taste of home COOKING SCHOOL
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SUNDAY, October 17, 2010
PAGE INDEX Recipe Contest Winners Pgs. 4, 5, 6, 9, 11
Appetizers and Salads Pgs. 4, 5
Children’s Creations Pg. 5
Meats Pgs. 6, 7
Vegetables Pgs. 9, 10
Desserts Pgs. 11, 12, 13
Door Prizes Pgs. 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 18
TASTE OF HOME COOKING SCHOOL
Taste of Home Cooking School at The Forum D
rop your whisks, grab your friends and join us for a night of fun at the Taste of Home Cooking School show, presented live at The Forum in downtown Rome on Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $4 in advance or $6 at the door. During this interactive two-hour event, you’ll watch top culinary expert, Michelle Roberts, demonstrate ten new recipes you can easily recreate in your own home — from a sweet and zesty apricot beef stir fry to scrumptious cookie dough truffles and more. Michelle conducts cooking schools throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida and the Carolinas. Her love of traveling to experience the flavors of different cities, combined with her enthusiasm for cooking allows her to share her culinary passion with people just like you. When did her love for the kitchen start? Michelle grew up helping her grandmother in the kitchen and knew at an early age that she wanted a career in food. And as an accomplished singer she can combine her two loves: being on stage and cooking. The passion continued from there. Michelle earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from CopiahLincoln Community college in Wesson, Miss., and a Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Arts from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Miss. When asked what her favorite part of the cooking school experience is, Michelle replied, “I love being on stage entertaining and informing everyone about my love of cooking.” Michelle resides in Calera, Ala., with her two cats Simon and Madeline. Some of her favorite activities including spending time at
Go long on shortcuts this entertaining season The long and short of it this entertaining season: take time to party at your party! It can be done with handy timesaving tips that allow you to plan, prep, and pull it all off so when the doorbell rings, you can step out of the kitchen and enjoy special time with friends and family. “My grandmother taught me that one of the host’s jobs is to make people feel comfortable and welcome in their home,” explained Katie Lee, celebrity chef and cookbook author. “That means planning ahead is the key ingredient to a fantastic gathering. When the party begins you’re free to welcome guests and enjoy the festivities.” Lee charts out her top shortcuts and two wonderfully easy recipes to get the party started.
Michelle Roberts home when she can and watching good movies. Armed with new culinary tips and techniques, you’ll be sure to impress your family and friends with these sophisticated yet surprisingly easy-tomake dishes. Not only will you leave the event with new recipe ideas, you’ll also go home with a valuable gift bag. Our ever-popular gift bags include an assortment of products and coupons including two “Taste of Home” magazines. And while you’re there, remember to enter for a chance to win one of many exciting door prizes. For more information about the event and how to purchase tickets, visit TasteofHome.com. You cabn also find us on Facebook and Twitter. The Taste of Home Cooking School is an event you won’t want to miss. Let’s get cooking.
The Right Menu. To spend more time with guests, look for recipes that can be made in advance and require few last-minute details. One of Lee’s go-to desserts is petite Triple-Berry Mini Cheesecakes which calls for on-hand ingredients and can be prepped and ready-to-go. It’s also gluten-free, a bonus for guests who shy away from foods containing gluten. The recipe can be found at www.Chex.com/Recipes. Who’s Your Prep Cook? Sure, it would be ideal to recruit a personal sous chef to assist with kitchen detail. Realistically, turn to your handy kitchen appliances and put them to work: Maximize your microwave and create a tasty homemade snack mix, like the Pumpkin Spice Chex® Mix, in about 15 minutes. Visit www. ChexPartyMix.com for a full menu of party snacking picks; Rely on your refrigerator and organize it well beforehand so that platters, containers and beverages are easily accessible; Killer crock pot recipes get rave reviews from guests and hosts alike, especially when they do the cooking – and keep food warm – in one contained pot. Barbeque sandwich meat, chicken wings, soups and appetizer meatballs are just a few of Lee’s many slow cooker favorites. Check It Off. There are many to-dos that can be handled – or shared – in advance of the big day. Some of Katie’s recommendations include: wash and dry vegetables for a crudite platter; give the kids a job, too, like vacuuming and taking out the trash; set small vases of fresh flowers throughout the house; set the table the night before; and gather the serving dishes and utensils you plan to use.
Salted oatmeal chocolate chip cookies by Morton Salt Page 8
Chex® Pumpkin Pie Crunch Prep Time: 15 minutes
Santa Fe two bean soup by Kitchen Basics Page 14 Moroccan chicken stew by Campbell’s Page 18
Prep Tip: Maximize your microwave when it comes to making irresistible homemade party mixes, like this one that delivers some of fall’s favorite flavors. And, to ease the stress of lastminute prep, you can make the mix up to 2 weeks ahead and store in an airtight container. Ingredients ¼ cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice ¼ cup butter 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 cups Cinnamon Chex cereal 2 cups Wheat Chex cereal 2 cups Honey Nut Chex cereal 8 oz pecans
Caramel apple pie by Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts Page 7
Butternut squash soup with Amoretti and soft Cream by Gallo Page 13
Fudge brownies by King Arthur Flour Page 16
Preparation Directions: In small bowl, mix brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice; set aside. In small microwave-safe dish, microwave butter on High about 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in vanilla. In large microwavable bowl, mix all cereals and pecans. Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly distributed. Add sugar and spice mixture and stir until coated. Microwave uncovered on High 5 minutes or until mixture begins to brown, stirring every minute. Spread on wax paper or a cookie sheet to cool. Store in airtight container.
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