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  • Deepest, Darkest Chocolate Cakes for the Holidays

    Learn to bake deeply flavored chocolate cakes, including an almost flourless bomb of pure chocolate robed in a semi-sweet ganache and a dense, 12-cup cocoa cake that will satisfy the most avid chocolate fan. You'll make the 6-cup version of your choice in class, accompanied by meticulous instructions and a detailed handout for reproducing the cakes at home. Bring a cardboard box at least 12" square to bring home your treasure. Closed glass or plastic containers will not work for transporting these cakes.
  • Four Famous Cookies - Bake and Take Workshop

    Join us and get into the holiday spirit as we prepare four famous cookies for you to bake and take home! We’ll listen to festive music as we make Scandinavian Krumkakes, Sandbakkelse, Rosettes, and Italian Pizzelles. Receive a recipe booklet filled with class recipes, make ahead tips and gift-giving ideas. Master deep fried Rosettes - those exceeding fragile Scandinavian delicacies dusted with confectioner's sugar. With many tips and techniques that will make your baking a success! Please bring a container large enough to hold 50 cookies to take home.
  • Homemade Egg Rolls & Samosas

    Restaurant-quality egg rolls and samosas can be made right in your own kitchen. These appetizers are jam-packed with flavors from around the world and can be a quick way to incorporate leftovers into something new and fun to eat. Make a variety of egg rolls, samosas and dipping sauces in class. Plan to pay instructor a $20 food fee in class. Please note dietary restrictions when registering.
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    Date Night Dinner: Chicken Cordon Blue, Chicken Marsala, Chicken Strips, and More!

    Try a variety of chicken dishes - some classic, some quick, some spectacular for company, but ALL are healthy and delicious! There will be whole chicken, chicken parts and those versatile skinless-boneless chicken breasts. We'll use skillets and the oven to prepare and enjoy Chicken Cordon Blue, Chicken Marsala with Sage, Chicken Philippine Style Adobo, Chicken Strips with Spicy Hone Dipping Sauce, Chicken with White Wine and Mushroom Sauce, Chicken Crab-Stuffed Breasts, Crispy Chicken Parmesan Strips, Italian Lemon Chicken, Lemon Chicken Kabobs, Pineapple-Raspberry Chicken Nibbles, Raspberry Lime Chicken and lastly ... Roasted Chicken with Mushrooms and Apples. Leave with a dozen chicken recipes that you can easily replicate at home. Three recipes are great as appetizers, and the entrees will quickly become your favorites for family and friends! Come hungry and bring a beverage if desired. Please plan to help with cleanup. Food cost is included.
  • Handmade Pasta with Red and Cream Sauces

    In this hands-on cooking class, you'll learn the time-honored art of creating pasta from scratch. Instructor Mimi will teach you how to throw together the perfect pasta dough as well as roll and slice it into noodles. You'll also learn how to make a red tomato sauce & creamy Alfredo sauce to smother your freshly made noodles. Pair it with a fresh seasonal garden salad to balance out the meal. Bring additional $20 food fee payable to the instructor during class. Please note dietary restrictions when registering.
  • East African Classics: Goat Stew, Chipati, Rice and Matooke

    Join us for some authentic East African dishes! We'll make Goat Stew (beef option available too), Pilau Rice, Matooke (mashed plantains with a peanut sauce) and Chipati Bread. This will be a hands-on cooking class so you can explore the step-by-step process. There will be plenty of food to sample! $20 food fee payable to instructor in class. Please note dietary restrictions when registering.
  • Hands-on Instant Pot Cooking 101

    Multicookers (such as the popular Instant Pot) can produce dishes you used to cook in the slow cooker in 7% of the time. Discover what makes—or breaks—dishes cooked in these devices. Bring your own multicooker with its instruction book; if you don’t have one yet, use one of mine. You'll cook butter chicken and rice, a Chinese red pork braise, or a shrimp-asparagus risotto to see if you want this pot in your own kitchen. Class fee includes food costs. You can cook dried chickpeas in 20 minutes, navy beans in 20 minutes, cheesecake in 20 minutes, risotto in 7 minutes, and juicy pot roast in 60! Any season is a terrific time to become acquainted with the many advantages of the contemporary pressure cooker. Unlike the old models that gave rise to your mother's or grandmother's hair-raising tales of spaghetti dangling from the kitchen ceiling, new pressure cookers offer several safety devices. Discover the four infallible rules for safe pressure cooking, gain hands-on experience with your or Jan's pressure cookers, and you'll be set to roll out delicious, quick dishes. The versatile pressure cooker also delivers delicious, vitamin-packed soups and vegetables quickly and dependably. Learn what to look for when buying a pressure cooker and what to avoid (and there's lots to avoid). If you have a pressure cooker you haven't even taken out of the box yet, bring it to class to learn how to use it! Please bring your own nonalcoholic beverage and closed containers for taking home leftovers, as well as a dish cloth and dish towel to help with cleanup. No discounts.
  • Savor, Stroll and Experience Hudson on a Guided Food and Walking Tour

    Hudson Food Walk guided tours offer a fun way to explore Hudson's thriving food scene and experience all this quaint river town has to offer. During the three-hour tour, guests learn about Hudson’s rich history, stroll along the banks of the scenic St. Croix River and make stops at six popular downtown destinations to enjoy a variety of tastings including classic American and Latin-inspired dishes, craft beer and cocktails, as well as stunning desserts and handmade chocolates. Tours begin in the lobby of the Phipps Center for the Arts (109 Locust St, Hudson). Current destinations include Pier 500, Barker’s Bar & Grill, St. Croix Baking Company, Pedro’s del Este, Knoke’s Chocolates & Nuts and Grand Fete or Black Rooster Bistro. *Destinations could be subject to change. Note: Guide gratuity is not included but is appreciated.
  • Beginning Cake Decorating

    Introduction to Cake Decorating. Decorate an 8" celebration cake to take home and gain skills in shell borders, writing, and stars and rosettes. Plan to pay a supply fee of $12 to instructor in class for cake and use of all tools needed. There will be starter kits available to take home for an additional $12.
  • Date Night Crepes: The "Do Ahead Wrap"

    Crepes are an easy, impressive do-ahead dish. We will prepare Chicken Divan (chicken with broccoli in a cheese sauce) for our main dish. Follow it with Cheese Blintzes served with an apricot sauce, and Mushroom Crepes with Sherry Sauce. Orange Crepe Suzette, Italian and Sicilian Cannoli, Flaming Crepes and other desserts will round out our selections. And ... each student will have lots of experience in "making perfect crepes" including flipping them! Class fee includes food costs.