Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Your HAUTE HOSTESS Baking Tip of the Day:

When a chocolate baking mix calls for the addition of water, 
use cooled coffee instead to deepen the chocolate flavor...

While Sparkling in Carla by www.HautehostessAprons.com

use cooled coffee instead to deepen the chocolate flavor.

Monday, January 6, 2014


Invitation Sent . Liquor Bought. Favors Hung

Now, How About A Killer Recipe That Cheers "Touch Down!"

    That Won't Let Your Guests Go Hungry

1 C Marmalade
! Bottle of Catalina dressing
3 T worcestershire sauce
Pinch crushed pepper
1 large bag prepared meatballs

Put all in your crock pot and set on med to low for 3 hours.
That's it ~
You just scored!

*** Many times I double the recipe for a crowd ~ always a huge hit.
                 The Haute Hostess

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Caramelized Pancetta and Fennel Salad

 Dear Haute Hostess, How Do I Use Fennel? 

I Say The Chic, Yet Rustic and Unexpected Way ~ ES

Caramalized Pancetta and Fennel Salad

1 bulb fennel, halved and cut into 1/2 -inch wedges
5 slices pancetta
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 T brown sugar
1 T extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 t salt
1/8 t ground black pepper
5 oz mixed greens ( 6 to 7 cups)
Red Wine Vinaigrette recipe follows

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

In a medium bowl, toss together fennel, pancetta, garlic, brown sugar,
 olive oil,salt. and pepper. Place the ingredients on the baking sheet in a single layer.
 Place the ingredients on the baking sheet in a single layer. Cook until the pancetta is crisp
and the fennel is caramalized, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool
for 5 minutes.

In a large bowl, place the salad greens, crumbled pancetta, and caramalized fennel.
Toss the salad with the Red Wine Vinaigrette and serve immediately.

Red Wine Vinaigrette
2 T red wine vinegar
1 T lemon juice
1/2 t honey
1/2 t salt
1/8 t black pepper
1/4 c extra-virgin olive oil

Mix the vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper in a blender. With the machine running gradually blend in the oil. Season the vinaigrette to taste, with more salt and pepper, if desired.

Friday, September 27, 2013


Elizabeth Scokin Loves a Little Glam~

Dressing for dinner and setting the table are part of family tradition in my home.
There is a wonderful sense of security that comes with knowing what is correct in the order of flatwear, where to place the glasses, plates, and napkins that every child and adult should have. My children become part of helping with dinner by allowing them to set the table in a creative, yet traditional way.
Part of that tradition is also "dressing for dinner"...meaning brushed hair, no baseball caps...totally freshening up on a school night. On weekends, I expect much more polish.
Sometimes I can't do much more on a hectic school night than throw on one of my Haute Hostess Aprons...and it totally does refresh me and instantly glams me up! The children get a sense of order and calm when we sit down together, share our meal, and talk about our day. Here is a recipe that we all love and there are happy smiles all round, when they find out we are having
lasagna! Also, the saucy apron on Mommy makes it all the more fun~
MAMA MIA!!! Let's eat!

Turkey Lasagna

1 cup chopped onion
2 crushed cloves garlic
1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 16 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 6 oz. tomato paste
1/4 c. minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 t. dried oregano
1/4 dried thyme
1 bat leaf
1 whole stalk celery, leaves removed
2 cups water

In large saucepan, combine all ingredientsand simmer for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
Remove bay leaf and celery stalk.

1 pound lean ground turkey
1 t. fennel seeds
1/2 t.crushed red pepper flakes
8 ozs. lasagna noodles, cooked al dente and drained
16 oz. low fat cottage cheese
1 lb. shredded mazzarella cheese
8 oz. shredded parmesan cheese

Brown ground turkeyin large skillet, drain fat. Add meat to sauce with fennel seeds and red pepper. in a lightly oiled 9x13 inch pan, layer half of the noodles, sauce, cottage cheese and mozzarella. Repeat layers in a second time and sprinkle parmesan on top. Cover with lightly oiled
foil. Bake at 350 degees for 45050 minutes. Serves 10-12. DELICIOUS! I like to place my pan on a baking sheet to catch any drips.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


It's Chili Night at the Haute Hostess Hacienda!
MaMa's Easy Yummy Chili
3 lbs. ground beef, browned in 1/4 c. oil
Garlic, as much as you'd like ~ for me 8 minced cloves
Add: 3 T. cumin
         1 1/2 to 2 T red pepper
         1 T. salt
         1/2 t. pepper
Simmer 15 minutes
Add: 3 cans tomato soup
         1 can pinto beans  ~ Omit if not a bean lover
          3  soup cans water

I like to double recipe so we have a quickie dinner any other night . Freezes super well.
Condiments on the side: Freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream,
salsa, minced little green onions, and tortillas. Super Yummy!

Thursday, August 8, 2013



Mommy's Chicken Stew

2 cans low-fat chicken broth (14 1/2oz.)
1 can vegetable broth ( 14 1/2 oz.)
3/4 c. shredded carrots
8 oz. egg noodles
1 lg. can white chicken meat
1 T. all purpose flour
2 T. cold water
Dash of black pepper

Bring broth to a boil in a covered soup pot, 8-10 minutes.
Add carrots, noodles, chicken, and it's juice. Bring to a boil and cover.

Uncover and stir, breaking up chicken. Continue to boil until noodles are tender.

Combine flour and water in small container that has a lid. Shake well.

Noodles are now tender. Add flour mixture and stir until thick. Season with salt and pepper.
YUMMY! Serves 4-6~ I double the recipe, as everyone always wants seconds

Apple Turnovers with French Vanilla Ice Cream
Cook Pepperidge Farm Apple Turnovers according to directions.
Let sit 10 minutes and serve with good quality French Vanilla Ice Cream

Friday, July 19, 2013

Haulin' Oats RockaBilly Style

Love Rachael Ray's thirty minute meals, but I adore Haulin' Oats 5 minute ~ all in one ~ satisfying meal . Flavors such as Cinnamon Girl, Chai A Little Tenderness, My Cherry Amour and Date in The Life are passionately blended by 2 Cali girls who made their way to Nashville and resource their ingredients from our organic food community. I also adore these charmers as hostess gifts, wedding shower favors, etc ...you may also purchase a gift pack...AND they are made in TN USA. Can't get much better than that! Stop by 1108 Woodland Street in East Nashville at The Idea Hatchery and say hi to Tracey Levine. You'll be glad you did www.haulin-oats.com 

P.S THEY SHIP  My fave flavors are Lavender Blue and My Cherry Amour. YUM ! YUM!