Posts by Chef Alicia P.

The Best Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies Ever

Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in Cookies, Food Journal | 0 comments

The Best Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies Ever

The best chocolate chip pecan cookies ever – (recipe follows) – There is one thing that I think all… or at least most of us have in common and that is the love of chocolate chip cookies. Actually, for me, chocolate chip cookies happen to be extra special, near and dear to my heart because they are the first thing that I learned how to bake totally on my own without being a “helper”. Sorry, that sentence is confusing, I didn’t teach myself to make them, my Grandma taught me. What I was trying to say is that chocolate chip cookies are the first thing that I...

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Roasted Red Pepper Cheesecake

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in Appetizers, Food Journal | 0 comments

Roasted Red Pepper Cheesecake

Roasted Red Pepper Cheesecake – (recipe with video tutorial follow) – If you’ve never had a savory cheesecake, let me tell you that you are in for a real treat! Oh, maybe I should explain what a savory cheesecake is. Well, a savory cheesecake is one that is not sweet. Sweet and savory are kind of like opposites. So, a sweet cheesecake would be served for dessert, and a savory cheesecake, saaaaay like a roasted red pepper cheesecake, would be served as an appetizer. We have some friends coming over this weekend and we’re going to go hiking and then grill some burgers,...

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How to Roast a Bell Pepper

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Culinary 101, Food Journal | 0 comments

How to Roast a Bell Pepper

How to Roast a Bell Pepper – (instructions with a video tutorial follow) – The other day my husband and I were driving home from our daughter’s ballet practice and I saw a sign for a farmers’ market that read “$10 for 60 pounds of produce”. I do enjoy going to farmers’ markets, but on this particular day, the kids were a little extra tired and needed to eat and so on and so forth so, we drove home. Well, after about five minutes of being home, my curiosity got the best of me and we loaded up the mini-van and headed back to the farmers’ market...

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Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Food Journal, Lunch | 0 comments

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich – Being a food nerd, I am very interested in food history/origin. Who isn’t though right :)? So, today, I want to share with you a sandwich with a history – The Philly Cheese Steak. The Cheese Steaks’ story starts back in the 1930′s. Well, I guess technically, all sandwiches start back in the 18th century with the Earl of Sandwich – he was the first person to decide to put food between bread and call it a sandwich. Or at least he’s the one credited for it. But, were going to start in the 1930′s, because that...

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Pumpkin Pecan Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

Posted by on Dec 29, 2012 in Cookies, Food Journal | 0 comments

Pumpkin Pecan Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

Pumpkin Pecan Cookies with White Chocolate Chips – Have you ever eaten a cookie thinking “I’m going to eat one cookie, then, no more today”? I have. I have this strange relationship with cookies. We can’t really be in the same room together or one of us becomes a snack (the cookie, not me). I’m not sure exactly what the weakness is, it’s not the same for me with all desserts or snacks. No, just cookies. Mix that with the fact that these cookies have pumpkin in them, which is one of my very favorite flavors on the planet, and the result...

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