Category Archives: Adult Cooking Classes

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.

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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

vintagekitchencookingclasses@gmail.com 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!

Sewing

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

Skillet Lasagna

lasagna

The “Cooking in College” class featured recipes that were inexpensive, could be cooked quickly with a few ingredients and minimal mess.  Hmmm… sounds like something families can use on most weeknights.!!!  No matter if you live at college, in dorms or apartments or have 5 kids to feed, this recipe is for you!

This recipe uses one of my all-time favorite small appliances: the electric skillet.  I began using the electric skillet while in college to cook venison.

It is not that I don’t like my other small appliances (and I have many), but the electric skillet is a necessary one in my kitchen.  The features of the electric I love is the heat regulation, and that is why it is perfect for tis recipe; you are more likely to get an evenly cooked lasagna.

You can adjust this recipe for meat lovers as well as vegetarians.

Skillet Lasagna

1 pound ground beef or Italian sausage, or for a vegetarian version, chop your favorite vegetables

Fresh ground pepper, to taste

1/2 cup diced onion

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 (25 ounce) jar marinara sauce

2 cups water

10 curly edged lasagna noodles, each broken into 4 pieces

1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese

1 cup shredded mozzarella/provolone or Italian blend cheese

1/3 cup shaved or grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup chopped, fresh basil

Coat a deep 12″ skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Cook the ground beef, breaking up with a spoon, over medium-high heat until no pink remains. Drain off as much of the grease as you can and return the pan to the stove. Season the meat with salt and pepper and add the onion and garlic. Continue to cook; stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender when pierced with a fork, approximately 5 minutes or more.

Meanwhile, combine marinara sauce, diced tomatoes, and water in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.

Add uncooked lasagna noodles to pan to cover the meat, breaking each noodle into 4 pieces as you add them to the pan. Pour the tomato mixture evenly over the pasta, making sure that the edges are covered. Bring to a good simmer then reduce heat to medium, cover pan, and simmer for 25 minutes.

Remove cover and drop spoonfuls of the ricotta over the surface of the lasagna. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella/provolone and Parmesan. Cover pan and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Sprinkle with basil and serve.

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Vintage Kitchen 2018 Class Schedule

Adult Cooking Classes

College Cooking               January 10th 6pm   $65

Some colleges have great food, and sometimes not. College students can come and learn to go beyond Ramen noodles to make great dorm food that is inexpensive, fast, and even healthy!

Leeks and Artichokes       January 17th 6pm $65

Don’t let these foods intimidate you! Stuffed artichokes, spinach and artichoke dip, grilled artichokes, caramelized leek pizza, leek tartlets, and potato leek soup are on the menu.

Soups                                   January 30th 6pm $65

Get ready for the big chill with new soup recipes! Menu includes: Barley Soup with Mushrooms and Italian Clam Soup with Pasta.

Soufflé Secrets                  February 8th 6pm $65

Practice your soufflé attitude with four great recipes that you can use all year round: Crab and Gruyere Soufflé; Chocolate Soufflé; Gorgonzola Soufflé; and Fresh Corn Soufflé.

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.

Apron Strings (ages 7 and up)

Pasta and Parents             February 21st 5:30pm

$70 per parent/child team

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.

Sticky Fingers 4-H Club

Our 4-H Club meets the second Monday of each month from 4:30 to 6:30.  For more information, email Sandi at saa224@psu.edu

Sewing is BACK!

Saturdays:

February 10th 11am to 1pm

February 17th 11am to 1pm

Let your creativity flow as you sew and work on your creative projects. Comfy clothes required!   $15 per session

December 2017 and January 2018

Adult Cooking Classes

Sushi Party     December 9th 6pm $65

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

College Cooking   January 10th 6pm   $65

Some colleges have great food, and sometimes not. College students can come and learn to go beyond Ramen noodles to make great dorm food that is inexpensive, fast, and even healthy!

Leeks and Artichokes    January 17th 6pm $65

Don’t let these foods intimidate you! Stuffed artichokes, spinach and artichoke dip, grilled artichokes, caramelized leek pizza, leek tartlets, and potato leek soup are on the menu.

Soups    January 30th 6pm

Get ready for the big chill with new soup recipes! Menu soon!

Kids Cooking Classes

Kids and Cookies    December 14th 5:30 $40

The kids will take over the kitchen and make and decorate cookies. Great holiday fun while parents can catch up on their holiday duties.

 

I Can Make that From Scratch!?     December 28th 9am to noon $40

Break up the winter break by cooking some of your favorite foods, all from scratch! Pop tarts, chicken tenders, and maybe even marshmallows!

Love Fall Cooking Classes

Wednesday, October 25th at 6pm we will be exploring sweet potato preparations including two types of gnocchi; one that is gluten free!  Other preparations include twice baked sweet potatoes, scones, and more!

Wednesday, November 1st at 6pm brings the soufflé into focus.  How does a soufflé become light and airy?  Come find out.  We will make both sweet and savory soufflé preparations.

All classes are $65 and include hands on cooking instruction, all ingredients and equipment.  Reservations required and a 50% deposit will confirm your reservation.  Tickets available at paypal.me/vintagekitchen or e-mail vintagekitchencookingclasses@gmail.ccom.