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Your Thanksgiving Personal Chef - Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami... South Florida

If you’re looking for more time with family and less time in the kitchen this Thanksgiving, we are here for you! Book your chef for the Thanksgiving holiday.  A few sample menus… Pull out the vintage china! We added a few fresh twists to time-tested staples, from green bean casserole to cranberry sauce, for a meal rooted in nostalgia. Main Course: Herb and Citrus Butter Roasted Turkey Sides: Apple-Walnut Stuffing Maple Meringue Sweet Potato Casserole Green Bean Casserole with Fried Shallots Rosemary-Port Cranberry Sauce Desserts: Chocolate Brown Sugar Butter Cake with Spiced Pumpkin Frosting Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge Pie This spread celebrates the season's bounty with crowd favorites taken up a notch. Main Course: Pear-Thyme Brined Turkey Sides: Buttermilk-Boursin Mashed Potatoes Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Bacon Drizzle French Green Beans with Garlicky Almond Bread Crumbs Shaved Brussels Sprout-and-Chestnut Salad

Adult Cooking Classes - Palm Beach - Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Whether you are a novice in the kitchen or you've been cooking for years and feel like you need some new recipes, YaDa Chef's cooking classes for adults covers all the bases.  We keep them fun - get your apron dirty with YaDa Chef! We offer daytime, evening and weekend classes to suit every schedule. All classes are hands-on (or not if you prefer)! Classes are $75 per person, with a 6-person minimum (groceries are included – luxury items may incur an additional charge) for a two hour class.   Customized classes for individuals or couples are available for $125 with a 2-hour maximum, plus the cost of groceries. For more information please email, info@yadachef.com or call 954-367-YADA (9232).  Gift certificates are available. Give the gift of a wonderful (and educational) cooking experience. www.yadachef.com

Planning a Successful Cocktail Party

Step-by-Step Tips and Planning Strategies For Your Next Cocktail Party Have you ever wanted to throw a successful cocktail party like the one you see in the movies, but are not quite sure how to do it?  Do you think you do not have the time or the money for one of those fabulous events and do not want something reminiscent of your college day parties?  They are easy to plan and can be relatively inexpensive. Plan to have a theme, and I am not talking about a "costume" like the roaring 20's.  Choose one or two signature drinks, build a menu around the drinks and then go with colors for plates, candles etc that will reflect the feeling.  ie mojito inspired night can have everything served on green plates and platters.  Remember you are supposed to have as much fun as your guests.  Follow the step by step instructions and you will have a stress free and successful cocktail party. Choose the theme A theme can be as simple as a color or be inspired by a drink.

Planning a Successful Cocktail Party Part II

Setting the Mood Lighting Keep the lighting low, not so low you cannot see, unless you are looking for that "nightclub" feel.  Everyone wants to be able to see what they are eating and drinking. Cleaning Before and After   Relax, this is a fun thing!  Before : Unless you are throwing a black tie affair, then hire the cleaners.  Otherwise tidy up and make sure you cannot write your name in the dust.  It is only going to get dirty anyway.  My one exception is the place everyone snoops...the bathroom.  Make sure it is spotless.  Put out disposable guest towels (they look like high end napkins). After:   Enlist the help of a dear friend to pick the big stuff up and then leave the rest until the next day. Putting it all together Three weeks before : Send out the invitations Start planning the menu, theme and music  Two weeks before : If you have the freezer space make and freeze your hors d'oeuvres Inventory your serving platters and utensils.  If y

Blueberry Sauce Recipe - Gluten Free

A good recipe to start off - this one you can slather on whatever you like. It works well as a replacement for cranberry sauce on turkey, it can be used in place of jam on toast. You can drown your pancakes with it. It even works as a topping for ice cream! Fresh or frozen blueberries make this meal equally as delicious, so you can use your stored blueberries for this one. It’s a quick prep and quick cook time, so you can’t go wrong with this one. You’ll need: 2 cups of blueberries. They can be from the freezer or fresh. A quarter cup of water. A cup of orange juice. Three quarters of a cup of white sugar A quarter cup of water Three tablespoons of corn starch Half a teaspoon of almond extract An eighth teaspoon of cinnamon The method: Grab a saucepan. Put in the blueberries, your quarter cup of water (make sure it’s cold), orange juice, and sugar. Over medium heat, stir gently until the ingredients are brought to a boil. Next, mix the cornstarch and an

Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Need a little something different and elegant - a little rustic?  This soup is the answer.  It is thickened with potatoes, not flour, and is hearty enough to serve as a luncheon main course or starter for your next dinner party.  Why?  The milky, sweet, nutty flavor of cauliflower is a nice change from stronger-flavored vegetables. Even though it lacks chlorophyll, cauliflower has plenty of other nutrients including vitamin C (91.5% of the DV), folate and dietary fiber. Cauliflower is even a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Look for tightly packed heads with no brown spots Ingredients: 1 large head white cauliflower with leaves 2 medium potatoes (about one pound/450g) 1 handful dandelion leaves (or fresh celery leaves) 1 small onion, chopped 2 cups/500mls vegetable stock (water or chicken stock is fine) 1 tablespoon/30ml Italian seasoning 2 cups/500mls cauliflower water salt and white pepper, to taste (black pepper is fine) 1/2 cup125ml white wine 1/2 -

Raspberry Tart Recipe

To make sure the pastry stays crisp and flaky, arrange the raspberries on top no more than 30 minutes before serving. The jam not only sets the berries in place, it also adds flavor intensity and gives them a beautiful shine. PUFF PASTRY 3 cups/375g chilled all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 sticks (3/4 pound/340g) unsalted butter, thinly sliced and chilled 1/4 teaspoon/2ml fresh lemon juice About 1 cup/250ml cold water 1 large egg yolk mixed with 1 tablespoon/15ml water 1/4 cup/285ml plus 3 tablespoons/45ml seedless raspberry jam 1 1/2 pints/225g fresh raspberries Vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or crème fraîche (optional), for serving The dough can be refrigerated for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 4 months. TART INGREDIENTS In a chilled bowl, whisk the flour with the salt. Scatter the butter over the flour. Add the lemon juice and 1 cup of cold water and stir with a wooden spoon just until the flour is moistened; add 1 to 2 table