Posts by Chef Alicia P.

Banana Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips

Posted by on Dec 14, 2012 in Cookies, Food Journal | 0 comments

Banana Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips

Banana Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips – (recipe and instructions follow) – One of my very favorite things to eat as a little girl was bananas with peanut butter smeared all over them. OK, that’s half of the truth….um, not that it was a lie. It’s just that bananas and peanut butter weren’t just a child time favorite I still love to eat them. I don’t know what it is about the flavor combination, but it’s so, so yummy. Here’s kind of a cute story. When I was little, I had a cookbook. It was one of those ”my first cookbooks”...

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Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in Cookies, Food Journal | 0 comments

Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies – (caramel apple oatmeal cookies recipe and instructions follow) – So, here it is, Christmas time again – yay! I don’t know if you are anything like me, but if you are then when it comes to Christmas you are in the kitchen baking cookies. I love, love, love to bake cookies. So, the other day I was at the store stocking up on all of my cookie baking needs, and what did I find?  I’ll tell you what I found, some caramel  chips. Not like chip chips, but like little spheres of caramel. Now, I don’t know if those existed last year...

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White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Cookies, Food Journal, Holidays | 0 comments

White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies – (white chocolate peppermint cookies recipe and instructions follow) – If you know me at all by now, you know that I have kids. One of them being a two year old. Do any of you have a two year old in the house? If so, you are totally going to empathize with this. We put up our Christmas Tree a few days ago right, so, we started off with you know like a normal tree. Decorated from the bottom to the top. Like ya do, you know. Anyway, my very awesome two year old, Alicia, is fascinated with the tree, of course. And with the ornaments, of course....

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Caldo Gallego – Yummy Stew!

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in Food Journal, Soups | 0 comments

Caldo Gallego – Yummy Stew!

Caldo Gallego – (Caldo Gallego recipe follows along with instructions and video tutorial) – Caldo Gallego is another one of those dishes that I am addicted to as a direct result of my mother-in-laws’ fabulous cooking. She makes this every year as soon as the weather starts to get cold - well, cold for us here in Phoenix. I know you Northerners are laughing when I say cold and it’s 70°F out. Anyway, Caldo Gallego is a beautiful Spanish Soup which is also very common in Puerto Rico. It traditionally is made with cabbage, potatoes and beans and can also have...

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Anything Pasta Salad

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 in Food Journal, Sides | 0 comments

Anything Pasta Salad

Anything Pasta Salad (Recipe and instructions follow) – I have been making this pasta salad this way for a number of years, but it didn’t start out as an exact science :D. Pasta salad to me in the past was more like clean out the refrigerator and cabinet salad, but not in a gross way. You see, I often shop at Sprout’s farmers market (maybe you’ve been there). Anyway, they sell stuff in loose bulk bins like nuts, dried fruit, candy, chocolate, granola, trail mix, rice, beans, lots of different flours and sugars. Dry goods, you get the idea. So, I always find myself in...

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