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Learn how to decorate simple cut-out cookies into variety of different winter and Christmas characters that you will be proud to bring to your holiday get-togethers. Adults can bring one child over the age of 7 to class for free. Each paid registration will go home with fifteen cut-out cookies.

Start date: 12/03/16

End date: 12/03/16


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Cookbook Club 

Cookbook Clubs are becoming the latest craze based on a simple idea of a group of people each choosing a different recipe from one cookbook and gathering to share the results, like a crowd sourced feast. It's a great way to sample many of the recipes in one sitting.  Plus, there's something magical when you join a group of unknown people and share food with one another. Conversations swirl maybe revealing those who secretly aspire to be great cooks, or those who just want to meet some new friends. Whatever the reasons, you will surely leave with a full tummy, knowledge of the best recipes in that cookbook and maybe a start of a new friendship or two. No cooking experience is needed; but you will be expected to bring a dish to the class event from the selected cookbook.

Start date: 11/05/16

End date: 11/05/16


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Make people feel extra special by showing your creativity in your cookies by decorating them. Learn easy cookie decorating techniques that take little time or effort but really make the event or holiday memorable. Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle, Big Sister or Brother, feel free to bring one child to the class for free. Child must be at least 7 yrs. old. Each paid registration will leave with 2 dozen specially, decorated cookies at the end of class.

Start date: 07/30/16

End date: 07/30/16


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Up the ante of the everyday, plain grilled cheese sandwich! Join us for our Gourmet Grilled Cheese class, where you'll get a chance to put together quality, complimentary ingredients and flavors in new ways that will surprise and excite your taste buds. Experiment with professional chef, Timothy Knudsen, with different varieties of breads, cheeses and toppings combinations to give your grilled cheese the adult update it needs!

Start date: 12/10/16

End date: 12/10/16


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Trick or Treat? Treat, of course! Learn simple and fun decorating techniques that will transform your cupcakes into Halloween critters like mummies and monsters making your guests shriek with delight. Adults feel free to bring one child to the class for free. The child must be at least 7 years old. Each paid registration will go home with a dozen Halloween-themed decorated cupcakes.  

Start date: 10/22/16

End date: 10/22/16


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Tired of making the same suppers over and over again? Need some fresh ideas to avoid the stress of cooking after a long day? Come learn and sample some new, tasty soup & casserole recipes. No more than 6 simple ingredients in each recipe. Take home recipes to start cooking something new for you and those you love!  

Start date: 09/17/16

End date: 09/17/16


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Add a little fun into your Thanksgiving dessert with colorful turkeys, Indians and pumpkin-looking cupcakes. Kids and adults will both enjoy this class learning fun and easy decorating techniques. Each paid registration will go home with a dozen scrumptious decorated cupcakes to share with family for the holiday.

Start date: 11/12/16

End date: 11/12/16


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