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1) American Comfort Foods

Caviar Pie: uses inexpensive black lumpfish caviar; colorful, layered dip
Garlic Stuffed Leg of Lamb
Orange Noodles: egg noodles sweetened with orange, sugar, vanilla
Scratch Biscuits
Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce: a la New Orleans

2) Baking with Chocolate

Double Diablo: decorated with white chocolate
French Silk: chocolate mousse in individual glass flower pots with shaved chocolate over whipped cream and a fresh flower in each pot
Chocolate Cheesecake
Chocolate Chip Balls
Scratch Brownies

3) The Beef Wellington Class

Some say it was his favorite meal and others claim it resembled the boots that he wore. Whatever the case may be, the Duke of Wellington has a grand dish named after him. What became the entertaining extravaganza of the 1960s is now back in vogue…a fillet of beef covered with a mushroom duxelles and wrapped in pastry before being baked.

Beef Wellington with Mushroom Duxelles: whole or individual
Baby Vegetables
French Silk: chocolate mousse served in individual glass flower pots with shaved chocolate over whipped cream and a fresh flower in each pot

4) Chanukah Foods

Chopped Liver or Rolled Cabbage
Beef Brisket or Roast Capon w/ kasha stuffing
Latkes w/ homemade apple sauce
Individual Fruit Strudel

5) Chinese

Crunchy Shrimp & Broccoli Stir-Fry
Chinese Chicken Salad
Almond Float

6) Clueless in the Kitchen…Couples Cooking Class

Whether you are newly married or celebrating your 50th anniversary, cooking together is fun! Learn how to make a layered caviar pie dip, roll meat balls, cook with pasta and make chocolate mousse for French Silk (or flame the New Orleans-inspired Bananas Foster).

Caviar Pie
Sweet & Sour Meatballs
Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp & White Wine or
Angel Hair Pasta Primavera
French Silk or Bananas Foster

7) Eat Healthy with Diabetes

Learn to plan menus that are appropriate for people with diabetes and that also appeal to family and friends. Take control of your condition and live life to the fullest with these great recipes. Healthy food choices can actually be fun!

Spicy Crab Cakes
Pork Stuffed with Blue Cheese and Sage
Eggplant Parmigiana or Chicken & Bulgur Salad with Avocados
Tiramisu or Cheesecake

8) French Fare

Savory Cheesecake: appetizer w/ goat cheese & herbs
Beef Bourguignon or Coq au Vin
Stuffed Small Vegetables: eggplant, globe zucchini, tomatoes stuffed with diced meats
Apricot/Apple/Cherry Clafoutis: made with crème fraiche

9) Girls' Night Out

Learn about various cultures of the world from this multi-ethnic meal. Start with a smooth, tasty blender-made, easy to prepare lassi from India. Travel to the U.S. for the appetizer cheesecake made with goat cheese. Eggplant graces Greek moussaka and flame your Creole-influenced finale---Bananas Foster---to delight your guests.

Indian: Mango Lassi
U.S.: Savory Cheesecake
Greek: Moussaka
Creole: Bananas Foster

10) Indian

Learn to cook with the aromatic spices of India, including cardamom, cumin, onion seeds, tumeric & coriander. Varak, the silver sheets that garnish our carrot dessert, are fine thin edible silver foil used to decorate or garnish Indian desserts. It has been known to aid in digestion.

Mango Lassi
Lamb Biriyani
Three Seeded Potatoes or Vegetable Cutlets
Gajar Ka Halwa: carrot dessert garnished with silver sheets

11) Italian

Butternut Squash & Hazelnut Lasagna
Eggplant Parmigiana or Cheese-Stuffed Zucchini
Gnocchi Verde or Spinach & Radicchio Salad
Italian Cheesecake

12) One-Dish Dinners

Jump back through time to recall these one-dish dinners. Food aficionados like these basic and honest recipes, easy to prepare and fun to serve to family and friends.

Lasagna- traditional meat or butternut squash/hazelnut
Shepherd's Pie or Paella
Pot Roast or Chicken Pot Pie with Phyllo Crust
Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce: a la New Orleans

13) Paella Party

This Spanish dish of saffron-flavored rice combines a variety of meats and shellfish. It is prepared and served in a large, round paella pan to make your paella party even more special. Think lobster, crab claws, mussels, clams, sausage and chicken in this colorful, one dish meal that will impress your family and friends.

Gazpacho Soup
Radicchio Salad with Spanish Blue Cheese & Peppered Almonds
Flan or Bananas Foster

14) Phyllo Dough Workshop

Phyllo, the Greek word for leaf, is a tissue-thin layer of pastry dough used in both sweet and savory dishes. Watching an expert and hands-on practice is a must to mastering this easy and versatile dough. We begin with frozen phyllo dough, which makes it easy for beginners and fun for the more advanced.

Spanakopita: classic Greek individual phyllo appetizers with spinach, scallions, eggs and feta cheese
Artichoke and Ricotta Pie: whole savory phyllo pie with artichokes hearts, scallions, eggs and three cheeses: ricotta, Gruyere and Parmesan
Seafood Strudel: using 1/2 lb. of phyllo, layer a mixture of crab, shrimp and a multitude of yummy ingredients to create a stellar strudel for 6-8 people
Baklava: diamond shaped honey, cinnamon and nut filled pastries or
Apple Strudel: fresh apples, cinnamon, apricot preserves & brandy soaked raisins grace this traditional Greek dessert

15) Salads

What says eating light better than salads? Easy to prepare and good for you, salads speak to any time of year. The 5 salads below have been chosen for their variety of appearance, flavors and textures.

Tossed Shredded Chicken Salad: mango, rice noodles, toasted almonds and wonton strips
Frozen Fruit Salad: sour cream and cream cheese base with bing cherries, mandarin oranges, pineapple and miniature marshmallows
Potato Salad: classic salad using new potatoes, pickles, hard boiled eggs and celery
Panzanella: bread salad using last night's French bread, beefsteak tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow peppers and red onions
Greek Salad: Boston lettuce, tomato wedges, green peppers, cucumbers, kalamata olives and feta cheese

16) Vietnamese

Caramelized Shrimp
Shaking Beef
Spicy Noodle Salad
Vietnamese Dipping Sauce
Bananas Foster

Individual Recipes


Artichoke Balls
Artichoke Dip
Caviar: proper service with hard boiled eggs (separated), parsley, sour cream, sweet onions, toast points
Caviar pie
Gazpacho Soup
Pizza: cornmeal base with toppings
Savory Cheesecake
Shrimp Congelia
Spicy Crab Cakes
Sweet & Sour Meatballs
Taco Dip


Beef Bourguignon
Beef Wellington
Cheese Enchiladas
Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken Pot Pie with Phyllo Crust
Crunchy Shrimp & Broccoli Stir Fry
Coq au Vin
Garlic Stuffed Leg of Lamb
Lasagna: Beef or Butternut Squash & Hazelnuts
Pasta Primavera
Pasta with Shrimp & White Wine
Pastitsio: Greek Lamb and Pasta casserole with béchamel sauce
Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Blue Cheese
Pot Roast
Roast Capon with Kasha Stuffing
Roast Chicken Stuffed with Bulgur
Rolled Cabbage
Seven-bone Pot Roast with Vegetables
Shepherd's Pie
Spaghetti & Meat Sauce
Steamed Whole Fish


Artichokes Stuffed with Seafood
Cheese Stuffed Zucchini/Crookneck Squash
Eggplant Parmigiana
Gnocchi Verde
Noodle Kugel
Orange Noodles
Stuffed Mushrooms


Chicken & Bulgur Salad with Avocados
Frozen Fruit Salad
Greek Salad
Potato Salad
Radicchio Salad with Spanish Blue Cheese & Peppered Almonds
Spinach & Radicchio Salad with Mushrooms & Cashews
Tossed Shredded Chicken Salad


Banana Bread

Entertaining Desserts:

Bananas Foster
Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate Fondue
Clafoutis: Apple/Apricot/Cherry
Crème Brulee
Crepes (Suzette or Banana/Chocolate)
Double Diablo (chocolate cake)
French Silk
Soufflés (hot or frozen)

Comfort Desserts:

Almond Float
Bread Pudding
Cheese Cakes (whole or individual)
Chocolate; Italian; Pumpkin Walnut
Chocolate Chip Cake
Chocolate Mousse Pie
Poppy Seed Cake
Pound Cake (plain/flavored)
Rice Pudding

Individual Desserts:

Apricot-Coconut Balls
Chocolate Chip Balls
Coconut Macaroons
Cream Cheese Cookies (filled with preserves)
Fruit Bars
Fruit Strudel
Fruit Tarts
Lemon Squares
Rum Balls

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