Chez Tomas cookies are small and dainty, usually the size of a quarter, so that you can sample several without overindulging. We will make eight cookie recipes in this class, each a different type of cookie and all very popular. Learn the secrets of rolled sugar cookies, make a beautiful chocolate vanilla swirl cookie, the technique for which will be helpful for other recipes; and you'll be surprised at how easy and quick anise biscotti are to make. Enjoy Paris wafers that will melt in your mouth and others in this fun class where you will gain confidence making the perfect, dainty cookie.
Add a twist to some of your old favorites! Add a twist to lemon cream puffs, chocolate cup cakes with coffee filling and coffee frosting, chocolate, hazelnut baklava, chaco tacos, and PB&J tiramisu. The only requirement for this class is a sweet tooth! Think they will make it home?
Comfort foods warm the soul and evoke fond memories of years past. We'll prepare and sample meat loaf, a family favorite; the ultimate macaroni and cheese, a quick and easy baked covered dish; an updated potpie; a decadent rice pudding for dessert; and several more comfort foods. Take a trip down memory land for some good old-fashioned tasty treats.
Cupcakes are such a fun treat to liven up a party, dinner at home, or any occasion! They are also much easier than making a whole cake. Explore the many different flavors in this 2 session course where you will make white chocolate cupcakes with truffle filling, pancake cupcakes with maple syrup, butter cream garnished with bacon, champagne cupcakes with strawberry filling and white chocolate frosting, devil's food cupcakes with peanut butter filling, plus a couple more!
Summer is not a time to spend cooped up in the kitchen, so learn how to be in and out in a flash! Recipes include grilled chicken with lemon and garlic, gremolata mashed potatoes, grilled mahi mahi served over mescaline mix in a lime ginger vinaigrette, chicken kebobs, grilled asparagus with a lemon ginger vinaigrette, and more!
Want to start a gluten-free diet or are you already living gluten-free and need some new recipes? This class is for you! Recipes include corn muffins, chicken tacos, white cake with chocolate ganache frosting, cream puffs, zucchini meatball lasagna, shrimp scampi, and more! Gluten-Free 1 is not a prerequisite.
Learn to jazz up your fish with these exciting fish recipes. Recipes include grilled mahi-mahi with crunchy coleslaw and lime vinaigrette; spinach, feta, and sun-dried tomato stuffed tilapia; pan-seared halibut with Swiss chard, tomatoes, and sauted garlic; salmon Ceasar salad; almond crusted tilapia with a cinnamon compound butter.
Eating a healthy diet can be challenging. Learn to prepare three menus: one with fish, one with chicken or pork, and one with all vegetables. Each menu is low fat, offering a number of variations and combinations of sides. Enjoy an easy chopped salad, kale salad, a fun to make vegetable tart that doesn't involve crust, a fig and hazelnut sauce for fish.
This class is full of fresh Mexican cooking flavor! Learn plenty of knife skills and knowledge about fresh produce and how it can really make your meal taste amazing. We will make chicken flauntas, shredded beef tacos, chicken fajitas, guacamole, pico de gallo, mahi mahi fish tacos, fried ice cream, chicken enchiladas, churros and a couple more. Join us at the fiesta!
The Middle Eastern kitchen is full of savory dishes that are economical, healthy, and easy to make. Experiment with recipes such as hummus, tabouli, falafel, foul mudammas, baba ganoush, along with different rice dishes, kabobs, and other Middle Eastern favorites.
Want to learn some new pie recipes for the holidays this year? You will make every part of the pie from scratch and will go home to your kitchen, knowing how to make easy, homemade pie crust with your eyes closed! Here are the pies you will learn: double stuffed strawberry pie, coconut cream pie, chocolate peanut butter pie, cranberry caramel cheesecake pie, apple crumb pie with lattice top, and chocolate caramel pecan pie. Each pie will look like it came from a bakery!!! Please bring plastic containers to take home lots of pie!
Rachel Ray makes 30-minute meals; can you? Learn techniques to make a quick braise (think chicken paprikash and French pork stew), to turn breakfast into a dinner (frittatas and Spanish tortillas), and to make creative use of leftovers. Forget the hamburger-helper-style quick fixes. Learn to cook quick and delicious meals from scratch.
This trio of food is so good together and makes a perfect, winter meal. Learn how to make roasted, red-pepper bread; butter-rolls that make your mouth water for more; and ham bread. Soup recipes include Swiss chard and macaroni; New England clam chowder; and authentic, Italian wedding soup (the recipe comes from Alaina's grandmom!). You will also make 3 salad recipes that blend different gourmet flavors, like gorgonzola cheese and honey walnuts.
Hate to cook every day? Weekend cooking not your thing either? Learn to pack your freezer with a variety of items like soups, dinner items, and desserts, and even breakfast. Recipes include New York style coffee cake muffins, white bean chard soup, pot stickers, zucchini lasagna, white chicken chili, and chocolate cherry shortbread cookies.
In this class, make foods that, you guessed it, are stuffed! Use vegetables, potatoes, and meats to stuff a variety of foods. Recipes include: stuffed flank steak with spinach and mushrooms, pork chops stuffed with homemade caramelized onion cornbread, manicotti stuffed with ricotta cheese and spinach, filet mignon stuffed with lobster, stuffed mushrooms, eggplant rollatini, stuffed baked potatoes with gorgonzola cheese and bacon, and a stuffed apple turnover with mascarpone cheese. Bring containers for leftovers.
Summertime is salad time and we have some great main course ideas for you! From weeknight salads that are great for your family to specialty salads for entertaining, expand your knowledge in this class. Recipes include the classic Nicoise and Cobb salad, a steak and potato salad, and salads that feature shrimp, chicken, and pork tenderloin.
Learn to steam, poach, bake, grill and saute nine varieties of fish including salmon, tuna, orange roughy, and more. Serve with everything from salsas and vinaigrettes to peppercorn cream sauces and peanut sauces. You will also make a "best ever" crab cake and a make ahead shrimp dish. Healthy never tasted so good!