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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake is fun and easy to make and super delicious! There are only a few ingredients, and all you need is a mixer, measuring tools and a pie tin. For one 9″ pie tin, you will need: 16oz Softened Cream Cheese 1/2 cup Sugar 1/2 tsp Vanilla 2 Eggs, beaten 3/4 […]

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Hard Crack Sugar Confection

There are many areas of candy making, and this one is on the easier side, but takes special care and tools to get it done right. Since the sugar will reach 375F or more, burns are a concern. I would not let children help with this project. Hard crack sugar can be used in several […]

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Lemon Curd

The name sounds weird, I know. Lemon curd is similar to a custard, but is used as a spread, or a filling in a lemon meringue pie. You can also make it from lime. It is relatively simple to make, the only trick comes in tempering the mixture into the eggs. This recipe will make […]

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Lemon Butter Sauce

This is a nice creamy sauce that goes well with fish, I served it with a white fish. It is basically a beurre blanc with a little twist. Here are the ingredients: 1 cup white wine 1/2 cup lemon juice 2 tsp lemon zest 1 tsp minced rosemary 1 tsp minced thyme 1 lb butter […]

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Dessert Sushi

By far this is my favorite thing I have made at school, plus it looks so realistic! This kind of thing is what I want to do after graduation. Eventually I would like to have my own business doing specialty desserts, cakes and pastries. There are several components and may take a few hours to […]

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Yummy Turtle Bars!

I’ve been really busy with school, and it has been draining my energy so I haven’t been on the computer much more than checking email the last week. But, for Superbowl Sunday, I made a dessert to share. I made Turtle Bars that turned out great, even though the picture didn’t. Ingredients: 2 cups all […]

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Chicken Ginger Noodle Stirfry

On the last day of working in the “pantry”, it was up to our team to come up with a pasta special to make to order, one serving at a time. We chose to do a noodle stirfry I found on the internet, and made a few additions. I have made some general proportions for […]

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Blue Cheese Chicken and Smoked Walnut Pasta

Wednesday I got to stand out on the serving line and make pasta to order. But of course I forgot to take a photo of what it was I made. Think chicken with smoked walnuts, red flame grapes in a blue cheese cream sauce. Here are the ingredients for the pasta: Cooking oil Minced Garlic […]

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Starting the New Semester

It’s been too long since my last post, but I haven’t really made anything special since school started. The class rotates the different positions in the kitchen, and I started out in the pantry, mostly doing salads. Tasks include stocking the salad bar and sandwich bar, preparing al a carte salads.  After the first few […]

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Roasted Pear Tarte Tatin

I had big plans for making Christmas dinner at my mom’s house, but it didn’t happen. There was so much food left from Christmas Eve, that we didn’t bother making a big meal. We just snacked on what was there. So, I thought I could do some of it, but the mother-in-law had her own […]