New Year Cooking Classes


Happy New Year!  With the start of 2014, consider taking a healthy cooking class with me!  These are conducted at Marcel’s Culinary Experience in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.   A brand new class I’m teaching is called “Breakfast Now, Dinner Tonight!”.  It’s perfect for busy moms.  I will serve you breakfast at 9:30am which you’ll enjoy while I demonstrate your evening meal.  Not only will you be provided with the recipes for the class, but you’ll also be supplied with a ‘dinner starter kit’ to use as the foundation for your evening meal.  The class will wrap up by 11am with plenty of time to get any half-day kids from school and you’ll already have the makings of a healthy dinner in hand!  What a great way to start the year!

In the calendar below, you’ll also find midday demo classes in January and February, a little kids valentine’s hands-on class, and an evening demo class in March.  I hope to cook with you soon!

January 2014

8- Savvy Slow Cooking: White Chicken Chili with Cilantro-Lime Finish, Moroccan Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Apricots, Creamy Red Lentil & Carrot Soup with Blanched Almonds. Demo, 12:30-2pm.  $35  Register here

16- Breakfast Now, Dinner Tonight: Baked Oatmeal with Apricots and Cherries with Vanilla Yogurt / Stir-Fried Ginger Beef with Carrots, Pea Pods & Green Onion on Steamed Jasmine Rice. Demo, 9:30-11am. $45  Register here

28- Fish in a Flash:  Marinated Shrimp Appetizer, White Fish Tacos with Purple Cabbage Slaw, Baked Salmon w/Sweet Lemon Relish on Bed of Baby SpinachDemo, 6:30-8p. $45 Register here

February 2014

5- Lunch at Lynn’s Italian Table: Creamy White Bean Soup with Baby Spinach, Zucchini, Grape Tomato and Parmesan Frittata, Warm Farro Salad with Roasted Cauliflower and Prosciutto. Demo, 12:20-2pm. $35 Register here

8- Little Kid’s Valentine (ages 6-8): Strawberrylicious Smoothie, Creamy Bowtie, Hearts & Ham Pasta, Cupid’s Chocolate Banana Boat. Hand’s on. 11am-12:30pm, Marcel’s, Glen Ellyn. Register @ 630-790-8500. $35 Register here

20- Breakfast Now, Dinner Tonight: Sweet Sunflower Muffins with Grilled Grapefruit / Pesto Stuffed Baked Pork Chops with Zucchini and Yellow Squash Sauté.  Demo, 9-11:30am. $45 Register here

March 2014

13- Breakfast Now, Dinner Tonight: Apple, Banana & Barley Breakfast Bake with Creamy Cinnamon Yogurt / Mediterranean Chicken & Vegetables on Bed of Porcini Pasta. Demo, 9:30-11am. $45 Register here

18- Celebrated Recipes from My Italian Kitchen: Spicy Rapini with Lemon Garlic Sauce, Colorful Chicken Cacciatore with Mostaccolli, Cranberry-Hazelnut Biscotti. Demo, 6:30-8pm. $45 Register here


2 responses

  1. Hi,
    I took your crockpot class and really enjoyed it but I have a question. One of your tips was that the crockpot should be something like 1/2 to 2/3 full. What will happen if I go ahead and cook a recipe that only fills my large crockpot about 1/3? I really don’t want to buy another crockpot since I barely use this one and there are just two of us. Could I just go ahead and add more liquid? Your chili lime chicken recipe had chicken broth in it.

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