Category Archives: Adult Cooking Classes

2019 Planning

Early planners…here is the January and February 2019 schedule.  For advanced reservations, please e-mail vintagekitchencookingclasses@gmail.com.

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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.

 

Mother Sauces

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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.

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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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