Exclusive Party of One…Fried Rice

Exclusive Party of One…Fried Rice

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    31 May
    31 May
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    01 Feb
    01 Feb
  • It can’t get any simpler than this. Diced apples, sugar, butter and cream with a layer of sweetened cream cheese and one of graham cracker crumbs. Dessert that you don’t have to turn on the oven for and ready in under 30 minutes. I think that’s a win-win situation.


    No Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecake



    2 large squares of graham crackers

    ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

    1 Tablespoon sugar

    1 tablespoon butter, melted


    Cheesecake                                                                   Apple Filling

    4 ounces cream cheese, softened                                 1 small granny smith apple peeled and diced

    ¼ cup  sugar                                                                       2 Tablespoons dark brown sugar

    ½ teaspoon vanilla                                                          1 Tablespoon butter, unsalted

                                                                                                  ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

                                                                                                  ⅛ teaspoon fresh nutmeg

                                                                                                  1-2 Tablespoons heavy cream or half & half
    Place graham crackers in a ziplock bag and crush with a rolling pin. Mix crumbs with cinnamon, sugar and butter. Spoon into bottom of serving dish.  Mix softened cream cheese with sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spoon on top of graham cracker mixture. heat butter in a pan add apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook for about 5 minutes or until apples are softened. Add cream and cook additional 3 minutes. Remove from stove and allow to cool. Once cool put on top of cream cheese mixture and refrigerate. Serve with fresh whipped cream

    16 Dec
    16 Dec
  • I have spent the last few days super excited about where The Chef In Pearls is heading. I have actually been walking around here or dare I say floating on cloud 9. I am always happiest when I can see that my passions are accepted and needed by others. The birth of Exclusive Party Of One was not easy ( financially, physically and even emotionally) but it’s here and being well received. In moving forward with this series I bring you a dish made for one, Penne Pasta in a Herb Goat Cheese sauce. I was able to do a live broadcast of me cooking this dish on Periscope. If you weren’t able to catch it I am sharing it here today with the recipe. Please keep in mind that recipes are really suggestions, not just mine but all. If there is something you don’t care for (I HATE cilantro) leave it out or substitute something else in its place (I usually use flat leaf parsley in cilantro’s place) . Get creative with it. This was a meatless dish but you could add chicken or even shrimp or whatever you like. It’s up to you. Okay enough of the yabbering. Here’s the ingredients to go along with the video above.


    1 cup dry penne pasta (cooked according to package)

    1 TBSP of olive oil

    I cup packed spinach leaves

    2-3 baby portabella mushrooms sliced

    2-3 slices of red onions cut in half

    1-2 oz of herb goat cheese ( depends on how rich you want the sauce)

    1/3 cup half & half

    zest of half of a lemon

    1/2 TBSP chopped parsley

    fresh parmesean cheese

    kosher salt

    black pepper

    P.S. If you can make this dish for one you can sure make it for two . So go invite the cute guy from down the hall over for dinner. Just a thought : )

    Now go forward and make new memories.

    P.S.S. If you re-create the dish please share a pic on our Facebook page @TheChefInPearls I’d love to see what you did ; )



    10 Sep
    10 Sep