Friday, November 20, 2009

Private cooking lesson

Carol wanted to show the strudel she made to her friends, who had given her a gift certificate for her birthday cooking lesson.
..............................Carol K., Sudbury, Massachusetts

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Kid's Cooking Birthday Party

Since Ben loves to cook, his parents treated him to a private cooking lesson for his birthday. His 2 sisters joined him and they all seemed to enjoy themselves.

"Thanks so much for the lesson--we all had a terrific time. Ben was very happy and felt that he learned a lot. We also had 2 terrific dinners."
..................................Lisa S., Westboro, Massachusetts

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Private cooking lesson

In Jessica and Matt 's kitchen...

"We definitely enjoyed the "fruits of our labor". We were quite full for several days following our class. The afternoon gave us much more than we anticipated! We had so much fun, and really the time just fly by! We have used the chicken with lemon and soy sauce since then, and intend to use the others, but need to wait till after Thanksgiving for room in our tummies! Because of the raving I did after the class and the leftovers I brought in for lunch, several co-workers have asked me for the recipies, so 3 of them got copies, and one has even made the chicken with lemon and soy sauce already! We highly recommend you to those we know, and will potentially in the future call you up for another lesson. I also wanted to say thank you for the cookbook! I have already done 2 other dishes out of it, and they were huge successes too. Thank you so much for the wonderful afternoon and everything that followed!"
....................................Jessica B., Ayer, Massachusetts

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Private cooking lesson

Bobby wanted to learn more about Italian cooking, so Pam surprised him with a gift certificate for a cooking lesson right in his own kitchen!

"It was great to meet you last night as well! We really enjoyed the whole experience of cooking with you and learned a lot of helpful hints as well as some really delicious recipes! Everything tasted fantastic! Thank you for the picture - it came out great! We'll definitely be in contact if any questions arise. Thanks again for everything!"
...............................Pam C., Southboro, Massachusetts

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Apple Rice Pilaf

© 1999 “So Easy, So Delicious”

1 to 2 T olive oil or butter or margarine
1 medium onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
Rind of 1 orange, grated
1 C white or brown rice
¼ C parsley, minced, divided
2 C apple cider or apple juice
½ C dried cranberries or raisins
Salt and pepper, to taste

Heat oil, butter or margarine in a saucepan. Add onion, celery and orange rind and sauté until vegetables are limp. Add rice and continue cooking just until rice is golden. Add half the parsley, cider or apple juice and dried cranberries or raisins. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 25 minutes for white rice and almost an hour for brown rice. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle remaining parsley on top just before serving.

Hint: This pilaf has a fruity taste and goes especially well with poultry, pork or lamb.