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38 Soup Recipes for Fall

38 Soup Recipes for Fall

Fall in the air makes you think of soups! Having worked in several commercial kitchens, it always surprised me that most Chefs hate to make soup so they always dumped that responsibility onto me! Not only did I hone my chopping skills, but my love for creating soups...

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My Secret for Cooking Shrimp!

My Secret for Cooking Shrimp!

Each month I try to feature food trends, post recipes and answer your questions. A few months back, the hot topic was chicken https://www.chefpatricia.com/tips-for-cooking-chicken-breasts-perfectly/. But recently, I have been getting just as many questions on how I...

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Velvet Cauliflower Soup

Velvet Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients: 1-2 heads cauliflower depending on the size leaves trimmed  8 tablespoons plant butter, cut into 8 pieces maybe more *can use regular butter 3-4 potatoes peeled and quartered, I like Yukon gold 1-2 shallots, roughly chopped *can use 1 medium onion or 1...

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Meatballs and Their Endless Possibilities

Meatballs and Their Endless Possibilities

With everyone home and cooking 3 meals a day and several more weeks of staying home on the horizon, why not perfect your meatball skills! Once you get the base right there are endless possibilities, I use them in appetizers, soups, sandwiches and entrees. Meatballs...

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Treat Your Kitchen Like a Business

Treat Your Kitchen Like a Business

When I left the corporate world, I retired to raise my children and pursue my beloved hobby of Show Jumping. A bad accident ended that chapter and I was left with the question of would what would I do with my time? Having grown up in the restaurant business coupled...

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Diet Wheel of Fortune

Diet Wheel of Fortune

Having just returned from an amazing Food Journey in Austin, my creative juices are on overdrive! Austin is just bursting with any and all kinds of food options, and with the endless amounts of fresh everything, the sky’s the limit. Going to the Market in Austin is a...

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Tips for Cooking Chicken Breasts Perfectly

Tips for Cooking Chicken Breasts Perfectly

Chicken has finally taken over as the number one spot for American Meat Eaters! Not only is it a healthier choice than Beef but check out so many other reasons to reduce your Beef intake https://www.peta.org/living/food/top-10-reasons-eat-cows/. The issue...

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Spotlight – Outreach Ministries

Spotlight – Outreach Ministries

Give to families in need in Polk County ... Do you have shelves full of food items that you just never get to using - a refrigerator that is overflowing? If you are like most families you do. In fact, the waste is so huge in America's kitchens that most families waste...

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Chef Tips for a Perfect Holiday Celebration

Chef Tips for a Perfect Holiday Celebration

Food Tips for the Perfect Holiday Celebration With a little planning this just might be your best holiday yet! Tip #1: For a successful celebration – “Keep it Simple.” Here is a formula that works: 2-2-2. It works this way, I like to offer six items: two that are...

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Soups a Complete Meal

Soups a Complete Meal

Last months Newsletter gave you the tools to stock your kitchen with basics so now that the cooler weather is here it’s time to create Soups! Everyone loves Soups and the benefits are pretty amazing. Most Soups are a meal unto themselves, can be made in a slow cooker,...

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Fall 2019 Kitchen Staples

Fall 2019 Kitchen Staples

Be Prepared With a Well Stocked Pantry and Fridge Now that Fall has arrived it’s a great time to get back in the Kitchen and start making lots of great Stews, Soups and Casseroles. Surprisingly enough many of the Ingredients for your Fall Favorites are already at your...

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Why Use San Marzano Tomatoes

Why Use San Marzano Tomatoes

It may seem like a weird time of year to feature Canned Tomatoes but San Marzano Tomatoes really take your Marinara and any Dish to the next level! One of the most distinctive traits is the rich sweet taste that other canned tomatoes don’t have! Also, you may have...

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Benefits of Bone Broth

Benefits of Bone Broth

Because my diet is primarily Vegetarian I struggle to get the Protein I need. As I really have trouble eating Meat I find that drinking Broths is much more palpable. So, in addition to Juicing I also keep Bone Broth and Thai Broth on hand especially for when I feel I...

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