Posts by Chef Alicia P.

Hot Homemade Apple Cider

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

Hot Homemade Apple Cider

Hot Homemade Apple Cider (recipe and instructions along with a video tutorial follow) – Does anything scream fall more then a cup of delicious warm homemade apple cider? You know besides the smell of fires, the leaves changing, the pumpkin everything and the cool crisp air :) OK, so maybe the homemade apple cider just joins in the screaming of fall. But either way, I love it and I love making it for my family. If you know me at all, then you already know this, but I love the smells of fall. So, of course, one of my other very favorite things about this recipe is the way that it makes...

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Southwestern Pumpkin Soup

Posted by on Oct 26, 2012 in Food Journal, Holidays, Soups | 0 comments

Southwestern Pumpkin Soup

Southwestern Pumpkin Soup (recipe follows) – I decided to make Southwestern Pumpkin Soup for two very simple reasons. One, because I love, love, love pumpkin. Like a lot. Including pumpkin soup.  I wait the whole year for Fall to roll around so I can get some pumpkin. One year I even thought I’d be smart and buy a bunch of pumpkin while it was around and then I could have it all year. Guess what, it didn’t work. All that happened is that I  thought “Yay, I have a huge supply of pumpkin and now I can eat all I want”. Then I did. Then I ran out really fast....

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Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding with a Sherry Cream Sauce

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in Desserts, Food Journal, Holidays | 0 comments

Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding with a Sherry Cream Sauce

Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding with a Sherry Cream Sauce – (recipe follows) – What can be said about Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding except for……YUM! I mean seriously – YUMMY! Are you guys pumpkin fans out there? I know I am, like a huge fan. I’d do a commercial for pumpkin right now (that’s supposed to be funny, you’d have to have seen the stand up where the guy is talking about doing a commercial for chicken – did you see that one? If you did then, hahahahahaha, funny right, if not then I just wasted like ten seconds that you can’t get...

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Roast Chicken with Baby Bella Mushroom Stuffing

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Dinner, featured-slider-post, Food Journal | 0 comments

Roast Chicken with Baby Bella Mushroom Stuffing

Roast Chicken with Baby Bella Mushroom Stuffing (recipe follows) – Roast Chicken with Baby Bella Mushroom Stuffing is such a great recipe if you’re a mushroom fan – which I am. The stuffing is more mushroom then bread which is something that I love about it. Not that I’m anti-bready stuffing, but I just super love mushrooms. Also, I like that they stay nice and moist in this recipe because I’ve had quite a few mushroom stuffings where the poor little mushrooms become like little dehydrated mushrooms while they’re roasting. These stay super duper fat and...

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Rosemary, Thyme and Balsamic Glazed Ribs

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Dinner, featured-slider-post, Food Journal | 0 comments

Rosemary, Thyme and Balsamic Glazed Ribs

Rosemary and Balsamic Glazed Ribs  (recipe follows) – I just want to start out by saying that these ribs are the bomb, no really they are. I don’t want to sound like all “ewww, my ribs are the best” or anything, but I love this rib recipe and it’s been a long time in the making. Well, I’ve been making my ribs this way for a long time, but, I’ve made tiny adjustments to the recipe each time – until now. But now, ta-da, I have achieved rib perfection. Plus I’m humble about it :D No but seriously, this is one of my very favorite recipes and...

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