Posts tagged ‘sweet potatoes’

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…)

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November 21, 2012 at 12:00 am 3 comments

Sweet Potato Pie at our Thanksgiving Feast

We celebrated Thanksgiving early.  The Food Bloggers of Los Angeles all got together to celebrate our third birthday with a feast fit for…well a lot of Food Bloggers.  There was no turkey, but the variety and creativity that abounds from this group always amazes me…and no surprise, the offerings were all so delicious.  I can recommend that you try these recipes yourself to add a new twist to your Thanksgiving meal. (At the bottom of this post you can link to nearly 100 Food Blogger Thanksgiving recipe ideas, so don’t miss them.)  I made a fabulous (if I do say so myself) Sweet Potato Pie and you can find the recipe at the bottom of this post.  I was testing this recipe for my Pies & Tarts Baking class that was held last Thursday. (more…)

November 15, 2012 at 12:27 am 6 comments

Slicing and Dicing is Delicious!

Onions 5-11I took my Knife Skills class some 16 years ago in UCLA Extension’s  Professional Cooking program.  It was the best class I have ever taken.  Why you ask?  Because learning to use a knife properly cut my cooking time to 1/3 of the time.  Once I learned to slice and dice properly, I had the freedom to create everything in a FLASH.  It was very liberating.  So…I was thrilled Wednesday night to share my Knife Skills with 16 other students in our Knife Skills Class at Holy Nativity’s Community Hall in Westchester. (more…)

May 9, 2011 at 4:51 pm 2 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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