Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sausage

Oh.  My.  Gourd. Fall is here and pumpkin is hot hot hot.  You can't go anywhere without seeing restaurants advertise it as a starring ingredient.  I've seen pumpkin shake, pumpkin mac and cheese, and of course the good ol' pumpkin latte.  But how can you blame them for taking advantage of the earthy, rich flavor? … Continue reading Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sausage

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Mini Cherry Pistachio Muffins

So I am starting this new section called muffins in the mountains.  Basically, I want to create some deliciously healthy recipes for you to enjoy.  I'll be photographing them outdoors because aesthetics, but also to promote an active life style!  Let me know what you think in the comments! ♥ Let's have a chat about … Continue reading Mini Cherry Pistachio Muffins

December 6th- catering prep

Today we had to do some prep work for a SOUP event.  I helped my friend prepare for the vegan dishes, which included marinating mushrooms and preparing a veggie broth.  The night went pretty smoothly, but I did learn how important it is to be careful when making food for specialty diets.  It is very … Continue reading December 6th- catering prep

December 5th- Cleaning the cooler

Today was great.  I got the opportunity to spend four hours in the cooler at school.  I scrubbed rust, mold, and food off the shelves and walls.  By the end I smelled like bleach and I think I'm still cold from it.  In all honesty it wasn't that bad it was a good reminder that … Continue reading December 5th- Cleaning the cooler

December 4th – Catering Prep

Today we had to do some catering prep.  My job was to help flatten and dip chocolate cookies in sprinkles.  It took us about four hours to do them all.  I was struck by how similar this assembly-line set up was to what I do at work every day.  The good thing about caterings is … Continue reading December 4th – Catering Prep

October 23rd – Cookies and meringue

Today we made nasty cookies.  They were super dry and flavorless.  I think the problem might be that they called for melted chocolate instead of cocoa powder.  Every recipe I've ever made with melted chocolate has had issues.  We also made meringues.  The thing to remember about meringues is that if you don't get them … Continue reading October 23rd – Cookies and meringue

October 17th- Biscotti and Brownies

So news flash, biscotti is friggin' delicious!  Especially when you add lots of orange zest and hazelnuts.  One problem I learned to avoid with this crunchy cookie is getting them too dark.  It is important to make sure that your biscotti cooks enough in the first bake or it will get super dark during it's … Continue reading October 17th- Biscotti and Brownies

October 12th- Catering Prep

Today we prepped for the scholarship ball as well as another catering.  I was in charge of salads.  I learned how to make couscous which was fun, it is different than any other grain I have ever cooked.  I had to substitute a lot of veggies because we were out of traditional ones (cucumber for … Continue reading October 12th- Catering Prep