Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Treats 12-16-12

Season Greetings!

Every year my family and I make wonderful Christmas treats to give as presents.

Here is a picture menu:

Holiday Biscotti

Peanut Butter Bon Bon's

.Cashews with Cayenne and Smoked Salt Bark

Toffee Bars

Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Mint Clusters

Toffee Clusters

Chex Mix Muddy Buddies

Wishing you a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Personal Chef Cook Day 08-06-12

My new clients are AWESOME!  They love to eat everything!

Here is the picture menu:

Chinese Chicken with Peppers and Pineapple

Pizza Casserole

Roasted Pork with Whole Wheat Couscous

French Lentil and Vegetable Soup

Turkey Cutlets in Port Wine Sauce 
served over Wild Rice Pilaf

Which dish can I make for you?

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Personal Chef Cook Day 07-30-12

This summer was great!  I got two more families to cook dinner for.

Here is the picture menu:

Pork Tenderloin, Fluffy Mashed Potatoes
and French Green Beans

Maple Mustard Sauce for the Pork Tenderloin 
and the Salmon.

Salmon Steak

Pasta E Fagioli Casserole

Turkey Tacos served with

Black Beans and Brown Rice

What can I make for you?

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Cuisine du Jour Cooking Class 11-15-2012

The Cuisine du Jour class at Trevarrow was taught this month by Chef Frank Turner of Northern Lakes Seafood Company.  The theme for his class was "Farm to Fork in Detroit".  Chef Turner loves to promote all things Michigan.

Here is the picture menu:

Shiitake Shrimp soup

Did you know we have a shrimp farm in Michigan?  Most people don't know this fact.  The Shrimp Farm Market in Okemos.  I have had this shrimp many times and it is wonderful.

The goat cheese came from Zingerman's in Ann Arbor.  I like this goat cheese over the French variety.  I like a mild zing of goat cheese flavor and this one delivers.

Chicken and Pumpkin Risotto drizzled with Basil Oil

The cheese in this dish was organic Crofter's Cheese from Grassfield Organic Cheeses in Coopersville.  It looks and tastes like Parmesan from Italy, but it was made in Michigan!

Lemon Thyme Sauteed Halibut served with
Black Eye Pea & Lentil Ragout, 
Feta Braised Spinach 
and Carrot-Ginger Reduction

The vegetables were from Maple Creek Certified Organic Farm in Brockway and his local Meijer store, which is a Michigan company.  Chef Turner also used canned goods from Eden, which is another great Michigan company.

Apple Bread Pudding with a Apple Cider Glaze

This melt in your mouth dessert was made with apples and dried Montmorency Cherries from Traverse City.  This is going on my Thanksgiving menu!

What is your favorite local Michigan company?

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I have lost track of time.  I can’t believe it’s has been over a month since I lasted blogged.  To say it has been hectic is an understatement.

Anyway, I wanted to talk about my last cooking class at Trevarrow.  The class was called “Thai Fusion” taught by Chef Lawan Chandruang.  Since I love Thai food, I couldn’t wait for this class!  She made six delicious dishes.

Here is the picture menu:

Pad Thai

Kow Pad Prik or
Stir-Fried Beef

Gan Kaew-Warn or
Green Chicken Curry

Chiang-Rai Eggplant

Massamun Curry with Tofu

Yum Woonsen Salad

What dish can I make for you?

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter 04-08-2012

Happy Easter!

I wanted to post pictures of the desserts I made for our family dinner.

Strawberry Cream Cake

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Make it a GREAT week!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Personal Chef Cook Day 07-20-11

On this day, I made a comforting casserole and made a new recipe from Jamaica.

Here is the picture menu:

Turkey Noodle Casserole

Vegan Tofu Casserole

Inside of Calzone

Vegan Jamaican Veggie Calzones

Do you have a favorite recipe from Jamacia?  Post it here.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Personal Chef Cook Day 07-18-11

I like to make chicken more interesting, like stuffing it. 

Here is the picture menu:

Artichoke and Sundried Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breast
with Roasted Green Beans

Vegan Artichoke and Sundried Tomato Stuffed Portabella Mushroom Caps
with Roasted Green Beans

Curried Turkey and Potatoes

Vegan Seitan Curried Potatoes

Friday, March 9, 2012

Personal Chef Cook Day 07-13-11

I enjoy cooking Moroccan meals.  The spice combinations are earthy and comforting. 

Here is the picture menu:

Moroccan Lemon Chicken Breast

Vegan Moroccan Lemon Portabella Mushroom Caps

Israeli Couscous Summer Pilaf

Shrimp Scampi

Vegan Tofu Scampi

Vegan Mushroom and Spinach Tart

What is your favorite Moroccan dish?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Personal Chef Recipe Testing 03-01-2012

I was watching one of those food shows and saw Jacques Torres making his famous chocolate chip cookies.  He is a genius with chocolate.  I immediately ordered the chocolate disks so I could make these amazing chocolate chip cookies. 

These cookies were the best I have ever tasted.  My husband told me to never make that recipe from the yellow package again!  Here is what they looked like:

My husband asked me to make these cookies again, but this time, make them normal size with chocolate chips and walnuts.  I have to say Jacques cookies are huge!  They have to be to handle the huge chocolate disks.  So, I made them half the size and they are so good! 

Thank you Jacques Torres for making the BEST chocolate cookie in the world!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Personal Chef Cook Day 07-11-11

Real Homemade Chicken Fingers – My clients’ kids LOVE them!  Yes, I understand why kids like eating fast food chicken.  But, when I made these for the kids, let’s just say, they love mine better now. 

Here is the picture menu:

Parmesan Garlic Crust Baked Chicken Tenderloins
with Farro and Chickpea Salad

Parmesan Garlic Crust Baked Tofu
with Farro and Chickpea Salad

Black Bean and Summer Vegetable Enchiladas

Vegan Black Bean and Summer Vegetable Enchiladas

If you want the recipe for the Parmesan Garlic Crust Baked Chicken Tenderloins, email me at

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