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Easy Lump-free Thanksgiving Turkey Gravy

gravy 2 11-12 IMG_2641Would you like to learn how to make a super easy gravy without lumps this Thanksgiving?  I have a foolproof method that I learned in culinary school that is so simple, you will wonder why you didn’t learn it sooner. That’s how I felt after learning it.  Whenever I am invited to someone’s home where turkey is being roasted, I am always asked to make the gravy.  No problem. (more…)

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November 25, 2013 at 9:24 am Leave a comment

How to make Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving

Cranberry Sauce 11-12 IMG_2606If you are counting down to Thanksgiving, you may want to start your food preparation and the first thing you can make is the cranberry sauce.  This is a basic recipe for Cranberry Sauce.  Yes, there are other fancier versions – compotes, chutneys, with all kinds of fancy ingredients, but my family demands the basic cranberry sauce – the one on the back of the Ocean Spray package.  If you’ve never made this, it is way easier than pie!  More on pies later, as I am teaching our Pies and Tarts Cooking Class this week. (more…)

November 12, 2013 at 12:12 pm 1 comment

Glazed Butterfly Shrimp for an Elegant Valentine Dinner Party

Glazed Butterfly Shrimp Cover 2-13Here’s an elegant recipe to serve your Valentine or the loves in your life at your next dinner party.  The Glazed Butterfly Shrimp is so easy to make and unbelievably delicious, you may be preparing an elegant meal a lot more often for your sweethearts…and that is not a bad thing!  I developed this delicious Glazed Butterfly Shrimp recipe because I had some Southern Comfort in the cupboard and wondered what I could make with it.  Southern Comfort is a sweetened spirit, so feel free to try other liquors or liqueurs with a little sweetness in its place.  Your guests will love this dish.  The butterflied shrimp are elegant on the plate, lined up with their tails all facing the same way to one side of the rice timbale.  The glaze on the shrimp is sweet, sticky, creamy and heavenly.  After you take the shrimp out of the skillet, you can add in some more milk or cream to round up the remaining sauce and ladle it around the plate. (more…)

February 14, 2013 at 8:03 am 2 comments

Yam and Swiss Chard or Kale Gratin

Yam & Swiss Chard Gratin Cover 11-12It was a KalePalooza at our January Food Bloggers of Los Angeles event.  I decided to repurpose my Yam & Swiss Chard Gratin I made for Thanksgiving and put a Kale twist to it.  It is delicious either way.  Sweet yams, cheese and a bechamel sauce make this dish irresistable.  You can make this as a holiday side dish, a vegetarian dish or a winter main dish.   I served this dish at Thanksgiving and even yam-haters enjoyed it.  Now that it is January and healthy food is on everyone’s mind, eat more yams – heck, it is a Superfood. (more…)

January 24, 2013 at 10:54 am 6 comments

Turkey Stock from your Holiday Turkey…10 minutes hands-on time.

Don’t throw away those turkey bones.   Those turkey bones or chicken bones and giblets that are headed for the trash can are valuable stuff.   They will be a winter lifesaver for making quick soups and stews during a long hard winter!  Yes, unlike our grandmothers, we have chicken stock in cans and shelf stable containers.  Better yet one of my favorite products that is always in my kitchen is Better than Bouillion bases in chicken, beef, vegetable and lobster flavors, which take up less storage space since you mix with water.  But home made stock – sorry nothing can compare. (more…)

November 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm 6 comments

Vietnamese Spring Rolls from Roy’s Restaurants

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

The Vietnamese Spring Rolls were very popular at our Asian Cooking Class and very easy to make too.  I think this may be my new “go to appetizer” for a dinner party.  You can put virtually anything into the spring roll wrappers and make up a wonderful quick and healthy bite as a passed appetizer. (more…)

February 11, 2012 at 7:55 pm 1 comment

Lighten up with Asian Cuisine

Green Papaya Salad is best with small Thai chilis

To lighten up our meals after the holidays, our mission at this cooking class was to learn how to use some fresh authentic Asian ingredients that we purchased at the Asian Superstore.  While we all eat Asian food at restaurants, seeing the raw ingredients and working with them was a new adventure.

Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Orange-Chili Sauce

After eating them in Little Saigon, we were all interested to make the Vietnamese Spring Rolls ourselves.  With rice paper wrappers in hand, the team of Karen, Georgia and Ina assembled their ingredients before beginning the production line of rolling up the spring rolls.  Georgia got to work on the sauce made of sake, orange juice and sweet chile sauce. (more…)

January 26, 2012 at 10:57 am 5 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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