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This beautiful appetizer is bound to be a hit. The grilling season has opened (with an 80-degree day today), so fire up the grill with a delicious bite of beef tenderloin. Brush up on your grilling techniques on our outdoor grill in these upcoming cooking classes: “Grill Interrupted” on Sunday, April 29 “Grilling University: Fish […]

Celebrate Pi Day (March 14) by baking a pie! One of the most delicious pies is chess pie, a southern transparent pie that has nothing to do with the game of chess. Traditionally, chess pie is an open-faced pie flavored with lots of lemon. Chess pie is best served at room temperature. Chess Pie ½ […]

We have found it difficult to make bread at the same time as making a full dinner. We do not want to bake the bread ahead of time, as we want it to serve it hot. Is there a way that it can be made partially and refrigerated and then finished? After which step or […]

200 new cooking classes are now available! Don’t miss out on some of the wonderful teachers and delicious menus on the Winter 2012 calendar. Register now. Here are some highlights: Valentine for Couples features a dozen different scrumptious menus for celebrating romance. These hands-on cooking classes always sell out, so choose your favorite dinner to […]

Ray writes, “The soubise. I love it!” The recipe for this French-style risotto is here: Soubise. Betsy writes, “Mine is from the Novel Cuisine class with Appetite for America: the cauliflower recipe from the chefs at Union Station. It’s the go-to dish for potlucks. Everyone raves about it!” Thanks, Betsy, here it is: St. Louis […]

The cupcake craze has not abated. Our classes on cupcakes are hugely popular, particularly when taught by Dawn Meyer, whose delicious cupcakes feature precise instructions. Don’t miss signing up for Dawn’s next available cupcake class on September 23 (rum-raisin cupcakes!). Register for Cooking Classes. Triple Ginger Cupcakes with White Chocolate Ganache 1-3/4 cups sifted cake […]

Just in time for a Cinco de Mayo party, dessert will be as much fun as the cocktails, says Jean Millner, who provides another tempting dessert! Margarita Cupcakes for the cupcake: 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter at room temperature 3/4 cup sugar 3 eggs, separated 1 tablespoon […]

Now is the time for an indulgently-rich, super-delicious, chocolate dessert! After four caramel-inspired cupcakes, let’s focus on chocolate. Store Manager Hilda Willman, who is about to graduate with an associate’s degree in Applied Science specializing in Baking and Pastry Arts at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, contributes this over-the-top cupcake recipe. Yes, this […]

Dulce de leche translates as milk candy. Yes, it is milk and it is candy. Most people remember their first taste of dulce de leche; it has a “wow” factor. Then when people learn how easy it is to make dulce de leche, the wow turns to jaw-dropping amazement: place an unopened can of sweetened […]

Jean Millner, who works at Kitchen Conservatory, just won first place in a dessert contest sponsored by the St. Louis Jewish Light. Her cake was judged on appearance, flavor, texture, smell, and creativity. According to the judges, the cake “tasted better than it looked and it looked gorgeous.” Congratulations, Jean! Here is her indulgent recipe. […]