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New Year, New You?

New Year, New You! That’s the cliché that’s ringing through my head and this year so far…how about you? I’ve been seeing it everywhere. But I’ve been thinking about it and what that could really mean…
The New Year is a chance to re-invent ourselves, to wipe the slate clean and start fresh like the […]

NOEL!

Did you know that the word “noel” can be traced back to the Latin word natalis, which means “birthday”? I know a lot of you are preparing for your celebration of that special birth that night long ago in Bethlehem.
I’m curious…are there any of you out there with birthdays during the holidays? Or with […]

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    Chef Jacquie on Living Well With Pat Nogar: Christmas Favorites!

Chef Jacquie on Living Well With Pat Nogar: Christmas Favorites!

I am so excited to share with you that I had the privilege of joining the fabulous Pat Nogar as a guest on the special Christmas episode of her show, Living Well With Pat Nogar!
The theme was Holiday Family Favorites…you know those dishes that are on your family’s table every holiday that you just […]

Turkey Tips, Mimi’s Stuffing and Caramel Apple Mimosas!

Are you the host of the annual Thanksgiving family dinner? Are you cooking the dinner? Do you feel a little anxious, maybe have a few questions?

Well, feel free to ask me!  

I thought I could give some pointers to help out with the turkey.

Basting Tip: Do you like to baste your turkey with butter? Place […]

“Shattering the Glass Ceiling”

 
Elaine Paul Schaeffer and POTUS

LADIES!!! Be you Democrat, Republican or Independent—the parties don’t matter—what matters is this:
WE ARE WOMEN—and girls, we are busting through glass ceilings left and right. I wanted to take a little time to invite you to CELEBRATE with me—because no matter what happens this Tuesday—the fact is, now is a time […]

Feastival 2016 Recap!

World-Class cities need world-class culture. Feastival celebrates both our artistic and culinary scenes—two great economic engines that push Philadelphia forward.
~Richard Vague, FringeArts Board President
I couldn’t agree more. Philadelphia’s Feastival, has become a world-class celebration, and I’m a proud sponsor of this benefit for the FringeArts since 2011.

To see how far it has come from […]

Bottoms Up! My Trip to New Orleans!

I’ve always wanted to go to New Orleans. New Ahhhhlans. You have to say it like that. I’m serious.

A few weeks ago, to celebrate my wedding anniversary, I got my wish and the hubby and I headed down to NOLA! Truly, there’s no other place like it in the world.

New Orleans has such a […]

Hot damn! I’m a DAME!

A Dame d’Escoffier that is. I couldn’t be more thrilled or honored to announce that I’ve been accepted into the Philadelphia Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, “a worldwide society of women dedicated to creating a culture in the community that fosters excellence and promotes the achievement of women in culinary professions through educational and charitable activities.”
I […]

September 15th, 2016|Chef Jacquie's Blog|0 Comments|

Best of Philly Soirée 2016!

So last night, my culinary partner in crime, Lisa Lusby, and I went to The Best of Philly Soirée at Dilworth Park, right there at City Hall.

You know, when I go to these events, I actually sort of get butterflies in my stomach! I’m always full of excitement and not knowing what to expect, […]

Rosemary Garlic and Olive Oil Infused White Bean Pureé

 

 
Rosemary Garlic and Olive Oil Infused White Bean Pureé
 

1/4 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

6 large cloves of garlic peeled

2 springs of fresh rosemary

2 15.5 oz cans of Cannellini beans

In a large frying pan over medium heat add the olive oil and the garlic and rosemary just until the aroma releases. Then add the […]

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