Friday, August 27, 2010


I first saw this picture on I Heart You blog

Something about it just speaks to me
makes me want to try honeycomb

The picture was taken by Laurie Proffitt
Check out her photography website here
Love her photos

Last week when I ate lunch at Scardello's

I discovered this 100% edible honeycomb

Before I could buy it, a friend gave me some
orange blossom honeycomb from Florida

I haven't done anything with it yet
but can't wait to put together
my own cheese and honeycomb platter

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Williams Sonoma - Lessons in Dairy

I am loving the free Technique classes
@ Williams Sonoma!

I attended my 3rd one this past Saturday

I learned how to make butter and ricotta cheese

Also, another fun surprise
the owner, Rich Rogers from Scardello's
was there to give us
a quick lesson on cheeses

Is it a coincidence
that I had just visited Scardello's
last week ?

Here is a list of the upcoming classes
The classes I attend in Plano @ Park & Preston are on Saturdays @ 9:30am
Look on the Williams Sonoma site for location and times in your area

Sunday, August 29
Knife Skills and Knife Sharpening
A sharp edge, the correct grip and proper placement of the food are all essential components of good knife skills, as we'll demonstrate in this class. You'll learn how to slice, dice and chop and to make advanced cuts, including chiffonade and julienne.  We'll also offer complimentary know sharpening. Limit one know per customer, please.

Sunday, September 12
A specialty of northern Italy, risotto has earned a place as a legendary
Italian dish and is now a favorite outside its homeland as well. Risotto can be embellished with savory ingredients, including cheeses, vegetables, meats and seafood, as well with as sweet additions like dried fruit. As you’ll discover in this class, risotto will quickly become one of the most versatile and well-loved dishes in your repertoire.

Sunday, September 19
Indoor Grilling
Even with the arrival of fall, you can still enjoy the succulent flavors of grilled
meats and vegetables. This class will focus on the technique of indoor grilling — how to capture those summer favorites in your own kitchen. We’ll show you how to make classic pollo alla mattone (chicken under a brick) and share tips and other recipes that will inspire you throughout the fall season.

Sunday, September 26
Fall Baking
As the chill of atumn sets in, it’s time to fill your house with the enticing aroma of home-baked goods. In this class you’ll learn to bake tempting cool-weather treats that showcase the best of the autumn harvest, including apples, pears and other seasonal ingredients.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dallas Farmers Market Chef @ the Market Cooking Demo

This past Saturday, Jeffrey Hobbs
the chef at Suze Restaurant
showed us how to make
homemade ice cream
with blueberries
toasted challah (holla)  bread

I learned about 2 products

Tapioca Pearls
(used in the blueberries)
(a green tea powder sprinkled on the ice cream)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Jalapeno Roasted Chicken with Chile & Cheese Rice

This is my first time to roast a chicken
I'm pretty pleased with it - it sure looks yummy
If I do say so myself!

I was inspired by a Food Network Show
Mexican Made Easy with Marcela Valladolid
She is one of my favorites on the Food Network Channel

Jalapeno Roasted Chicken with Baby Broccolini
Click here for the recipe

Chile and Cheese Rice
Click here for the recipe

I added some cayenne pepper
to the rice to give it a little kick

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Dimples Cupcakes - Grand Opening

On Friday after work, some friends and I went to
Dimples Cupcakes  - Grand Opening
One Arts Plaza off Routh Street

Free wine and a free cupcake

What an awesome way to start of the weekend !

Spicy Sausage Balls

  I love sausage balls.  I've been making them for years. I think it's been at least 15-20 years.  These are one of many...