Homemade pasta is easy and delicious. In this class, learn to make traditional egg pasta, spinach pasta and tomato pasta from scratch. Take the pasta a step further and fill homemade ravioli with a delicious cheese and herb filling before cooking to perfection. We will also make a big batch of homemade marinara sauce to try in class and take some home for later. All culinary skills are welcome for ages 10 up through adults. We will be using Kitchen Aid attachments and our old fashioned pasta rollers including rolling pin!
Learn the fun of making your own pizza dough and a homemade marinara sauce for the start of a good pizza. Find out how to make a herbed crust, stuffed crust and even a cinnamon crust for a sweet treat fruit pizza. Choose and add your own toppings for pizzas that can be eaten in class or taken home to share and enjoy later
Are you thinking about buying an electric cooker (Instant Pot) but are not sure if this cooking gadget will be a good investment? Do you already have one and are not sure how to use it? Or are you an Instant Pot pro and would just like new recipe ideas? In this two-hour class, Chef char will show you the various ways to use an electric pressure cooker and make three different recipes for your tasting. Recipes will be shared and lots of tips on using a pressure cooker. These new appliances will help you get dinner on the table faster and they are a major upgrade from the pressure cookers that we might know from our past. Come to class hungry!
Create some wonderful snacks, side dishes and party pleasers in this class that is everything bacon. We will make Game Day Jalapeno Poppers, Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bombs, Bacon-Wrapped Scallops, Broccoli and Brussel Sprout Bacon Salad and Candied Bacon.
Learn to make a delicious homemade pie crust and tips for quickly cutting up fresh apples for filling. In this class, Chef Char will demonstrate and discuss how to make the perfect pie crust, how to roll out dough, how to make a lattice top crust or cool cut-out designs and the importance of egg wash and venting top crust. Oh and we will make some caramel sauce from scratch to serve with our pie! Make a pie of your own to take home and bake later. Ages 12 – adult
December 01, 2018
Muskegon’s little bakers can come together to get creative and competitive in the kitchen over cupcakes. Learn to make delicious ganache and other fillings, assorted buttercream frostings and decorate with professional piping tips. Holiday decorations will be on hand to accommodate the creative whims of Muskegon’s tiny chefs. Prizes will be awarded for the top cupcake designs. Each baker will take home a dozen cupcakes that they have decorated.
The holidays are a time for baking and gift giving. Learn some of Chef Char’s favorite holiday cooking recipes. Make, bake and decorate your cookies in class to take home to enjoy eating, to give as gifts, or save some and leave them for St. Nick when he visits.
December 13, 2018
Learn the secrets to making an amazing cheesecake covered with ganache and festive toppings for your next holiday gathering. Make a beautiful (and edible) platter out of candy and fill the platter with homemade Christmas Bark candy that can be enjoyed at your next holiday party or given away as gifts.