Culinary School: The Beginning

Chef Kelly

You know that feeling when you stare down at a syllabus on the first day of class, and you feel an overwhelming rush when you see how much you will learn, tests you will have and homework to complete? How is it possible to make it to that last day of class??? I totally had these moments… 

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Apple & Nut Galette with Salted Caramel Sauce

Apple & Nut Galette with Salted Caramel Sauce

Galettes are super simple to make and extremely versatile with filling. In this recipe I stuffed an incredibly flaky and flavorful crust with juicy tart cinnamon apples. I topped it off with pecans, walnuts and a generous drizzle of my fabulous homemade Salted Caramel Sauce. AMAZING Fall dessert made with L.O.V.E. BONJOUR from New York City!!! I say… 

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Turkey, Sausage & Butternut Squash Chili

Turkey, Sausage & Butternut Squash Chili

Grab a big spoon and dig into this hearty bowl of homemade chili. Ground Turkey, spicy chicken sausage, chunks of butternut squash, kidney beans, onion, garlic and all sorts of chili spices! Top with cheese, plain greek yogurt and green onions….HEAVEN. I love chili. You guys!! I have pictures to share! Here’s little baby Konrad!… 

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Sweet Potato Hummus with Sriracha

Sweet Potato Hummus with Srircha

An oh so sweet version of hummus – made with sweet potato and spicy sriracha sauce. It’s ultra creamy and still has all that traditional hummus flavor from the tahini, garlic and lemon. Perfect for Fall and a MUST for hummus lovers!! This past weekend one of my dearest roommates from college, Jess – got married!!!… 

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Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce

THE best homemade salted caramel sauce you’ll ever have. Incredibly creamy, rich, perfectly salted AND not to mention made with only 4 ingredients!! Pour over apples, drizzle on top of a pie, dump over ice cream or eat off the spoon. No matter how you eat this salted caramel sauce you’ll be addicted!!  I have a baby brother!!!!!… 

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Pumpkin & Spice Granola

Pumpkin & Spice Granola

Crunchy seasonal granola mixed with pumpkin seeds, pecans, pumpkin pie spice and of course – pumpkin puree!! It will have you dreaming of crisp fall weather, bright orange and yellow leaves and all the wonderful things that come along with Autumn! It’s SEPTEMBER!!!!!! And I have a few random bits of life to share before giving… 

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Spicy Chicken Sausage, Sweet Potato & Kale Skillet

Spicy Chicken Sausage, Sweet Potato & Kale Skillet

A healthy meal made in a breeze AND with a short ingredient list – my kinda meal! Spicy chicken sausage goes perfectly with crispy sweet potato and loads of fresh kale. Seasoned with onion, garlic and red pepper flakes! BAM! BAM! Sounds like i’m channeling my inner Emeril Lagasse!! But that’s just how i’m feeling about… 

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Road to Culinary School

Road to Culinary School - LEFT SIDE OF THE TABLE

7 WEEKS Why is it FRIDAY already?? I’m happy it’s the weekend, sure…but my god, this week went fast. I feel like I barely did any prep for moving or school. OOPS! A couple highlights of the week – I went to a Minnesota Twins Baseball game! I’m not a huge baseball fan i’ll admit, but… 

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Individual Blueberry Cobbler

Individual Blueberry Cobbler

A classic dessert, done perfectly! SUPER simple - Individual Blueberry Cobbler – cooked and served in cute little ramekins. Don’t forget to add a big ole’ dollop of homemade whipped cream to finish!  I was SO SO tempted to make a blueberry pie it’s not even funny. But I just posted my Rustic Raspberry Pie recipe… I just… 

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