Category Menus & Recipes

A Hands-On Cooking Party with No Guests: Spring Menu Recipe Testing

About a month ago, a select group of PTC staff met for a day of experimenting, trial and error, and delicious taste testing. Our team of chefs spent hours chopping, searing, and baking recipes from our upcoming Spring Menus. The atmosphere was fun, light-hearted and casual.  It was like our own hands-on cooking party, but every guest was a professional chef, and I was lucky enough to tag along. My excuse? Taking photos of the process and finished products. Some of my favorite shots are below. Keep an eye out for these recipes popping up in blogs throughout the Spring season!

As you can see, it was an absurdly good delicious day. Our chefs did a great job testing these recipes [ and our office team did a great job re-testing  at cookbook club ]. A cookbook club recap is coming your way soon!

Cooking with Aphrodisiacs: An easy Valentine’s Day menu

Incorporating aphrodisiacs into your romantic evening isn’t as scary or cheesy as it sounds. There are options much more subtle than oysters… Try some of these recipes featuring common aphrodisiacs — they’ll also be making an appearance at our Valentine’s couples cooking classes!

Albondigas: Meatballs In AlmondGarlic, and Parsley Sauce
– Subtle hints of almond and garlic MAKE this dish what it is: a fantastic night in!

Pumpkin Seeds
Shrimp Quesadillas with Toasted Pumpkin Seed Salsa – Definitely opt for the pumpkin seeds if you want to add that aphrodisiac flare.

Boston Cream Pie Trifle
Boston Cream Pie Trifles with Chocolate Ganache and Strawberries – Who doesn’t love the classic combination of chocolate and strawberries?? Step your game up with elements of a dangerously delicious Boston Cream Pie.