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26 May, 2016

Warm Banana Sundae (Picnic Food)

Warm Banana Sundae (Picnic Food)
Posted in : Recipes on by : Chef Patricia

4 medium bananas 16 ounces of chocolate (m&m’s, semisweet chips, milk chips, dark chips) 1 bag of mini marshmallows 4 pieces of aluminum foil to wrap bananas 1 small knife 1 pair of tongs 2 oven mitts Find the curve of the banana and remove the peel in that section but leave it connected at the bottom.
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26 May, 2016

Muffaletta Sandwich Relish (Picnic Food)

Muffaletta Sandwich Relish (Picnic Food)
Posted in : Recipes on by : Chef Patricia

1 small red onion minced 1 small red pepper minced 1 small green pepper 1/2 cup black olives minced 1/2 cup pepperoncini minced 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon fresh oregano or 2 tablespoons dried oregano Combine all ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate one hour to overnight so that
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26 May, 2016

Picnic Food

Picnic Food
Posted in : Tips and Tricks on by : Chef Patricia

As it is getting warmer outside here in Ohio, my thoughts wander towards picnics and picnic food. I am not talking about just for large cook out parties, I am also talking about for smaller more intimate picnics. Close friends and family at a concert in the park, a couple enjoying the summer air on
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15 May, 2016

Potatoes

Potatoes
Posted in : Recipes on by : Chef Patricia

A friend of mine asked me to write something about potatoes. So I will include my favorite recipe for a smashed potato, specifically a Yukon gold. Herbed Yukon Gold Smashed Potatoes 1 pound Yukon Gold Potatoes 1 cup Fresh Herbs 1/2 to 1 cup Olive Oil Salt and Pepper to taste Wash and rinse the
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3 May, 2016

Grilling Guidelines

Grilling Guidelines
Posted in : Tips and Tricks on by : Chef Patricia
1.) Direct vs. Indirect Heat Your most important grilling decision is, of course, what to grill. Your second-most important? What type of heat to use. Choosing the right one—direct or indirect—can have a huge impact on how your food tastes. So what’s the big difference? With direct heat, you place small, quick-cooking items, like burgers,
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3 May, 2016

Pepper Steak Lo Mein

Pepper Steak Lo Mein
Posted in : Recipes on by : Chef Patricia
Pepper Steak Lo Mein 10oz. Package dry Lo Mein Noodles 2 tablespoons Vegetable or Sesame oil 2 inch piece of Fresh Ginger peeled and minced 1 ea. Red, Orange, Yellow Bell Peppers thinly sliced 1 medium Red Onion thinly sliced 1 lb. Steak thinly sliced 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar 1 cup
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3 May, 2016

Country Style Chili

Country Style Chili
Posted in : Recipes on by : Chef Patricia

Did you ever notice how just looking at the snow will make you cold? Well, here is something I have come up with to not only warm you up but to fill you up as well. Country Style Chili 1 lb. Ground Beef 1 packet Chili Seasoning 1 cup Celery Diced 1/2 cup Yellow Onion
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3 May, 2016

Heavenly Banana Cream Cake

Heavenly Banana Cream Cake
Posted in : Recipes on by : Chef Patricia

So it may not have been a long winter here in Ohio but, it has been a dreary one.  I for one am glad to see that spring is right around the corner. Now, we just need the temperature to recognize it is spring. In an effort to do that I offer this recipe that makes
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