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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…)

July 1, 2014 at 10:00 am 3 comments

Mac, Ham and Cheese

Mac, Ham and Cheese from "Mo' Macaroni and Cheese" eBook.

Mac, Ham and Cheese from “Mo’ Macaroni and Cheese” eBook.

Can You Ever Have Too Much Mac and Cheese?

“We don’t think so. Macaroni and cheese is America’s comfort food. And to prove it, here’s a collection of 30 tried-and-true mac and cheese recipes from the Food Bloggers Los Angeles, a group of more than 100 Los Angeles-based bloggers. “ (more…)

May 8, 2014 at 11:23 am 2 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

Spring Entertaining Cooking Class – April 10, 2014

Poached Salmon

Poached Salmon

“We eat with our eyes”.  I love that saying and it’s something I think about every time I serve a plate of food.  Learn how to make your plates look as beautiful as they taste.  This will be one of the techniques you will learn at our Spring Entertaining Class on Thursday, April 10, 6:00 – 9:00 at the Holy Nativity Community Hall. (more…)

March 14, 2014 at 2:58 pm 1 comment

Throw a Pizza Party with a one-minute pizza dough.

Arugula Pizza IMG_7560 10-13Take a look at the fabulous pizzas we made in our Pizza Party Cooking Class! Armed with my one-minute Pizza dough recipe,  we sampled some creative new ideas to add to my pizza repertoire.

It’s difficult to say which was my favorite,  They were all delicious and beautiful works of art on a plate…or a pizza paddle. (more…)

October 24, 2013 at 9:23 am 2 comments

Bibb & Arugula Salad with Pecorino Romano

Bibb & Arugula Salad 6-13This Bibb and Arugula Salad with Pecorino Romano is a new favorite. Twenty years ago, not too many people had tasted arugula when it found its way into my garden.  Its bitter taste was a little offsetting when I made it into an arugula pesto back then.  But now, the arugula we eat today, seems to have been tamed. The tiny arugula leaves found in the supermarket in a cellophane plastic bag is not the same as the spicy and bitter arugula that has continued to reseed itself in my garden for the past 20 years.  It’s like a weed, but a welcome weed.   Today’s arugula is sweeter – a different variety perhaps.  However, I think that my tastebuds have also succumbed to its magic. (more…)

September 10, 2013 at 8:59 am Leave a comment

The Ultimate Veggie Burger

Ultimate Veggie Burger 7-13I know I’m going out on a limb by calling this the Ultimate Veggie Burger, but after our Summer Garden & Grilling Cooking Class, all ten people who tasted it agreed.  What makes it the ultimate?  First of all, it is true Fresh Food in a Flash.  No frozen patties that contain extra stuff you don’t want to eat.  Delicious, spicy, chewy, delicate, flavors that keep popping in your mouth – no cardboard here.  Even us meat eaters would choose this veggie burger over it’s meaty brethren.  Well most of the time; unless the meat is prime chopped, cooked rare – a discussion for a later time. No guilt associated with this burger! (more…)

August 1, 2013 at 9:21 am 10 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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