I was so excited to go to the Taste of Home Cooking School again this year! I’m so thankful to my friend, Diana, for getting up early to get tickets for us, and thankful to the Sierra Vista Herald for bringing this show in each year long with a number of other local sponsors. Yet again this year, they had a nice goodie bag for everyone at the show. I got a Safeway bag again, and it included the Cooking School magazine, along with a Healthy Cooking Taste of Home magazine. We also got a neat measuring cup and luggage bag, plus lots of coupons for ingredients in the dishes we saw being made.
The Culinary Specialist featured at our show this year was Jamie Dunn. She made the show a lot of fun, keeping us engaged in the dishes she was preparing. She gave out some good tips, and the dishes she shared were very straightforward, and look (and smelled!) delicious! I will be trying some of them in the near future, and I have thought of a few changes I would like to try with some of them. Here are the recipes we watched her create:
Mini Maple Cinnamon Rolls
Steak & Blue Cheese Bruschetta with Onion and Roasted Tomato Jam
Domino/C&H Light Chocolate Chunk Coffee Cake (recipe similar to this one)
Braised Beef Short Ribs
Saladmaster’s Veggie Lasagna (if you don’t have a Saladmaster, put this in a 13×9 baking dish, cover with foil, and bake at 350 F for 45-50 minutes, remove foil and cook an additional 10 minutes)
Johnsonville Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Eggland’s Best Spinach, Brie, and Bacon Mini Quiche
National Pork Board Pulled Pork Tostadas with Slaw and Chipotle Cream
Gallo Family Vineyards Pineapple-Cashew Chicken Salad
Shop Taste of Home Upside Down Apple Pie
They also gave away the dishes and lots of prizes, but unfortunately, no prizes for me or my friends this year. Oh well, there’s always next year!