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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…)

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December 10, 2013 at 9:19 am 16 comments

Chocolate Dream Bars

Chocolate Dream Bars 500x 9-12I’ve updated this Chocolate Dream Bars recipe from my 1973 Pillsbury Cookbook. All the girls in Minneapolis were given this cookbook when they came “of age”.  The combination of the cookie crust along with chocolate, walnuts and coconut are dreamy, hence the name. They are gooey and full of all the “good stuff” in one cookie. When I grew up in Minneapolis, the church ladies would always make loads of bar cookies. Chocolate Dream Bars were on every bar cookie tray in Minneapolis. My earliest memories of learning to cook were baking Christmas cookies with my mother. As an adult, I have always wanted to share the experience of baking cookies together with others, particularly children. (more…)

December 3, 2013 at 10:48 am 1 comment

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…)

November 21, 2012 at 12:00 am 3 comments

Pies & Tarts Cooking Class – November 8, 2012

Apple Pie with a cinnamon and sugar flaky pie crust

“As American as apple pie” is a common saying, but how common is it for Americans to know how to make an apple pie?…not so common, I’m afraid.  So my goal is to teach a few more people how to make an apple pie along with a flaky pie crust.  The secret to a really great pie is a homemade flaky pie crust made with both butter for flavor and shortening for easier handling.  Come learn the secrets of making pies with us on Thursday, November 8, 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Holy Nativity Community Hall and take home one of your own homemade pies to impress your family and friends.  Then, you will be ready to make your own pie at home for Thanksgiving Day. (more…)

October 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm 3 comments

5-Minute Red Pepper-Tomato Tapenade

Red Pepper Tapenade

Red Pepper Tapenade

Looking for appetizer ideas for your spring party?   This Tapenade will take you five minutes to whip up in your food processor.  It’s delicious and it’s different.  The ingredients are items you can have on hand to make at a moment’s notice. You can serve it on fresh baguette slices, crostini toasts, crackers, chips or as a dip for fresh veggies. (more…)

April 5, 2012 at 12:17 pm 1 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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