Thursday, October 4, 2012

Last Night on Chef Hangout, Pasta Dishes that your Family will Love!


Orecchiette with Roasted Cauliflower, Lemons, Pine Nuts and Black Olives

http://insideabritishmumskitchen.blogspot.com/2011/10/pasta-with-roast-cauliflower-lemon-and.html

and

Fusilli with Sausage and Tomatoes

http://insideabritishmumskitchen.blogspot.com/2011/11/speedy-weeknight-pasta-with-sausage.html



I'm just loving my cooking classes with Chef Hangout.  It's such a great idea, cooking classes via your computer in the comfort of your own kitchen.  No long commute required, it's very economical and most importantly, fun.  The fun part, I believe is because you're with people who share a love of cooking and interest in food.  I've cooked eggs with a lovely chef in Australia, soups with ladies in California and pasta with some groovy girls from Pennsylvania. Last  night I taught the two pasta dishes above and I'm happy to say I've enough pasta in the fridge to last the girls all week. 

If you're interested, check out the site http://www.chefhangout.com/ there are some incredible chefs and a world of culinary interest.  Wouldn't it be fun to cook together!!

32 comments:

  1. What scrummy looking pasta dishes, Mary! I love pine nuts and black olives with pasta too!
    Your cooking classes with Chef Hangout sound like a lot of fun!
    I've just learnt how to do perfect scrambled eggs by reading the book "My Life in France" by Julia Child!
    Yesterday, I perfected the art of real American buttermilk pancakes with blueberries thanks to a "The Joy of Cooking" and a youTube link! In that respect, life is so much easier... though are we getting enough exercise?! LOL! Sandra

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  2. love Pasta... excited to check out the web-site....who knows I may someday become a good cook.
    Blessings Dear Friend..
    Shug

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  3. Mary, these are wonderful pasta dishes! I´m checking that hangout now, I had heard about it but am not quite sure how it works. Maybe I´ll see you there next time!

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  4. What a fun and wonderful idea. Love that orecchiette recipe - looks divine!

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  5. This is kinky. I need to find out more about Chef Hangout. Will do research and will join up and participate as best I can. I don't have a camera at the moment.

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  6. Both dishes look amazing!! Will be trying them both very soon... I'm just a sucker for pasta!!! I'll also be checking out the cooking classes too.. love that they are online!

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  7. What a great idea, Mary! Hadn't even heard of it before--I'll have to check it out!

    Wishing you a wonderful day, my friend!

    Julie

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  8. We love any pasta dishes and these sound delicious. Take care Diane

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  9. These both look fabulous. I keep trying to make the tomato one on nights when we don't have plans, but Stephen is never "in the mood"!! Darn the man, I'm just going to have to PLAN it! Ha!

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  10. Pasta is a great favourite with us and I'm always looking for new ideas - thanks.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Mary, what a fun idea. I will have to check this out. I love pasta with cauliflower, that is Sicilian soul food. The other dish is a fave, as well. xo

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  12. Lovely yummy pasta, perfect for those Autumn days and great for pasta lovers x

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  13. I have never heard of chef hangout, but I'm definitely going to check it out as it sounds like a blast. All 3 of these pasta dishes would be a hit in my house. I especially love the looks of the oreccheitte with cauliflower. I'm actually commenting while I'm eating some leftover cauliflower soup, so as you can tell, I love cauliflower. It was 100 degrees here on Monday and Tuesday and today it's 60 degrees and foggy, so I'm bringing on the soup. I'm going to make one of these pasta dishes next week and let my kids decide which one. I will keep you posted on which one they pick!
    xoxo,
    Jackie

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  14. Looks like a fun way to take a class. Your pasta dishes look fantastic!

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  15. What great looking dishes - especially the sausage and tomato one, didn't half make my mouth water.

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  16. Totally cool! And you taught as well! Despite working in radio for a living, that kind of public speaking event terrifies me! Well done, and such yummy dishes too :)

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  17. I keep saying we need to eat more cauliflower and this would be a great way to start.
    Sam

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  18. sounds like you really having a wonderful and fruitful time with the chef hangout. these are fantastic meals!

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  19. Oh my...both of those look scrumptious!

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  20. I just checked out the site--looks like fun. I do love a cooking class and in the comfort of my own kitchen. What a great idea.
    Your pasta dishes look delicious. It's so nice to open the fridge and heat up a yummy pasta dish.

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  21. Your pasta dishes look really tasty! I'm intrigued by the idea of online cooking classes. Will definitely check out the link.

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  22. Mary the pasta dishes look delicious. I especially love the one with cauliflour, lemon, etc. This ChefHangout sounds like a great idea. Have you taught any classes yet or just setting them up now. I would imagine you fit the classes right into your schedule. Great concept and a great way to make extra dollars. I'll have to look into it more.

    Thanks for sharing and good luck with your classes.

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  23. Mary, the idea behind "Chef Hangout" sounds like a lot of fun - I do love cooking classes, no matter which format they have and both your family-style pasta dishes are certainly worth learning!

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  24. Mary, the idea behind the "Chef Hangout" sounds like a lot of fun - I love cooking classes, no matter which format they have! And both your family-style pasta dishes look like recipes I would not mind studying and preparing! They both look delicious!

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  25. Wonderful pasta dishes. The classes sound like they are so much fun. I'm going to the link right now.

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  26. i am checking out chef hangout right now because i love the fact you can o it in your own home! Awesome idea- and these pasta dishes sounds down right delicious

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  27. That first version looks great! I love the combination. Cauliflower, pine nuts, olives....some of my favorites. I'm bookmarking that to try sometime soon. I've been craving pasta dishes lately. I think it's the cool weather. I made a big pan of stuffed shells last night. Can't wait to give this one a go. Thanks :)

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  28. That cauliflower dish was just voted Sunday night dinner, it looks delicious. Thank you, I love cauliflower and am always dreaming up crazy ways to include it in our meal repertoire.

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