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A Tamale Party – Fresh Food in a Flash Style!

Tamale Assembly 3 4-12_edited-1May 5 is Cinco de Mayo – a Mexican Celebration Day here in Southern California.  Here’s an idea! Have a Tamale Party!  A Tamale Making Party is so much fun!  Start with freshly prepared masa and some margaritas!  You can’t go wrong! (more…)

April 26, 2012 at 11:45 am 12 comments

Swiss Chard & Ricotta Ravioli star at Pasta Class

The Pasta Class

I felt like a proud mother watching everyone cranking and rolling out beautiful
ribbons of pasta dough at our Pasta Cooking Class on June 9.

Diane and Hannah rolling out pasta dough

It was a first for just about everyone in the class and our 11-year old Sous Chef, Hannah seemed to have mastered making pasta in no time at all.   Starting with just flour, eggs and salt, you just can’t imagine that eventually you will end up with beautiful ribbons of pasta that you can spin around your fork.

Making Ravioli

We made four different pasta dishes.  It was difficult to choose a favorite.  TheSwiss Chard and Ricotta Ravioli has been a favorite of mine for a long time,
when I found it in Marcella Hazen’s book, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking.  It certainly has great presentation value and looks difficult to make, but once you get a rhythm going, it comes together quite easily.

Ravioli with Browned Butter and Sage Sauce

Diane and Susan made up a browned butter and sage sauce, which makes this dish!  Add a little parmeasan and Voila! (more…)

June 22, 2011 at 12:18 am 1 comment

One-Dish Meals Cooking Class A Success!

We sliced and we diced. We stirred and we stir-fried. We skewered and we sizzled.   And then we ate and ate and drank some nice wine.    All the teams cooked such beautiful and delicious dishes at our Quick One-Dish Meals Cooking Class.  OK, they weren’t so quick, but with a smaller home audience and a second try at it, these meals will come together in 30 minutes or less.  (more…)

March 4, 2011 at 2:13 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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