Special Occasion Recipes

Chocolate Cake Day! No Flour? No Problem!

Oooooh La Lahhhhh! It’s National Chocolate Cake Day here in America, why not celebrate with … well,…. A CHOCOLATE CAKE! I’m craving a chocolate flourless cake so here it is! Chocolate Flourless Cake with Chocolate Ganache You’ll Need 1 cup semisweet or bittersweet good quality chocolate chips such as Guittard 1/2 cup, ( 4 ounces or […]

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Chef Gigi’s Holiday Cutout Cookie Dough

This is my families holiday cut-out-cookie-dough. Easy to make, easy to bake! Holds its shape every time!  Ingredients: 6 cups, all purpose flour 3 teaspoons fresh baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 pound cold unsalted butter, cut into 1-2 inch chunks  2 cups white granulated sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons good quality Madagascar or […]

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Pommes de Terre Gratinées ~”Potatoes with Cheese”~

  A Gratin is a culinary technique in which a casserole recipe is topped with a browned crust, from breadcrumbs, grated cheese, sometimes eggs and or butter. Gratin originated in French cuisine, and is usually prepared in a shallow cooking vessel. The flavors are rich and delicious. Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, plus additional for preparing […]

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Holiday Cheat Sheet – (Are you always wondering how much to shop, cook and serve? )

As a professional chef, one of the most frequent question I’m asked is,  how much food do you need to feed each guest. So, I decided to build a cheat sheet for the upcoming holiday season! Hope this helps! Cocktails: if you are serving throughout a two-hour cocktail party or dinner with spirits and mixers […]

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