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Soups On: Warming Winter Comfort

$40

with Deborah Walder

Calendar Feb 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

When we think winter, we think, soups and stews for soul-warming comfort. During this class you will learn how to make two different types of hearty soups, Chicken Chili and French Onion Soup as well as Thai Cucumber Salad. Together, we will simmer two big pots of savory goodness and you can freeze the leftovers for an effortless weeknight. Great cooking is about more than recipes-it's about techniques. In our class you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by a Certified Health Coach, who loves to cook. You'll also learn about some of the ingredients and what goodness they bring to your health. The price of the course includes a $10 materials fee. to cover the cost of ingredients. Bring small covered dishes to take home the leftovers and an apron if you wish. No discounts.

Scone Home - A Night of Scone Delights

$40

with Deb Arter

Calendar Mar 3, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

You do not need to be ET to make a wonderful scone! Debra will show you step by step how to make light and tender Chocolate Cherry Scones, Apricot Ginger Scones and Bacon, Cheddar, Chive Scones, as well as classic Basic Scones. Samples of all items will be tasted and the rest divided among the class. Bring a container to take home samples. Class size limited. Cost of the course includes $10 material fee. No discounts.

Chocolate Extravaganza

$40

with Deb Arter

Calendar Mar 12, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Nothing says dessert quite like chocolate! In this one-night class, we will prepare molten lava cakes, white chocolate macadamia nut cookies and take home a fudge sauce to die for. Bring your sweet tooth, an empty container or two and a friend for a night of sinful decadence. Recipes and generous samples of all things we create will be distributed. Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Ingredient fee of $10 included. No discounts.

Vegan Test Kitchen: Lasagna!

$40

with Jinger Howell

Calendar Mar 18, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Seriously, it can happen without dairy and we’re going to do it with an extra-exciting twist: we’re making it gluten free using polenta ‘noodles’. This is NOT your mother’s lasagna and it is so very yummy. You won’t miss the dairy. You won’t miss the pasta. You’ll wonder where this lasagna has been all your life. We’ll make our sauce from scratch (no jarred sauce here!), create a salad using locally grown veggies, and end it all with pre-made vegan chocolate truffles. You’ll take home the recipes (truffle recipe included) along with anything leftover, so be sure to bring a container. $10 food fee included. No discounts.

Chinese Cooking Secrets

$40

with Chris Toy

Calendar Mar 19, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn Chinese cooking secrets from Chris' home kitchen. We'll get hands-on experience folding and cooking fresh shrimp wonton soup, enjoy some hot and spicy chicken party wings, savory fried rice, and a light and sweet seasonal fruit dessert wraps up the evening. Come hungry and ready to cook! Food fee of $10 included. No discounts.

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Raising the Bar: A Night of Baking Bar Cookies

$40

with Deb Arter

Calendar Mar 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this 3-hour class we will make Cinnamon Cranberry Oat Bars, Apricot Squares, Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars, Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars, and possibly more. Each student will take home a variety of these delicious treats along with the recipes. Why bring the same old brownies to your next gathering when you can WOW the crowd with homemade treats like these! All recipes provided. Bring containers to take home baked items. $10 material fee included in price of class. No discounts.

Northern Italian Cooking - Mangiare!

$40

with Deb Arter

Calendar Mar 31, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this new, one-night cooking class, we will make three traditional Northern Italian dishes. Cacio e Pepe Pie (Spaghetti Pie), Escarole with Italian Sausage and White Beans, and close with Italian Butterball Cookies. Come prepared to enjoy dinner and take home what is left to savor the next day. No experience needed. Class is part observation and part participation. Debra lived in Florence for a summer and longs to share some of these delectable and easy to prepare dishes with you. Bring tubs to take home samples. All recipes provided. $10 material fee included. No discounts.

Pies & Tarts, Oh My!

$40

with Deb Arter

Calendar Apr 7, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you suffered through pastry mishaps or despaired over runny pie filling? Let Deb help you with that. In one evening, we will make a standard two-crust Strawberry Rhubarb pie that will get rave reviews every time you make it, as well as a fresh fruit tart that is sure to please. Hands-on time with instruction, recipes, tips and liberal tasting opportunities assure that this is a class you won’t want to miss. Be sure to bring a plastic tub to take home samples, as well as an apron and your favorite rolling pin that has been gathering dust in the closet! Class size limited. $10 material fee included in price of class. No discounts.





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