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Refunds and Transfers for Cooking Classes: Because perishable supplies are purchased for these courses, all cancellations and transfers MUST be received 48 hours prior to the class. If a cancellation or transfer is received after the deadline, we are only able to issue refunds if we are able to fill the spot.

    


Crepes


Crepes are a French delicacy that are easy to create in your own home. Fillings can range from simple sweet sugar, to savory cheese and meats, to classic flambéed crepes Suzette. We will make several varieties of fillings (both sweet and savory,) learn how to make the perfect crepe shell, and enjoy a crepe feast at the end of the evening. Feel free to bring a beverage to enjoy with your crepes.  There is a $20 supply fee payable to the instructor at the class. Instructor: Shayna Ozer. CARD Community Center, Kitchen.

Course#  Day  Date  Time  Age  Fee
24126 Th 9/11 6:30-8:30 PM 15+  $25
24127 Th 2/26 6:30-8:30 PM 15+  $25
           
           







Food Preservation- The Art of Dehydrating Fruits & Veggies


Health snacks and dried tomatoes interest you?  Want to have your cupboards full of dehydrated fruits and vegetables this winter?  Learn how to use an Excalibur Electric Food Dehydrator as well as a FoodSaver vacuum sealer to preserve food.  Participants will be contacted before class begins and asked to bring locally grown, in season, organic fruits and vegetables to class for dehydrating.   We will discuss solar dehydrating techniques, practice re-hydrating various fruits and vegetables, and have fun exploring ways to add them to your favorite dishes to create healthy, nutritious, and delicious meals for family and friends.   There is a $10 supply fee payable to instructor at the first class.  Instructor:  Flo Hamilton, Home Cook and CARD/CUSD ASP Garden Teacher.  Dorothy F. Johnson Center, Kitchen. 

Course# Day Date Time Age Fee
24159 Sa 10/11 1:00-4:00 PM 13+ $20
           
           



Pie on Your Mind


"Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie." -David Mamet. Pie is practically an art form- A light golden crust, a sweet (but not too sweet) filling, a perfect topping to marry the two together. In class, we will learn how to make the perfect pastry crust, gram cracker crust, and a myriad of fillings and toppings to make all of your pie dreams come true! Please feel free to bring a beverage to enjoy with your pie at the end of class. There is a $20 supply fee payable to the instructor at the class. Instructor: Shayna Ozer. CARD Community Center, Kitchen.

Course#  Day  Date  Time  Age  Fee
24129 Th 3/19 6:30-8:30 PM 15+ $25
           
           



Asian Dumplings

Every culture has their own version of the dumpling; a delicious filling wrapped in a perfect little package. In this class, we will explore amazing dumplings, make the perfect complementary sauces, and end the evening with a dumpling feast! Feel free to bring a beverage to enjoy with your food. There is a $20 supply fee payable to the instructor at the class. Instructor: Shayna Ozer. CARD Community Center, Kitchen.

Course#  Day  Date  Time  Age  Fee
24119 T 9/30 6:30-8:30 PM 15+  $25
24120 Th 1/29 6:30-8:30 PM 15+  $25
24121 Th 4/23 6:30-8:30 PM 15+  $25
           
           




Hello Cupcake!

Little individual servings of bliss- Cupcakes are all the rage these days, and go far beyond just chocolate and vanilla! We will discuss what makes a perfect cupcake and how to bake the perfect cake base, make several styles of frosting, and learn many decorating techniques to make your cupcakes perfect. Feel free to bring a beverage to enjoy with your treats at the end of the class. There is a $15 supply fee payable to the instructor at the class. Instructor: Shayna Ozer. CARD Community Center, Kitchen.

Course#  Day  Date  Time  Age  Fee
24116 Th 10/2 6:30-8:30 PM 15+ $25
24117 T 2/10 6:30-8:30 PM 15+ $25
24118 T 4/14 6:30-8:30 PM 15+ $25
           

 
         



Tapas, Hors d'Oeuvres, and Appetizers

Little bites with a big impact! Whether you plan to make a meal out of them, or want something to nosh before the main event, appetizers are a fun way to share a little something extra. We will learn all about how to make the most of that single bite, and what makes a great appetizer. In class, we will make lots of different appetizers from all over the world, and you will go home with the knowledge to throw your own successful appetizer party!Feel free to bring a beverage to enjoy with your food at the end of the class. There is a $25 supply fee payable to the instructor at the class. Instructor: Shayna Ozer. CARD Community Center, Kitchen.

Course#  Day  Date  Time  Age  Fee
24130 T 10/14 6:30-8:30 PM 15+ $25
24131 T 3/10 6:30-8:30 PM 15+ $25
           
           




Crock Pot Perfection

Your crock pot might be the most underappreciated tool in your kitchen. What else will cook your dinner for you while you're at work all day, or let you toss some ingredients in at night and have you wake up to a house full of a wonderful aroma and a hot breakfast to get your day off on the right foot? In class, you will learn how to get the most out of your crock pot with lots of different recipes and techniques, and sample several amazing crock pot cooked meals. Feel free to bring a beverage to enjoy with your food at the end of the class. There is a $20 supply fee payable to the instructor at the class. Instructor: Shayna Ozer. CARD Community Center, Kitchen.

Course#  Day  Date  Time  Age  Fee
24132 Th 10/16 6:30-8:30 PM 15+ $25
           
           

 




The Perfect Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is probably the biggest food holiday of the year in this country. Have you ever served a dry turkey? Are you stuck on the same boring side dishes year after year? Would you like some tips, tricks, and new skills to make this year's holidays more delicious and less stressful? Join us for a fun evening of cooking, and learn how to make this Thanksgiving the best ever. Feel free to bring a beverage to enjoy with your food at the end of the class. There is a $25 supply fee payable to the instructor at the class. Instructor: Shayna Ozer. CARD Community Center, Kitchen.

Course#  Day  Date  Time  Age  Fee
24123 Th 11/6 6:30-8:30 PM 15+ $25
           
           



Edible Holiday Gifts

Sharing delicious homemade gifts with your friends, family, and neighbors is one of the best parts of the holiday season. This class will focus on baked goods and treats perfect for sharing with all of your loved ones! You'll leave class with the skills and recipes to please everyone on your list this year. Feel free to bring a beverage to enjoy with your food at the end of the class. There is a $15 supply fee payable to the instructor at the class. Instructor: Shayna Ozer. CARD Community Center, Kitchen.

Course#  Day  Date  Time  Age  Fee
24124 Th 11/13 6:30-8:30 PM 15+ $25
24125 T 12/9 6:30-8:30 PM 15+ $25
           
           



Homemade Pizza:  Healthy, Nutritious, and Delicious


We all love Pizza, but is it really a healthy food choice?  YES…if it's homemade using FRESH, LOCAL, AND ORGANIC ingredients!  Come join in the fun of making a gluten free rice sourdough crust, a traditional homemade tomato sauce, a basil presto sauce, and a very tasty Iowa Farm Sausage.  For those interested, we can experiment and create a Vegan Pizza too!  This is a "hands-on class" and each participant will bring home the pizza dough starter and an 8" pizza ready to bake and share with family or friends.  There is a $20 supply fee payable to instructor at the first class.  Instructor:  Flo Hamilton, Pizza Extraordinaire and CARD/CUSD ASP Garden Teacher.  Dorothy F. Johnson Center, Kitchen. 

Course#  Day  Date  Time  Age  Fee
24156 Sa 1/31 1:00-4:00 PM 13+ $20
24157 Sa 3/14 1:00-4:00 PM 13+ $20
           
           

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