June 2010

Orange Sesame Crusted Salmon with Gingered Green Beans

June 14, 2010

Hard to believe that today was the last and final event in the Sears Chef Challenge.  It’s been great fun and valuable experience.  Best of all, I’m competing for two wonderful charitable causes – the Saddleback Church Food Pantry and The Sheepfold. Individual videos of each chef are being created from event 3 for voting, which begins on June 26 through July 10. Please, vote for me daily and help me win for these two giving and caring organizations! Today we were at the Sears in [...]

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Grilled Jalapeno Mint Shrimp with Hominy Succotash

June 6, 2010

The third of four events in the Sears Chef Challenge took place this weekend. I was cooking and teaching at the Sears store in Orange, California. Another terrific day, thanks to Linda Cooper and the Sears team. We were fortunate to have the vivacious Chef Rachelle Boucher in attendance. So good to finally meet her face to face as she definitely added her own special spice to things!

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Double Strawberry Ice Cream

June 2, 2010

Roadside strawberry stands are a common site in Southern California during spring and early summer. The bright red, juicy berries can be used in so many ways – atop your favorite cereal, in breakfast smoothies, tossed in leafy green salads, in a myriad of desserts and baked goods and of course chocolate-dipped.  But the first thing I usually do with fresh strawberries is make ice cream. In fact, I just put a batch in the freezer.

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