Pumpkin Cheesecake by Chef Michael

Chef Michael and Patricia

  Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Pumpkin Spice cream cheese topping     For the crust:   1 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs 3 tbsp. Sugar 3 tbsp. butter, melted   Mix crumbs and sugar, add butter; press firmly onto bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes.   For the Cheesecake:   5 – 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened 1 cup granulated sugar ¼ cup light brown sugar 2 eggs 1 – 15 oz. can 100% … [Read more...]

Top Ten October 2014

Maritza Ortega

  Maritza Ortega is my newest Instructor at Kathryn C. Wheat School of Real Estate. She teaches a great Home Staging course that is full of all kinds of useful information for those getting ready to sell their home. She is available to Stage your home!       Sweet 3 Nail Lounge located in Katy, TX is unique in many ways. It's decorated with crystal chandeliers and features beautiful porcelain bowls for spa pedicures. You'll relax on couches with throw … [Read more...]

Top Ten June 2012

Indulgence Day Spa & Salon

 Indulgence Day Spa & Resort The Best Facials,Massages and Haircuts. Recently remodeled. Check Out Their New Look! Animoto This Is The Coolest App. Turns Your Photos And Videos Into A Slideshow.   Charming Charlie We Love This Place! Loads Of Inexpensive Trendy Accessories Chef Michael Cortez If You Need A Caterer For An Event, He Is Your Guy! Check Out Some Of His Recipes Here.                           Ellen's Dance Dares Dr. … [Read more...]

Chef Michael’s Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad

Tomato Mozzarella Salad

Chef Michael’s Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad  White Balsamic Vinaigrette & Roasted Almond Pesto   Sourdough Croutons Croutons Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time for the Croutons 10-12 minutes 4 Slices Sourdough Bread cubed 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil Kosher or Sea Salt and Fresh Cracked Pepper                       Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly brush the bottom of a sheet pan with the oil.  Place cubed bread on the sheet pan and … [Read more...]

Cognac Lobster Bisque

Lobster Bisque

Amazen Chef Creations Executive Chef Michael Cortez C.C.C. Executive Sous Chef Jordy Miranda  Prep time 15 minutes Cook Time 25 Minutes Serves 8           3 roma tomatoes diced 2 ounces carrots diced 2 ounces celery diced 4 ounces onion diced 3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 4 ounces white wine 4 ounces of your favorite cognac 6 cups flavorful lobster stock 2 cups heavy cream 4 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 4 tablespoons … [Read more...]

Chef Michael’s – Akashi Beef Short Ribs


2 lbs. Bone in Akaushi Short Ribs 1 cup Mire Poix (2 oz diced celery, 2 oz diced carrot, 4 oz dice onion) ¼ cup veal stock ½ cup white wine 2 oz Fresh Rosemary, Thyme, Chives, Parsley Cilantro 3oz Olive Oil 1 Lemon   Remove the bone & season with salt & pepper. In a hot roasting pan sear beef until brown remove from pan. Add mire poix to pan and sauté vegetables for about 2-3 minutes. Place beef on top of vegetables and roast until mid rare about 15 minutes … [Read more...]

Thyme Scented Roasted Breast & White Wine Braised Chicken

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Chef Michael's Signature Chicken Entree withSauté of Shitake Mushrooms, Sage Mashed Potatoes, White & Green Asparagus, Fried Carrots, Brussels sprouts, Poultry Jus Lie, Red Wine Glazed Pearl Onions   1 whole Chicken (legs and thighs separated) (Breast removed still on bone) 2-3 ounces Extra Virgin Olive oil 2 cups Equal mix celery, onions, carrots 2 each Cloves fresh garlic finely chopped 2 cups Your Favorite Chardonnay 1 cup Chicken stock 8 sprigs Thyme … [Read more...]