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An Eclectic Dinner Party

Recently I did something different with my cooking students. Normally when we cook, we focus on one or two items, exploring different aspects of a single ingredient or technique. But, one of my students was hosting a dinner party in a week, was afraid to cook an entire meal for ten people by herself, and … Continue reading

Chocolate Beet Cake

Chocolate Beet Cake

For several months now I have been teaching a weekly cooking class to a great group of ladies who all want to learn to cook new things. We started off with homemade bread, and we have quickly moved into the more advanced world of pastry. Interestingly enough, I made this cake exactly one time while … Continue reading

Lentil Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Lentil Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

There is something so wonderful and satisfying about serving up a big dish of warm and nutritious food to family and friends, and knowing it hasn’t cost the earth to do it. Lentils fit that bill perfectly. They are dirt cheap, take minutes to cook, are packed with fiber and protein, store in their dried … Continue reading