Meeting Thomas Keller

November 28th, 2009
Metting Thomas Keller

Metting Thomas Keller at Sur :a Table

November 9th, 2009


Sweet Potato Casserole

November 8th, 2009

This is one of our family favorites at the holidays. The recipe can be doubled or quadrupled as in our case!

1/3 c soft Butter

1/2 c Sugar

2 Eggs

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

5 oz Evaporated Milk

2 c mashed, cooked Yams

Directions: Cook yams and mash.¬† In a bowl, mix butter, sugar, beat in eggs, vanilla, and milk. Stir in mashed yams. Pour into greased 8×8 baking dish. Bake uncovered in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Combine topping (below) and sprinkle over casserole and bake for 5-10 more minutes til light brown. Happy Holidays!


1 c Rice Krispies

1/2 c Brown Sugar

1/2 c chopped Pecans

4 T melted Butter

Foodie Kim’s Granola

November 8th, 2009

Mix together in a larger bowl:

4 c Oats

1 c Coconut

1 c Sliced Almonds

1/2 c rough chopped Whole Raw Almonds

1/2 c raw Sunflower Seeds

1/2 c Brown Sugar

1/2 tsp Salt

1/4 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 c dried chopped Cranberries

Melt together in a pan and mix in:

1/4 c butter

1/4 c Honey

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 tsp Almond Extract

Bake in preheated  325 degree oven on a metal baking tray for 15 min., stir and bake for another 15 min. or until light golden brown. Remove and cool before storing.

Scottsdale Artist School Student’s Reception at Vala Ola’s

November 6th, 2009


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