that call for tomato juice in addition to fresh tomatoes, recipes where the gazpacho marinates overnight, authentic Spanish recipes that refresh day old bread in water.  None were satisfactory to me.  I was determined to find the perfect gazpacho recipe for our August Garden to Table Cooking Class, so I tinkered around in the kitchen and came up with this recipe…and I finally have found my match! (more…)

August 28, 2012 at 1:46 pm 1 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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