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Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Pie

Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Pie

Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Pie

This Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Pie is OUTRAGEOUS!   If you are a caramel fanatic like me, you will be in a dream state from the very first bite.  It’s as easy as pie to make too.  It just requires a little patience.  Patience because you will be learning to make a caramel sauce, which is one of my favorite techniques to teach students. (more…)

December 18, 2013 at 10:31 am 4 comments

Grasshopper Pie: A Festive Christmas Dessert

A Mad Men era Cocktail: Grasshopper as a Pie is Minty and Festive.   

Grasshopper Pie

Grasshopper Pie

Mad Men fans, check this out!  If you love mint, you are going to LOVE and fawn over this Grasshopper Pie that we made last year in our Pie class.  With it’s minty green color, it was so festive looking, so I made it for our Christmas dinner.  I knew that my chocolate-loving in-laws would go bonkers over the chocolate OREO cookie crust and the chocolate shavings on top.  The combination of the creamy and minty interior paired with the chocolate literally sent me over the edge.  It was that good!  I haven’t made it since last Christmas, although I have wanted to.  This year it is going on the menu again! (more…)

December 11, 2013 at 9:55 am 2 comments

Sugar Cookies – a versatile recipe for mix-ins

Cranberry-Orange-Walnut Sugar Cookie 12-13 IMG_8772Not a lot of time to bake cookies this year?   Try this delicious Sugar Cookie recipe and do some mix-ins.

At the cookie exchange.

At the cookie exchange.

That’s what I did to create this Cranberry-Orange Walnut Sugar Cookie when I was pushed against the clock before meeting up with the outrageous bakers in the Food Bloggers of Los Angeles for our annual Cookie Exchange.  (See links to all the FBLA recipes below.)   This was my first time at this event, since it usually conflicts with my Holiday Cookie Baking Class, which will be next Saturday, December 14, 2013. (more…)

December 10, 2013 at 9:19 am 16 comments

Baking & Decorating Christmas Cookies with the Kids

Cookie Cover 12-12This was our 9th annual Holiday Cookie Baking Class and I’ve discovered it’s all about the kids.  Baking cookies may be the first step for a child in their journey of learning how to work or play in the kitchen. (more…)

December 20, 2012 at 10:11 am 5 comments

Nutmeg Log Cookies

Nutmeg Logs

Nutmeg Logs

Last year my friend Mary gave me a gift of her Christmas cookies.  I felt so lucky to taste these creations that were handed down from her mother.  I had read all about them the previous year in the December 16, 2009 Los Angeles Times.  I had saved the newspaper clipping and had intended to make them one day, but I was doubly pleased to see and taste them the way she experienced them as a child.   I confess that my sweetie didn’t get many of them!

Every year, I teach a Christmas Cookie Baking Class at the Holy Nativity Community Hall and so I decided this year that we would make the Nutmeg Logs that Mary wrote about and see if they could measure up to hers.  I could not find the rum flavoring in her ingredient list, so I went with some rum out of my liquor cabinet –and added more of it, since we didn’t have the concentrated version.  I thought the Nutmeg Log team of Karen and Jeanine did a beautiful job creating these. (more…)

December 20, 2011 at 4:35 pm Leave a 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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