Mexican Street Corn Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad

I can remember the first time I had Mexican street corn – it was a “side” that came with food truck takeout. My husband handed it to me; if it was typical corn on the cob I may have passed it up, but this version looked interesting…charred corn, a creamy sauce and lots of...

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

This cake. So don’t even ask me why, but I made a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting for a Memorial Day get together this past spring. I had watched the beautiful Joanna Gaines put together her Black Forest cake on Instagram and it seemed easy and looked delicious. I just wanted the cake part,...

BBQ chicken pizza

BBQ chicken pizza

Another recipe from my teaching days. I taught this during the leavening agents unit – specifically, yeast. It was a hit because California Pizza Kitchen was attracting a lot of attention at the nearby King of Prussia Mall, and my students were familiar as this pizza was one of their best sellers. It’s actually...

Oven Quesadillas

Oven Quesadillas

This was one of our recipes in level one cooking; we taught it in the dairy unit. It was novel for me because the quesadillas are cooked in the oven, whereas I’d been making them stovetop my whole life. What’s the difference? It’s less messy, it’s hands-off, and the tortilla, instead of being flat...

Granola Bark

Granola Bark

I love granola; I know that it’s not “light” but now that there are three kids to bake for, its exactly the kind of stuff I want them eating. I said this to my friend the other day but when your kids are hungry, why on earth do you think a bag of Pirate’s...

Sweet Potato Fries with Creamy Avocado Dip

Sweet Potato Fries with Creamy Avocado Dip

Another recipe from my class. The students were thrilled that we were making “fries” and I was thrilled they were willing to try such a healthy veggie, tossed in an interesting spice blend and dunked in a complex dip. I remember they liked this dip so much that they begged me to save their...

Oven-Baked Chicken Nuggets

Oven-Baked Chicken Nuggets

Another crowd-pleaser from my teaching days. We made these, of course, in the protein unit. The kids loved them and many made for their families at home. I’ve never bought the frozen chicken nuggets from the store, but my daughter had some at a friend’s house the other night and I felt bad, like...