Monthly Archives: February 2018

Mother Sauces

mother sauces

Have you made a Bechamel, Veloute, or Epagnole sauce? How about Tomato or Hollandaise? We will make the 5 Classic Mother sauces along with a variation for each. This class will improve your cooking skills by leaps and bounds!

Class date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 6pm

$65 includes 3 hours of hands-on cooking, all ingredients and equipment and excellent tasting!

Reservations are required and secured with a 50% deposit.

Changes and Additions

Sometimes a change is necessary.  In this case, the April 28th Sushi classes listed in the last schedule are postponed.  I promise I will reschedule!

In addition to the last schedule update, I added some May classes for adults:

Mexican Madness                   May 2nd   6pm   $65

It is time to get your Cinco de Mayo menu ready! Let’s try some Cilantro-Avocado Margaritas; Shrimp in Chipotle Sauce; Homemade Tortillas; and more!

Essential Oils for Summer      May 23rd   6pm $65

Learn how to use essential oils in a variety of cooking preparations. You will get great flavors with this cooking technique. We will make marinades for chicken and beef, sangria, flavored oils for salads, and more foods using Young Living Essential Oils.

The May class for kids is:

Apron Strings Tour Hawaii          April 25th 5:30pm $40

Hawaii is nice any time of year, but if you can’t be there, the kids can make you an Hawaiian meal. We will be making: Apple Banana Bread; Grilled Pork with Noodles; and Sweet and Sour Pineapple.

Here is something to whet your appetite…

There is a new birthday party theme coming and it includes a partnership with Jaya Yoga!  Stay tuned!!

Slow Cooker Love!

It is no secret that I love using my slow cooker to get family meals together.   Here are my top three reasons for using the slow cooker:

  1. Foods can be cooking while away at work.
  2. Foods can be cooking without heating the kitchen during the summer months.
  3. Foods can be cooking while I am at home, spending my time entrenched in an activity…sewing, reading, sewing, working, sewing…you get the idea!

I use my slow cooker so much, I own two of them, and today, they were both being put to work.

dual crock pots

One is the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Slow Cooker that often travels to tailgates, friend’s homes, sport concession stands, and family gatherings.  Today, I was preparing Tex Mex Potato Soup that was prepped during Jamie’s Tastefully Simple Freezer Workshop held at Vintage Kitchen.  To make clean up easier, I used a slow cooker liner.

The second slow cooker that I own has a divided insert.  I purchased it at a discount store years ago and it has been performing ever since.  Today’s dinner was one of the best recipes I have ever tried.  Slow-Cooked Italian-Style Braised Chuck Roast  was on one side of the slow cooker.  I did not adapt the recipe except to use the slow cooker instead of the oven. As I got closer to serving, I put vegetables on the right.  Dinner finished!!! (I don’t have a link to the brand I bought, but a similar crockpot is the Crock Pot Double Dipper.)

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What’s coming up at Vintage Kitchen?

Sometimes all you need is a day to do some planning…

Here are the latest classes added to the Vintage Kitchen schedule!  Make a note that there is a sewing session included on the schedule!

Reservations are required for all classes.  E-mail or call for information.  Space fills up fast!

Adult Cooking Classes

Bourbon and Honey    February 10th 6pm $65

A match made in heaven! This menu is infused with bourbon and honey: Bourbon Marinated Tenderloin; Roasted Winter Vegetables with Honey-Bourbon Butter; Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce; and more

Main Dishes: Pork       February 28th 6pm $65

Bryant will teach you a variety of pork recipes that you can use for family and friends. His main dishes are: Horseradish Crusted Pork Loin Stuffed with Mixed Greens and Apples; Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Stout Glaze; Pork Meatballs with Vietnamese Dipping Sauce; and Jerked Pork Chops.

Mother Sauces                        March 7th 6pm $65

Have you made a Béchamel, Veloute, or Epagnole sauce? How about Tomato or Hollandaise? We will make the 5 Classic Mother sauces along with a variation for each. This class will improve your cooking skills by leaps and bounds!

Irish Cooking                           March 14th 6pm $65

Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with some amazing food. Menu includes: Irish Soda Bread; Guinness and Lamb Stew; Spring Onion and Potato Soup; Cabbage and Bacon Pie; and Vanilla Custard with Strawberries.

Great Taste and Gluten Free      April 4th 6pm $65

Let’s make some gluten free baked goods with a variety of gluten free flours. Also, there are a variety of gluten free products that can be combined with sauces to make you love eating gluten free!

Southern Brunch                     April 11th 6pm $65

Spring is a great time to host a brunch with your family and friends and this is the menu you want! Chicken and Waffles; Hoppin’ Johns; Bibb Salad with Bourbon Vinaigrette; and Hot Brown Eggs Benedict.

Sushi Party                             April 28th 6pm $65

We have a guest teacher who spent a year traveling Asia to teach us how to make sushi and udon noodles in dashi broth.

Kids Cooking Classes

Pasta and Parents      February 21st 5:30pm

$70 per parent/child team SOLD OUT

Parents and kids will get together to create a pasta party! We will make homemade fettuccine, gnocchi, and ravioli to be topped with either gorgonzola sauce, browned butter balsamic sauce, or Alfredo sauce. Find out how easy it is to make homemade pasta

Grilled Cheese Creations

March 28th 5:30pm   $40

The kids will really get creative with a variety of combinations grilled between two slices of bread. They will get to use the griddle and panini maker in this class!

Kids and Parents Sushi Making   April 28th Noon $60 per parent/child team

Rice preparation, cutting skills, and sushi rolling are on the menu for both the parents and kids to learn. Once you learn the basics, you will be making sushi for dinner!


Drop-in Sewing    $15 per session

Feb 10th 11-1

Feb 17th 11-1

Feb 19th noon – 2

Five Week Session               $100

Even beginners can finish a project in 5 weeks of classes. Learn to use the machine and make a project of your choice (based on skill level). Call for information.

April 21st 2pm to 4pm

May 5th, 19th, and 26th 2pm to 4pm

June 9th 2pm to 4pm