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New England Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder

Who doesn’t love a good New England Clam Chowder. Creamy.  Salty, from the sea. Smooth, with chunks of meaty clams and the surprise as you bite into America’s favorite vegetable, the lowly potato. (more…)

February 4, 2014 at 9:02 am 3 comments

Bailey’s Irish Cream Trifles

Bailey's Irish Cream Trifle

Bailey’s Irish Cream Trifle

Are you looking for a luscious dessert to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with?  Try this Bailey’s Irish Cream Trifle. It’s so easy to make and your friends’ Irish Eyes will be Smiling!  The strawberries from Oxnard are at the Farmers Markets in Southern California right now and they are super sweet!   Perfect to go with the Bailey’s, chocolate, cake and cream.  YUMMMY! (more…)

March 16, 2013 at 7:12 am Leave a comment

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

Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie with Meringue Topping

Banana Cream Pie with Meringue Topping

I have discovered the danger or the delight of having extra pie crusts sitting in the freezer just waiting for me to be inspired to make a pie.  Following our Pie Baking Class early this month, I had six pie crusts already made up and  some bananas that were just screaming at me to be used.  Also, I wanted to taste the Banana Cream Pie that two of the women made in our Pie Baking Class on November 3.  So I made up two pies – one to take to a dinner with the in-laws and one to give to the neighbors. How would I describe this pie??  The combination of the crunch of the crust with the gooey, creamy custard and decadent chocolate layer… Yummylicious!…I’m in love! (more…)

November 17, 2011 at 11:17 pm Leave a comment

Secret Lemon Cream Cake

Olive Garden's Lemon Cream Cake

Olive Garden’s Lemon Cream Cake

A trip to visit family is always an adventure.  Last week we flew to Minneapolis to celebrate my mother’s birthday on 9-11. The security at the airport was quite impressive. It seemed like there was one TSA person for every passenger passing through the newfangled X-ray machines.  Ever since that horrible morning we experienced ten years ago, my mother’s birthday has been eclipsed by other events that all of us are passionate about.  But for her day this year, we turned off the never ending stream of media reports and had some fun. (more…)

September 16, 2011 at 4:51 pm 3 comments

Hollywood Bowl and Peach Ice Cream

Katia and Marielle Labèque at the Hollywood Bowl

Katia and Marielle Labèque at the Hollywood Bowl

Two of my favorite things are food and classical music.  Put them together and you have a magical evening.  Attending the Hollywood Bowl is a summer ritual that I have enjoyed for years.  Visualize a warm summer evening under the stars eating great food and listening to great music while relaxing with friends.  It’s simply a delightful evening, once you brave the traffic to get there!  Tonight we were going to hear the Labeque sisters – Katia and Marielle – play Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos.  I had never seen them perform before with their two concert grands spooned together on stage, so this was going to be a real treat for me.

In the past, I’ve always had to rush from the office,  grab a to-go meal at a restaurant and meet my guests at the assigned time.  But no more.  Rushing out the door is still a ritual, but usually because I’m packing up my picnic basket/cooler with my home-cooked meal.   I take great pride in coming up with a menu that will please my guests and it usually makes the people in the seats around us envious.  The comment I usually get is, “Wow! You’re a Hollywood Bowl Pro!”  I gladly share my cooking secrets with our neighbors, but guard our food!!  We generally eat a three-course gourmet meal, while our neighbors are munching on their chips.

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September 3, 2011 at 8:46 pm Leave a comment


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Patricia K. Rose

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