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KC Quaretti-Lee

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I am the host for an online cooking community; the REal Women of Philadelphia from Kraft Foods and Paula Deen! Cooking is my joy and I love sharing what I've made with family and friends! I've lived many places; from Washington State and California to France and Italy and back to Florida...my dishes revvolve around what is local, fresh and seasonal. If its in season we eat it if not we don't! I hope you join me on my culinary continuing adventure.

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  • Italian Sausage, Grilled Mushroom, Provolone Cheese and Adobo Slaw Panini.Italian Sausage, Grilled Mushroom, Provolone Cheese and Adobo Slaw Panini.Quick; what do you feed a hungry 20 year old and his friends who have just spent 5 hours driving home from summer school?  Whatever it is make it big; I knew tha...
  • Mamie Lola's Peach Tart
    on Aug 11, 2011
    Mamie Lola is my friend Dominique’s mother.  She was kind of my children’s surrogate grandmother when we lived in France.  She’d sit and play with the kids, laugh with them, make them yummy desserts and in her eyes they could do no wr...
  • I’m No Charlie’s Angel Food Cake with Berry CoulisI’m No Charlie’s Angel Food Cake with Berry Coulis Love Angel Food Cake but dread the thought of what to do with 12 or more left over egg yolks?  Yah me too!  I’ve only made one angel food cake ever for that very reason! But, as I pas...
  • Stella's Orange Cake with Orange Pecan Cream Cheese Frosting
    on Aug 5, 2011 in pecans cake orange
    Yahoo, my KitchenAid Mixer arrived! Her name is StellaI’ve been without one since we moved back to the States and finally decided to treat myself!   I found a refurbished unit at a considerable discount so that was a huge part of deciding...
  • Ricky Ricotta Burgers
    on Aug 4, 2011 in burgers beef ricotta
    Ricky Ricotta BurgersBurger quest number three!  Figured there should be a beef burger in the mix right?  But there are so many great burger recipes floating through the cyber world how can anyone possibly create something remotely new and...
  • Rocking Rooster Burgers
    on Aug 3, 2011 in burgers chicken
    I’m having loads of fun exploring burgers this week and actually, so is my husband Filippo!  Today we’re using another alternate protein, chicken.   I wanted to create a hearty burger that would satisfy a big manly appetite or even...
  • High Sea Burger (Adults Only Gourmet Tuna Burger)
    on Aug 1, 2011 in burgers tuna
    As much as I don’t like to think about it; Labor Day and the end of summer is fast approaching.  For us, Labor Day is family BBQ and picnic day but this year will be different. I am facing major life changes; empty nesting with my younges...
  • Winn-Dixie Box Tops for Education
    on Jul 29, 2011
    Even though its 90 degrees and summer is in full swing, back-to-school season is just around the corner. I know; you not ready to think about that just yet!  But here is something special that I know can help your classroom……This summer, Win...
  • Winn-Dixie Box Tops for Education & Give-Away
    on Jul 29, 2011
    Even though its 90 degrees and summer is in full swing, back-to-school season is just around the corner. I know; you not ready to think about that just yet!  But here is something special that I know can help your classroom……This summer, Win...
  • Miss Piggy Scallops
    on Jul 29, 2011 in scallops
    Sometimes I just want to be decadent, forget about healthy eating, use butter and bacon and simply pig out!  The other night one of my let’s throw caution to the wind moods arrived with gusto! Dinner was already planned; lemon scallops served...
  • Dinner in Minutes; Frittata
    on Jul 28, 2011 in zucchini spinach frittata
    One of the easiest main dishes you can whip up for a family dinner is an Italian Frittata!  It is also one of the best ways to incorporate veggies into your kids’ diets.   Remember that when you sauté zucchini and onions to the poin...
  • Sunday Morning Muffins
    on Jul 24, 2011
    I usually end up making these muffins early Sunday mornings and we enjoy them for breakfast on into the week.  They are so easy you can throw them together any evening in preparation for hectic weekday mornings.  If you have mini muffin tin...
  • S'more Chocolate Cakes
    on Jul 20, 2011 in dessert chocolate
    I've had requests for the S'more Chocolate Cake that I made for the Real Women of Philadelphia and since it was a video demo, I thought I'd post the actual recipe here.  This is guaranteed to make your family and guests smile!  This dessert w...
  • Blueberry Bonanza: Parfait & Gratin
    on Jul 19, 2011
    Packed with vitamin C, 25% of your daily need in every serving and only 80 calories per cup and virtually no fat…no wonder we all love blueberries! These little treasures are also filled with dietary fiber and are an excellent source of manganese,...
  • Greek Leek Quiche
    on Jul 18, 2011 in leeks onions quiche
    Ok, quiche is French but I used non fat Greek yogurt as the quiche base rather than crème fresh or heavy cream; hence Greek Quiche.  You end up with a lighter and definitely healthier version of a traditional quiche.  Once you start using...
  • Pizzazz Pizza
    on Jul 17, 2011
    Have you ever seen the mozzarella logs that are rolled with prosciutto in your local markets?  If you have, buy one and use it to make the best pizza you will ever have!  Big statement right? Well, yes, but my husband did declare this to be...
  • Sinless Burgers
    on Jul 15, 2011
    For two months I had been trying to lose 4 or 5 pounds; not a lot but they seem to have established a permanent home around my middle.  Since they were not paying rent I was adamant that they be evicted ASAP!  Since upping my amount of exer...
  • Proof Positive I'm CRACKERS
    on Jul 14, 2011 in crackers parmesan
    With an entire isle of boxed crackers in every market why oh why would I want to make my own?  Well I just felt like experimenting and guess what?  I’m glad I did!  Fast to put together and filled with fresh herbs from the pot on my...
  • Strawberries for Breakfast Lunch & Dinner
    on Jul 13, 2011
    What’s your first thought when you think of strawberries?  Strawberry Shortcake?  Strawberry Daiquiri? Strawberries dipped in chocolate?  The choices are endless aren’t they? Nutritional Value:The amazing thing about these little...
  • Cold Spinach & Prosecco Soup
    on May 4, 2011 in leeks spinach potatoes soup
    A few weeks ago I was invited by my good friend and resident Sarasota Food Expert, Judi Gallagher to a wine pairing dinner at Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar.  It was absolutely a perfect evening filled with fun, laughter, lots of chatter...

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