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Strawberries and Ice Cream with a Twist

OliveA'Sudden 6-13What could be more simple than serving your guests a dessert of fresh strawberries and ice cream?  Strawberries are at their best right now.  Sweet, succulent and ruby red.   I needed a simple dessert to serve during our Knife Skills Workshop and we all welcomed this delicious treat.  A treat with a delicious twist…a splash of Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar poured over the strawberries. (more…)

June 24, 2013 at 9:38 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

Strawberry Tart with layer of chocolate for Easter

strawberry tart 4-24-11Our Easter Dinner was a “repeat”.  My sweetie has become spoiled living with a Chef.  So when I told him I was serving the Pork Roast with the Cherry Pinot Noir sauce.  He said “again”!  The truth is I had the remaining half of the pork loin left from my April 1 Cooking Class in the freezer and well, it had to go… my guests loved it and so did he, evidenced by the shrinking leftovers in the frig.

I started out the day, following a beautiful church service at St. James preparing our dessert – I picked up a 3-pack of Gaviota strawberries at the Venice Farmer’s Market on Friday for $16…ouch! I felt foolish paying this much for strawberries, but I wanted the smaller and sweeter variety for my tart and the vendor told me that this variety was sweet, fragile and couldn’t be shipped, so we were going to have some special Oxnard hand carried berries! (more…)

April 26, 2011 at 10:11 pm 1 comment

Springing in a Perfect Festive Evening!

Spring Entertaining Class

Spring Entertaining Class

Spring has Sprung! Our Spring Entertaining Dinner Party could not have been more festive and delicious.

Table Settings

Table Settings

Hannah, our adorable sous chef and flower girl, had our table decked out with spring flowers that she arranged in lavender Easter baskets trimmed with Easter grass found at the 99 cent store and white napkins tied up with daffodils and ribbon.   (more…)

April 5, 2011 at 12:25 pm 3 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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