If you attend my cooking classes you have probably already tried and loved Trader Joe’s Harvest Blend tea. I serve it often and always over ice. This is my favorite tea but is only available during harvest season. Swing by your local Trader Joe’s and stock up and join me for an upcoming cooking class! Only a few seats remain for October! For complete look at classes offered through the holidays, CLICK HERE
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WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS THURSDAY? How about joining me for Italian cooking, it is going to be a fun night filled with fabulous food!
Thursday, September 22nd 2016 6:30-8:30 Italian Cooking! 2 SEATS Available Join me for an evening of Italian cooking. We will immerse ourselves in the flavors of Italy as we enjoy a relaxed cooking experience starting with a garden fresh cocktail; Basitos are made with fresh lime and basil creating the perfect complement to our recipes. Beautiful Chopped Salad featuring baby kale, fresh chevre, seeds and figs will be our delicious starting point. Next up, we will prepare the perfect dreamy Tomato, Basil Risotto with Artichokes, a fantastic meal for simple entertaining. Parmesan Garlic Bread leaves fill the house with an amazing aroma and will not disappoint. Chicken Piccata with lemon, butter and capers, is a wonderful go to family favorite. Spicy Italian Meatballs are a must for any Italian feast. For a decadent pasta indulgence, I will unlock the mystery of Creamy Fettuccini Alfredo. Our show stopping dessert is the beautiful Panna Cotta Strawberry Coulis. Class FEE $58.00
Friday, October 7th 2016 11:00-1:00 Lunch and learn Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! 1 SEAT Available Join me every month or just THIS month for Lunch and Learn, an extended lunch hour that gives you a full cooking class experience, a delicious lunch and an arsenal of new recipes to help you get dinner on the table at your house! In an answer to the most requested weeknight meals…an entire class featuring chicken! You will learn the simple technique for brined chicken that will change the way you do bird for life; ours will be succulent and topped with fresh Basil gremolata. Next up, a classic, Chicken Tetrazzini sure to become a family favorite. Comforting Chicken and Wild Rice soup packs a flavorful punch. Mouthwatering and simple Balsamic Mushroom Chicken is a one pot wonder! We will bring some exotic flavors to the crock pot in our Chicken Curry. Mexican Layered Cornbread stuffed with chicken and other good stuff and topped with a salad of tomatoes and avocados, is a real crowd pleaser. For a decadent finish luscious Red Velvet Cake topped with Cream Cheese Frosting, oh my! Class FEE $53.00
Thursday, October 20th 2016 from 6:30-8:30 Fancy a Cocktail? 1 SEAT Available Are you ready for a fun night filled with inspired dishes and flavors? This is the class for you! In this class we will craft and taste 4 vodka cocktails. Each cocktail will be paired with the perfect elegant morsel or two. The fun starts with a savory favorite, Peppered and Herbed Popped Corn and juicy Texas style Chicken Cordon Bleu bites both make a lovely pair with Peach Jalapeno Martini. Succulent Lobster Rolls and Gorgeous Roasted Red Pepper and Goat cheese Tart work well with light Lemon Fizz Cocktail. Crunchy Apple Walnut Lettuce Wraps and Jalapeno Popovers with Honey Butter are the perfect combination with the classic Cosmos. For a sweet finish we will have some fun crafting cake balls and tasting Pumpkin Martinis. 1-2 ounce servings of each cocktail will be served. Class Fee $58.00
Viennoiserie Thursday, October 27th 2016 6:30-9:00 1 SEAT OPEN Viennoiserie, the exquisite dough used in classic French Pastries including Croissant, Pain Chocolate and Almond Croissant will be learned. After studding Viennoiserie at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, Lorie will lead you in hands on instruction where you will learn to make this classic French dough. We will toast the French with bubbly before we get started. Viennoiserie is an art form but with Lorie’s straight forward techniques and ample hands on exposure, you will become an expert! Buttery flaky croissants, Pain Chocolate stuffed with bricks of chocolate and luscious Almond Croissant filled with Almond Custard will be taught, tasted and packed up for take home! Class size is limited to 10 Class fee $58.00