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Blackberry Muffin Recipe

Summer is my favorite time of the year.  Whenever I see blackberries, I think of my grandfather’s blackberry patch and the scratches I got from the thorns while picking them.

Blackberry Muffins
Serves 12
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
256 calories
41 g
52 g
9 g
4 g
5 g
96 g
118 g
24 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
96g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 256
Calories from Fat 79
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
14%
Saturated Fat 5g
26%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 52mg
17%
Sodium 118mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 41g
14%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 24g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
7%
Vitamin C
8%
Calcium
7%
Iron
3%
* 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. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  2. 1-1/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  3. 2 large eggs
  4. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  5. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/2 cup milk
  8. 2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1-1/4 cups sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually stir into creamed mixture alternately with milk. beating well after each addition. Fold in blackberries.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffins cups two-thirds full. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm.
Adapted from Taste of Home
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Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffin Recipe

I love Summer and fresh fruit breads.  

Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffins
Yields 24
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
148 calories
22 g
14 g
6 g
2 g
3 g
52 g
94 g
13 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
52g
Yields
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148
Calories from Fat 49
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
9%
Saturated Fat 3g
15%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 14mg
5%
Sodium 94mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 22g
7%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
5%
Calcium
3%
Iron
2%
* 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. 2/3 cup (5 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  2. 1/3 cup butter, softened
  3. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  4. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  5. 2 large egg whites 1 large egg
  6. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  10. 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  11. 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
  12. 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine cream cheese and butter in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at high speed until well blended. Add sugar; beat until fluffy. Add vanilla, egg whites, and egg; beat well.
  3. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture and buttermilk to cream cheese mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Gently fold in raspberries and walnuts.
  4. Place 24 foil cup liners in muffin cups. Spoon batter evenly into liners. Bake at 350° 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pans; cool on a wire rack.
Adapted from My Recipes
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protein
2g
carbs
22g
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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 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 

Dinners Under $20

Choice of Meat

  • Beef Tip Ragu
  • Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast
  • Dijon and Herb Pork Tenderloin
  • Fish – Catch of the Day
  • Moroccan Beef Stew Chef’s Favorite
  • Moroccan Chicken

Choice of Starch

  • Parsnip Puree
  • Au Gratin Potatoes
  • Wild Rice Pilaf
  • Herb and Citrus Couscous
  • Loaded Mashed Potatoes
  • Citrus Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Choice of Two Salads

  • Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Orange, Radish and Mint Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette
  • Greek Chickpea Salad
  • Homemade Hummus w/Naan
  • Three Potato Salad
  • Caprese Pasta Salad
  • Caesar Salad

Choice of Vegetable

  • Ratatouille
  • Wild Rice and Broccoli Casserole
  • Lemon and Garlic Green Beans
  • Sauteed Mixed Vegetables
  • Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  • Hatch Chile Corn Pudding

Choice of One Meat       $19.99 Per Person
Choice of Two Meats     $20.99 Per Person
Choice of Three Meats   $21.99 Per Person

Above Menu Includes Bakery Fresh Rolls and Butter.

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

 

Italian Buffet

Lasagna Buffet

Beef and Cheese Lasagna or Vegetarian Lasagna Layered with Veggies and White Sauce or Italian Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Skillet.  Served with a Tossed Salad and Dressings, Italian Bread and Butter. 
$11.99 Per Person
$12.99 For 2 Entrees
$13.99 For All 3

Chicken Parmesan

Breaded Chicken Breasts Served over Pasta with Tomato Basil Sauce. Topped with Fresh Parmesan. Served with Tossed Salad and Dressings, Italian Bread and Butter. 
$11.49 Per Person
Eggplant Parmesan $10.99 Per Person
$11.99 for Both

Chicken Tetrazzini

Chunks of Chicken, Mushrooms, Onions and Red Bell Peppers Mixed with a Creamy Cheese Sauce and Spaghetti Covered with Cheddar Cheese. A Chef Favorite. Served with Tossed Salad and Dressings, Italian Bread and Butter. 
$10.99 Per Person

Pasta Bar

Spaghetti andTomato Basil Meat Sauce, Fettucini and Alfredo Sauce. Served with Tossed Salad and Dressings. Italian Bread and Butter. 
$9.99 Per Person

  • Add Grilled Chicken Breast $.99 Per Person

Caesar Salad Can Be Substituted for Tossed Salad on all Entrees for $0.49 Per Person

Cookies, Brownies and Mini Cup Cakes Also Available

$1.50 Service Charge Per Person for Plates, Cutlery and Napkins

 

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 Breads, Rolls or 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

Corporate Breakfast Menu

Preston Cooks for You is happy to cater your next morning event with delicious breakfast catering. Menu items can be tailored to meet your specific tastes. Breakfast catering is a great solution for morning conferences and monthly business meetings.  From Fresh Pastries and Coffee to delectable Quiches and Frittatas, choose Preston Cooks to make your morning spectacular. 

Minimum of 25

Continental Breakfast:

Assorted Pastries, Muffins and Scones Served  with Fresh Fruit 
$9.99 Per Person

Add bagels and Cream Cheese $1.49/person

Country Style Breakfast

Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Links or Ham, Hash Browns, Biscuits and Fresh Fruit and Assorted Jellies and Jams
$10.99 Per Person

  • Add Sausage Gravy $.49 Per Person

 Meat Lovers Breakfast Bar

Bacon, Ham and Sausage Served with Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns, Fresh Fruit and Muffins 
$11.99 Per Person

Frittata

Choose any Assortment with or without Meat, Fresh Fruit and Assorted Muffins
$10.49 Per Person
Substitute Quiche$10.99 Per Person

Ala Carte Items
 Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice or Apple Juice. Includes cups  $9.99/Gallon
Biscuits $.99/ Per Person
Muffins $1.29 Per Person
Assorted Pastries $1.29 Per Person
Yogurt Parfaits $2.49 Per Person
Granola Bars $1.99 Per Person
Coffee  100 cup $69.99
50 cup $39.99
Includes, cups, stir sticks, sugar and cream  
$1.50 service charge per person, for Plates, Cutlery and Napkins. 

 

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.  

Thanksgiving Dinner Delivered by Tulsa Personal Chef

Thanksgiving 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 Thanksgiving 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., Monday, November 21, 2016.  Meals will be delivered on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Meal 1 includes:
Caesar Salad
Turkey Breast
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Glazed Carrots
Cornbread dressing
Cranberry Salad
rolls
$44.00 + tax/person

Meal 2 includes:
Arugula, Apple and Pomegranate Salad
Turkey Breast
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Herbed Dressing
Hatch chile Corn Pudding
Glazed Carrots
Cranberry Salad
Rolls
Pumpkin Cheesecake
$54 + tax/person

Meal 3 includes:
Roasted Pear Salad
Whole Roasted Turkey
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Chestnut Dressing
Citrus Sweet Potatoes
Hatch Chile Corn Pudding
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Cranberry Salad
Rolls
Pecan Pie Cheesecake
$64.00 + tax/person

Cheesecakes – $35.00 + tax

Pies – $25.00 + tax

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

 

Valentine’s Day at the Andresen’s

On Valentine’s Day, I had the extreme pleasure of cooking a romantic, fun menu for 5 lovely couples.  The dinner party was hosted by Ginger and Jared Andresen in Broken Arrow.  I met the Andresen’s on New Year’s Eve, when mutual friends, Steve and Shellye Jaggers had recommended my services for their dinner party that evening.

A few weeks prior to Valentine’s Day, my friend and helper, Chef Bill Harris (who happens to be a mutual friend of the BOOYAHS also) and I sat down to create a “themed” menu.  Being that it was Valentine’s Day, we wanted the menu to include bright colors and include traditional reds and pinks.  A bottle of wine and a few “tweeks” and we were ready to impress. The menu was approved by the hosts and three meat choices were offered for the guests..

Hearts began to flutter from the taste of Salmon Mousse served with homemade, heart-shaped Lemon and Dill Crackers.  Salmon Mousse is a fan favorite.

Their mouths began to water for what I call a “BLT” tart.  A flaky pastry filled with Tomato Mousse and Bacon Jam topped with a slice of fresh grape tomato and a fried Basil leaf.  I do believe that was a highlight of the evening and I quickly made this my new signature appetizer.

As with any good date, things can get a little “hot” and the Roasted Red Pepper Soup, served beside Ginger Carrot Soup certainly turned up the heat.  The soup was garnished with a sour cream heart and fresh chopped parsley.  Steamy Garlic and Cheddar Focaccia and hot buns of Olive Oil and Rosemary went well with this starter.

Next was the main course.  Some chose the sweet, juicy Cornish Game Hen covered in a Spiced Dried Cherry Sauce. Others chose Grilled Swordfish with a Caribbean Chutney, while some went for it all and had Rack of Lamb with Blood Orange Glaze. Each were served with Potatoes au Gratin made with thinly sliced potatoes, gooey Gruyere Cheese and sweet cream and garnished with fresh parsley.  Beside that was roasted sweet potato, sauteed broccolini, red bell peppers, red onion and sliced asparagus.

When they didn’t think they could take any more,  a classic Cheesecake served with sticky chocolate sauce and hot raspberry syrup topped with homemade whipped cream ended the night on a good note.

As always, I think everyone had a good time and really enjoyed the meal.  I can’t wait to do it again. Hope the rest of you had a good Valentine’s Day as well.