October 11th- The Deep Fat Fry

What is it about deep fat frying that is such a novelty?  Is it the crunchy, fatty, greasy food that it produces?  Could it be that fact that you can deep fry almost any food and it will taste good?  Who knows?  Does anyone? Today we made cordon bleu, chicken legs and drumsticks, onion rings, … Continue reading October 11th- The Deep Fat Fry

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October 9th- Pies (Again)

Today was insane!  I went in to class expecting to make two pies and came out making 4, not to mention the caramel sauce, pastry cream, and 6 fruit tarts!  The deal was that if we could get everything done that we needed to today as well as tomorrow, we could cancel class the next … Continue reading October 9th- Pies (Again)

October 5th- Cooking Midterm

Oh cooking midterm how you tease me.  Something I should be getting done in an hour or two is taking me three-four because you make me shaky and nervous.  Today we have to julienne, roast, fabricate, saute, etc.  I started with my pilaf because I knew that would take the longest.  It turned out really … Continue reading October 5th- Cooking Midterm

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

October 4th- cooking midterm practice

Have you ever cut so many carrots that your hands turned orange and your tears are orange and you dream in orange?  I've said it before and I'll say it again, knife cuts are my kryptonite.  The only thing that is ever going to help me is more practice.  I spent most of today just … Continue reading October 4th- cooking midterm practice

October 3rd- Baking Midterm (Heaven Help Us)

Prepare yourself for the mind bending sequel to "October 2nd- Midterm Practice", a wild ride full of internal screaming and  regret.  You are sure to finish reading this post with goosebumps.  Hold onto your loved ones as you dive deeper and deeper into the many failures I had today.  Introducing: Baking Midterm (a thriller) Let's … Continue reading October 3rd- Baking Midterm (Heaven Help Us)

October 2nd- Baking Midterm Prep

Okay guys it's midterms this week, so pray for me- like seriously.  If you even wanna burn some incense, sacrifice a goat, or chant to the blueberry muffin gods, I'd greatly appreciate it. Today we had the whole class period to practice our baking recipes for the midterm, so I decided to be smart (and … Continue reading October 2nd- Baking Midterm Prep

September 27th- Grilling and Risotto

Oh risotto.  More like ris-oh no.  We started today by making this rice dish, and I was a little too confident going into things.  To make risotto you have to coat short grain rice in fat and then slowly add liquid to it, waiting until it is completely absorbed before adding more.  The problem I … Continue reading September 27th- Grilling and Risotto

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