1st Oct 2010 Posted in: Recipe, Review Comments Off on 650 Best Food Processor Recipes by George Geary & Judith Finlayson

Everything you ever wanted to know about your food processor, but were afraid to ask.  The 650 Best Food Processor Recipes is not a book, it’s an encyclopedia, and a wonderful way to utilize that $200 piece of equipment gathering dust on your counter top.  They cover everything from sauces to yeast breads, and give […]

29th Sep 2010 Posted in: Recipe, Review Comments Off on The Comfort of Apples: Modern Recipes for an Old-Fashioned Favorite

An adorable book perfect for the Fall season that is upon us, The Comfort of Apples is as pretty to look at as it is useful in grasping just what in the WORLD to do with all the apples you picked (or purchased).  Filled with unique dishes such as Poached Eggs and Apple Butter, Miso- […]

20th Sep 2010 Posted in: Books, On The Job, Recipe Comments Off on Holiday Chocolate

Photos Courtesy of Jon Edwards There’s nothing like styling holiday fudge in September to make you crave Christmas decor and truffles.  Not in that order. I love when we work on projects so far in advance of the actual holiday it’s stupid; then I go home and make turkey and stuffing.  Just call me Pavlov. […]

4th Aug 2010 Posted in: Recipe 1

Now I want pancakes… Jean Muir is a blueberry farmer in Oregon (how cool is that?), and a dear friend of Denise’s.  Click here to see her 2010 bounty.   The mighty blueberry picking machine A family farm, Phil and Jean Muir sell to a co-op that sells to various grocery stores, including Costco and […]

8th Jul 2010 Posted in: Recipe, Review Comments Off on Review: Eat & Beat Diabetes with Picture Perfect Weight Loss

 This book came our way awhile back and we were impressed.  This is not your average diabetic cookbook.  Authored by a doctor (Howard M. Shapiro) and a chef (Franklin Becker), this book both educates AND provides interesting and innovative recipes from renowned chefs, including Lidia Bastianich, Michel Nischan, and (Cindie’s VERY favorite) Eric Ripert. The […]

1st Jul 2010 Posted in: Recipe Comments Off on Don’t Mess with Texas Brownies

Don’t Mess with Texas Brownies These crowd pleasers are perfect to take to your Fourth Of July gathering. Preheat oven to 325 degreesUse an 8-inch square baking pan, lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray 8       oz       good-quality dark chocolate, chopped1/2    cup     all-purpose flour3       tbsp    unsweetened cocoa powder1/4    tsp      baking powder1/4    tsp      salt1       cup     granulated sugar1/3    […]

28th May 2010 Posted in: Recipe, Review Comments Off on Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook. Review by Blog Mistress Mandy

It is time to get out your crock pots!  This cookbook is so much fun.  I love how the recipes are organized by specific dish.  For instance, if you’re looking for a beef stew recipe, the book gives you five or six recipe options, all in a row.  You can decide what sounds tastiest to […]

14th May 2010 Posted in: Recipe Comments Off on Pear Bread Pudding and Roasted Cauliflower Linguini. So hungry.

My potato babies waiting to cook it up at Disneyland. The array of celeb chefs was very impressive. The potato babes and I had wonderful help. Disney’s California Food and Wine Festival was a blast.  I absolutely loved it and am hoping to be asked back!  My demo crowds especially loved the Bread Pudding with […]

2nd May 2010 Posted in: Recipe 2

Ingredients and Blog Mistress Mandy were good to go. As you can see in our “helpful hint” below, peaches are a fine substitution and since dried apricots were the only apricot option (nobody likes a chewy tart), she opted for organic peaches instead. The cream cheese mixture was Ninja-ed and waiting to meet the pie […]

1st Apr 2010 Posted in: Recipe 1

Recently, a friend reminded me of the genius that was Gracie Allen. Happy sigh. This is one of my favorites… Gracie Allen’s Classic Recipe for Roast Beef 1 large roast of beef 1 small roast of beef Take the two roasts and put them in the oven. When the little one burns, the big one […]

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