05/1/13

Help Whip Cancer in May

HauteMealz.com subscriber, and Pampered Chef business owner, Wendy Love (Cooking With Wendy) asked us to share the following:

PC Cancer

I NEED YOUR HELP!! I am looking to raise money for The American Cancer Society for the Early Detection and Prevention of Breast Cancer. 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime.

It is now the 4th most common form of cancer and the 2nd leading cause of death to women. Thanks to improvements in treatment and early detection, more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors are celebrating another birthday this year.

However, in the last year, 4 people close to me have developed Breast Cancer.

One of them will probably not survive.

 The Pampered Chef, in collaboration with The American Cancer Society, is raising funds for breast cancer awareness and early detection programs through our “Help Whip Cancer campaign”.

To date, we have raised over 11 million dollars. We have exclusive pink products only available in May. $1 of each item sold will be donated to ACS.

I will also be holding a fundraiser and between The Pampered Chef’s contribution and my commission up to 45% of sales will be donated. Please place your orders by May 15th. Contact me and I will send you a catalog.

How can you help?

1. You can place an order on my fundraiser. Just go to my website (www.pamperedchef.biz/wendylove) and click shop online. In the next window use Breast Cancer as the host (use both spaces).

2. Call me to host a Cooking, catalog, online or fundraiser show to help raise donations for the ACS.

3. Share this message with anybody who would like to participate, or send them to the Facebook

Wendy Love
Advanced Director & Trainer for The Pampered Chef
office: 503-691-9654
cell: 503-449-5678
wendy@oregonloves.com

Thank you!

– Wendy

We’re proud to support Wendy, and this unquestionably important cause.

If you’d like to help out but aren’t sure what you’d like to order, feel free to contact Wendy, myself, or search “Pampered Chef”, here on the blog, to see some of the products that we, your hautemealz chefs, use and love.

This post is dedicated to Ruth Alberta Wilson Perkins, my Grandmother, who fought to the end.

We can beat this!

– Chef Perry
www.hautemealz.com

04/27/13

Freezing One-Cup Servings of Homemade Stock

Found another great use for my Pampered Chef* 1-Cup Prep Bowls (typically I used these for my mise en place). They’re also perfect for freezing 1 cup servings of homemade stock for future recipes!

In a previous post on making stock (see link below), I showed you how to use an ice-cube tray to make smaller servings of stock, which are great for when I just want to add a little flavor to a sauce, or for steaming veggies.

However, sometimes I need a larger quantity for rice dishes, gravies, soup bases, etc. In those cases, these one-cup servings really come in handy.

Chx Stock Mise

Just fill the bowls, cover and freeze over night. Cover and freeze overnight, then set the bowls, one at at time, in a shallow bowl of hot water for a few seconds, to loosen your brothcicle. (A butter knife, slipped between the ice and glass, helps pop them loose.)

If you use your stock quickly, as I do, a standard gallon-size zip bag is fine for storage. If you’re concerned about air effecting it over time, you can vacuum pack the individual servings.

Now you always have fresh, tasty stock (that doesn’t taste like an aluminum can) right at your finger tips, whenever you need it!

Here’s my previous post on how to make your own chicken stock at home…and here’s one of my favorite super simple recipes that uses homemade chicken stock: Chicken Rice!

Enjoy!

Chef Perry
hautemealz.com

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01/12/13

Easy Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe

This is a super simple and quick dessert that’s sure to please (at least, it’s always a hit around our house!)

Serve it, still steaming, with a dollop of real whipped cream, or (our favorite) a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

Perfect for those cold winter nights!

Enjoy,

Chef Perry

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Easy Caramel Apple Crisp
1 c. sugar
1/2 fresh orange
1/4 c. water
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
4 large Golden Crisp apples
3/4 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
6 tbsp. butter
1/2 cup Pampered Chef Sweet Caramel Sprinkles
4 tbsp, caramel topping (the ice cream stuff)

Mise en Place
Juice orange (about 2 tbsp,) Peel and slice apples thick – about 1 inch.

Prepare the Dish
Preheat oven to 375°F.

Easy Caramel Apple Crisp

Combine 1/2 c. sugar, orange juice, water and cinnamon in bottom of small baking dish.

Easy Caramel Apple Crisp

Add in the sliced apples.

Easy Caramel Apple Crisp

In a separate bowl, mix the remaining 1/2 c. sugar, flour, salt, caramel sprinkles, and butter until crumbly.

Easy Caramel Apple Crisp

Spread over apples and pat smooth.

Easy Caramel Apple Crisp

Bake for 40-50 minutes, until apples are tender and crust is browned. Drizzle with caramel topping before baking the last 5 minutes.

Easy Caramel Apple Crisp

Remove from oven and allow to cool about 10 minutes so you don’t melt your lips off.

Serve hot with ice cream!

Easy Caramel Apple Crisp

01/6/13

Pampered Chef Quiche Lorraine Tartlets

photo2Had a great time (and some great food) at SimplySmartDinnerPlans member Cassie Hobb’s Pampered Chef party yesterday!

The Quiche Lorraine Tartlets were my favorite (recipe below) and one thing I love about this recipe is that there are nearly infinite mods you can do, using your own favorite ingredients.

I’m thinking Spanish chorizo and minced green chilies are going to be making an appearance in my kitchen, very soon!

While I’m not affiliated with Pampered Chef myself, I’ve been buying their stuff for years, and, in this chef’s opinion, for quality and customer service, The Pampered Chef is hard to beat!

Here’s Cassie’s Facebook  link, so if you’re looking for products, or have any questions, please feel free to contact her. Always happy to promote what one of our peeps are doing, especially when there’s food involved!

-Chef Perry

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Pampered Chef Quiche Lorraine Tartlets Recipe

Pampered Chef Quiche Lorraine Tartlets
1 pkg (15 oz) refrig. pie crusts (2), softened per pkg directions
2 eggs
1/2 cup half and half
1/8 tsp salt
4 slices cooked bacon
1/2 medium red bell pepper
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh chives or green onion
1/2 cup (2 oz) grated Swiss cheese
12 grape tomatoes
Coarsely ground black pepper
Additional chopped fresh chives or green onion (optional)

Pampered Chef Quiche Lorraine Tartlets Recipe
Preheat oven to 400°F. Unroll one pie crust onto lightly floured surface.

Pampered Chef Quiche Lorraine Tartlets Recipe

Spacing closely together, cut 12 disks from crust using outer tube of Measure-All® Cup (nine around outside edge and three in center).

Pampered Chef Quiche Lorraine Tartlets Recipe

Press disks into wells of Deluxe Mini-Muffin Pan using Mini-Tart Shaper, ruffling edges. Repeat with remaining crust.


Whisk eggs, half and half and salt in Classic Batter Bowl using Stainless Whisk; pour into Measure-All® Cup. Set egg mixture aside and wipe out batter bowl with paper towels.

Pampered Chef Quiche Lorraine Tartlets RecipeFinely chop bacon and bell pepper with Manual Food Processor. Squeeze out excess moisture from bell pepper using paper towels. Finely chop chives using Utility Knife. Grate cheese using Ultimate Mandoline. Combine bacon, bell pepper, chives and cheese in batter bowl; mix well using Small Mix ‘N Scraper®.

Pour egg mixture evenly into tart shells; sprinkle evenly with cheese mixture.

Cut tomatoes in half crosswise. Press one tomato half, cut side up, into center of each tartlet. Sprinkle with black pepper.

Pampered Chef Quiche Lorraine Tartlets Recipe

Bake 14-16 minutes or until egg mixture is set and crusts are golden brown.

Remove tartlets to serving platter and sprinkle with additional chopped chives, if desired.

Yield: 24 servings

Cook’s Tips: To cook bacon, cut slices in half and cook in (8-in.) Sauté Pan over medium-high heat 8-10 minutes or until crisp. Drain on paper towels.

Pampered Chef Quiche Lorraine Tartlets Recipe

Please note the “Julia Child” cooking posture employed by hautemealz.com member, Cassie Hobbs. The sign of a natural born chef!