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Cooking Classes at The Cooking Cottage

All classes include a complete set of recipes to take home, approximately one and a half hours of demo time, and a complimentary full meal in our dining room. Wine throughout the evening is also complimentary, as is a cocktail when listed. Non-alcoholic beverages, coffee & tea are also provided.  With prior notice we are happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions.

*PLEASE NOTE: This is our final season. If you are a gift certificate holder and will be unable to attend a class or trip, please make an appointment to stop in and browse our merchandise selection or send someone in your place. Thank you.*

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Winnie's Favorites ~ Saturday 10am

Price: $60.00

Date: October 25, 2014

Much loved Cooking Cottage co-founder and former teacher Winnie will be here today preparing her favorite recipes from her years teaching at The Cooking Cottage… We'll nibble on Crostini with Salsa Di Alicia in the kitchen and then for a first course she'll make a delicious (not too spicy) Spicy Italian Salad. Today's lunch entree will be Pasta with Porcini Mushrooms, Sausage and Cream Sauce - a dish that's as perfect for impressing guests as it is for a satisfying weeknight dinner, served with Roasted Broccoli with Lemon Garlic Butter and Toasted Pine Nuts. The perfect sweet ending is a Bittersweet Chocolate Truffle Tart.

Available Spaces: 0

Soup's On! ~ Tuesday 6:30pm

Price: $60.00

Date: October 28, 2014

As the weather gets chilly nothing hits the spot quite like a bowl of homemade soup. In this class you’ll learn to make 3 “meal-in-a-bowl” soups and stews – each layered with delicious flavors that will leave you feeling satisfied and wanting more: Butternut-Corn Chowder with Goat Cheese Croutons, Italian Style Beef and Porcini Stew and Creamy Chicken Soup with Baby Peas & Carrots. To complete the meal we’ll also make a Fresh Green Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette, Parmesan-Pine Nut Muffins and Pear Pie with Dried Cherries & Brown Sugar Streusel.

Available Spaces: 0

Soup's On! ~ Thursday 10am

Price: $60.00

Date: October 30, 2014

As the weather gets chilly nothing hits the spot quite like a bowl of homemade soup. In this class you’ll learn to make 3 “meal-in-a-bowl” soups and stews – each layered with delicious flavors that will leave you feeling satisfied and wanting more: Butternut-Corn Chowder with Goat Cheese Croutons, Italian Style Beef and Porcini Stew and Creamy Chicken Soup with Baby Peas & Carrots. To complete the meal we’ll also make a Fresh Green Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette, Parmesan-Pine Nut Muffins and Pear Pie with Dried Cherries & Brown Sugar Streusel.

Available Spaces: 0

Steakhouse Style ~ Saturday 6:30 pm

Price: $68.00

Date: November 1, 2014

Learning to make this steakhouse style meal will ensure that you are always ready to rise to any entertaining challenge.  For an appetizer in the kitchen we’ll make delicious Prosciutto-Wrapped Mac ‘n Cheese Cups. The first course will be a steakhouse classic – Iceberg Wedge Salad with Homemade Bleu Cheese Dressing. Of course a steak is the star of the meal and we’ll be preparing one of our very favorite cuts: a Grilled Porterhouse Steak with Balsamic Sauce, accompanied by Perfect Creamed Spinach and Cheddar Chive Mashed Potatoes. A luxurious Chocolate Mousse Pie rounds out the special occasion-worthy menu.

Available Spaces: 0

Cozy Up to Fall ~ Thursday 10am

Price: $60.00

Date: November 6, 2014

The autumn harvest brings with it some of the year’s best flavors and in this class we’ll prepare a special feast worthy of the season. To nibble on in the kitchen we’ll make Celery Root-Potato Pancakes with Green Apple Sour Cream. For a first course, a perfectly autumnal Bacon, Bleu Cheese & Pear Salad that you may want to prepare for your Thanksgiving table.  Then we’ll make scrumptious Cider-Braised Chicken Legs with Onion-Raisin Sauce served with Creamy Polenta and Flash Roasted Broccoli with Spicy Crumbs. A fall crowd pleaser for dessert rounds out the meal: Apple Cake with Toffee Crust.

Available Spaces: 4

Cozy Up to Fall ~ Friday 6:30pm

Price: $60.00

Date: November 7, 2014

The autumn harvest brings with it some of the year’s best flavors and in this class we’ll prepare a special feast worthy of the season. To nibble on in the kitchen we’ll make Celery Root-Potato Pancakes with Green Apple Sour Cream. For a first course, a perfectly autumnal Bacon, Bleu Cheese & Pear Salad that you may want to prepare for your Thanksgiving table.  Then we’ll make scrumptious Cider-Braised Chicken Legs with Onion-Raisin Sauce served with Creamy Polenta and Flash Roasted Broccoli with Spicy Crumbs. A fall crowd pleaser for dessert rounds out the meal: Apple Cake with Toffee Crust.

Available Spaces: 4

Thanksgiving with Flair ~ Sunday 3pm

Price: $65.00

Date: November 16, 2014

Liven up your Thanksgiving spread this year by adding some tasty twists to classic favorites. Make it a holiday to remember with Bacon, Fennel and Apple Crostini to munch on, followed by a crunchy, delicious Celery Salad with Walnuts, Dates & Pecorino for an elegant first course. Fancy up the star of the meal by preparing a scrumptious Alsatian-Brined Turkey with Riesling Gravy and serving it with Creamy Spinach and Smoked Gouda Gratin, Butternut Squash & Cornbread Stuffing Muffins and Cranberry Sauce with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds. For dessert: a decadent and festive Pumpkin-Pecan Cheesecake with Praline Topping.

Available Spaces: 0

Fall Favorites ~ Wednesday 6:30pm

Price: $65.00

Date: November 19, 2014

Join us for a hearty fall meal by the fire as we explore the comforting flavors of the season. In the kitchen we’ll start class with a Pear Haymaker Cocktail to sip while you munch on Sauteed Mushroom and Pancetta Bruschetta. Then move into the dining room to enjoy a warming bowl of Butternut Squash Soup with Spiced Crème Fraiche. You’ll also learn to make Grilled Maple-Brined Pork Chops with Roasted Pear Chutney served with Green Beans and Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Fennel. For dessert we’ll whip up a delicious Fuji Apple Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Available Spaces: 0

A Festive Cocktail Party ~ Saturday 6:30pm

Price: $65.00

Date: December 6, 2014

Kick off the holidays at our cocktail party and then schedule one of your own to show off all the new recipes you learned! In the kitchen, get started with tasty Roquefort-Asparagus Bundles and a glass of perfect-for-the-season Nose Warmer Punch. Then we’ll make a spread of finger foods perfect for any celebration: Gingered Beef & Pork Toasts, Texas Smoked Salmon Tartare, Potato Chips with Chevre, Pepper Jelly & Bacon, Open-Faced Short Rip Sliders and Crispy Kale with Lemon-Yogurt Sauce. Enjoy them with another cocktail full of winter fruit flavors, a Ruby Breeze. For dessert, sweet bite-size Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles will make a delightful ending.

Available Spaces: 2

Christmas Cookies ~ Tuesday 6:30pm

Price: $62.00

Date: December 9, 2014

Our Christmas Cookie classes are the ultimate Cooking Cottage tradition! Awaken your spirit with some great new baking ideas… This year we’ll be making Christmas Checkerboard Cookies, Almond Macaroons, Frosted Cherry Rings, Chocolate-Dipped Viennese Fingers, Gingerbread Biscotti and Festive Nougat Squares. Lunch or dinner will be served and we’ll send a tin of assorted cookies home with you!

*Cookie class will be held in the cottage not the farmhouse this year*

Available Spaces: 0

Christmas Cookies ~ Thursday 10am

Price: $62.00

Date: December 11, 2014

Our Christmas Cookie classes are the ultimate Cooking Cottage tradition! Awaken your spirit with some great new baking ideas… This year we’ll be making Christmas Checkerboard Cookies, Almond Macaroons, Frosted Cherry Rings, Chocolate-Dipped Viennese Fingers, Gingerbread Biscotti and Festive Nougat Squares. Lunch or dinner will be served and we’ll send a tin of assorted cookies home with you!

*Cookie class will be held in the cottage not the farmhouse this year*

Available Spaces: 0

Christmas Cookies ~ Saturday 10am

Price: $62.00

Date: December 13, 2014

Our Christmas Cookie classes are the ultimate Cooking Cottage tradition! Awaken your spirit with some great new baking ideas… This year we’ll be making Christmas Checkerboard Cookies, Almond Macaroons, Frosted Cherry Rings, Chocolate-Dipped Viennese Fingers, Gingerbread Biscotti and Festive Nougat Squares. Lunch or dinner will be served and we’ll send a tin of assorted cookies home with you!

*Cookie class will be held in the cottage not the farmhouse this year*

Available Spaces: 0

Christmas Cookies ~ Monday 6:30pm

Price: $62.00

Date: December 15, 2014

Our Christmas Cookie classes are the ultimate Cooking Cottage tradition! Awaken your spirit with some great new baking ideas… This year we’ll be making Christmas Checkerboard Cookies, Almond Macaroons, Frosted Cherry Rings, Chocolate-Dipped Viennese Fingers, Gingerbread Biscotti and Festive Nougat Squares. Lunch or dinner will be served and we’ll send a tin of assorted cookies home with you!

*Cookie class will be held in the cottage not the farmhouse this year*

Available Spaces: 0

Christmas Cookies ~ Wednesday 6:30pm

Price: $62.00

Date: December 17, 2014

Our Christmas Cookie classes are the ultimate Cooking Cottage tradition! Awaken your spirit with some great new baking ideas… This year we’ll be making Christmas Checkerboard Cookies, Almond Macaroons, Frosted Cherry Rings, Chocolate-Dipped Viennese Fingers, Gingerbread Biscotti and Festive Nougat Squares. Lunch or dinner will be served and we’ll send a tin of assorted cookies home with you!

*Cookie class will be held in the cottage not the farmhouse this year*

Available Spaces: 0

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