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Archive for November, 2012

Kristin asked, “Do better ingredients make better cookies?” Yes! If you are spending the time to make holiday cookies, don’t scrimp on the quality of the ingredients. Here are some tips for baking better cookies:   The temperature of the butter determines the texture of the cookie. Melted butter yields a thin and crisp cookie; […]

Tune in on Wednesday, November 21 from 5 to 7 am on Channel 5, KSDK, with host Jennifer Blome. We will be talking turkey from Kitchen Conservatory! How to Cook a Turkey Let the turkey come to room temperature. Often a “fresh” turkey is still frozen in the middle. The center won’t cook until it […]

By request, here are our all-time favorite dishes for Thanksgiving from the staff of Kitchen Conservatory. We wish you a happy and blessed and delicious Thanksgiving Day. Our store will be closed on Thursday, but we are open on Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Sweet Potato-Chipotle Gratin from Dawn Meyer 4 […]

Hummus — a puree of chick peas from the Middle East — is now a staple food for young adults. Yes, you can easily buy packaged hummus in many different flavors, but homemade hummus from dried (not canned) chick peas is infinitely superior. It may sound funny to take a cooking class on how to […]

What a wonderful list of exciting new cooking classes! Our Winter Cooking Class Schedule is now posted. Here are some highlights: Welcome these new instructors: Laura Beaver will teach children how to cope with a dish of spaghetti-and-meatballs without slurping on January 6. Chelsea DeShetler, the pastry chef of Truffles, will make a chocolate-date croustade […]