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Staci Joer's Cooking - 103130

WISCONSIN FOOD FAVORITES: Demo
Ask someone from another state about the food of Wisconsin and they will most likely say “Beer, Brats, Cheese”. Yet, there is so much more! Wisconsin has some incredible local foods; you can choose from an extraordinary array of edibles: produce from apples cranberries to zucchini; ethnic sausages and grass-fed meats; fish from lake and stream; foraged foods; and specialties like hand-crafted beers and wines and cream puffs.

Tonight, Staci has picked out some favorites that will please your friends and family. You’ll sample…Brat-stickers with Beer-Soy Dipping Sauce; Captains Steak Joynt-style Beer Cheese Fondue with Captains "Chips"; Chicken Booyah; and Cranberry-Cherry Rustic Tart.

SOUTHERN COOKING: Demo
Again join Staci as she takes a peek at the culinary history of a traditional American region…the Deep South! The South is filled with wonderful foods based on the traditions of many different ethnic groups.

You’ll sample…Shrimp-n-Grits; Hot Brown’s; Southern Corn Pudding; and Shoofly Pie.

UPDATED IRISH FOR THE MODERN AMERICAN HOME: Demo
We’re going to celebrate the “Wearing o’ the Green” and St. Patrick’s Day with an evening of Irish Culinary History, some traditional Irish dishes, and lots of recipes.

You’ll sample…Staci's version of Corned Beef & Cabbage; Butter Braised Carrots and Potatoes Colcannon; Guinness Cupcakes with Chocolate-Whiskey Filling & Baileys Cream Cheese Icing.

YOOPER PASTY COOKING CLASS: HANDS ON
Pasty (rhymes with nasty--but that is definitely not its description) originated with Cornish miners who migrated to Michigan's Upper Peninsula in the 1800's. They brought with them their beloved national dish: the pasty. The Finnish miners that followed adopted these meat pies as their own (easily transportable for long subterranean days!), and the pasty became such a large part of the regional culture that there's an annual pasty festival in early summer.

Do you love them? Have you always wanted to make them, but didn't know how? Well, this is the class for you!

We're gonna “chop, dice, slice and bake up” a batch of pasties and each person will get to take home three (3) to eat or freeze. These delectable pastry pockets are filled with beef and pork, potatoes, onions, carrots and, of course, rutabaga! Note: Please bring a chef’s knife and a paring knife (safely wrapped for transport), an apron, and a baking tray to take home your pasties.

GRILLED CHEESE & MORE: Demo
Cooked bread and cheese is an ancient food according to food historians, popular across the world in many cultures. Evidence indicates that, in the U.S., the modern version of the “Grilled Cheese Sandwich” originated in the 1920's when inexpensive sliced bread and American cheese became readily available. But tonight, we are going beyond the weird yellow cheese squares and taking it up a notch. These sandwiches are hearty and filling and delicious, yet still give you that childhood comfort food feeling.

You'll sample...Gluten-free Grilled Cheese on Cauliflower “Bread”; Deep-fried Salami & Pickle Grilled Cheese; Whole Grain Grilled Buttermilk Bleu Cheese with Smashed Avocado & Roasted Tomatoes; and Brussel Sprout & Mushroom Grilled Cheese with Prosciutto.

BACKYARD SUMMER FAVORITES: Demo

Staci’s got some new and fun recipes for you to get you ready for the summer cooking season! These family-friendly recipes will get everyone excited for summer supper—they're even better if you eat them al fresco!

While thinking of summer coming, you'll sample...
Peanut Butter-stuffed and Bacon-wrapped Jalapenos; Beer Can Bacon Burgers Stuffed with Mushrooms, Cheese & Peppers; Backyard Smashed Spuds; Grilled Asparagus; and Pound Cake with Fresh Berries & Dark Chocolate.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price       Status
103130-01
Wisconsin Food Favorites
01/23/2018 -01/23/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tu
Gdale High School
16-99
$23.00/$23.00
Unavailable
103130-02
Southern Cooking
02/27/2018 -02/27/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tu
Gdale High School
16-99
$23.00/$23.00
Unavailable
103130-03
Irish For American
03/13/2018 -03/13/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tu
Gdale High School
16-99
$23.00/$23.00
Unavailable
103130-04
Yooper Pasty
03/27/2018 -03/27/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tu
Gdale High School
16-99
$36.00/$36.00
Unavailable
103130-05
Grilled Cheese
04/17/2018 -04/17/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tu
Gdale High School
16-99
$23.00/$23.00
Unavailable
103130-06
Backyard Summer Favorites
05/15/2018 -05/15/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tu
Gdale High School
16-99
$23.00/$23.00
Unavailable

ZUMBINI - 103190

Dance, giggle, wiggle, sing and play! Little ones explore music, vocalization, movement and coordination while playing with drums, shakers, scarves, bells and more! Created by Zumba Fitness®, this fun and upbeat class uses contemporary music and international rhythms. Parent participates with child so come dressed for activity.

Class fee does not include required materials - special Zumbini songbook and 2-CD bundle $35 per family/ per 8 session class – paid at time of registration.

Note: Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver who will be actively involved in working with and guiding their child through the activities. Please come dressed in comfortable clothing that permits movement, and socks.

FREE TRY IT DAY Be sure to check our current program guide, this class might have a free try it day before the scheduled class semester starts for you to "Try it, You will Like It".

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price       Status
103190-01
Jan/ Zumbini Thu AM
02/08/2018 -03/29/2018
9:15 am -10:00 am
Th
Community Center
0.5-4
$47.00/$47.00
Unavailable

Shannon Francis Series - 103250

MAKE YOUR OWN NATURAL SOAP
Have you ever wanted to make your own soap? Soap making is an easy and fun activity that has been passed down through the generations. This is your opportunity to learn how to create a batch using easy to find ingredients. Participants will learn how to mix lye and oils together safety and add colors and scents to create a completely unique bar. The class will go home with 3-4 bars that they created in class after a fun and interactive class!

THE PATH TO HOME OWNERSHIP
Buying a home is the most important transaction you will ever do and this course will prepare you for everything you need to know before you start looking. We will start off with the owner of a mortgage company who will walk you through the pre-approval process. Participants will learn what a lender will be looking for and have an opportunity to get all their questions answered. We will discuss the current housing market and the importance of the pre-approval letter as well as how finding the right realty can help you in the negotiation side of the purchase.

Joe Banske is the owner of Cherry Creek mortgage and Shannon Francis is a licensed realtor with Realty Executives Southeast

CREATE YOUR OWN BODY BUTTER
The winter is a great time to learn how to create your very own natural body butter to get through all the dry months ahead. In this class you will learn how to bring together 3 easy ingredients into a luxuriously creamy mixture. Participants can choose from a variety of essential oil to create their own scent to a 4 oz. container to take home!

ALL NATURAL HOMEMADE LAUNDRY SOAP
Store bought laundry soaps contain a variety of harsh chemicals that can cause rashes for sensitive people as well as phosphates that do environmental damage. There are natural alternatives that work just as effectively that have been used for generations. In this class, you will create a homemade batch of hard process soap which will be the basis for the recipe for laundry “bombs” that are pre-measured for one load of laundry. This laundry soap can be used in all types of laundry machines. Everyone will go home with enough supplies for several batches of laundry.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price       Status
103250-S1
MYO Body Butter
03/07/2018 -03/07/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
W
Community Center
18-99
$27.00/$27.00
Unavailable
103250-S2
MYO Homemade Laundry Soap
03/14/2018 -03/14/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
W
Community Center
18-99
$27.00/$27.00
Unavailable
103250-W1
MYO Natural Soap
02/07/2018 -02/07/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
W
Community Center
18-99
$27.00/$27.00
Unavailable
103250-W2
Path to Home Ownership
02/21/2018 -02/21/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
W
Community Center
18-99
$27.00/$27.00
Unavailable

National Scrapbook Day - 103502

Lyn Johns, Creative Memories Consultant, Hostess

Did you know that since 199, the first Saturday in May has been creatively celebrated as National Scrapbook Day? Join us as we celebrate locally with his special 12 hour crop that includes FOOD, BEVERAGES, DOOR PRIZES and a gift for attending.

Bring your scrapbook projects, supplies, tools and crop the day away. Additional supplies will be available for purchase at this event. Advanced sign up is REQUIRED for planning purposes.

Feel free to also bring your own snacks, drinks - a refrigerator and microwave are available for your use.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price       Status
103502-03
18 Nat'l Scrapbook D
04/27/2018 -04/28/2018
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
F, Sa
Community Center
16-99
$45.00/$45.00
Unavailable

Hands On Cooking - 403124

CLASSIC COOKIE BAKE
We know the holiday season can cause you to be short on time…we’ve solved your “cookie bake” dilemma! Join us as you get together with other “cookie baking” aficionados to bake some of the most traditional cookies. With six kitchens to work from (and six ovens for baking), these two hours will produce six of your favorite homemade cookies for the holiday season. Due to the shortness on time, some cookies requiring refrigeration will not be part of our day. Roll up your sleeves and get busy baking with the guidance of Julie…two hours will be over before you know it, and you’ll leave with a bounty of “oh so good” homemade cookies! Please bring your own containers in which to take home all the delicious baking from this hands-on session. All other supplies, including recipes, included.

COOKBOOK COOKING CLUB
Admit it – nothing is easier for researching specific recipes or ingredients than the internet, right? But, browsing through a beautiful cookbook can be both inspiring and relaxing as well, no? I confess that I would like to use my cookbooks a whole lot more for actual cooking, though. Join me for a cooking tour inspired by my favorite cookbooks – some older and some newer. All Around the World, by Sheila Lukens (of The Silver Palate fame); Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi; A Change of Appetite by Diana Henry; The Country Cooking of Greece by Diane Kochilas; and, The Food of Morocco by Paula Wolfert.

October: Moroccan Harira Soup, Moroccan Meatballs, Couscous, and Honey-Dipped Pastries.
November: Classic Greek Village Salad with Greek Pasta, and Graviera Tart with Raisins for dessert.

MUG MEALS
When you like to eat but don’t want a lot of dishes to clean up, this is perfect for you. We will explore single serving options that are just what you need. Breakfast, lunch, or desserts that can be microwaved right in a cup! Easy and tasty! Real food meals that can help navigate the busy holiday season. They are also a fun stocking stuffer when given with a mug. An assortment of recipes like French toast, meatloaf, eggs, brownies, peach cobbler, and more will be available and you will have a chance to try one of them for yourself during this demonstration. Easy enough for young cooks.

LET’S COOK A VARIETY OF GRAINS
There’s more to grains than the wheat products most of us eat each day. Add some variety to the grain portion of your diet. Find ways to include grains like quinoa, wheat berries, brown rice, barley, bulgur or oats as part of any meal, either as a main dish or a side dish.
Class participants will get information about grains and how to prepare them. You will be able to sample several recipes prepared by Ms. Julie, and also prepare a couple in class yourself to try. More recipes to try at home will be provided. Come hungry! Bring containers to take extra food home.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price       Status
403124-01
Classic Cookie Bake
12/02/2017 -12/02/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sa
Gdale High School
5-12.9
$26.00/$26.00
Available
403124-02
Cookbook Cooking Oct
10/23/2017 -10/23/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
M
Gdale High School
5-12.9
$26.00/$26.00
Available
403124-03
Cookbook Cooking Nov
11/16/2017 -11/16/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Th
Gdale High School
5-12.9
$26.00/$26.00
Available
403124-04
MUG MEALS
10/26/2017 -10/26/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Th
Gdale Middle School
10-99
$20.00/$20.00
Waitlist

Kid's Hands On Cooking - 403125

HOLIDAY BAKING WITH KIDS
Youth Ages 5-12 each accompanied by an adult or caregiver

Looking for an opportunity to spend time in the kitchen with the kids? How about baking some holiday treats together? In someone else’s kitchen even? These easy-to-prepare recipes are sure to please everyone at your house while being a little different from what you might have baked before. Join us for some holiday fun in the kitchen.

Note: Additional siblings must have an adult to cook with them as well…invite a grandparent, aunt or uncle!

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price       Status
403125-01
Holiday Baking w Kids
12/02/2017 -12/02/2017
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sa
Gdale High School
5-12.9
$38.00/$38.00
Available

Staci Joer's Cooking - 403130

TOMATO TIME
Ahhhh, the flavors of fall all brought together in this menu designed for entertaining. You will receive fabulous recipes plus the �tips and tricks� to bring this menu to life!

Tomatoes…Fall's favorite fruit! Tonight, Staci is bringing you some all new recipes using the abundance of tomatoes available at this time of the year.

You'll sample...Fresh Tomato Brushetta; Fall Tomato Soup with Basil and Parmesan Crisps; and Spanish Beef Stew with Tomatoes & Garlic (served with Polenta and Sauteed Grape Tomatoes)

PASTA, PASTA, PASTA!
Pasta is one of the most popular foods in the world and particularly in Europe. Along with bread, rice and other cereals, it forms the base of the Mediterranean Diet, which is considered one of the healthiest diets in the world. Beyond that, it's ready in a snap, easy on your wallet, and can be served in countless ways.

This evening, you will sample four fabulous pasta dishes to make for family and friends...Pasta alla Arrabiatta; Fettuccine Alfredo; Spaghetti with Green Olives and Brown Butter Crumbs; and Homemade Pappardelle with Bolognese.

MAKE AHEAD THANKSGIVING SIDES
Thanksgiving has come to represent the values of gratitude, reflection, sharing, peace and celebration of the harvest. But, we often times get caught up in the planning and cooking and craziness of this time of year. So tonight, Staci is bringing you more fantastic Thanksgiving side dishes that can be made all, or in part, ahead of time so that you can spend more quality time with family and friends and less time in the kitchen!

This evening, you will sample these creative side dishes for America’s premier food holiday...Classic Stuffing; Mashed Potatoes with Scallions; Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges; Cranberry and Orange Relish; and Parker House Rolls.

MAD MEN RETRO NYE PARTY MENU
The mid-century modern craze was back before the advent of “Mad Men”, but this popular series brought the style to mainstream America…not only architecture and furniture, but food and cocktails as well. Mad Men parties have become all the rage! You will be introduced to some recipes to serve at your own retro party!

You will sample...Wedge Salad with Bleu Cheese Dressing; Horseradish and Ham Cheese Ball; Charred Onion Dip; Classic Shrimp Cocktail with Homemade Cocktail Sauce; and Chocolate Lava Cakes.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price       Status
403130-03
Thanksgiving Sides
11/21/2017 -11/21/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tu
Gdale High School
16-99
$23.00/$23.00
Available
403130-04
Retro NYE Party
12/05/2017 -12/05/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tu
Gdale High School
16-99
$23.00/$23.00
Available

Kindergarten Fun - 403180

CINDERELLA’S ENCHANTED AFTERNOON
Youth (Ages 4-6)
Lynn Anderson, Instructor

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! By Royal Proclamation, you are hereby invited to an enchanted afternoon. Come dressed in your fanciest outfit for an afternoon of crafts, games and dancing at the enchanted forest. Make sure you don’t lose your glass slipper along the way!

MONSTER MASH
Youth (Ages 4-6)

Come and meet some fun, friendly monsters at our monster mash party! Join us for some games, crafts and treats and try a scary ‘Boo!’ drink! Get ready to boogie on down and dance to the Monster Mash! Dress up as a monster if you dare!

TAKE THE PONY EXPRESS TO THE WILD WEST
Youth (Ages 4-6)

All of you cowboys and cowgirls bring your hats down to the Pony Express where you can take a ride through obstacles that await you in the Wild West! Dress in your best Western gear and saddle up for a day of fun with games, crafts and songs at the Pony Express!

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price       Status
403180-02
Monster Mash
10/21/2017 -10/21/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sa
Gdale Comm Learn Cen
4-6
$14.00/$14.00
Available

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