Crispy 5 Greens Salad

Summer has arrived!  During the warmer months it’s natural to crave crisp, crunchy, fresh from the garden goodness.  5 Greens Salad was one of my favorite creations in 2015.  Even the children loved it in cooking school last last year!  Fresh basil makes the vinaigrette dressing outstanding! Make it today for your family, you will be glad you did! 

5 Greens Salad

1 pound broccoli florets minced or broccoli slaw

1 large Granny Smith apple cut into julienne

3 cups finely shredded cabbage

4 green onions finely chopped




½ cup fresh basil packed

¼ cup red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons honey

1/3 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

In a small food processor pulse together all dressing ingredients. Toss salad ingredients with dressing.  Let stand on counter or refrigerator for 10 minutes before tossing again and serving.

Take advantage of two unique cooking opportunities for my older, more advanced students.  For a complete summer schedule click here

July 6th and 7th 3:30-6:30  TEENS Italian Cooking  Ages 13-17  Join me for a 2 day cooking workshop designed to cover the basics and offer up classic recipes that will stay with your teen for a lifetime.  In this hands on cooking class teens will take charge of the prep and really work these recipes.  We will use all fresh food, learn how to choose and use produce, skills will be learned to make insure food is always flavorful and delicious. Teens will be able to translate skills learned to most any recipe.

Day 1      Slow Simmered Red Sauce made from Garden tomatoes will be a classic sauce that can be applied in a variety of recipes.  This classic sauce will be used both days; on day one with Tender juicy Meat Balls and Spaghetti.  Fettucine Alfredo is a Sauce that can make even the most experienced chef nervous, but not with my fool proof method…success! Balsamic Reduction will make our Caprese Salad pop Tartufo, Ice cream balls with a cherry in the center, rolled in cookie crumbs and coated with chocolate will be super fun to make and eat

Day 2   Italian Salad is a classic every chef should know Herb and Garlic Monkey Bread We will prepare Homemade Ricotta Cheese to be used on our mile high Traditional Lasagna Grilled Italian Vegetables are caramelized for natural sweetness Panini is a great way to get Italian flavors to the table fast and we will enjoy ours! Teens will craft Pizzelle Tacos to be stuffed with fruit and Chantilly Cream Decadent Double Chocolate Almond Tart will amaze the group . Class size is limited, fee$98.00. To register call TODAY 214-551-9630 or email

July 13th-15th 10:30-2:00  Master Chef Class Ages 10-16  Is your child serious about cooking?  For the second year in a row I am offering a unique experience for kids with a genuine interest in cooking.  Class will be limited to 8 students.  Each student will be set up on a station and will prep and prepare dishes from beginning to completion.  Breads and sauces will be prepared together and shared.  Each student will be encouraged to invite 1 guest to lunch on the last day of class. Our guests will be served by the students.  At the end of each day utensils and stations will be returned to original order before leaving class. Knife Skills are a prerequisite, if your child has not taken knife skills with me, they can come 30 minutes early the first day for an additional 15$ fee.  Class is limited to 8 students.  3 day camp including guest for lunch $225.00

Day 1 Focus: French

Homemade Berry Jam, choice of berry flavor

Creamy Stuffed Pain Perdu

Baked Ratatouille Spirals

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Individual French Bread Loaves

Day 2 Italian Focus

Small Italian Bread Bowls Bakes with Eggs inside and assorted toppings

Crock Baked Mac and Cheese

Italian Herbed Pork Loin will be a show stopper

Crispy Zucchini Chips will amaze the group

Vegetable Slaw will give ample opportunity to practice knife skills

Chocolate, Pistachio and Cherry Cookie, an amazing combination.

Day 3 Focus Mexican

Homemade Salsa

Breakfast Tacos have never tasted this good

Lunch for our guests at 1:00


Black Bean Dip and Homemade Salsa

Creamy Poblano Pepper Soup

Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas with Homemade Salsa Verde topping

Skillet Corn

Apple Dumplings with Homemade Cinnamon Caramel Sauce

About Lorie Fangio

I am a lifestyle advisor with a passion for connecting families Around the Table for mealtime. We are becoming a society that doesn’t even speak to each other, texting and internet relationships are the norm and it is impacting our culture. I believe the human connection as we know it, is in danger. Finding time to spend together as a family unit can be difficult especially with dual family careers and children that are often hyper scheduled. My mission is to inspire families, with a no nonsense approach to real food. Gathering Around the Table is key to the foundation of familial relationships. Sitting down to a meal is much more than breaking bread, it is a bonding ritual for families that actually protects our kids from all the dangerous stuff in the world. With tips and techniques we can all get our families Around the Table!
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