Category Archives: Desserts

Sample Dinner Party Menu

“Preston Cooks For You did a wonderful job with our dinner party for 10 people. He was easy to work with and professional and the food was delicious! All of our guests wanted to know where we found this fabulous chef and to hire him for themselves.”

Meghan N.

The price for a plated dinner party varies according to your customized menu selection. Below are just a few of the numerous menus that we will create together*.  

Dinner with Friends: $69
Spanakopita with Tzatziki
Orange, Radish & Mint Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette 
Moroccan Beef Stew served over Herb and Citrus Couscous
Hummus and Naan 
Moroccan Chocolate Cake 

Roasted Rack of Lamb with Blood Orange Sauce

Romantic Night at Home: $79/person
Coeur a la Creme with Mango Chutney &
Rosemary Crackers
Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms
Salad or Choice of Soup
Pan Seared Duck Breast w/ Plum Sauce
Roasted Butternut Squash
Sautéed fresh Swiss Chard 
Ginger Chocolate Cake w/Bourbon Sauce

Special Occasion: $89/person
Signature Marshall Crab Puffs
Goat Cheese Truffles 
Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Spicy Sunflower Salad w/Carrot Sriracha Vinaigrette
Braised Short Ribs w/Chimichuri
Parsnip Puree
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Cheesecake w/Macerated Berries

Taxes are included.  *Prices are subject to change based on menu selection. Additional charges may apply for equipment rental

A 50% Deposit is required at Contract Signing. If a problem or cancellation arises, we ask that you cancel your order 24 hours prior to your event. If you fail to cancel within that time period, your deposit becomes non-refundable.

Add $250 Gratuity for dinner service on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve 

Molasses Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

Molasses Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe
Yields 24
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
13 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
13 min
244 calories
36 g
36 g
10 g
5 g
5 g
60 g
113 g
15 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
60g
Yields
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244
Calories from Fat 83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
15%
Saturated Fat 5g
26%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 36mg
12%
Sodium 113mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 36g
12%
Dietary Fiber 3g
10%
Sugars 15g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
5%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
3%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  2. 1 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  3. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  6. 1 Tablespoon molasses
  7. 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  8. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  10. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  11. 3 cups old-fashioned whole rolled oats
  12. 1 cup raisins
Instructions
  1. Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream the softened butter and both sugars together on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs and mix on high until combined. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Add the vanilla and molasses and mix on high until combined. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, toss the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together. Add to the wet ingredients and mix on low until combined.
  3. Beat in the oats and raisins on low speed. Dough will be thick. Chill the dough for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Allow to sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before rolling and baking.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  5. Roll balls of dough (about 2 tablespoons of dough per cookie) and place 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Bake for 11-13 minutes until very lightly browned on the sides. The centers will look very soft and undone. Remove from the oven and let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. The cookies will continue to "set" on the baking sheet during this time.
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10g
protein
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Adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction
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Deli Platters

Vegetable Platters

A Garden Fresh Assortment of Vegetables Colorfully Arranged on a Tray with Creamy Dill Dip in Red Cabbage Bowl

  • Small Platter Serves 12-18 $49.99
  • Medium Platter Serves 18-25 $59.99
  • Large Platter Serves 25-35 $69.99 

Fruit Platters

An Assortment of Fresh Fruit in Season, Beautifully Arranged On a Tray with Maraschino Cherry Marshmallow Dip

  • Small Platter Serves 12-18 $59.99
  • Medium Platter Serves 18-25 $69.99
  • Large Platter Serves 25-35  $79.99

Sandwich Platter

Assorted Bread, Rolls, Wraps, With a Variety of Meats, Tomatoes, Lettuce and Condiments Attractively Arranged on a Tray

  • Small Platter Serves 10 $59.99
  • Medium Platter Serves 15 $69.99
  • Large Platter Serves 20 $79.99

Deli Meat and Cheese Platter

Deli Baked Ham, Roast Beef, Turkey Breast, and Salami Arranged on a Tray with Two Kinds of Cheese. Also Includes Condiments, Tomato, Lettuce, Rolls & Bread

  • Small Platter Serves 10-12 $69.99
  • Medium Platter Serves 12-18  $89.99
  • Large Platter Serves 18-25 $109.99

Humus Platter

Served with Sliced Cucumber, Carrot Sticks, Celery Sticks, Red Bell Peppers  Arranged on a Platter, Served with Naan or Toasted Pita Chips

  • Small Platter Serves 10-12 $39.99
  • Medium Platter Serves 12-18 $49.99
  • Large Platter Serves 18-25  $59.99

Dessert Bar Platter:

Brownies, Min-Cupcakes and Cookies

  • Small Platter Serves 10-18 $49.99
  • Medium Platter Serves 18-25 $59.99
  • Large Platter Serves 25-35 $69.99
  • Full Size Sheet Cake $39.99
  • Half Size Sheet Cake $29.99
  • Cupcakes $14.99/Dozen
  • Cookies $13.99/Dozen

$1.50 service charge per person for Plates, Cutlery and Napkins

Mad Minis with Preston Cooks For You

National Cookie Day is December 4th, and Mad Minis wants to help you make it a delicious day!  To help celebrate, Channel 2 asked me to be on Sunday Brunch, where I demonstrated a Chocolate Peppermint Mad Mini Ice Cream Sundae.  

History of Cookie Day

For those of you who may not know, National Cookie Day started as an “unofficial” national holiday in 1987 by the Blue Chip Cookie Company.  On National Cookie Day, I like to celebrate by having a cookie with breakfast, lunch, and dinner and also for a snack!

The word cookie comes from the Dutch word koekie meaning little cakeThere have been cookie-likMad Mini with Raspberry Sorbet e hard wafers in existence for as long as baking has been documented.  This is because they traveled well however, they were usually not sweet enough to be considered cookies by modern day standards. Cookies arrived in America in the 17th century. Macaroons and gingerbread cookies were among the popular early American cookies. Today, Chocolate Chip cookies are by far Americas favorite. 

Mad Minis is a creative food company whose mission it is to revolutionize the dessert and snack industry by bringing together great taste, portion control,  and the best ingredients.

Mad Minis promises:

  • No preservatives. Freezing is our preservative
  • No artificial colors or flavors
  • No bleached flour
  • Made with real ice cream
  • No high fructose corn syrup
  • No added junk

Be sure to pick some up the next time you are at Whole Foods.

 

Christmas Cookie Gift Tin

Order your Christmas Cookies now. Have them delivered or pick them up at your convenience at Kitchen 66,  Orders must be made by December 23rd

Cookies (Decorated Sugar Cookies, Peppermint Mocha, White Chocolate Chip and Cranberry, Russian Tea Cakes, Gingerbread) – $15/dozen + tax

Cookies in a Christmas Tin and delivered – $25/dozen + tax

Complete the form below and I will contact you within 24 hrs.

Christmas Dinner Delivered – Tulsa Personal Chef

Christmas Menu  2016

Book now to take back your holiday!  No need to spend all day in the kitchen.  Relax and enjoy your time with family or friends, by having Christmas Dinner prepared and delivered by your own personal chef.  You may also pick up your meals at Kitchen 66, downtown Tulsa!

This year we are proud to have 3 delicious menus to choose from.  Orders must be made by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, December 21, 2016.  Meals will be delivered on Friday, December 24, 2016.

Meal 1
Arugula, Dried Cranberries, Feta, Pecans w/Cranberry Vinaigrette
Apricot Glazed Ham
Mashed Potatoes w/Ham Gravy
Buttered Green Beans
Honey Glazed Carrots
Scalloped Corn
Raspberry Mousse
Rolls

$44 per person plus tax

 

Meal 2
Arugula, Dried Cherries, Blue Cheese w/Walnut Vinaigrette or
Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin
Smoked Gouda Scalloped Potatoes
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Honey Glazed Carrots
Rolls
Peppermint Cheesecake

$54 per person plus tax

 

Meal 3
Christmas Tree Salad
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Beef Tenderloin w/Horseradish Crust
Garlic and Rosemary Creamed Potatoes
Hatch Chile Corn Pudding
Roasted Root Vegetables
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Rolls
Eggnog Cheesecake

$64 per person plus tax

Desserts:

Cheesecakes (Plain, Eggnog or Peppermint) – $35.00 + tax

Pies (Apple, Cherry, Pecan, Buttermilk, French Silk) – $25.00 + tax

Cookies – $15/dozen + tax

Cookies in a Christmas Tin and delivered – $25/dozen + tax

Please complete the  form below and we will email you a confirmation.  

Christmas Cookies with Chef Preston

We’ve barely finished off the Turkey and already my mailbox is full of Christmas cards. I love baking  Christmas Cookies and delivering them to friends and family. Growing up in a small town in Southeast Kansas, we would go Christmas caroling then deliver cookies and candies to the elderly. Great memories. Christmas cookies are an easy and quick treat that always brings a smile. 

Christmas Cookies 

Decorative box of Christmas CookiesChristmas cookies have been a holiday tradition since Medieval Europe. If you are going to venture into baking your treats, you can take comfort in knowing that all cookies have a few simple ingredients like sugar, flour, eggs, and butter. Additionally many recipes commonly include baking soda, baking powder, vanilla extract and sometimes brown sugar too. Beyond that, you are free to embellish till your gift-wrapping heart explodes. 

Christmas Cookie Recipes 

There are a million cookie recipes on Pinterest. You can check out my Christmas Cookie Pinterest Board for more ideas.  Here are my two favorite cookies that I am going to be making by the dozens this holiday season.  

Traditional Christmas Cookies:

Use this basic sugar cookie recipe to create traditional Christmas cookies. With a little practice, you will be creating perfect Pinterest-worthy photos. For this cookie, I default to the queen of domestic culinary bliss Martha Stewart. For this recipe, you will need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Find the details for putting together this cookie HERE

Peppermint Mocha Christmas Cookies:

Peppermint Mocha Christmas Cookies
Peppermint Mocha Christmas Cookies

 

 

 

 

 

When I saw this recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com I knew I, and everyone else, would love them. It’s like your favorite Peppermint Mocha Cappuccino in cookie form. One of my new favorite Christmas Cookies of all time.  To make this cookie you will need. 

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup  granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup  packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mini or regular size semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 3 large candy canes, crushed

For details on how to make these to Christmas Cookies head over to Sally’s Baking Addiction, or jump to the recipe by clicking HERE.

Soft & Chewy Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Cranberry and White Chocolate Christmas Cookies
Cranberry and White Chocolate Christmas Cookies

 

 

 

 

 

I found this recipe at thedomesticrebal.com. I wanted a cookie that looked like Christmas and I think this one fits the bill. We did decide to add some chopped pecans just for some spice. For the recipe you will need: 

  •  ¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract 
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
For details on how this all goes together, head over to The Domestic Rebel or jump to the recipe by clicking HERE