Sunday, January 29, 2012

Kid's cooking birthday party

"We had alot of fun yesterday. Caroline and her friends really enjoyed it and hopefully learned a few to separate an egg etc.
Thanks again for everything."
Nancy B., Clinton, MA

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Private cooking lesson

"Thanks for the wonderful lesson. We learned some great recipes and helpful tips and definitely had a lot of fun doing so!"
Greg & Beth S., Charlestown, Massachusetts

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cooking birthday party for a 9-year old and her friends

"Hi Ellie it’s Francesca, I just wanted to thank you for my party. I think it’s the best party I ever had. At one point in the party some of my friends came over to me and said “Francesca this is awesome!” Making the salad dressing, and chicken was a blast! It also came out delicious! The chef hats and sushi hats were cool. The cookie cake was awesome! I love those kinds of cakes. It was a pleasure meeting you. Maybe I will get to see you if my little sister chooses a cooking party, and if she does I just know we will call you. Thanks again and have a wonderful rest of the weekend!"
Francesca C., Braintree, Mass.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Temple Beth Avodah Preschool Parents' Group

"It was so nice to meet you too!! I think it was the perfect amount of items for the event and we all learned a great deal. I especially enjoyed the microwaveable items. Everyone commented that they were going to try and make a few of the dishes. Thank you so much!!"
Susan W., Newton, Mass.
"Wanted to let you know how much I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Your recipes were simple and easy, I wish I had a chance to taste the recipes but they all looked delicious! It was a pleasure to see you in action!"
Rebecca B., Newton, Mass.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Culinary Team Buidling Event

"We all had a wonderful time. It’s nice to get to see everyone in a more relaxed environment since we are always so busy and in the “work mode” most of the time."
Karen D., Lexington, Mass.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Private cooking lesson

"We had a great time! Thanks so much. We've been eating our gourmet meals throughout the week. We had so much fun and how easy it all was."
Barbra B., Tewksbury, Mass.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Vegetarian Chili

© "So Easy, So Delicious"

1 medium onion, chopped
1¼ C green peppers, diced
1¼ C red peppers, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1½ to 2 T chili powder, or to taste
2 tsp sugar
28 oz can crushed tomatoes
15½ oz can kidney beans
15½ oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
15½ oz can black beans
2 C corn (canned or frozen)
2 T tomato paste
1 T balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper, to taste
Few T shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese (optional)

Rinse and drain all the beans. Spray a heated soup pot with nonstick spray. Add onion, peppers, and garlic and sauté until tender. Add remaining ingredients. Heat until it comes to a boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 1 hour. Serve with brown rice, corn bread or tortilla chips. If you like, garnish each serving with cheese.

Hint: This recipe is extremely high in fiber and very low in fat.