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quickandeliciousWEBRoast Chicken Dinner

  • Pan-Roasted Chicken with Gravy or Casserole-Roasted Chicken
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Sautéed Broccoli Rabe
  • Dark Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Coulis

Cooking with Fall/Winter Produce

  • Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apple-Cranberry Compote
  • Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto
  • Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with
    Warm Shallot Vinaigrette
  • Cinnamon-Apple Hand Pies

Meat and Potatoes

  • Hanger Steak with Red Wine Shallot Sauce
  • Potato and Caramelized Onion Gratin
  • Creamed Spinach
  • Dark Chocolate Mousse

How to Cook Fish

  • Parchment Baked Salmon with
    Roasted Beet Coulis
  • Seared Tuna with Orange-Olive-Currant Relish
  • Crispy Tilapia or Trout with Lemon-Caper Butter
  • Asian Braised Fish with Bok Choy and Ginger

How to Make Really Great Sauces

  • Sauces for Vegetables (beurre blanc)
  • Sauces for Fish (lemon-caper; fresh green herb)
  • Sauces for Meats (red wine-shallot pan sauce)
  • Sauces for Chicken (puttanesca)

Roast Duck Breast

  • Crisp Roasted Duck Breast with Cherry-Port Jus
  • Sweet Potato Gratin with Caramelized Fennel
    OR Wild Rice Pilaf
  • String Beans with Pistachios and Shallots
  • Gingered Fruit Crisp

Six Basic Cooking Techniques

  • Knife Skills 101
  • Browning Meat (Skillet Steak)
  • Making a Pan Sauce (Classic Red Wine Sauce)
  • Roasting Vegetables (Butternut Squash, Potatoes, Red Onion)
  • Blanching Vegetables (Perfect Asparagus)
  • Working with Leafy Greens (Garlicky Swiss Chard with Lemon)

Quick Weeknight Suppers

  • Steak with Red Wine-Shallot Pan Sauce
  • Pan-Roasted Cod with Lemon-Caper Butter
  • Roasted Lemon-Rosemary Chicken
  • Garlicky Broccoli Rabe and Chickpeas

Quick Weeknight Suppers, Cooking Lighter

  • Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apple-Cider Pan Gravy
  • Braised Chicken Puttanesca
  • Seared Scallops with Red Pepper Coulis
  • Olive Oil-Mashed Potatoes w. Black Olives & Rosemary

Romantic Dinner for Two

  • Goat Cheese Soufflé
  • Hanger Steak with Wild Mushroom Ragù
  • String Beans with Almond-Shallot Butter
  • Dark Chocolate Mousse

PARTY MENUS (groups of 10+)

Hors d’Oeuvre + Cocktail Party

  • Homemade Cocktail Syrups and Shrubs (Fresh Ginger,
    Lemongrass-Lime, Black Cherry-Rosemary) to make tasty cocktails (muddled with lime, mint, fresh fruit, and booze of choice–we’re bourbon lovers ourselves)
  • Crostini with Fresh Mozzarella, Roasted Peppers, Prosciutto & Olive-Basil Tapanade
  • Gyoza (Japanese Potsticker Dumplings)
  • Barcelona Garlic Shrimp on Tomato Toasts
  • Dark Chocolate Mousse Cups with
    Fleur de Sel Whipped Cream

Northern Italian Party

  • Crostini with Pesto-Roasted Portobello Mushrooms
    and Fresh Goat Cheese
  • Roasted Lemon-Rosemary Chicken
  • Tuscan Kale Salad
  • Two Risottos: Spinach-Basil and Asparagus-Lemon
    (OR Ricotta Gnocchi with Browned Sage Butter)
  • Dark Chocolate-Almond Torte

Meat and Potatoes Party

  • Crostini with Flame-Roasted Peppers,
    Fresh Mozzarella and Olive-Basil Tapenade
  • Hanger Steak with Fresh Green Herb Sauce
  • Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and
    Caramelized Fennel
  • String Beans with Almond and Shallot Butter
  • Brandied Cherry Clafouti

Spanish Tapas Party

  • Red and White Sangria
  • Garlicky Shrimp
  • Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Romesco Sauce
  • Mussel and Chorizo Paella
  • Asparagus with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette
  • Pineapple with Fresh Lime Syrup

MeredithHeuerRabeNorthern Italian

  • Roasted Lemon-Rosemary Chicken
  • Parmesan Risotto with Spinach & Basil
    OR Ricotta Gnocchi with Toasted Sage Butter
  • Garlicky Broccoli Rabe
  • Dark Chocolate-Almond Torte 

French Bistro

  • Endive Salad with Roasted Beets, Walnuts,
    & Warm Goat Cheese Croutons
  • Crisp Duck Breast with Pear-Cherry Compote
  • Orange-Sweet Potato Purée
  • Classic Profiteroles

Authentic Mexican Tacos

  • Homemade Corn Tortillas
  • Fresh Guacamole
  • Soft Tacos with Two Fillings: Squash-Mushroom-Poblano & Spice-Rubbed Skirt Steak (plus pickled red onions and fresh cabbage slaw) 
  • Mexican Chocolate Torte

Spanish Tapas

  • Red or White Sangria
  • Grilled Tomato Bread
  • Gazpacho Ajo Blanco
  • Garlic Shrimp
  • Shellfish and Chorizo Paella


  • Mango and Cardamom Lassis
  • Matar Paneer (Curry with Peas, Tomatoes, and Homemade Fresh Cheese)
  • Chicken Korma with Golden Onions
  • Basmati Rice Pilaf with Whole Spices

Vegetarian Indian

  • Matar Paneer (spiced peas with homemade cheese)
  • South Indian Coconut Curry with Eggplant and Chickpeas
  • Cilantro-Mint Chutney
  • Basmati Rice Pilaf with Whole Spices

Southeast Asian: Hot Sour Salty Sweet

  • Summer Rolls with Shrimp, Mango, and Cilantro
  • Chicken-Coconut Soup with Lemongrass
  • Crispy Fish with Tamarind-Thai Basil-Chile Sauce
    OR Red Coconut Beef Curry with Pineapple, Red Pepper, and Basil
  • Steamed Jasmine Rice


  • Nori Maki (sushi rolls)
  • Green Salad with Carrot-Ginger Dressing
  • Oshitashi (marinated spinach)
  • Green Tea Ice Cream

Vegetarian Suppers

  • Farro Pilaf with Roasted Mushrooms and Goat Cheese
  • Orrecciette with Zucchini Puttanesca
  • Roasted Ratatouille with Fresh Paneer Cheese
  • Curried Red Lentil Soup with Coconut and Spinach

Also, take a chance to browse through our curriculum-based series classes: “Learning the Basics” and “Cooking Lighter.”


Indian Party

  • Mango and Cardamom Lassis
  • Coconut Curry with Cauliflower & Chickpeas
  • Chicken Korma with Golden Onions
  • Spiced Cabbage Poriyal
  • Fresh Cilantro-Mint Chutney
  • Basmati Rice Pilaf with Whole Spices

Mexican Taco Party

  • Homemade Corn Tortillas
  • 3 Fillings: Zucchini-Mushroom-Roasted Poblano, Crispy Fish, and Spice-Rubbed Skirt Steak
  • Many Toppings: Pickled Red Onions, Lime-Cilantro Slaw, Fresh Guacamole
  • Mexican Chocolate Torte with Cinnamon Creme Fraiche

Middle Eastern Party

  • Homemade Za’atar Bread with Muhammara Dip (walnut, pomegranate molasses, and red peppers)
  • Spinach and Herb Phyllo Pie
  • Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemon
  • Saffron Couscous
  • Basbousa (Semolina Cake with Spiced Syrup)

Iron Chef Competition: Risotto

Each cooking team will choose from a bin of curious ingredients (i.e. chestnuts, wasabi greens, golden beets, carrot juice, fava beans for example) to create a signature risotto. The chef-instructors will judge the winning group. A terrific team-building activity!

  • Crostini with Pesto-Roasted Portobello
    Mushrooms and Fresh Goat Cheese
  • Roasted Lemon-Rosemary Chicken
  • Tuscan Kale Salad
  • Risotto Competition
  • Dark Chocolate-Almond Torte