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A Favorite Springtime Dish
3/26/20
What is your favorite spring-time dish?  Something that when you eat it, you are reminded that the grass is getting greener, the flowers are starting to bloom and the birds are . . .
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Be creative and adapt this recipe to your liking
3/17/20
Hopefully soon we can look back and remember how well we all handled COVID19 and all of the restrictions imposed.  Right now we are trying to live day by day.  On Facebook yesterday, we . . .
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Enjoy preparing and eating a meal with your kids
3/15/20
Seared Pork with Dijon sauce  This recipe was prepared at our Food of France Parent/Child cooking class.  It is . . .
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Making Pasta at home
3/13/20
One of our most popular classes is our Seasonal Pasta and Gnocchi classes.  Recently one of our culinary adventurers took the lessons he learned at class and replicated them at home.  . . .
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Sunday Dinner with the Family
2/14/20
Since this Pad Thai recipe involves a little prep, it is perfect for a Sunday dinner with the family.  Consider ditching the take-out and creating this delicious meal for the ones you . . .
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Sunday Dinner with the Family
2/14/20
Since this Pad Thai recipe involves a little prep, it is perfect for a Sunday dinner with the family.  Consider ditching the take-out and creating this delicious meal for the ones you . . .
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Enjoy the flavors of Italy
1/31/20
The following recipe highlights the Italian flavors. Although the finished product is elegant, this recipe is very accessible. With minimal ingredients and limited prep, this meal comes together . . .
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Bring the influences of Spain to your table
1/14/20
Travel to Spain without leaving your kitchen with this recipe. Sautéed Shrimp with Salsa Verde, Honey-Garlic Aioli and Fried Bread Salsa . . .
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Ring in the New Year with some Good Luck!
12/30/19
We hope 2019 was a good year for you.  And looking ahead to 2020, most of us are likely hoping for health, happiness and good fortune.  So why not begin the year with some luck!  . . .
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Food and Wine of Oregon
12/13/19
Here is a recipe that would be a nice addition to any holiday table! Stuffed Tenderloin of Pork with Sherry Sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided ½ pound bulk . . .
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Shrimp Fra Diavolo, Apple Crostada and more
11/21/19
Crisp Greens, Pear and Walnut Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 clove garlic, crushed 6 . . .
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A Traditional Thanksgiving Table
11/19/19
And once again it is the Holiday Season!  With Thanksgiving so late this year, some have decided to fast forward to Christmas.  But why not relish all . . .
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Chamber Chopped, 10/17/19
Simple, Healthy Recipes
Event Date: 10/17/19
10/17/19
Chik’n Salad (Plant Based Chik’n Salad recipe courtesy of Jim McCormic, Doylestown Health) Ingredients 1 cup Chopped garbanzo beans 1 cup . . .
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Event Date: 10/15/19
10/15/19
WHIPPED RICOTTA CROSTINI WITH SAUTEED PEAR, ROSEMARY AND WALNUTS INGREDIENTS 8 slices baguette 2 TB olive oil Whipped . . .
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Enjoy the fruits of fall
9/29/19
Fall is here and it is time to celebrate the season with outdoor farm festivals, corn mazes, hayrides and apple picking.  Sounds fun, right? You took the whole . . .
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Let's head back to the basics
9/27/19
You will find a lot of variety in our class offerings.  Over the last couple of weeks, we have spanned the globe, from our classes on Thai Street Food to . . .
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Tuscan Vegetable Soup and Butternut Squash Soup
9/20/19
This coming Monday will be the start of fall.  But I am glad that I don’t need to wait until Monday to enjoy some beautiful fall weather.  The last . . .
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Healthy Summer Eating
8/30/19
Labor Day weekend may the unofficial end of summer and I know the list of seasonal vegetables will soon be changing, but right now I'm still enjoy plenty of squash, . . .
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Event Date: 8/27/19
8/28/19
Dig deeper into one of the world's great wines. Often a misunderstood wine, Zinfandel shoud not be confused with White Zinfandel, a completely different offering. Red . . .
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Kids Camp Fun
7/12/19
The second offering of our Kids Summer Cooking Camp brought a new group of kids into Conquering Cuisine.  It is fun and rewarding to pass on a valuable life skill to . . .
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Celebrating the 4th of July
7/3/19
Hard to believe it is already July 4th!  How are you celebrating? A parade? Fireworks? A cook-out? Or all of the above!  Regardless of what you have . . .
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From our class: Wines of South Africa
6/17/19
South Africa is part new world, part old world. Their wines often get grouped with New Zealand and South Africa but their winemaking history actually goes hundreds of years. Producers in the . . .
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Celebrate Dad with a home made meal
6/14/19
Father’s Day, the age-old tradition celebrating all dads, gives us a chance to thank these special men, to acknowledge their contributions in our lives and to . . .
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Sit back, relax and enjoy wines perfectly suited for the beach.
5/31/19
Who doesn't enjoy a great summer wine? A crisp, refreshing varietal that can be enjoyed in warmer weather - while grilling or relaxing at the beach. There are many styles available in the wine . . .
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Happy Memorial Day!
5/27/19
Memorial Day is most importantly a time to honor those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedoms, but it is also the unofficial start to summer.  And . . .
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with added gnocchi recipe
5/14/19
Shrimp Fra Diavolo ½ pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined ¼ onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped ½ . . .
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Celebrate Mom with a homemade treat
5/11/19
Tomorrow we celebrate all Moms.  We honor them, thank them and pamper them, reminding them just how special they are. And more often than not, a gift is given . . .
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Celebrate Mom with a homemade treat
5/11/19
Tomorrow we celebrate all Moms.  We honor them, thank them and pamper them, reminding them just how special they are. And more often than not, a gift is given . . .
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Exploring the wines of the Central Coast
Event Date: 5/9/19
5/10/19
Shrimp, Cabbage and Mushroom Egg Rolls ½ cup sweet chile sauce 1 to 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cups shredded green . . .
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Enjoying springtime in Tuscany
5/1/19
After a Philly / northeast winter, what is more glorious than a springtime day?  Generally for me, I am hoping for spring weather by the end of February. Last . . .
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with bonus recipe
Event Date: 4/30/19
4/30/19
Grilled Shrimp with Romesco Sauce ¼ cup diced roasted peppers ¼ cup diced fire-roasted tomatoes, drained 1 garlic clove, minced ¼ cup finely . . .
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Lots to love about this recipe
4/5/19
What I love about our featured recipe this week is that it actually showcases two classes that we have had in the last few months.  This braised pork shoulder . . .
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Eating our Way through a Temple Education
Event Date: 3/27/19
3/27/19
Last November, I wrote a blog post about a new culinary adventure that my first born and I are embarking on.  And while my blog posts have not kept pace, Drew . . .
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Enjoy a perfect springtime treat
3/27/19
For the last six months or so, Chef Catherine has been sharing her love of French cuisine and baking with some of our culinary adventurers.  In these hands-on . . .
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Celebrating St. Patrick's Day
3/13/19
In a few days, many of us will celebrate our Irish heritage - after all aren’t we all just a wee bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day?  And what better . . .
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Dutch Oven Cooking
3/6/19
Back in January, Conquering Cuisine offered a class on the Art of Dutch Oven Cookery.  By definition, a Dutch oven is a wide, heavy pot. They have been around . . .
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Chicken Cacciatore; Pork, Spinach & White Bean Stew; Salisbury Steaks & Mushroom Gravy,
2/24/19
Wow! Wait until you see what our pint-sized culinary adventurers made during Part 3 of our Kids Cooking Series. As you will notice, these featured recipes are not . . .
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Escape the storm and travel to China today
2/20/19
I am writing this week’s blog during the calm before the storm that is predicted to come within a couple of hours.  I can’t help but think that . . .
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Enjoy a delicious experience this Valentine's Day
2/11/19
Some meals are for sustenance, especially in our over-scheduled, on the go society, but oftentimes, a meal is much, much more.  Sometimes it is about a little . . .
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Hands-on Class for Junior Chefs
2/10/19
New England Clam Chowder 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 medium onion, finely diced 2 celery stalks, finely diced 3 tablespoons all-purpose . . .
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