Category Archives: Adult Cooking Classes

Big Game Ready!

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Just because the title of the class is “Game Day” doesn’t mean that the recipes we make during the class won’t be great all year round. You may not be thinking that a fruit salsa is a winter food, but our recipe includes Ghost Pepper Honey and Bourbon…that is a game-changer!

Ghost Pepper Honey and Bourbon Fruit Salsa

3 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Five 10-inch flour tortillas 

Cooking spray 

2 Granny Smith apples, grated 

1 Bartlett pear, small-diced 

Juice of 1 lime 

1-3 tablespoons ghost pepper honey 

8 ounces strawberries, chopped 

4 ounces raspberries, chopped 

1 ounce bourbon 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Spray the tops of the tortillas with cooking spray and sprinkle with the cardamom sugar. Cut each tortilla into 10 to 12 wedges and place on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Bake until crispy and golden, about 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Meanwhile, make the salsa by combining the apples, pear, lime juice and preserves in a medium bowl. Fold in the strawberries, raspberries and bourbon. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for an hour to allow all the flavors to marry.

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Happy Hour

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We are starting the year off with our signature Happy Hour class.  Don’t know what that is at Vintage Kitchen?  It is 5 appetizers and a drink all surrounding a theme.  The catch is that the theme is a secret until you get to the class!

The theme for tonight:  Comfort Foods!  It’s winter and comfy cozy is what we need.  And we are playing with lots of cooking toys and ingredients.

During class, I am usually asked where I get the equipment and ingredients we use, so I thought I would list them.  I am also sharing the recipe for Buffalo Sauce that we used in class.

The menu for this class:

Bacon Jam Grilled Cheese.  We used Tastefully Simple Bacon Jam on the grilled cheese.  Instead of making the grilled cheese on the stove, we used the panini press.  With a class of 20 people, we have two presses: Bella Panini Press and Breville Panini Press.  Confession: One of my panini presses lives at my house most of the time…

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese. See the recipe below for the Buffalo Sauce we used in the recipe…we used Sylvia’s Hot and Spice Seasoning…it is so good!

Buffalo Wing Sauce

6 ounces hot sauce

1 tablespoon butter

1/4 cup dark brown sugar

2 tablespoons honey

1-2 teaspoons Sylvia’s Hot and Spice Seasoning

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan until the flavors blend.

Chili  Instead of slow cooking the chili, we used the Instapot to meld the flavors quickly and have the chili ready before the end of class.

Individual Chicken Pot Pies  Regular pot pie is great, but individual pot pies are outstanding!  We used the Baby Cakes Individual Pie Maker.

Also on the menu:

Roasted Tomato Soup, Skillet Apple Pie, White Queso Dip, and Mulled Wine

Yes, that is actually seven recipes…but we have a big class…and we are hungry!

Recently Added Classes

Pizza and Taco (1)

The kiddos can take over the kitchen for two days during this holiday camp.  On the first day, we will make pizza and variations on pizza recipes.  Pizza dip, pizza rolls, different pizza crusts…all on the menu.

The second day will be taco variations.  Taco soup, taco spaghetti (which is really good) and homemade taco seasoning to take home will be made.

 

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Make reservations for Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 6pm for our signature Happy Hour.  The group will prepare 5 appetizers and 1 drink that are all part of a theme.  What makes this class special?  The theme is a surprise until you get to the class!  Cost is $30 per person or $50 per pair.

Reservation can be made by e-mailing: vintagekitchencookingclasses@gmail.com.

Vacation Inspiration

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Maybe it is just me, but when planning my vacations, where and what I am going to eat are top on my list.  That is probably why I need to exercise off weight once I get home!  Anyone one up for a walk to China?  Seriously, it is the best way to find out about a region.

Vacations clear the mind, making room for new inspiring ideas.  Inspiration can come from a book title, street sign, menu, or a conversation.

I was working on a Vintage Kitchen  Stack Cakes prior to leaving for vacation.  I had two versions planned and then ate what was possibly the best cupcake I had ever tasted at The Chocolate Moose Bakery  in Greenville, NC, leading to a third version of a stack cake.

What else may come to Vintage Kitchen from my recent vacation?  Cupcake Happy Hour for adults who want to make and take boozy cupcakes home (or eat them all in one sitting- no judgment at Vintage Kitchen.)

Homemade Gathering classes to get ready for the holiday season where we will craft and prepare foods for your hosting and visiting needs.

Before Halloween, the kids can get into the kitchen for Creepy and Cute Decorating of cookies and cupcakes.  No need to mess up your kitchen!

If you are interested in any of these, send me an e-mail.

Sandi

 

May and June Schedule

Adult Cooking Classes

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 Italian Chicken: Orange Tarts; Lemon Ricotta Pancakes; Spinach and Bacon Salad; and Spinach Pesto Pasta all using Young Living Essential Oils.

Summer Vegetarian Grill        June 6th 6pm $65

Bryant will lead us through awesome menu ideas to add more vegetarian options to our diets. You don’t need to be a vegetarian to come, just be open to new ideas. Menu TBA

Happy Hour                 June 16th 6pm             $30

Our signature Happy Hour…5 appetizers and 1 drink all surrounding a theme. The catch: the theme is a surprise until you get to Vintage Kitchen!

Cooking Crab              June 20th                     $65

If you missed it last year, don’t miss it again! We will cook: Corn and Crab Chowder: Crab Cakes; Crab Dip; Crab and Gruyere Soufflés; and Cioppino Style Crab Legs. Bring your appetite.

Kids Cooking Classes

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.

Brownies, Blondies, and Bars           May 29th 5:30pm $40

Get the bakers ready! We will make some great desserts. Bring a container to take some home! Menu is: Apple Blondies; Lemon Crumb Bars; Kit Kat Bars; Browned Butter Blondies; Nutella Brownies; and Extreme Cookie Brownies.

Summer Camps

Grillin’ and Chillin’         July 9, 10, 11, 12                            9am to noon         $125

We will spend four days making grilled entrees, sides and desserts along with frozen treats, chilled soup, and cool foods.

Make and Take           July 30, 31, August 1, 2                    9am to noon       $125

We will spend each 3-hour session making a food that the kids can bring home. (I think there may be sushi involved one day!)

All classes include hands-on cooking, all ingredients and equipment. Reservations Required 570-851-8521

4-H Meetings

We have two 4-H Clubs running at Vintage Kitchen. Sticky Fingers is an all-around cooking club and Cake Bosses is a cake decorating club. Call for details.

4-H One Day Camps

Cake Decorating: July 22nd 9am to 3pm $50

Grill Masters: July 6th 9am to 3pm $50

Gluten Free Cooking

Let’s make some gluten free baked goods with a variety of gluten free flours.  And learn to make your own all purpose gluten-free flour that will work with your family recipes.  And what about the products on the market?  Can we make them taste great? Yes!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 6pm

$65 per person includes hands on cooking instruction, all ingredients and equipment.

A 50% deposit will secure your reservation.