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Numéro de la classe de cuisson cinq: Mushroom duxelles and beef Wellington

This week’s cooking class with Chef Jackson York at Edom Bakery taught me that protein can be just as delectable as carbs! That’s big!  Most of us gravitate naturally to the ease and flavor of carbs…..pasta, bread, potatoes, rice, risotto, and so forth, are so delicious, so easy to prepare, and are quite comforting to… Continue reading Numéro de la classe de cuisson cinq: Mushroom duxelles and beef Wellington

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A Way to Make Lasagna

Sometimes I imagine myself in long-ago Italy, in some dark, earth-toned kitchen with a big stone hearth and lots of wood on the fire for baking bread among the embers in terra cotta baking pans.  I imagine an older woman teaching me, with her long gray hair in a bun on the back of her… Continue reading A Way to Make Lasagna

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Cooking Class numéro quatre: Salmon en Papillote and Hollandaise sauce

It was Tuesday night.  Tuesday nights have always been nice and quiet, overall. Usually, I stay home, cook a nice dinner, and watch a little t.v. with my boys. It’s rather normal and uneventful, which is nice sometimes. That all changed four weeks ago. If you’ve been following my posts about cooking class at Edom… Continue reading Cooking Class numéro quatre: Salmon en Papillote and Hollandaise sauce

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Cooking class Numéro trois at Edom Bakery: Absolutely perfect Alfredo sauce

What is a “foodie?” One description is, as explained by someone at UrbanDictionary.com: A person that spends a keen amount of attention and energy on knowing the ingredients of food, the proper preparation of food, and finds great enjoyment in top-notch ingredients and exemplary preparation. A foodie is not necessarily a food snob, only enjoying… Continue reading Cooking class Numéro trois at Edom Bakery: Absolutely perfect Alfredo sauce

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Cooking Class numéro deux: Bouquet garni and book list for cooks and chefs

I pulled up to the homey, friendly Edom Bakery and Grill Tuesday night ten minutes early, as opposed to ten minutes late, like last week, when we had the torrential rains in East Texas.  Several of my classmates were already sitting around a table,  looking over notes and recipes Jackson had ready for us.  I… Continue reading Cooking Class numéro deux: Bouquet garni and book list for cooks and chefs

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Teaching An Old Mama New Tricks? (a.k.a. my new adventures in cooking class)

“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn, and you will.”  ~Vernon Howard I love to learn.  I have always been a person who researches a subject nearly to death before beginning to do it, whether it was homeschooling, gardening, or how to paint real wood paneling.  I love digging into… Continue reading Teaching An Old Mama New Tricks? (a.k.a. my new adventures in cooking class)