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

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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

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

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

September 26th- pies

♥♥♥♥ILOVEPIESOMUCH♥♥♥♥ PIE!  PIE! PIE!  Lattice talk about pie.  Pie (if you couldn't tell from my word "art") is one of my favorite things to make.  In the culinary world today, so much of the things we do seem more like an art show than delicious food.  Sometimes these 3 Michelin star restaurants will even sell … Continue reading September 26th- pies

September 25th- Pie Dough

Cherries are red, Potatoes can be blue. Pie dough is flaky, But not Pate Choux. If only my pie skills were as honed as my poetry skills, am I right?  Or maybe I just need some practice with both!  Today we got to work on three different recipes: flaky pie dough, mealy pie dough, and … Continue reading September 25th- Pie Dough

Roasted Corn and Cheddar Chowder

Happy autumn, friends! Imagine: you curled up on the couch with a blanket, rain drizzling down foggy windows, and in your hands you hold a bowl of this soup. Oh man.  We're talking cheesy, rich, and creamy.  Roasting the corn gives it a little more depth than traditional comfort food, yet the cheddar cheese and … Continue reading Roasted Corn and Cheddar Chowder