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My Favorite Fall Recipes!

There’s nothing like a little Fall chill in the air to make me want to get cookin’!
If you feel the same way…I’ve gathered up some of my very favorite Fall recipes right here for you to try! Apples, pumpkins, and squash, oh MY. Enjoy!
xo
Jacquie
P.S. My tour calendar for October is filling up FAST…this time of […]

September 29th, 2017|Chef Jacquie's Blog|0 Comments|

Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia 2016: 5,000 Lights in the Sky

Dîner en Blanc is this Thursday!! Stay Tuned  – Photos to Follow!

Dîner en Blanc—what is it? Are you curious? Wanna find out more?
Then take the journey that I just experienced this year with Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia 2016…
It’s been surreal—the whole experience…it started last year when I attended for my first time, at the […]

The Incredible Edible Philly!

Happy Summer, beautiful people! I couldn’t be more excited to share that I’ve been featured in the summer issue of Edible Philly. Is this cover gorgeous or what? Makes me want to pull up a chair and dine al fresco in the city.
(East Passyunk, anyone? 😉 )
 

The talented Joy Manning interviewed me for the […]

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    This Ain’t Your Grandma’s Chestnut Hill! (New Food Tours!)

This Ain’t Your Grandma’s Chestnut Hill! (New Food Tours!)

Hey you, saucy taster, you!
I know it’s been a little while since I’ve blogged, but that’s for VERY good reason.
I’ve been busy whipping up brand-spanking-new
foodie adventures in Chestnut Hill!
It’s been so much fun (and such a privilege) to get to know the business owners and the community in this gorgeous section of Philadelphia. Especially […]

Hot Cross Buns, Hot Cross Buns!

Hot cross buns are made from yeast, spices, eggs, currants, raisins and other dried fruits; marked with a frosted cross and it is traditionally eaten on Good Friday.
The history of hot cross buns reaches as far back as the Assyrians.  Small cakes were baked and offered to the God, Ishtar; Egyptians honoured their God […]

Food Purgatory During Lent

I don’t know about you, but I am tired of eating pizza, tuna sandwiches, peanut butter & jelly and grilled cheese on Fridays during Lent – what else is there to eat?
Keep reading to get out of Food Purgatory!
As a parent, it’s hard to find things the kids will eat during Lent. Fish sticks are […]

Polenta – Italian Peasant Food

 
Polenta is one of my favorite traditional Italian staples.
It is an age old comfort food.
I remember the first time I saw our table set for polenta in Bologna.  My grandmother would make a big fuss! She put lots of work and effort in preparing different sauces like Bolognese ragout (sauce), marinara sauce, roasted quail […]

Mad for Madeleines

This year, I took out my madeleine recipe for one of my cooking classes and it brought back a flood of fond memories.
As I scanned the familiar ingredient list, I was transported back to my apprenticeship at La Forchette restaurant in Wayne. It was there that I first learned to make French madeleines and […]

The Meat and Potatoes of Change

How did you do with your calendar ? I know for me, it’s a huge comfort to have a foundation of what this year will bring sketched out visually. And now for the magic: now that we’ve got a plan, we can step back and see where there’s room for change.

Eeek! Change? You […]

Serenity Now. Your Recipe for 2017.

I hope you took my advice and started the year with a much deserved day of self-care and serenity—I hope you spent every last cent on your gift cards and indulged yourself in whatever makes you feel most nurtured, energized, and fabulous.
Now that you’ve taken some time off and filled up your tank—now it’s […]

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