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  • Online: Air Fryer Hype! Copycat KFC® and Recipe Ideas for All Ages

    Class takes place on Zoom a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Tess's classes and you have already been sent a recipe or ingredient list for the class, you will not receive a refund. All of her recipes are originals and are her creative property and will be published in her cookbook. Therefore, we will not be issuing refunds. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant. Have you ever wondered what the air fryer hype is about? Do you have one and want ideas about what to make in it besides fries or crisping up frozen processed foods? Are you thinking about purchasing one but would like to know more about it first? Well, this class may just answer all those questions for you. Have some fun participating in this virtual air fryer demonstration and partial cook-along class as we dive into the world of air frying! The instructor will demonstrate some family favorite recipes and invite participants to join in for one of them. Demonstrated recipes: homemade eggrolls wraps, pizza bites, seasoned potato wedges, and burgers. Cook-along recipe: the instructor's own Copycat KFC® Chicken! All healthy, delicious recipes that will have your family coming back for more. Leftovers may just become a thing of the past. Participants of this class and all consumers of the instructor's Copycat KFC® say they think it’s better than KFC®. Try it for yourselves! Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen. Have your questions answered by the instructor, interact with others, and increase your confidence in using your air fryer. While cooking-along is loads of fun, and highly recommended, it is optional. You will receive a list of ingredients in advance with enough time for shopping and preparation. A professionally made PDF packet of the Tess's personal recipes from this class will also be provided. Note: the instructor’s recipes are copyrighted and are only shared with those who register for this class which will take place on Zoom, a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, Tess has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an optional invite to the groups. Come join the fun! One registration fee for this online virtual interactive class can include immediate family members living full-time in the same home only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. If friends, adult children, or extended family members are gathering for a fun night together, each household must register separately even if participating together.
  • Online: Baklava and Spanakopita - Sweet and Savory Greek Phyllo Pastries

    Class takes place on Zoom a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Tess's classes and you have already been sent a recipe or ingredient list for the class, you will not receive a refund. All of her recipes are originals and are her creative property and will be published in her cookbook. Therefore, we will not be issuing refunds. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant. Baklava is a traditional Greek layered dessert pastry made with phyllo, chopped nuts, other secret ingredients, and is bathed in dreamy syrup. Spanakopita, on the other hand, is a Greek savory pastry, consisting of a filling made of spinach, cheese, and other secret ingredients, which is then wrapped in delicate sheets of phyllo pastry. Tess grew up in a Greek home where Baklava and Spanakopita were made and enjoyed throughout the year, but especially for any and every holiday. She too joined in the tradition of creating these delicate pastries ever since she was roughly the age of six. Now, many years later, she has decided to share this tradition and her secrets with participants of this online cook-along class. Tess will guide you through the process of creating one of her versions of Baklava she calls ‘Baklava Rolls’. She will also guide you through the process of creating her Spanakopita Triangles. Each step of the way, you may involuntarily begin to dance The Zorba as these crispy, delicious Greek phyllo wonders awaken taste buds, and your ‘inner Greek’ with just one bite. Talk about mouthwatering goodness! But shhh...remember, Tess is only making her secret recipes available to those who register for this class. You will be asked keep these secrets a secret as Tess has done so for almost 50 years. If friends are participating together, each friend must register separately (as is true for all of Tess’s classes). You will receive a list of ingredients in advance to allow enough time for shopping and prep. You will also receive a professionally created PDF packet of Tess’s personal recipes This class will take place on Zoom, a free on-line software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Have your questions answered by the instructor, and interact with other participants as you cook-along. While cooking-along is loads of fun, it is optional. As an added bonus, Tess has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an optional invite to the groups. Come join the fun. Note: one registration fee for this virtual interactive class can include immediate family members living full-time in the same home only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. If friends, adult children, or extended family members are gathering for a fun night together, each household must register separately even if participating together.
  • Online: Better Than Take-Out Chinese Dinner Favorites - Master Class!

    Class takes place on Zoom a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Tess's classes and you have already been sent a recipe or ingredient list for the class, you will not receive a refund. All of her recipes are originals and are her creative property and will be published in her cookbook. Therefore, we will not be issuing refunds. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant. Get your chopsticks ready! Really good Chinese take-out is often very difficult to find. Register for this master class and learn how to create, from scratch, a wonderful Chinese “better-than-take-out” meal in your own kitchen. Learn about the various ingredients and step-by-step processes that turn these ingredients into fabulous Chinese take-out favorites, and gain the confidence to create your own “better-than-take-out” meals time and time again. After this class, your search for Chinese take-out will be a search through your freezer and pantry. Although most Chinese take-out items are fried, this class also provides healthier options for cooking. Class will include a cook-along option for four recipes and one additional recipe will be demonstrated. There will be a discussion/presentation about ingredients and their use, in addition to basic equipment that is nice to have and why. Only those who register for the class will receive an all-inclusive professionally made PDF packet with all recipes and information shared during the class. Your cook a-along menu options: Fried Rice, Orange Chicken, General Tso’s Chicken, & Veggie or Chicken Egg Rolls. Additional demonstration only recipe: Chicken or Pork Lo Mein. Prep for the class will be required in advance by all who register as it will be very busy, fun, and informative. You will receive a list of ingredients in advance to allow time for shopping and prep. Class takes place on Zoom, a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, Tess has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an invite to the groups although joining is optional. Come join the fun. Note: one registration fee for this virtual interactive class can include immediate family members living full-time in the same home only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. If friends, adult children, or extended family members are gathering for a fun night together, each household must register separately even if participating together.
  • Online: California Sushi Roll Extravaganza

    Class takes place on Zoom; a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Tess's classes and you have already been sent a recipe for the class, you will not receive a refund. All of her recipes are originals and are her creative property and will be published in her cookbook. Therefore, we will not be issuing refunds. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant. When it comes to actual sushi that is made with sushi grade raw fish, such as salmon or tuna wrapped in rice and seaweed, the sushi tolerance spectrum runs from a very strong yes or a very strong no - with little wiggle room in between. Experience California “Sushi” Rolls that overwhelmingly turn a no into a yes. Join Tess as she walks you through how to make a variety of the most marvelous California Rolls that will make you wonder why you haven’t tried to make your own before. California “Sushi” Roll combinations are only limited by your imagination. Make them vegetarian, with or without seaweed, spicy or not...it is totally up to you. Learn the skill of creating delicious seasoned sushi rice, spicy mayo, and how to stuff, wrap/shape the rolls with wonderful filling ingredients. One of these fillings is a “crab” salad that will be created using crabsticks. Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen. Have your questions answered by the instructor, interact with other participants as you cook along, and increase your confidence in the kitchen with each skill that is learned and each little bit of advice and instruction that is shared. While cooking along is loads of fun and highly recommended, it is optional. Participants will receive a list of ingredients in advance of the class to allow enough time for shopping and preparation. A professionally made PDF packet of the instructor's personal recipes from this class will also be received. As an added bonus, Tess has created a private and public group on Facebook for participants of her classes. Everyone will receive an invite; joining is optional. Ingredients / supplies in case participants wish to order or shop early for some ingredients: Sushi rice, sushi nori /seaweed sheets, toasted sesame oil, (Japanese) rice vinegar. Additional ingredients will be listed in the information packet that will be received 5-7 days before the class. Bamboo sushi rolling mat can be helpful, but not necessary. Note: One registration fee for this on-line virtual class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required.
  • Online: Chicken Shawarma Meal

    Class takes place on Zoom a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Tess's classes and you have already been sent a recipe or ingredient list for the class, you will not receive a refund. All of her recipes are originals and are her creative property and will be published in her cookbook. Therefore, we will not be issuing refunds. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant. Experience the flavors of mouthwatering Shawarma in your own kitchen. Similar to gyro, but an altogether different experience! Delicious, tender slices of meat, marinated in a spiced marinade and cooked to perfection. Learn to create a full-flavored, mouthwatering Shawarma meal for you and your family and watch as they come back for more. Guaranteed to become a family favorite. On the menu: Tess's versions of Quick Chicken Shawarma, Pita Pocket Bread, Special Drizzle Dipping Sauce made with a base of Greek yogurt, and a side of spectacular gluten free Roasted Chickpea & Curry Rice. High protein menu version: Tess's versions of Quick Chicken Shawarma using chicken breast, Pita Pocket Bread made with whole wheat flour (or skip the pita pockets altogether), Special Drizzle Dipping Sauce made with a base of Greek yogurt, and a side of spectacular gluten free Roasted Chickpea & Curry Rice (use brown rice). Gluten free menu version: everything apart from the pita pockets can be considered gluten free. Have your questions answered by your instructor, and interact with others as you cook-along with Tess to create a mouthwatering memorable meal and watch your confidence in cooking grow. Tess’s step-by-step cooking instruction is unique and flexible. She is able to support and accommodate all levels of cooking experience, and help people learn with each step and each little bit of advice and instruction. You will receive a list of ingredients in advance to allow enough time for shopping and prep. A professionally made PDF packet of Tess's personal recipes are also included. Note: Tess’s recipes are copyrighted and are only shared those that register for this class. Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen. This class will take place on Zoom, a free on-line software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, Tess has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an optional invite to the groups. Come join the fun. Note: one registration fee for this virtual interactive class can include immediate family members living full-time in the same home only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. If friends, adult children, or extended family members are gathering for a fun night together, each household must register separately even if participating together.
  • Online: Chinese Steamed Bao

    Class takes place on Zoom a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Ploy's classes and you have already been sent a recipe for the class, you will not receive a refund. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant. Steamed buns (Bao) are a popular street food in many countries in East and Southeast Asia and especially in China. They are easy to eat and provide complete nutrients in one bite. Make cha shu chicken bao with pickled vegetables and cabbage bao. You’ll also make the dough from scratch.
  • Online: Churros & Handmade Tortilla Taco Fiesta

    Class takes place on Zoom a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Tess's classes and you have already been sent a recipe or ingredient list for the class, you will not receive a refund. All of her recipes are originals and are her creative property and will be published in her cookbook. Therefore, we will not be issuing refunds. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant. Dive into the world of creating a masterful fiesta where everything from the Churros, the Homemade Corn Tortillas, and everything in between, even the spice mix is handcrafted from scratch! You have only truly experienced tacos if you have enjoyed them with handcrafted corn tortillas. A restaurant quality, homemade fiesta packed with protein, and naturally gluten free (corn tortillas, are made with corn)! Store bought tortillas will become a thing of the past, and your favorite tacos will be the ones you make! The only thing missing from this fiesta will be lively music and a piñata, unless you bring those to the party too. On the menu: delicate and delightful Churros that are crispy-on-the-outside, soft-and fluffy-on-the-inside, coated in warm sweet spice, and dunked in luscious velvety chocolate sauce. Homemade Corn Tortillas that are naturally gluten free, over-the-top guacamole, taco meat seasoned to perfection with homemade taco seasoning and delicious refried beans that are nothing like the canned kind! High protein/gluten free version: everything on the menu, apart from the Churros, can be considered high protein and gluten free. Tess will provide step-by-step guidance and instruction for each and every recipe. Your taste buds and your family will be dancing for joy. Dinner conversation will consist of “oh my gosh this is so good!”. You will wonder why you have never tried this before. While cooking-along is loads of fun, and highly recommended, it is optional. You will receive a list of ingredients in advance of the class to allow enough time for shopping and preparation. A professionally made PDF packet of the Tess's personal recipes are also included. Note: Tess's recipes are copyrighted and are only shared with those who register for this class which will take place on Zoom; a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, your instructor has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an optional invite to the groups. Come join the fun! Equipment: although a tortilla press is a “nice to have”, it is not required. A non-stick pan is required for tortillas. One registration fee for this virtual interactive class can include immediate family members living full-time in the same home only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. If friends, adult children, or extended family members are gathering for a fun night together, each household must register separately even if participating together.
  • Online: Classic Homemade Pierogi and Sweet Berry Pierogi

    Class takes place on Zoom a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Tess's classes and you have already been sent a recipe or ingredient list for the class, you will not receive a refund. All of her recipes are originals and are her creative property and will be published in her cookbook. Therefore, we will not be issuing refunds. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant. Learn how to make your own Homemade Classic Pierogi, and wonderful Sweet Berry Pierogi with two types of homemade dough and filling that will make your taste buds dance for joy. You will also learn how to cook and freeze these little dumplings that you can make ahead and store for a rainy day. No fancy equipment needed. You will receive a list of ingredients in advance to allow time for shopping and prep. You will also receive a professionally created PDF packet of the instructor’s personal recipes. Note: Tess’s recipes are copyrighted and are only shared those that register for this class which will take place on Zoom, a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Make lasting memories in your kitchen if you decide to have your children, your spouse or your partner join you. Children absolutely love getting involved in the kitchen and will enjoy creating Pierogi with you as well. Have your questions answered by Tess, and interact with others as you cook-along and while cooking-along is loads of fun, it is optional. As an added bonus, Tess has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an optional invite to the groups. Come join the fun. Note: one registration fee for this virtual interactive class can include immediate family members living full-time in the same home only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. If friends, adult children, or extended family members are gathering for a fun night together, each household must register separately even if participating together.
  • Online: Copycat Cinnabon® Cinnamon Rolls, Basque Burnt Cheesecake and Hot Cocoa Bombs

    Class takes place on Zoom a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Tess's classes and you have already been sent a recipe or ingredient list for the class, you will not receive a refund. All of her recipes are originals and are her creative property and will be published in her cookbook. Therefore, we will not be issuing refunds. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant. Homemade sweets and treats are always wonderful around the holidays and throughout the year as well. Add three wonderful treats to your holiday celebration as you learn to create freshly baked homemade Cinnamon Rolls, luscious Basque Burnt Cheesecake, and velvety Hot Cocoa Bombs! Make them for your family for a memorable holiday breakfast or wrap them up with bows and gift them to those you hold dear. Better yet, create memories and start a new holiday tradition as you learn to make these delicious treats with your children or significant other. After keeping her Copycat Cinnabon® (Cinnamon Roll) recipe a secret for many years, Tess has decided to share it exclusively to those that register for this class. She has often been told that her rolls are considered better than actual Cinnabon® rolls. You will love these billowy, warm, luscious, gooey rolls topped with cream cheese frosting that is out-of-this-world delicious. In addition, new to her holiday dessert class is her version of Basque “Burnt” Cheesecake. The exterior resembles that of a crème brulèe, and the interior is light and more airy than a New York Style Cheesecake and has a “mousse like” consistency. It is masterpiece in and of itself. Also, if interested, learn how to create a wonderful winter treat known as Hot Cocoa Bombs as the cinnamon rolls are rising, and the cheesecake is baking. Cocoa Bombs make for a wonderful treat in front of a warm fire during the cold Minnesota winter or any time of year. Note: check equipment needs at the end of the post. Be ready to keep all recipes secret as they are only shared with participants of this class. You will receive a list of ingredients in advance to allow enough time for shopping and prep. A professionally made PDF packet of Tess's personal recipes is also included. Note: Tess’s recipes are copyrighted and are only shared with those who register for this class. Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen. This class will take place on Zoom, a free on-line software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, Tess has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an optional invite to the groups. Come join the fun. Equipment needs: A cocoa bomb silicone mold will be needed to create the cocoa bombs and is available at most craft stores or online. A minimum of 2 ¼ inch cocoa bomb mold is recommended or a 3” mold works well too. A spring form pan (8 or 9-inch interior) will be needed for the cheesecake. More details to come. Note: one registration fee for this virtual interactive class can include immediate family members living full-time in the same home only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. If friends, adult children, or extended family members are gathering for a fun night together, each household must register separately even if participating together.
  • Online: Dim Sum Stuffed Steamed Buns - Chinese BBQ Chicken & Vegetarian Fillings

    Class takes place on Zoom a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Tess's classes and you have already been sent a recipe or ingredient list for the class, you will not receive a refund. All of her recipes are originals and are her creative property and will be published in her cookbook. Therefore, we will not be issuing refunds. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant. Dim Sum refers to a Chinese or Cantonese meal consisting of numerous small appetizers or finger foods traditionally enjoyed in restaurants. It is considered a shared dining and social experience that can last for hours. Dim Sum often includes some sort of luscious and billowy soft Stuffed Steamed Buns. Join Tess for one of her newest classes where she will guide you in the step-by-step process of creating two types of Dim Sum Stuffed Steamed Buns with homemade dough that will take you to culinary heights you never knew you could reach. Two fillings will be made for the buns. One will be a gooey Chinese BBQ Chicken filling, and the other will be a savory Vegetarian Filling. Make lasting memories in your kitchen if you decide to have your children or your partner join you. Children absolutely love getting involved in the kitchen and will enjoy creating these dishes with you as well. Have your questions answered by the instructor and interact with others. While cooking-along is loads of fun, it is optional. This class will take place on Zoom, a free on-line software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. You will also receive a list of ingredients in advance to allow time for shopping and prep as well as a copy of the instructor’s personal recipes in PDF format. Note: Tess's recipes are copyrighted and are only shared with those that register for this class. As an added bonus, she has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an optional invite to the groups. Come join the fun. Equipment: a bamboo steamer is a “nice to have”, but not necessary. Note: one registration fee for this virtual interactive class can include immediate family members living full-time in the same home only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. If friends, adult children, or extended family members are gathering for a fun night together, each household must register separately even if participating together.
  • Online: Dreamy Steamed Bao Buns & Korean Bulgogi BBQ Chicken

    Class takes place on Zoom a free on-line software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Tess's classes and you have already been sent a recipe or ingredient list for the class, you will not receive a refund. All of her recipes are originals and are her creative property and will be published in her cookbook. Therefore, we will not be issuing refunds. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant. The word “bao” is derived from the word “baozi” which means, “to wrap” in Mandarin. Bao buns are often described as “steamed pillows” of deliciousness that are becoming increasingly popular in North America. They are created by freshly steaming yeasted velvety dough, and are then filled with a variety of fillings. During this fun-filled class you will learn to create delicious Steamed Bao Buns that will be used “to wrap” almost like a little “jacket”, the fantastic filling of Korean Bulgogi BBQ Chicken, and a wonderful variety of quick pickled vegetables! Everything from the Bao buns, the Korean Bulgogi BBQ Chicken and the pickled veggies will be made from scratch in a guided step-by-step fashion, making for a memorable experience. This class will take place on Zoom, a free on-line software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. You will also receive a list of ingredients in advance of the class with enough time for shopping and prep and a copy of Tess’s personal recipes in PDF format. Note: Tess's recipes are copyrighted and are only shared with those who register for this class. As an added bonus, she has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an optional invite to the groups. Come join the fun! Equipment: a bamboo steamer is a “nice to have”, but not necessary. A stand mixer is highly recommended. Note: one registration fee for this virtual interactive class can include immediate family members living full-time in the same home only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. If friends, adult children, or extended family members are gathering for a fun night together, each household must register separately even if participating together.
  • Online: Easy As Pie - Crust, Fillings and Toppings for Delicious Desserts - Master Class!

    Class takes place on Zoom a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Tess's classes and you have already been sent a recipe or ingredient list for the class, you will not receive a refund. All of her recipes are originals and are her creative property and will be published in her cookbook. Therefore, we will not be issuing refunds. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant. Everyone has a special core memory of enjoying a freshly baked slice of their favorite pie. Fillings of fruit, berries, sweet or tart, custards or creams, dressed with sugar and spices, wrapped in a flaky or savory crust baked to perfection. Pie is the “crème de la crème” of a holiday meal or a simple visit to grandma’s house. Register for this Pie Making Master Class and learn to make the pies that create core memories for all who have the privilege of having a slice. The ins-and-outs of this culinary art form are within reach. Class will include a bake-along option for two different pies, through which you will learn two methods for making a wonderfully flaky shortcut crust that will be used in making the pie. In addition, Tess will demonstrate the creation of two additional pies. You will also discover different techniques for artfully constructing and decorating the top crust. There will also be a presentation on different types of pies, fillings, and crusts, blind-baking and more. Information on different flours that can be used, what effect they have on the crust, and what savory ingredients can be added to enhance the pie and take it to the next level will also be included. In addition, the presentation will include tips for success in pie making, what makes a pie a pie, a tart a tart, and a galette a galette, how to prevent a mile-high meringue from weeping, and more. Pie options for the class include: Apple Cheddar Pie, Cherry Pie, Chocolate Pecan Pie, Chocolate Cream Pie, Lemon Meringue Pie, Pumpkin Pie, and Sour Cream Raisin Pie. Two of these, (one single-crust and one double-crust pie) will be selected for the bake-along portion of the class, and two different options will be selected for the demonstration portion. All will be decided according to participant feedback. You will be asked to fill out a 30-second survey that will record your preferences and determine the pies that will be featured in each segment of the class. Recipes for each of these pies, however, will be included in the recipe and information packet that will be sent to participants after the class. The packet will also include all of the presentation and discussion materials from class. Note: The instructor’s recipes and the information shared in the packet from the Master Class are copyrighted materials and are only shared with those who register for this class. Participants will receive a list of ingredients for the bake-along options in advance to allow enough time for shopping and prep. The survey results that will determine the bake-along and the demonstration pies will be included in this packet as well. This class will take place on Zoom, a free on-line software. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, the instructor has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an optional invite to the groups. Come join the fun. Note: one registration fee for this virtual interactive class can include immediate family members living full-time in the same home only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. If friends, adult children, or extended family members are gathering for a fun night together, each household must register separately even if participating together.
  • Online: Focaccia, Stromboli, & Calzones OH MY!

    Class takes place on Zoom a free on-line software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Tess's classes and you have already been sent a recipe for the class, you will not receive a refund. All of her recipes are originals and are her creative property and will be published in her cookbook. Therefore, we will not be issuing refunds. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant. What makes a Focaccia a Focaccia, a Stromboli a Stromboli and a Calzone a Calzone? How are they different? How are they the same? Discover the answer to these questions as you participate in this fun-filled Cook-Along Class as we dive into the world of unique Rolled & Stuffed Pizzas and marvelous focaccia bread. Learn how to make your own homemade focaccia bread, a wonderful rolled pizza called a stromboli, and stuffed pizzas known as calzones with homemade pizza dough. Experience the rave reviews from previous participants of the instructor’s pizza classes yourself as you learn how to make your own pizzas with her step-by-step instruction. Take out pizza may just become a thing of the past. On the menu: Stromboli (rolled / filled pizza), Calzones (stuffed pizza), wonderful Focaccia Bread, and an out of this world pizza sauce. Two different homemade doughs will be used. One will be for the pizza options, the other for the focaccia. The instructor will provide step by step guidance and instruction to ensure the process is as simple as can be. Participants can personalize their pizzas with and focaccia bread with toppings and fillings of their choosing. All recipes have been created by the instructor and tested time and time again over the years to ensure maximum flavor and ease. Choose which ones you would like to make and watch a demonstration of the others or if you feel up to it, make them all. You will feel like a pro after this class and be confident enough to create all of this deliciousness time and time again. Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen. Have your questions answered by Tess, interact with other participants, and increase your confidence in the kitchen with each skill learned and advice shared. While cooking along is loads of fun and highly recommended, it is optional. Participants will receive a list of ingredients in advance for shopping and preparation. A professionally made PDF packet of Tess's personal recipes is included. As a bonus, she created a private group on Facebook for cooking class participants. Everyone will receive an invite; joining is optional. Equipment needs: a 9x13 non-stick baking pan or a larger sheet pan will be needed for the focaccia bread. Additional sheet pans will be needed for the stromboli and the calzones. A stand mixer is highly recommended in order to be able to make both doughs during the class. Note: one registration fee for this online virtual interactive class can include immediate family members living full-time in the same home/house only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required.
  • Online: Fright Night Delight! Ghoulish Fall Family Fun

    Class takes place on Zoom; a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Tess's classes and you have already been sent a recipe or ingredient list for the class, you will not receive a refund. All of her recipes are originals and are her creative property and will be published in her cookbook. Therefore, we will not be issuing refunds. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant. Dreamy billowy-soft Pumpkin and Potato Gnocchi (made with pumpkin and shaped into mini pumpkins) with cheesy cream sauce, Ghoulish “Intestines” (stuffed pastry seasoned meat roll) with a gory Cranberry Dipping Sauce, and Pumpkin and Spice Chocolate Chip Muffins! What a memorable night and meal this will be! You will receive a list of ingredients in advance to allow enough time for shopping and prep. A professionally made PDF packet of Tess's personal recipes from this class will also be received. Note: Tess’s recipes are copyrighted and are only shared with those that register for this class. Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen. This class will take place on Zoom, a free on-line software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, Tess has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an optional invite to the groups. Come join the fun. Note: one registration fee for this virtual interactive class can include immediate family members living full-time in the same home only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. If friends, adult children, or extended family members are gathering for a fun night together, each household must register separately even if participating together.
  • Online: From Dough to Delights - Flatbread Pizza & Pizza Panini from Scratch

    Class takes place on Zoom a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Tess's classes and you have already been sent a recipe for the class, you will not receive a refund. All of her recipes are originals and are her creative property and will be published in her cookbook. Therefore, we will not be issuing refunds. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant. Apart from cheese and toppings, homemade dough and sauce are the key ingredients used to create mouthwatering pizza. But what are the key ingredients used to make the homemade dough and sauce? How much of each ingredient is needed? How are they put together to create a variety of magical pizza options? Known as the pizza master (“Pizzaiolo”) in her family and community, Tess will help answer these questions as she guides you in her latest pizza class where you'll create fantastic flatbread pizzas and pizza panini from scratch. If you're a part of a pizza loving family, join us! Dive into the world of pizza making and join the growing number of participants that enjoy Tess’s cook-along pizza classes. Experience why participants keep coming back for more. Take out pizza will become a thing of the past. On the menu: Wonderful Flatbread Pizzas, Pizza Panini, and Out-of-this-World Pizza Sauce. Two of Tess's personal recipes for different homemade dough will be used. One will be for flatbread pizzas and the other for the panini rolls that will be turned into pizza panini. Tess will provide step-by-step guidance and instruction to ensure the process is as simple as can be. You can personalize your flatbread pizzas and panini with toppings and fillings you choose. All recipes have been created by the instructor, and tested time and time again to ensure maximum flavor and ease. Choose which option you would like to make and watch a demonstration of the other or, if you feel up to it, make them both. Have your questions answered by Tess, interact with other participants as you cook-along, and increase your confidence in the kitchen. Participants will receive a list of ingredients in advance for shopping and prep. A professionally made PDF packet of Tess's personal recipes is included. As an added bonus, she has created a private and public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an invite; joining is optional. Equipment needs: stand mixer highly recommended in order to make both homemade doughs. Sheet pans are used to bake the panini rolls and flatbread pizza. No panini press needed. Two heavy bottom pans can be used in place of a panini press. More guidance will be included with the ingredient packet. Note: one registration fee for this online interactive class can include immediate family members living full-time in the same home only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required.
  • Online: Gourmet Detroit Style Pizza, Pretzel Crust Pizza, & Pizza Sauce

    Class takes place on Zoom a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Tess's classes and you have already been sent a recipe or ingredient list for the class, you will not receive a refund. All of her recipes are originals and are her creative property and will be published in her cookbook. Therefore, we will not be issuing refunds. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant. Few things bring more joy than the smell of freshly made pizza. Learning how to make pizza in your own kitchen however is one of those things! Participate in this fun-filled pizza cook-along class where Tess will guide you through the process of creating two marvelous gourmet pizza creations that almost guarantee that take-out pizza will be a thing of the past. Experience the rave reviews from previous participants of her pizza classes yourself as you learn how to make your own pizzas with her step-by-step instruction and guidance. On the menu: Tess's version of the ever-popular Detroit Style Pizza, her most amazing Pretzel Crust Pizza (the best you have ever had), in addition to her personal over-the-top Pizza Sauce. Two types of homemade dough will be used. One will be for the Detroit Style Pizza, and the other for the Pretzel Crust Pizza. The instructor will provide step-by-step guidance and instruction help to ensure the process is a simple as can be. You can personalize your pizzas with toppings of your choosing. You will receive a list of ingredients and supplies, and the instructor's personal recipe for the Detroit Style Pizza dough a few days prior to the class. The Detroit Style Pizza dough will need to be made ahead of the class, as it requires additional proofing time. You will be making the second dough together during the class. Please see note at the end of description for pan information. All recipes have been created by the instructor, and tested time and time again over the years, to ensure maximum flavor and ease. You will feel like a pro after this class and be confident enough to create all of this deliciousness time and time again. Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen! While cooking-along is loads of fun, and highly recommended, it is optional and takes place on Zoom, a free on-line software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. A professionally made PDF packet of the Instructors personal recipes from this class will also be provided. Note: Tess’s recipes are copyrighted and are only shared with those who register for this class. As an added bonus, she has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an optional invite to the groups. Come join the fun! Equipment needs: although optional, a Detroit style pizza pan is highly recommended, but a non-stick 13”x9” baking pan can be used instead. Pizza pans with or without holes are needed for the Pretzel Crust Pizza. More info will be included with the ingredient list. Note: one registration fee for this on-line virtual interactive class can include immediate family members living full-time in the same home only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. If friends, adult children, or extended family members are gathering for a fun night together, each household must register separately even if participating together.
  • Online: Greek Gourmet - Pastitsio and Galaktoboureko

    Class takes place on Zoom a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Tess's classes and you have already been sent a recipe or ingredient list for the class, you will not receive a refund. All of her recipes are originals and are her creative property and will be published in her cookbook. Therefore, we will not be issuing refunds. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant. Escape to the Mediterranean with the flavors of Greece and get your “oppa” on! During this fun-filled class you will learn the secrets of creating a lavish dish called “Pastitsio”, and a divine Greek dessert called “Galaktoboureko”, both of which are enjoyed by Greek families, especially during holiday celebrations. Pastitsio, pronounced pas-ti-tsi-o, is a delicacy in its own right. It is a culmination of layered Greek pasta, savory spiced meat sauce, and a topping of “mile high” cheesy béchamel sauce, baked to perfection. Galaktoboureko, is a gourmet dessert made with a thick luscious Greek custard, wrapped in phyllo pastry, and bathed in a dreamy syrup. Greek gourmet at its finest. Cook-along option: you are encouraged to cook-along with Tess and create the Pastitsio from scratch during class. Demonstration: Tess will be demonstrating the creation of the Galaktoboureko. Both dishes require a lot of work and prep, and both require baking in the oven; too much for participants to take on in this particular class. Both recipes will be included in your packet. Tess’s step-by-step cooking instruction is unique and flexible as she is able to support people at all levels of cooking experience to learn with each step and each little bit of advice and instruction. You will receive a list of ingredients in advance to allow enough time for shopping and prep. A professionally made PDF packet of Tess’s personal recipes from this class will be included. Note: Tess’s recipes are copyrighted and are only shared with those who register for this class which will take place on Zoom, a free on-line software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, Tess has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an optional invite to the groups. Come join the fun! Note: one registration fee for this virtual interactive class can include immediate family members living full-time in the same home only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. If friends, adult children, or extended family members are gathering for a fun night together, each household must register separately even if participating together.
  • Online: Holiday Cookie Magic, Royal Icing and Stuffed Cookies Workshop

    Class takes place on Zoom a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Tess's classes and you have already been sent a recipe or ingredient list for the class, you will not receive a refund. All of her recipes are originals and are her creative property and will be published in her cookbook. Therefore, we will not be issuing refunds. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant. Back by popular demand are Tess’s Magical Cheesecake and Brownie Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies, in addition to her ever-popular Holiday Cookie Bake and Decorate class where you learn the foundations of decorating cookies with Royal Icing! If you are looking to start a new holiday cookie baking and decorating tradition and looking for a new spectacular cookie to add to your holiday cookie repertoire, look no further! Consider registering for this fun holiday cookie baking and decorating class for beginners. Gather your family or treat yourself to some quality personal fun time. You will be baking cookies for decorating ahead of time so they are ready to decorate at the start of class. A PDF with two of Tess's personal sugar cookie recipes, and a list of ingredients and supplies needed for the royal icing will be provided 5-7 days before class to provide time for shopping and baking. Recipes will include a soft and chewy sugar cookie and a more dense crisp sugar cookie. You can guess one of the instructor’s favorite holiday cookie cutter shapes is a gingerbread person. This is one shape that proves to be a lot of fun to decorate year after year and time will definitely be spent on this and other holiday shapes. Choose to bake one or both using cookie cutters of your choice. No fancy decorating tips or bags will be needed. You will use simple plastic sandwich bags to decorate. The packet will also include ingredients required for the Stuffed Cookies that you will create during the class. This class will take place on Zoom, a free on-line software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Note: one registration fee for this virtual interactive class can include immediate family members living full-time in the same home only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. If friends, adult children, or extended family members are gathering for a fun night together, each household must register separately even if participating together.
  • Online: Homemade Creamy Tuscan Gnocchi with Chicken & Homemade Bread

    Class takes place on Zoom; a free on-line software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Tess's classes and you have already been sent a recipe for the class, you will not receive a refund. All of her recipes are originals and are her creative property and will be published in her cookbook. Therefore, we will not be issuing refunds. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant. Gnocchi: Bite-sized tender soft pillows of pasta-ish goodness. Very versatile with the ability to take on the flavor of added goodness creating mouthwatering meals that will become favorites in your family’s dinner rotation. This may just sound too good to be true. Not only is this all true, but gnocchi are even simpler to make than other fresh pasta options. Learn how to create these little morsels of goodness, then turn them into a scrumptious meal Tess has created called Creamy Tuscan Gnocchi with Chicken and make a wonderful loaf of fresh bread as well. Have some fun participating in this virtual cook along class as you dive into the world of gnocchi. Follow along step-by-step as Tess guides you through creating these delicious tender bites of goodness. Create a wonderful meal with them that will have your family asking for more. Have your questions answered by the instructor and interact with other participants. Increase your confidence in the kitchen with each skill learned and advice shared. While cooking along is loads of fun, it is optional. You'll receive a list of ingredients in advance for shopping and preparation. A professionally made PDF of the instructor's personal recipes from this class will also be received. As an added bonus, Tess has created a private and public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an invite; joining is optional. Note: one registration fee for this on-line Virtual class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required.
  • Online: Instant Pot® Chicken Burrito Bowls, East Indian Butter Chicken, & Homemade Naan

    Class takes place on Zoom a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Tess's classes and you have already been sent a recipe or ingredient list for the class, you will not receive a refund. All of her recipes are originals and are her creative property and will be published in her cookbook. Therefore, we will not be issuing refunds. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant. Have some fun participating in this virtual Instant Pot® (or multi-cooker) cook-along class. Two dishes will be made during this class. Choose one for your cook-along, and watch a demonstration of the other or if you have a second Instant Pot® on hand, make both! Experience how these culinary creations are taken to another level using the Instant Pot®! On the menu: the instructor's own version of Chicken Burrito Bowls, and the ever-popular Butter Chicken. Tess will also be providing step-by-step guidance for making luscious Homemade Naan. Delicious recipes are made with ingredients that are probably already on hand. Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen. Have your questions answered by the instructor, interact with others, and increase your confidence in using your air electric pressure cooker. While cooking-along is loads of fun, and highly recommended, it is optional. You will receive a list of ingredients in advance of the class with enough time for shopping and prep. A professionally made PDF packet of the instructor's personal recipes from this class will also be provided. Note: Tess’s recipes are copyrighted and are only shared with those who register for this class which takes place on Zoom, a free on-line software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, your instructor has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an optional invite to the groups. Come join the fun! One registration fee for this on-line virtual interactive class can include immediate family members living full-time in the same home only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. If friends, adult children, or extended family members are gathering for a fun night together, each household must register separately even if participating together.
  • Online: Japanese Miso Ramen from Scratch

    Class takes place on Zoom a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Ploy's classes and you have already been sent a recipe for the class, you will not receive a refund. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant. This class is not about instant ramen. In fact, you will be making Japanese miso ramen from scratch. You'll start with making ramen noodles from scratch. Then, braise cha shu chicken and make miso broth. You'll serve your ramen with marinated soft-boiled eggs and different toppings.
  • Online: Mediterranean Chicken Gyro Meal

    Class takes place on Zoom a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Tess's classes and you have already been sent a recipe or ingredient list for the class, you will not receive a refund. All of her recipes are originals and are her creative property and will be published in her cookbook. Therefore, we will not be issuing refunds. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant. Experience the flavors of the Mediterranean in the comfort of your own home in this live cook-along class. Learn to create a full-flavored, mouthwatering chicken gyro meal for you and your family from an actual descendant of Spartans who has been cooking Mediterranean cuisine for well over 45 years. Now she will teach you how to crate the taste of Greece in your own kitchen. On the menu: Greek Chicken Gyro (made indoors), Tzatziki (traditional Greek yogurt dipping sauce), Greek Oven Roasted Lemon Potatoes, Refreshing Greek Barley Salad, Homemade Pita Bread, Drizzle Dressing, and Greek Salad Dressing too! High protein menu version: Greek Chicken Gyro, Tzatziki made with Greek yogurt, Barley Salad, Whole-Wheat Pita Bread, Drizzle Dressing, & Greek Salad dressing. Gluten Free menu version: everything apart from the Pita Bread is gluten free. Have your questions answered by your instructor, and interact with others as you cook-along to create a mouthwatering meal and watch your confidence in cooking grow. Tess’s step-by-step cooking instruction is unique and flexible. She is able to support and accommodate all levels of cooking experience, and help people learn with each step and each little bit of advice and instruction. You will receive a list of ingredients in advance with enough time for shopping and prep. A professionally made PDF packet of Tess's personal recipes from this class will also be included. Note: Tess’s recipes are copyrighted and are only shared with those who register for this class. Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen. This class will take place on Zoom, a free on-line software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, your instructor has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an optional invite to the groups. Come join the fun! Note: one registration fee for this virtual interactive class can include immediate family members living full-time in the same home only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. If friends, adult children, or extended family members are gathering for a fun night together, each household must register separately even if participating together.
  • Online: Principles of Pizza Making - Master Class!

    Class takes place on Zoom a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Tess's classes and you have already been sent a recipe or ingredient list for the class, you will not receive a refund. All of her recipes are originals and are her creative property and will be published in her cookbook. Therefore, we will not be issuing refunds. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant. Many agree that that the joy of eating freshly made pizza can rarely be surpassed, but there is so much more to pizza than just eating, or the toppings and the cheese. The satisfaction of understanding how different flours, differing yeasts, different hydrations points, proofing, developing the flavor and strengthening of the dough is an artform that takes years to develop and understand, and an artform that continues to grow and develop. There is always something new to learn and create. There is more than one type of dough and one type of pizza; discovering your favorite is a never-ending journey full of mouthwatering euphoria. Take the first step of this journey by registering for this master class with Tess, who is known as the Pizzaioli of her family. She will guide you through the intricacies of crafting gourmet pizza, using her tested principles of pizza making! Learn how to make a wonderful Neapolitan Style Pizza comparable to the pizza made in brick ovens from gourmet pizza restaurants. This will begin before the class as Tess provides a guide for you to prepare a pizza starter called a “Poolish”, which will be used during class the following day. In addition to Neapolitan Style Pizza, class will include a presentation on the “principles of pizza making”, the “do’s and don’ts of pizza and sauce making”, the differences in flours, dough hydration, types of appliances, equipment and accessories, and more. Those who register for the class will receive an all-inclusive and extensive, professionally made PDF packet with all recipes and information shared during the class. You will receive a list of ingredients in advance to allow time for shopping and prep along with a guide for preparing the Poolish the night before the class. Your all-inclusive packet will be received after the class. Note: Tess’s recipes and the information shared in the packet from the Master Class are copyrighted materials and are only shared with those who register for this class which will take place on Zoom, a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, Tess has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an optional invite to the groups. Join the fun! Note: one registration fee for this virtual interactive class can include immediate family members living full-time in the same home only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. If friends, adult children, or extended family members are gathering for a fun night together, each household must register separately even if participating together.
  • Online: Skillet Tex Mex Cheese Enchiladas & Key Lime Dessert (LIVE Class)

    How does a virtual class work? You will receive the recipes and on-demand ZOOM video link, a free online software, to the class in your confirmation email. Can’t make the class? No worries, we will record the class and email you a link to watch the replay a day after the class. Looking for meatless Monday dinner inspiration? We will make skillet Tex-Mex Cheese Enchiladas for Two - featuring gooey melted cheese and a rich, smoky, but mellow enchilada sauce; it’s sure to convince the most die-hard meat-lovers to try meatless. For dessert you'll whip up Key Lime Dessert cups that have all the elements of a classic key lime pie - citrusy custard, toasted graham crackers and whipped cream. In this 90-minute class, join Pam as she shares tips for homemade enchilada sauce and a key lime dessert cup that takes only 10 minutes to bake! Join the class virtually to cook a long or grab a favorite beverage, settle in and watch how to make a simple soup supper for two. This is a virtual cooking class program walking you through making one of Pam’s favorite weeknight skillet meals. Cooking is about confidence and it is her hope to inspire you to try a new recipe after each immersive experience.