Writing a Cookbook: From Fundraiser to Family Hierloom

Do you come from a family of great cooks? Are you a chef? Or have you spent years collecting recipes from friends, family and the back of boxes and cans? Or do you belong to an organization that needs a special fundraiser treasure? These are all great reasons for compiling a cookbook. Learn how to make the process as organized and simple as possible (especially important if you are working with collaborators). This course will cover everything from taste testing recipes to choosing a printer to how to submit your cookbook for consideration by publishers. Some sessions will include hands-on practice for laying out your work attractively.

Fundamentals of Canning

Learn the fundamentals of open-bath canning, so that you can capture the harvest at the peak of summer to enjoy during the winter. Home canned foods also make perfect gifts. But you need to take a few precautions to make sure what you are giving to people is safe. We will discuss how to properly prepare canned foods safely, how to properly use canning tools and methods (we will discuss pressure canning, but it will not be demonstrated) then the class will make a batch of strawberry jam and bread-and-butter pickles.

Petite Pastry Chef (Grades 1-3)

Petite Pastry ChefOpen up your eyes to the new world of BAKING! Campers will learn the basics from kitchen safety, measuring ingredients to baking and even decorating those scrumptious goodies. Several different decorating techniques will be covered including buttercream icing, working with a decorating bag, and even fondant! Your “Pastry Chef” will come home with a variety of delicious goodies that they helped create.”

Educational Benefits:

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science

Decadent Chocolate Desserts

Learn how to make your own decadent chocolate creations in this hands-on cooking class.

Students will make:

  • Double Chocolate Fudge Cake
  • Chocolate Mousse (garnished with a chocolate dipped strawberry)
  • “Turtle” Brownies

Students will also learn about the history of chocolate, as well as techniques for successfully working with it.