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Wontons-at-Home

Almost every culture around the world has some sort of dumpling in their culinary line-up. In Italy they’re called ravioli or tortellini, in Poland they’re pierogi, and in China they are wontons. Wontons can be prepared in a number of ways – steamed, fried, in...

Butter Chicken & Naan

  Butter Chicken & Naan This creamy, delicious Indian dish is simple to make – and fabulous! It’s called Butter Chicken, not because it’s full of that ingredient, but because of its rich, creamy sauce. Serve with rice and/or naan bread. (I’m including...

No-Knead Bread

Adapted from Jim Lahey, Sullivan Street Bakery Time: About 1½ hours plus 14 to 20 hours’ rising Single Batch 3 cups all-purpose or bread flour, more for dusting (try ½ whole wheat/½white) ¼ teaspoon instant yeast 1¼ teaspoons salt 1? cups water Cornmeal or wheat bran...

Crab & Corn Chowder

Louisa will be making this Crab & Corn Chowder recipe on Facebook Live Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 4:30pm. Hope you can join the fun! You can make lots of variations using this same basic recipe – all you really need to call it “chowder” are the dairy and...

Energy Bites — Kid Friendly Virtual Cooking Class

  A kid-friendly virtual cooking class! Vanessa and her helpers (her kids!) will lead us through the super simple steps to make these fun and healthy treats. The great thing about energy balls is that they use easy to find ingredients you may already have in your...

Brownies from Scratch

Virtual Cooking Class | Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 4:30pm on Facebook Live Who doesn’t love a brownie? Sure, you can buy a mix, add eggs and oil and they’re pretty good… But now that we have all this time on our hands, we’re going to make them from scratch – and...

Ceviche!

Join us via Facebook Live on Thursday, April 30, 2020 to follow along while Louisa makes this delicious, fresh dish. When I was in Mexico a few years ago, we had ceviche every day at lunch and dinner – we couldn’t get enough of this fresh, light, healthy...

Caesar-Style Gnocchi Salad with Slow Roasted Tomatoes

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Quiche Lorraine Virtual Cooking Class

Join us via Facebook Live on Thursday, April 23 at 4:30pm for another quarantine cooking class with Louisa! The big key here is mastering the pie dough. If the first one doesn’t come out perfect, keep trying! Once you get comfortable making pie crust, the sky’s the...

Homemade Lobster Mac & Cheese

Our weekly virtual cooking classes continue! Louisa will be whipping up some lobster mac & cheese (and other variations, too!) on Facebook Live Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 4:30pm. Follow the recipe below if you’d like to cook alongside her! Full video...

Virtual Sushi Party

Louisa was back in our demo kitchen via Facebook Live on Thursday, April 9, 2020 to get her roll on. Her sushi roll that is! Make rice ahead and you can join in the fun right along with her. Learn more about this virtual class...

Quick Coffee

Mike demonstrates how to make coffee using an Aeropress and froth milk with the Aerolatte hand-frother. Products all available at Now You’re Cooking. The Aeropress is $34.99 and Aerolatte is $19.99. Prices subject to change after this...

Spinach Pasta Dough

Ingredients 1 egg 1 cups+ flour 1 cup of spinach, puréed 1 T salt Directions In the bowl of a food processor combine egg and flour. Pulse a few times. Add spinach. Pulse until dough becomes elastic. You may need to add more flour if dough is too wet. Take out of the...

Easy Pizza Dough

Louisa’s Homemade Pizza Dough Ingredients 2+ C                All Purpose Flour 2¼ teasp         Instant Yeast (1 packet) 1½ teasp         Sugar 1teasp              Salt 2 T                   Olive Oil ¾ C                 Warm Water (about 105-115 degrees)...

Pi(e) Day Recipes

On March 14, otherwise known as Pi(e) day, we celebrated math and baking with demonstrations, sales, and samples. Linked below are some of the recipes we created. We hope they give you some inspiration as you’re home baking! Louisa made Tourtière, a meat pie...

Chocolate Stout Cake

A perfect accompaniment to your St. Patrick’s day libations. We made it to celebrate Joel’s birthday this year, see photos here. This Chocolate Stout Cake contains 1 cup of beer and leaves you with enough to drink afterward. Cheers! Modified from NYT...

2020 Local Business Appreciation Night

We wouldn’t have made it this far without our community of fellow local businesses! As a part of our 20th Anniversary celebrations we invited our neighbors over for a local business appreciation night on February 25. It was our way of saying thank you for the...

Easy Chocolate Coconut Sea Salt Tart

Wow your valentine with this easy chocolate tart. They’ll never know it took you less than an hour to make! 1.5 c full-fat coconut milk 2.5 c dark chocolate chips Sprinkle sea salt, we used Malden’s Sea Salt Favorite tart crust Tart Pan, we used Patisse...

Valentine’s Wine Tasting Notes

We fell in love with wine all over again at our February monthly wine tasting on Thursday, February 13 with Alison Cheevers from M. S. Walker. Jim Laughren, author of “50 Ways to Love Wine More: Adventures in Wine Appreciation” was also in the kitchen...

Comforting Lamb Tagine

3 T olive oil 2 lbs lamb shoulder, cut into 1″ pieces 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 large cinnamon stick, broken in half 1 large yellow onion, sliced in rounds 5 tsp Ras-el-Hanout spice blend 1 T chopped peeled ginger 2 1/2-3 c beef stock 1/2 c halved dried...