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Who Needs a Reservation?
It's time for Love'n the Kitchen's annual restaurant recipe class, showcasing the most requested recipes of the year. We visit 4 restaurants and create their signature dishes: Zinc Bistro's French Onion Soup then Beckett's Table Painted Cauliflower. Those two dishes are Classics, so how about a new restaurant that is one of Scottsdale's toughest reservations: The Fat Ox's Rigatoni Lamb Verde is crave-able, even if you are not a lamb lover. Next, we are back to the classics for Mastro's Butter Cake, need we say more? From here on out, the waitlist for reservations is a thing of the past!

Pantry Essentials and Basic Sauces
It's a New Year, and time to finally clean out the expired spices and set up your kitchen for success! Learn about what to have on hand in your pantry, as well as the freezer and fridge that will allow you to cook with ease. Confidence is not only knowing what to have available to you at all times, but also what to do with your ingredients. We are teaching 2 of the 5 traditional Mother Sauces: Béchamel (white), Tomato, plus a Berry sauce for dressings and desserts. With the 3 sauces, we will create multiple dishes, demonstrating the versatility of each. You will be LOVEN the Kitchen in 2017!!

Super Bowl Party Favorites
The big day is February 5th, so let's get ready for kickoff… or any other party for that matter! Easy entertaining is the key to having the host enjoy the party as much as the guests do. We are making a crockpot main dish that will last for hours. Finger foods are key, especially when you don't want to have forks flying around! Salad in endive, plus 2 other appetizers and a dessert to round out the ideal menu for a crowd. The trophy goes to YOU!!

Autumn is Here!
The flavors of Fall abound, and so we gather to kick off the season: Autumn Harvest Bruschetta with sautéed sage and balsamic; Wild Rice Salad with Fresh Cranberries and Pecans; Toasted Pasta with Squash and Parmesan; then we return to the pumpkin patch for Pumpkin Creme Brule. The temperatures may not reflect it, but savoring the flavors of Fall will bring us back to the crisp air and the vision of leaves changing color and falling from the trees.

Holly Jolly Christmas
It's the 18 hours before Christmas, and you are determined to be organized and prepared in the kitchen, so you can enjoy the festivities this year! We start with a slow cooker entree, so as you guests arrive on Christmas Eve - or when you are returning from church, dinner is ready to be served. A festive appetizer will follow, so that you can either serve it as folks are gathering, or enjoy later in the evening, while you are doing late night gift wrapping. Speaking of late night… let's make a Christmas Cookie that Santa cannot resist! Christmas morning will be a breeze with our 4th recipe… and did we mention a signature cocktail? Rum Snowballs will cap off the day in just the perfect way!

Spring Has Sprung
These recipes are ideal for treating your snowbird visitors, or your family and friends: Arugula Blueberry Salad with Citrus Dressing starts off our morning; then Individual Springtime Egg Souffles are so much easier than it sounds; 5 ingredient Tortellini with Peas and Proscuitto is sure to be a family favorite. Lemon Creme Brule Tart is impressive - yet oh so easy!!

Our 10th Anniversary "Best Of" Series - Part I
As we approach 10 years of culinary success, it is time to revisit our early favorites from '06-'08 at Love'n the Kitchen. Baked Gouda and Black Pepper Raspberry in Puff Pastry; Ultimate Chicken Tortellini Soup; Flank Steak 2 ways with Red Onion Jam and Compound Butter; Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes; and Bananas Foster

Our 10th Anniversary "Best Of" Series - Part II
Pear-Gorgonzola Wedges; Lemon-Tarragon Pork Tenderloin Sliders with Aioli; Savory Watermelon Salad; Sirloin in Puff pastry; Easy Cherry Cobbler.

Pucker Up!!
It's Citrus season, so let's celebrate! The stars of this class are Lemons, Limes, Oranges and Grapefruits. Our Spinach Salad is like none other, and showcases Grapefruits as the Star; Lime Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Zesty Orange-Mango Salsa is impressively simple; Lemon-Chicken Orzo Soup is going to be your new favorite - as is our Key Lime Pie with Pralined Coconut crust - you'll never use graham crackers for this one again.

Make THIS, not THAT!
We can all recognize a "Healthy" recipe, but what many of us WANT are the comfort food favorites of days gone by…  Instead of devouring french fries, how about Spicy Baked Jicama Strings? If you're craving a grilled cheese sandwich, make Apple-Potato Cheese Flats. Pasta Carbonera is delicous, but Guilt-Free, Pasta-Free Bacon Cacio e Pepe is certain to put a smile on even the pickiest faces. We don't have to cheat, nor miss out on a fabulous dessert if you make Sugar Free Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Coulis. We are NOT deprived - we are WISE :)

Fall is Here!
The temperature may still be triple digits, but our calendar says that today is the First Day of Fall!  Let's go with it (as it has to be 60 degrees somewhere!), and prepare for seasonal fun in the kitchen! Our "Over 21" Cider Fondue just may become your go-to appetizer to WOW your friends; then a wilted Kale with Butternut and Cranberry Salad is festively delicious; then it's all about the Pumpkins as we prepare Zesty Autumn Stew served from an actual Pumpkin Tureen, and then finish with Pumpkin Cinnamon Bread Pudding—grab your sweatshirt and enjoy!

Tailgate Time!
If you're hosting the Big Game at home, or taking the "show on the road" - we offer this express class to help you score a touchdown every time! Oven Baked Zucchini Fries make even the haters happy; Truffles - Cheeseball Style are Retro Chic; Cherre's White Chicken Chili - with a twist is sure to be a Fan Favorite. You've heard of "Magic Bars"?… wait until Ultimate Pumpkin Bars cross your lips… just sayin'!!

Once A Month Cooking Workshop
We will be showing you how to prepare 16 Entrees in about 3 hours! This is a great way to save money by buying in bulk and gain efficiency with prep time by maximizing your efforts. This is not a "make and take" class, but you will be tasting all 16 dinners. We will discuss variations of each recipe, so you will be certain to please your family. These dishes were selected because they freeze especially well, and yet maintain optimal texture and flavor. This is Productive Fun ladies!!

Girl's Night Out: Pucker Up!
Tonight we are featuring 4 killer appetizers and a mini dessert in a jar that is sure to impress: Roasted Garlic, Gouda and Bacon wrapped Potatoes; Caper-Canellini Crostinis; Salmon and Cucumber Bites; and last but never least: Parmesan Star Puffs! Each creation will leave you with plenty of time to enjoy your guest. Speaking of your guests, how about a bonus recipe? Take home a gorgeously delicious bag of Cherry Crunch, as everyone loves a party favor for the ride home, right!!

Girl's Night Out: Pucker Up!
Citrus is abundant right now, so let's put our lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruits to good use… all while having fun with friends!! Lemon Orzo Soup, and Citrus Salad with Spiced Pecans are a winning combination. Roasted Cornish Game Hens with Orange-Chili Glaze is a super easy show stopper - as is the Key Lime Pound Cake with Zesty drizzle. Pucker up, and enjoy the flavors of our gorgeous Arizona winter!

Girl's Night Out: Fiesta!
Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, and snowbirds are ready to fly North, so let's devour our fan favorite: 6 Layer Black Bean, Artichoke, Spinach Cheese dip with a few yummy surprises, followed with Zesty Lime Shrimp (or chicken by request) that is certain to make the "must have' apps list! How about a Beef Brisket Burrito that is actually so much more than that - served with Asparagus Salsa that you will want to eat by the spoonful!  THEN - the best Tres Leche Cake north of the border will send you on your way with a smile

Mother-Daughter Day at the Creperie!
Enjoy precious time with your Mom or Daughter (ages 12 and up please) at this multi-generational class. We will make a variety of sweet and savory crepes , as well as a show-stopper Savory Baked Crepe Stack - sure to impress!

Savor the Flavors of Fall
Let's rejoice in the harvest, and savor the flavors that will remind us of this sensational season: Turkey-Cranberry Bruschetta Melts are perfect now, AND when you are wondering what to do with Thanksgiving left-overs; Roasted Squash and Basil Angel hair "Nest" pasta; Apple and Spinach Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette is an Autumn stunner, as is our Rich and Spicy Pumpkin Pudding Cake. We are also going to show you how to make serving tureens out of Squash and Pumpkins for ultimate presentation at your table…are the leaves changing yet?

All American Sliders and Sides
These pairings can be mixed and matched to suit your fancy any day of the week: Zesty Caprese Slider with Skillet Fingerlings and Garlic Spinach; Hawaiian Chicken Slider with Crazy Popcorn Salad; Tangy Rueben Slider with Root beer Float Cake might be just the ticket. We include a bonus recipe for a Classic Bacon Cheddar slider with a twist - don't forget to vote!!

Gifts From the Kitchen
At this "hands-on" class, you will sample and then assemble 5 gifts to take home and duplicate at home. Each gift is complete and ready to give: Cinnamon Sugar Marshmallows; Slow Cooker Apple Butter; Eggnog Mini Loaves; Dill Popcorn Duo and Sugarplum Truffles - YES Virginia, sugarplums are real!

Holly Jolly Christmas
The only thing better than a cozy Christmas with those you love… is being prepared! Back by popular demand, this class is sure to make the 18 challenging hours of 4pm Christmas Eve, to 8am Christmas morning so much more enjoyable for you hostess' with the mostess'!! A make ahead Baked Potato Soup with all the trimmings is ideal as your guests arrive and you get home from church; next is Chocolate Kissed Cherry Bomb Cookies for Santa (a family favorite); Roasted Shrimp Cocktail 'tree' can double as an appetizer while you're up late wrapping gifts, or as a beautiful Christmas Day treat… speaking of which, how about Christmas Morning Coffee Cake to enjoy as you celebrate? Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!!

Cook Once - Eat Twice
With the chaos that comes with Spring schedules, we are all scrambling to make easy meals. If this sounds like you, then rush to the phone for these kitchen life savers! We start with crepes (a lost, and oh-so-simple art) and you will see the beauty of it's versatility for appetizers, entrees and desserts; next is a Coconut Beef Satay with Thai Peanut Sauce, that is so gourmet the first time around, and then the left-overs are recreated into an exceptional Fried Rice that your family will never guess was inspired from the night before. Next we roast Chicken in Garlic, Rosemary and Lemon for one meal and it becomes a warm Chicken-Cherry Waldorf in Romaine the next day. In this class, you will enjoy 6 courses, while seeing the ease of only 3 basic recipes.

Girls Night Out: Sonoma to Scottsdale
Grab a Girlfriend and your favorite bottle of California Wine, as we take a culinary tour of the Sonoma region of Northern California! In addition to enjoying 4 delicious dishes, you will do 4 Courses of wine pairing (provided) to celebrate this region and bid a special farewell to GNO until we meet again in the Fall. Wrapped Apple "Smiles" start us out with the bubbly; then a phenomenal Chile Cheese Cake, followed by Italian Chopped Salad served in giant Shells, and then the grand dame… Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake with Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Glaze. Celebrate good times, ladies, can't wait!!

Cinco de Mayo: Fiesta!
This is a super fun day, and you will be prepared to make it a great night of "yummy for your tummy" too! This class is back by popular demand from a line-up 7 years ago, so if you missed it then, NOW is your chance! Each course is make ahead and versatile, and can be enjoyed throughout the year. Our 5 Layer Black Bean and Artichoke Spinach kicks off the menu, followed by a fabulous Beef Brisket Burrito with Asparagus Salsa and Garlic Creme that is carve able on any day of the year. We top a Tres Leche Cake with both traditional fruit, then Connie's take on it is another contender... you will be the judge as you sample both! Bonus recipe for Tequila Lime Shrimp will leave you saying: "Gracias!"

Girls Night Out - Superbowl Party Favorites
Happy New Year ladies! It's time to grab a girlfriend and a bottle of wine and join us as we create the ultimate Superbowl (or any party) spread! The Superbowl is 9 days away, and you will be the "hostess with the mostess" after this class. These are make ahead and enjoy the party appetizers: individual BBQ Salad Cups; overnight Roast Beef Sliders with horsey-onion glaze; Evil Pretzels; Goin' Deep Baked Stuffed Mushrooms and Fingerlings; Crazy Cheese Football; Amaretto surprise stuffed Strawberries with Fudge Caps...SCORE!

Who Needs a Reservation?
Tomorrow is the big day for lovebirds, but it can also be a frustrating night to go out and get rushed along and overcharged at a restaurant. Instead, why not join us - either to learn how to make an exquisite dinner at home, or bring a date and celebrate with us as we share some of the Valley's Top Restaurant recipes: Vincent's Smoked Salmon Quesadilla; True Food's Kale Salad; Fleming's Filet with Manhattan Sauce; and Mastro's Butter Cake. We will also have a keepsake for you to take home as a special memento of our evening together. Now THAT beats making a reservation!

Sensational Sixes!
Sign up now, as this one is always a sell-out! How would you like to add 5 new recipes that tantalize the taste buds, AND have 6 or less ingredients, to your repertoire? Garlic Pork with Sweet Potato Hash; Turkey Apple Sliders in Puff Pastry; Thai Noodles with Peanut Sauce; Penne Puttanesca - a cheater version of our previous one with a laundry list of ingredients - and a Frozen Mud Pie that rivals the labor intensive ones any day. For those of you that are short on time, but still appreciate fine flavors, RELAX and enjoy the simplicity that this class offers.

Freezer Pleasers
If your hectic lifestyle has got you down, and grabbing food from your freezer is the only thing stopping you from becoming a fast food family, then THIS is the class for you! No more saturated fat and preservative filled foods here - no more going to one of those places to 'scoop and dump' inferior quality food. Instead, come and learn 5 recipes that will satisfy your time crunch, AND be very delicious! Savory Italian Pie; Zucchini Quiche; Meat Loaf Mini Rounds; Chicken Divan and Rhubarb Coffee Cake. When unexpected guests descend, or you are simply too busy to create a dish from scratch, just go to your freezer and be assured that you will serve a pleaser!!

Girl's Night Out - California Dreamin'
It's baaacck! Time to grab a girlfriend and a bottle of California wine and join us for a super delicious and fun time together!! This March, I attended Savor Sonoma, a 3-day food and wine extravaganza. Being that close to Napa I could not resist the temptation to detour to Napa as well. Enjoying appetizers and small plates is my favorite way to eat. If you agree, then RUSH to the phone and reserve 2 seats for this class that sells out FAST! You will leave with a smile on your face and 6 new recipes too:)

Harvest is Here!
This is why we live in Arizona everyone! To experience the flavors of Autumn, yet have beautiful weather to enjoy the season. Festive Harvest Salad is the perfect dining Al Fresco Entree, and features Apples and Pears with Maple infused Bacon with Pecans and a Cranberry Vinaigrette - sure to be a favorite this Fall. Learn how to use real Pumpkins as tureens and baking vessels for a variety of main dishes - including True Food Kitchen's Spaghetti Squash Casserole - certain to impress each guest at your table. Last but not least - you will not want to miss our awesome Autumn dessert duo of mini Carameled Apple "pops" plated with spiced Pumpkin Squares.

Tasty Tricks and Treats
Save the date - this is the perfect class to master how to fool the ghosts and goblins in your life - whether big or small. Each dish is not as it appears, and that's all part of the fun! Our party punch bubbles and looks like a hot libation, but don't let the smoke fool you!! Goolish nibbles will help get any party started, and then it's time to guess what's in the Pasta... if we tell you, we must kill you - just kidding!!! Tantalizing treats will send you on your way with a smile as only salty-sweet treats can do.

Thanksgiving SOS
20 days and counting! Let this Thanksgiving be your best - stress free and memorably delicious. Turkey Tips and variations will help you survive the day without breaking a sweat. Three show stopping Sensational Side dishes will save the day if boring salads and dried up dressings are what you dread. Pie is traditionally the star of the day, but how about trying a Trifle or Galette this year? Not sure what they are, then join us for some festive fun in the kitchen... fantastic leftover ideas too!

Gifts From the Kitchen
Another Girls Night out is here! Grab a girlfriend and a bottle of wine, and let's have some productive fun! This annual event is a "hands-on" jumpstart for gift giving. Nothing demonstrates love more than taking the time to create something from your kitchen. We will make 5 gifts - complete with packaging - for you to take away, along with the recipes for you to duplicate your favorites form home. Salted Caramels with Dark Chocolate; Mexican 3 Bean Chili; Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies; Parmesean Crisps and Zebra Popcorn will give you the ideal variety of goodies to share.

Gingerbread Centerpiece
Start a priceless Holiday tradition with your child! If you are ready to move beyond the boxed kits, then this is the class for you!! This "hands-on" event shows you how to make the best Gingerbread and Royal Icing - all while leaving the mess to us. Not only will you bake, construct, and decorate a house, but an entire scene: Reindeer, Sleighs, Snowmen and more! In addition to taking your centerpiece home to cherish and share, you will have the ability to re-create this year after year with the recipes and instructions. This is our 8th year of Homemade Gingerbread classes and they sell out fast - so think beyond the 100 degrees now, and plan ahead for this sweet time.

Girls Night Out: Wine Down
At the end of Winter as Spring break is upon us, we need to gather our friends... Some people wind down, but tonight we "Wine Down"! Bring your "go-to" Vino along and relax with the perfect accompaniments: Pear and Gorgonzola Crostada; Snow Pea Pod Wrapped Beef with Zesty Horseradish Sauce; Peanut Chicken Skewers with Chili Aoili; Mini Grilled cheese and Chutney Bites; we make Cookies with Wine to be our perfect nightcap... Sweet dreams.

Teacups and Treasures
A Mother-Daughter Brunch. This priceless event is for ages 8-108, as we make 3 courses of deliciousness wrapped in various ways. Appetizer Medallions in Puff Pastry; Customized Chicken Bundles in Parchment Hearts with add-ins hand selected from an array of vegetables; Pear Purses in Phillo Dough with Caramel Sauce; Raspberry Mint Tea will be sipped from Teacups decorated that day and yours to bring home as a remembrance of our day enveloped in Love.

Simply Citrus
It's time to pucker-up for these dishes that feature the fruits of the season... A luscious Lime-dressed Bibb and Avocado Salad that is sure to become a Springtime favorite; Tangy Lemon and Artichoke Pasta will tantalize your taste buds; Tangerine Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry that is surprisingly sweet; our grand finale is an Orange on Orange chewy "brownie" that you can serve all Summer without the worry of it melting away--it's lip smacking good!

Lovebird Make, Take & Bake (Dinner for 2)
Back by popular demand! For those of us that chose to avoid the hassle of dining out, yet wish to celebrate romance. Make your reservation now to attend this 2 hour "dinner-to-go" class lead by the incredible Suzanne Clark: preparing hand rolled Cheese ball Truffle Hearts; Tomato-Basil Soup for Two with homemade Croutons; Sautéed Garlic Fingerlings with Fennel and Halibut in Pappoitte; a Gallette with your choice of either Lemon Curd or Berry compote = Perfection.

Girls Night Out: A Lot of Chocolat!
Grab a girlfriend and a bottle of wine, and you are in for a treat... Not one or two, but FOUR courses of decadent chocolate!! Our starter is super fun and trendy: Chocolate Covered Bacon; then onto "Cookie Dough" Dip with a trio of dippers; Cocoa and Almond Crusted Salmon atop Parsnip-Potato Puree will have you awestruck; just when you think that it can't get any better, we will blow you away with our ultimate Chocolate Cake with Kahlua-your new Fav!

Mother/Child Experience the Flavors of Autumn
Celebrate the first day of Fall with someone you love! Mothers and children, ages 9-99, will treasure this precious and delicious cooking experience with NBC's Suzanne Clark! The tradition of baking Pumpkin Seeds - what a fun harvest munchie. Making Sweet Potato Gnocchi plated with Pork Tenderloin stuffed with cranberries, apples and apricots. Two sweet treats wrap up our day: Cinnamon Butter Glazed Apples to enjoy with lunch; and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with hand formed Autumn adornments made of Fondant to take with you as a special reminder of Fall fun together.

Busy Moms Survival Skills
If the thought of cooking is overwhelming, then this is THE class for you! 'Rise and dine' with a yummy slow cooker breakfast featuring Cinnamon, Apples, Wheat berries, and more. Next, let's conquer your cooking rut: 3 make ahead dinners that go from freezer to oven to table in minutes: Bearnaise Chicken and Biscuit Pie, Crunchy Horseradish-Parmesean Baked Tilapia, and Southwestern Ground Sirloin and Macaroni Bake round out the trio. As a bonus, each guest will receive a pantry list that will have you ready to cook at a moment's notice without breaking a sweat-whew!

Kitchen Workout
Do you want to eat healthier AND become more physically fit without going to the gym? If you answered "yes" to either of these, than RUN to the phone and get registered for this informative and exhilarating class lead by Kim Ohlinger! This personal trainer extraordinaire from Shoxx and the Sanctuary in Scottsdale; former Division 1 athlete; certified LeMond Cycling Coach and busy mom of two will show us how it's done. Learn how to make Green Power Smoothies; Ultimate Energy Muffins; Salmon with a Quinoa-Kale Salad and Sweet Potato Hash; and a rich yet shockingly healthy Chocolate Pudding...all while doing simple and effective exercises during prep, serving, and cleaning up. Your recipe packet will include instructions for your multi-tasking work-out, and sources for ingredients. The Holidays will be here soon - let's be a step-ahead this year!!

What happens when the spirit of the season collides with the calendar's reality.... Fall-iday! Let's make 2 super fun apps: one is a cheese dip that resembles a pumpkin, and the other actually tastes like pumpkin, and is great with fruit or crackers. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the featured entrees have Turkey (or chicken) left-overs as the star ingredient: Turkey-Cranberry Pizza, an ideal way to take turkey to a new level; and Spaghetti Squash and Mozzarella Turkey Bake (a la True Food Kitchen). Gooey Pecan Pie Bars echo harvest comfort while transforming this decadent pie into the ideal pot-luck, holiday buffet, or gift giving treat!

Girls Night Out: Gifts from the Kitchen
Bring your favorite libation (if you desire), and let's get a jump start on homemade gifts! Nothing shows love more than taking your time and effort to create something from your kitchen. We will make all 5 gifts - complete with packaging-for you to take away and give: Salted Caramels with Dark Chocolate; Mexican 3 Bean Chili; Orange-Creamsicle Drink Mix; Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies, and back to sea salt as we blend a fantastic Mediterranean Herb Rub. This class is an annual favorite - so book now, and get ahead instead of facing dread :)

Parent-Child "Gingerbread Centerpiece”
Have you always wanted to do better than a boxed gingerbread house? If you desire to start a truly priceless tradition for your family, then this is the class for you. This hands-on event shows you how to make the Best Gingerbread and Royal Icing, complete with all of the decors for your scene: reindeer, sleigh, snowmen, and more!! In addition to taking your prized creation home, you will have all of the recipes and techniques to continue this for years to come. (ages 7 and up)

California Dreamin' Girls Night Out!
Grab your favorite bottle of California wine, and a girlfriend or two, and join in the fun of tasting Cali Cuisine! An Avocado Salad Boat is certain to become a favorite, then Lemon-Olive Crostini, builds the excitement towards the show stopping Lobster Frittata, not to be outdone with a the ladies "must have" Chocolate Walnut Bread Panini.

Leap into Leaves
It's a leap year, and this is the day to Celebrate by leaping into a variety of Leaves!! Learn how to prepare sensational Stuffed Grape Leaf appetizers; spectacular Grilled Romaine Salad; lucious Loin of Pork Wrapped in Banana Leaves and roasted low and slow; then positively perfect Pot de Creme with Candied Mint Leaves.

Simply Six
This class is ideal for the person that LOVES flavor, but not buying 20 ingredients to produce it-ha! We will show you how to utilize a mere 6 ingredients to create delicious, yet speedy dishes that are certain to impress: Asparagus Rolls with Herbed Butter Sauce; Steak with Warm Shallot Tomato Compote; Stir Fried Chicken with Garlicky Thai Basil; and last, but by no means least: Cinnamon and Apricot Mini Souffles--failproof, and sooo impressive.

Lovebird Make, Take & Bake (Dinner for 2)
Since Valentines Day is a Tuesday this year, many of us will be busy with weekday activities...but when the evening winds down, and you want to celebrate romance without the hassle of dining out, this class will have you ready to go! Join us for 2 very productive hours as we prepare a dinner "to-go" showcasing a Sweetheart Salad; Chicken in Puff Pastry with Strawberry Cabernet Sauce; Italian Garlic and Lime Roasted Greens Beans, and homemade Truffles to end this tantalizing experience.

Date Night! Who Needs a Reservation
One of our more popular themed classes is back: Restaurant Recipes in the comfort of your own home! So grab your special someone, and join us for a spectacular pre-Valentine's Day Dinner. We begin with White Chocolate Grille's Prosciutto Wrapped and Grilled Fig Salad; then journey to Cafe Boa for their famous Shrimp Adriatico; onto Maggianno's for their deliciously complex Chicken Rigatoni with Wine and Basil Creme; then the perfect ending to our meal features Mastro's Butter Cake with Brule of Raspberries...pure bliss!!

Happy Anniversary Love'n the Kitchen!!
You are cordially invited to celebrate with us as we move into our 6th year of yummy moments... Bubbly drinks, and over-the-top appetizers abound!! In addition to this, we will share updated versions of some of your favorite recipes from the past five years. We are grateful for the opportunity to cook for you in our kitchen, and at many of your birthdays, weddings, and precious occasions that we have been delighted to be a part of. Looking forward to many more years sharing Love in the Kitchen with YOU!!

"Zoo for Two", a Mom and Me Event
This is a very special afternoon of delicious fun for Mothers and their child/children (ages 7 and up please). Creating and devouring edible animals is our theme this year: Teddy bear Biscuits, Mice Baked Potatoes, Turtle Burgers (never fear--it is the most awesome Bacon Burger you have ever experienced!) and Hedgehog Cookies will bring a smile to even the pickiest eaters. We re-join civilization, as the children make a gorgeous Keepsake Glass Necklace for mom to wear on Mother's Day, as she recalls the joy of this day together!

"Let's Do Brunch"
Whether you are hosting an event this Spring, or just needing fresh ideas for your daytime dining pleasure, THIS menu is certain to please! Melon Punch, Skillet Eggs Benedict, Creme Brule French Toast, Fruit Salad with Citrus-Honey Glaze, Pesto Bites, and an Ultimate Dessert Duo will leave your brunch guests saying "Bravo"!!

Friday the 13th Girls Night Out!
It 's Friday the 13th, but don't let that scare you...grab your favorite Vino, and a friend or two, and enjoy fearlessly fun cooking! Our night includes 2 killer appetizers: Roasted Fingerlings with a homemade aioli (this is to die for); followed by a Black Pepper Raspberry with Gouda in Puff Pastry--simply sinful. The star of the night is a Filet Mignon Entree Salad! It's not dessert unless there's chocolate, right? After a long week, you deserve a Mini Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake--as simple as it is delicious.

"No Foolin, No Oven"
April Fool's Day has passed, but it's not too late to learn 4 dynamic dishes that will keep your kitchen cool, and your tummy warm with delight! Our starter is a Shrimp and Pineapple Ceviche --easy and surprisingly quick; a flavor packed Chicken Cacciatore over Spaghetti Squash with Parmesan and Fresh Basil-healthy and yummy; then we savor a Skillet Beef Stroganoff that is rich and elegant; the perfect palette pleaser is our Creamy, Dreamy Frozen Lime Pie!

Oodles of Noodles
Do you have a passion for pasta? If you answered "yes", then race to the phone to secure your seat for this class!! A simply amazing Chilled Orzo Salad with Black Beans and Lime (and so much more) is first, then Stuffed Shells Florentine warms the heart, as we turn up the heat for Stove Top Green Chile with Bacon Mac and Cheese. Switching gears for a Lemon Chicken topped creamy Linguine shows the versatility of this family favorite.

“Celebrate Fall!”
What better way to celebrate the beginning of Fall? Spotlight is on the vine as we feature the stars of the show - squash and pumpkin! An eye-pleasing Roasted Squash Salad will be our starter and we will follow with a hearty Pumpkin Chili and an extra special Wild Rice and Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash. We complete our menu with Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Torte – simply di”vine”!!

“Fast Family Favorites”
With busy schedules comes the need for simple, delicious meals your family will love! Let us ease your mind beginning with a versatile Bread Pot Fondue that can serve as either a starter or entrée. Moving on, we will demo a savory Skillet Chicken Marsala and a clever and delicious Baked Chow Mein. We can’t forget dessert and that’s where our Rocky Road Bars will be a winner – your family will beg for more!

“ABC’s of Apples”
Fresh from the orchard, this mouth-watering lineup of apple recipes is sure to please! We begin with a Waldorf Salad featuring a sweet treat surprise; moving on to Savory Sliders that will tantalize your taste buds and a belly-warming Slow Cooker Apple Chicken Stew. Last but not least, we finish with a scrumptious Apple Bundle Dessert that will beckon your family to the kitchen! Did you say yum?

“Autumn Apps ‘n Sips”
As you open your home to family and friends, impress them and bless them with these delicious, creative appetizers: Squash & Red Onion Tart, Chicken Brochette with Apricot Glaze, Dueling Asparagus Stix and Sage & Bacon Meatball Skewers. A lovely White Chocolate Brie Cup a l’Orange will finish our evening together. Your guests will say “Wow!” As an added bonus, we will share ideas for festive beverages, as well as serving a surprise libation…or two.

"Pub Food and Starters"
The luck 'o the Irish is upon us, as we make some pub favorites, in our humble abode. Let's start with the best Beer Cheese Soup, complete with Popcorn garnish; next is a hearty Blarney Stone Appetizer; followed up with Steak Bites-with a kick. As we chase the rainbow to the pot of gold, we feast on Green Pizza, followed by Guinness Black and Tan Brownies-certain to please all of the Leprechauns around the table!

"Super Fast Suppers"
If preparing a delicious, nutritious meal in a snap is not your reality, then THIS is the class for you! A 5 ingredient Citrus Spinach Pasta is sure to become a favorite; slow cooker Asian Beef with Mandarin Oranges is a stress-free delight; Pesto Swordfish Skewers and Triple Berry Turnovers with dark chocolate drizzle will make you a Supper-Star in the kitchen!!

"Mother-Daughter Day"
We created this special afternoon for Mothers and Daughters, Ages 9 to 99! Rolling homemade pasta, then making decadent Alfredo Sauce will start our day with comfort and joy. We're grateful that the Domestic Diva is with us to create the perfect treasure: mini pewter picture frame bracelet with crystals that can do double duty as a napkin ring. Chocolate Birdsnest Mousse completes our twice as nice dessert for two.

It's Cinco de Mayo, so let's celebrate with the best of Mexican Cuisine: 5 layer Black Bean, Spinach and Artichoke Bake; Zesty Lime Shrimp, Beef Brisket Burrito with Garlic Avocado Cream and Roasted Asparagus Salsa; The Tres Leches Cake will have you never wanting to say "Adios."

"Happy Anniversary: Updated Classics"
Join us as we commemorate the 4th Anniversary of Love'n the Kitchen! We re-created four of our popular classics: Watercress Salad with Lime Dressing; Tangy Turkey Burgers in Puff Pastry with Oven Baked Onion Rings (that you can't believe were not fried). The finale is a tribute to all of our many Creme Brules and favorite Custards, we will prepare a Buttermilk Pie that will inspire Lots of Love in your kitchen for years to come.

"Off to College - or Just Wish You Were!"
Originally this class was designed for recent graduates going off to college. In reality, this class is perfect for any person in a hurry, on a tight budget, and/or with limited kitchen equipment. You will learn an Ultimate Breakfast Smoothie recipe; Crunchy Poppy Seed Chicken Salad; Creative Panini Sandwich Sampler; and a 3 ingredient Cherry Cobbler dessert certain to please any sweet tooth.

"That's Amore"
In Italian, "amore" means love. We are extending this to YOU, as we debut our new location and kitchen-which we love! Even more...4 courses of amazing Italian food, which needless to say...we love! We begin with tangy Braised Lemon Artichokes, then a heart warming Pancetta and Sage Polenta, followed with a steamy dish of Tagliatelle, and to leave you 'feeling the love': Chocolate Espresso Mousse with Orange infused Marscarpone Cream. A special keepsake gift will complete our special evening together.

"Fabulous Fives"
By popular demand, we have four new recipes that will shock you with their ease. Each has 5 or less ingredients: Roasted Shrimp over sautéed spinach with basil; Perogie's with Sausage; Cola Chicken (yes, like Coke-ha!) plated with funky smashed potatoes; say YUM now, for Banana Brioche Bread Pudding--- unbelievable!!

"Appetizers For the Season: Fall"
The time of year is upon us, where entertaining is comfortable and fun. We have fresh ideas that are impressively easy and delicious: Cranberry Meatballs-zesty and unique; Mini Potatoes with Bacon and Brie; Grilled Apple and Gorgonzola Bites; Beautiful Yam Crostini; and back to our seasonal favorite: Cranberry Compote topped Cookies-Wow!

"Fast, Family Favorites III"
We busy moms need a few more "go-to" recipes, so here are a few winners utilizing various appliances for success: Panini Press--a decadent Croissant Entrée; Wok--a high protein Beef and White Bean Stir Fry; Slow Cooker---can you believe a Lasagna?; Waffle Maker-6 minute Chocolate Chip Cookies from scratch...scrumptious.

"A Traditional Thanksgiving"
Every American needs to know how to prepare this memorable meal with all the trimmings. We will be roasting Tom Turkey, and serving him alongside such favorites as Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, and Stuffing (giblets optional), with the best Homemade Gravy ever to cross your lips! Fresh Cranberry Sauce, and an extra special Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Whipped Cream complete this feast.

"Thanksgiving: Simply Sensational-PM"
We all look forward to our favorite Holiday foods, but who says that we can't improve on some classics, and maybe add a bit of flair to the table too? One fresh addition is a Roasted Beet and Pomegranate Salad. The Maple Glazed Cornish Game Hens plated with Green Beans with Shallots & Crunchy topping, is a new twist. Concerning leftovers, try Turkey Croquettes vs. a sandwich. Pumpkin Pie Spectacular will start a new tradition :)

"Gifts from the Kitchen 2010"
Book your space NOW, if giving homemade gifts from the kitchen appeals to you. This class at Love'n the Kitchen sells out each year before the pumpkins get carved! We will make Clementine Vanilla Bean loafs; Candy Cane Popcorn; Red Candied Peanuts; Mulling Mix for tea or wine; and Stained Glass pretzels. You will leave with 5 specially wrapped gifts-ready for giving, AND the secrets of making more in your home.

"Christmas Cookies with Sweet Caroline Cookie Company"
This class is a 'Hands-on", make and take event! Elaine returns to our kitchen to bring us the most festive creations to make for eating, giving, or displaying. Besides your cookies, you receive recipes, sources, and techniques galore. Her award winning designs showcase her talent for using fondant and more!!

"Mommy and Me Gingerbread Scene"  (ages 7 and up)
Have you always wanted to do better than a boxed gingerbread house? If you want to start a truly priceless tradition for your family, then this is the class for you. This hands-on event shows you how to make the best Gingerbread and Royal Icing, complete with all of the decors for your scene-sleighs, reindeer, and more. In addition to taking your prized treasure home, you will have all of the recipes and tips to continue this with your family for years to come.

"Cook once, Eat Twice"
In today's busy world, we all need a break in the kitchen. If you are wanting to maximize your efforts with each dish that you create, this is YOUR class! We begin with a delicious, yet simple Roasted Chicken dish, then transform the leftovers into crunchy Baked Honey-Lime Won Tons; Pineapple Glazed Pork Chops morph into amazing Pork Fried Rice; Tuscan Stuffed Portobellos become a tremendous Entrée Salad with Cannellini Toasts.

"Make a Reservation-at Home"
This is our 4th year of sleuthing to provide Restaurant Recipes for you to make and enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Certain to be a favorite is California Pizza Kitchen's Spinach Artichoke Dip; Two-way tie for Entrées: P.F Chang's Orange Chicken and Tarbell's Grilled Salmon with Molasses-Lime Glaze; the let's head North, as we devour A'berge de Sedona's Butterscotch Fudge Cake. No need to drive home, just go to sleep with a smile :)

"Let them Eat Cake!"
If you watched the March 2010 Food Network Cake Challenge, then you will not want to miss this class---all about CAKE! This award winning boutique bakery has been delighting guests since 1977, and now YOU get to learn their secrets for success. From frostings, to fillings, this make and take class will leave you licking your lips.

"Simple Comforts"
Fancy food may look good, but what makes us FEEL good, is comfort. If a cozy meal at home is what you desire, then get comfy, and make one of these: Creamed Corn Mac and Cheese with Ham; Wine Braised Chicken with Shallots and Fennel; Skillet Kielbasa with Potatoes; and Ultimate Red Velvet Cupcakes a la mode.