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Cabo San Lucas Vacation Home

I’ve received a lot of requests to share the information for the amazing home we stayed in for our family vacation in Cabo San Lucas… so here you go! We had our whole family minus one son who is serving a mission for our church (10 people plus two littles) stay in the home. This was definitely the way to go.. for many reasons! First off… we had the pools and private beach all to ourselves and the large home to gather in. Lots of time together… heavenly! If we stayed in a hotel… we would’ve been sharing the hotel pool with a lot of people … then separating to our individual rooms.

The home is located in the Pedregal which is a private, elite community in Cabo San Lucas. The bustling town is right outside of the security gate. The home also comes with an amazing chef (Her dishes were so good that we hardly ate out. Her food was better than the restaurants!) We were able to request what we’d like to eat for our meals as well as our daily snacks (homemade tortilla chips, salsa and guacamole were out daily requests!). And we also had a maid that cleaned the home and replaced our towels (pool and bath) daily. The perfect set up and so comfortable!

I forgot to take pictures of the interior of the home (sorry!) but it was wonderful! Four of the five bedrooms opened up to the backyard and pools and all five had their own full bathrooms. The washer and dryer were available for our daily use, (that came in so handy… especially with the two little ones… and we went home with our suitcases packed with clean clothes!) and the bathrooms were stocked with full sized shampoo, conditioner, body wash and blowdryers.

The home has lots of beautiful and comfortable gathering areas. Below are some pictures of the areas we enjoyed most… the pools and the beach (which was a short two minute or less walk from the home via a private path from the home).

Here is the beautiful courtyard as you enter the property.

Here is the back of the home. Lots of outdoor deck space!

Two pools and one jacuzzi. Yes… we used both!

The ultimate R&R! I also did my laps here every morning for my daily workout.

The entrance to the private beach.

We really did have the beach to ourselves. Most homes here are vacation homes and not many were occupied. We spent a lot of time here too. Daily beach time and sunset walks.

If you’re interested in this home, please email me at jennyleeevans@gmail.com and I will give you the contact information. I can’t wait to return!

 

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Peruvian rice

Every single time I serve this rice, everyone… and I mean everyone goes crazy over it! I am excited for you all to make this easy recipe and try it for yourself. It goes well with most meals… you gotta love a versatile, amazing recipe like this. I no longer make Mexican rice when I’m serving a Mexican feast… I serve this Peruvian rice instead. The best part is this look like plain, run of the mill, regular white rice.. nothing special at all. But once I tell my guests that this is no regular, plain rice… that its amazing… they all dig in and that’s when I get the comments from every single person at my table. I should call this “love at first bite rice”. You can find the recipe HERE. Enjoy my friends!

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Traeger Class 2019

 

Hello Friends,
I’ve had a lot of requests to teach a class with recipes all made on the Traeger Grill. You asked… and we are going to deliver… in a big, delicious way! We’ve been working on these dishes for months now and they are perfected and ready to be taught… just in time for all your summer barbeques!
Here’s what’s on this epic menu: Tri tip (amazing rub and easy to make… so easy that I know it’ll be your go to!), St. Louis Ribs with my Carolina BBQ Sauce (seriously the best ribs I have ever eaten!), Orange Biscuits, Snap Pea Panzanella Salad  and a Mixed Berry Slab pie for the most delicious, easy to serve a crowd dessert! And yes… everything will be made in the Traeger Grill!
This class will be held on Thursday, June 20th (THIS DATE IS SOLD OUT but you can get on the wait list in case there are any cancellations). So I am offering a second date… Friday, June 21st at 5:30 pm. Another perfect date night or GNO (Guys Night Out!). Please email me at jennyleeevans@gmail.com if you’d like a spot in this class. The class spots are limited and are going fast so don’t delay contacting me if you’d like a spot!
My limit for each class is 28 people. I first demonstrate how to make all the dishes and then we feast! Yes, this is a cooking class plus dinner. You got to love that! So come hungry! The cost of each class is $85.00 per person (there is a small up charge because of all the meat). Let me know if you are interested and I will contact you with more information about the class and tentatively put your name on the reservation list. When I receive your check, I will reserve your spot. Or even better… pay with Venmo (@jenny-evans-9). My classes are filling up really fast so please let me know if you are interested before you pay to make sure there is an open spot. For cancellations, I require a “2 weeks notice before the class” notice for a refund or class credit. IF YOU FIND YOU CANNOT COME AFTER THE NON REFUNDABLE TIME, YOU ARE WELCOME TO FIND A REPLACEMENT FOR YOUR SPOT.
I get a lot of requests for private classes. I have taught gatherings for birthdays, couples classes, company parties or just someone that wanted to learn a past menu and got a group of friends together to learn. I love doing these party- like classes and talk about a good time! Please feel free to contact me anytime if you are interested in doing such a class. The cost for a private class is $1,494.00 for a class with a minimum of 18 people. I can accommodate more people for a an extra cost per person.
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Anyone is invited to attend, so please feel free to forward this on to your friends, neighbors and family. I hope you can join me for another gathering of delicious food and a fun night!
Happy Cooking!
Jenny Evans

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Pizza Class 2019

 

Hello Friends,
Here it is… my other very popular annual class… Grilled Pizzas! Who doesn’t love amazing pizza?! This year I am teaching a crust that I modified from the Napolentana crust they make in Eataly! Yup…. I got it from the Pizziola for all the Eataly’s in the world and it’s amazing! Between the Salad’s class and this Grilled Pizzas class you will be set for all your summer gatherings! I will be teaching four different kinds of pizza this year because they are all so good I simply could not leave one out!
Here’s what’s on the amazing menu this year: Elote (Mexican Street Corn) with a Jalapeno Pesto Pizza, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Pizza, Salad Pizza, Cinque Formaggi (Five Cheese) Pizza and Toasted Coconut Gelato for the perfect dessert!
This class will be held on Thursday, May 30th (THIS DATE IS SOLD OUT but you can get on the wait list in case there are any cancellations) and Friday May 31st  at 5:30 pm. Please email me at jennyleeevans@gmail.com if you’d like a spot in this class. The class spots are limited and are going fast so don’t delay contacting me if you’d like a spot!
My limit for each class is 28 people. I first demonstrate how to make all the dishes and then we feast! Yes, this is a cooking class plus dinner. You got to love that! So come hungry! The cost of each class is $80.00 per person. Let me know if you are interested and I will contact you with more information about the class and tentatively put your name on the reservation list. When I receive your check, I will reserve your spot (31801 Via Perdiz, Coto de Caza, CA 92679, Checks made payable to Jenny Evans). Or even better… pay with Venmo (@jenny-evans-9). My classes are filling up really fast so please let me know if you are interested before you pay to make sure there is an open spot. For cancellations, I require a “2 weeks notice before the class” notice for a refund or class credit. IF YOU FIND YOU CANNOT COME AFTER THE NON REFUNDABLE TIME, YOU ARE WELCOME TO FIND A REPLACEMENT FOR YOUR SPOT.
I get a lot of requests for private classes. I have taught gatherings for birthdays, couples classes, company parties or just someone that wanted to learn a past menu and got a group of friends together to learn. I love doing these party- like classes and talk about a good time! Please feel free to contact me anytime if you are interested in doing such a class. The cost for a private class is $1,494.00 for a class with a minimum of 18 people. I can accommodate more people for a an extra cost per person.
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Anyone is invited to attend, so please feel free to forward this on to your friends, neighbors and family. I hope you can join me for another gathering of delicious food and a fun night!
Happy Cooking!
Jenny Evans

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Salads Class 2019

 

Hello Friends,
The time has come… my popular, annual SALADS CLASS! Spring is the best time of the year for learning how to make new amazing salads… because you can never have enough amazing salad recipes. Am I right or am I right?! Not only am I teaching you new salad recipes but I am also teaching the most amazing appetizer and an epic dessert and I mean EPIC! The first day has already sold out.. before I was able to post about it and the second day is filling quickly. I’m not kidding you when I say this class is crowd fave!
I know that the photo of the grain bowl isn’t great… but trust me when I tell you that it is beyond amazing! There is a certain place that sells an amazing grain bowl with a sauce that’s over the top amazing (a family favorite spot and bowl!). It has seriously taken me over 1 1/2 years to get this sauce down. For those of you that know… you know! Same with these cookies.. so much thought, research and experimenting to get it to perfection. I cant’ wait to share all these with you!
Here’s the menu for my Salads Class 2019: The Ultimate Chicken Salad with a Buttermilk Chive Dressing (and the most delicious homemade cornbread croutons!), Asian Chopped Chicken Salad (because I love Asian Chopped Chicken Salads and had to come up with a new version), Grain bowl with the Epic Sauce, Whipped Burrata Cheese with a Blackberry Vinegar, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Crispy Kale served with Grilled Bread (TO DIE FOR GOOD!) and for the most amazing finish… my Cookie Dough Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies (I think these will be as popular and talked about as my Butter Cake!).
This class will be held on Thursday, April 25th (THIS DATE IS SOLD OUT but you can get on the waitlist in case there are any cancellations) and Friday April 26th at 5:30 pm. Please email me at jennyleeevans@gmail.com if you’d like a spot in this class. The class spots are limited and are going fast so don’t delay contacting me if you’d like a spot!
My limit for each class is 28 people. I first demonstrate how to make all the dishes and then we feast! Yes, this is a cooking class plus dinner. You got to love that! So come hungry! The cost of each class is $80.00 per person. Let me know if you are interested and I will contact you with more information about the class and tentatively put your name on the reservation list. When I receive your check, I will reserve your spot (31801 Via Perdiz, Coto de Caza, CA 92679, Checks made payable to Jenny Evans). Or even better… pay with Venmo (@jenny-evans-9). My classes are filling up really fast so please let me know if you are interested before you pay to make sure there is an open spot. For cancellations, I require a “2 weeks notice before the class” notice for a refund or class credit. IF YOU FIND YOU CANNOT COME AFTER THE NON REFUNDABLE TIME, YOU ARE WELCOME TO FIND A REPLACEMENT FOR YOUR SPOT.
I get a lot of requests for private classes. I have taught gatherings for birthdays, couples classes, company parties or just someone that wanted to learn a past menu and got a group of friends together to learn. I love doing these party- like classes and talk about a good time! Please feel free to contact me anytime if you are interested in doing such a class. The cost for a private class is $1,494.00 for a class with a minimum of 18 people. I can accommodate more people for a an extra cost per person.
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Anyone is invited to attend, so please feel free to forward this on to your friends, neighbors and family. I hope you can join me for another gathering of delicious food and a fun night!
Happy Cooking!
Jenny Evans

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Heavenly Hawaiian Inspired Class

 

Hello Friends,
Holy moly…. have I got the most amazing dishes to teach you!! One of the things I love best about the North Shore in Hawaii is the amazing, yet whole and healthy food there! When amazing and healthy are in the same sentence… for me that means it tastes so delicious it doesn’t seem healthy… yet it is! I came home to work on these dishes right away and they all taste even better than the original ones I had over there. So crazy good!
I had the best fish tacos, unlike any other I’ve ever eaten… topped with an amazing aioli. There is a famous papaya dressing that is used for dressing sandwiches over there that I recreated and used to glaze shish kabobs, dress burgers and use as a salad dressing. So good on anything… you’ll treasure it! There is a well known food truck popular amongst the locals that makes a fabulous coconut curry quinoa… so you know I had to come home to not only recreate it…but make it 100 x better! And last but not least… my daily addiction was a frozen peanut butter banana bowl that beats any ice cream… and completely guilt free! Seriously… I think this may be my favorite class ever… these dishes are that good! I’ve been making and eating all these dishes on repeat since I’ve come home. Can’t stop… won’t stop!
Here’s the menu for this epic.. epic class: Street North Shore Fish Tacos with Stir Fry Veggies and a Peruvian Aioli, Papaya Dressing.. taught with Chicken Shish Kabobs and a Pupukea Salad, Coconut Curry Quinoa, and the dessert I am obsessed with… Pipeline Banana Bowl.
This class will be held on Thursday, March 7th at 5:30 pm. Please email me at jennyleeevans@gmail.com if you’d like a spot in this class.
My limit for each class is 28 people. I first demonstrate how to make all the dishes and then we feast! Yes, this is a cooking class plus dinner. You got to love that! So come hungry! The cost of each class is $80.00 per person. Let me know if you are interested and I will contact you with more information about the class and tentatively put your name on the reservation list. When I receive your check, I will reserve your spot (31801 Via Perdiz, Coto de Caza, CA 92679, Checks made payable to Jenny Evans). Or even better… pay with Venmo (@jenny-evans-9). My classes are filling up really fast so please let me know if you are interested before you pay to make sure there is an open spot. For cancellations, I require a “2 weeks notice before the class” notice for a refund or class credit. IF YOU FIND YOU CANNOT COME AFTER THE NON REFUNDABLE TIME, YOU ARE WELCOME TO FIND A REPLACEMENT FOR YOUR SPOT.
I get a lot of requests for private classes. I have taught gatherings for birthdays, couples classes, company parties or just someone that wanted to learn a past menu and got a group of friends together to learn. I love doing these party- like classes and talk about a good time! Please feel free to contact me anytime if you are interested in doing such a class. The cost for a private class is $1,494.00 for a class with a minimum of 18 people. I can accommodate more people for a an extra cost per person.
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Anyone is invited to attend, so please feel free to forward this on to your friends, neighbors and family. I hope you can join me for another gathering of delicious food and a fun night!
Happy Cooking!
Jenny Evans

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2019 Italy Cooking Class Trip…Act Fast!

Happy New Year Friends!

The date is set for my 2019 culinary trip to Italy! I am inviting anyone that would like to join me to come with! I know many of you said you wanted to join me this year. A dreamy week of the best food ever (no exaggeration!), daily Italian cooking lessons (learning how to make more dishes that you can count… including of course, fresh pasta, wood fired pizzas, gelato, more amazing desserts and so much more!), a day of hunting truffles that includes a “truffle everything” lunch to follow (it was seriously my dream come true meal!) and daily tours to beautiful towns throughout Tuscany (this year will include Lucca, San Gimignano, Montepulciano and Civita di Bagnoregio… the beauty and charm of these towns will blow you away!)! Yes, it really is as amazing as it sounds.. that is why I am returning for another year!

The name of the cooking school is Toscana Saporita and the classes are taught by Sandra Lotti (super fun, funny, endearing and amazing instructor and owner of the school) in the town of Massaccuoli, Italy. You can find reviews of the school on Trip Advisor. I am not one to repeat trips, but I had such a phenomenal time and want to explore more places in Tuscany… so I am returning again for the third time! The experience is that amazing!

In case your wondering…. the school is for beginners to skilled cooks. Or even for those that just want to feast on amazing, authentic Italian food and explore Tuscany at its best with a local to show us things that we wouldn’t experience on our own.

Here is the low down so far. I am booked to go the week of September 22- 28th. With Italy being 8 hours ahead, I will be flying to Florence (I won’t book my flights until a little closer to the date, but will let you know my flights in case you want to be on the same flights) on the 20th, spend a day and a half in Florence (first, because I adore Florence and second, its less expensive to fly to Florence than directly to Pisa.. win win!), stay a couple of nights in Florence and take a short train ride to Pisa Sunday morning where we will be picked up (arranged by Toscana Saporita) and taken to their school. The cost for the week is $2,890, which includes all transfers to and from Pisa (either the train station or airport), accommodations on their estate (double occupancy, there is an additional fee if you want single occupancy), daily cooking classes, all your meals and daily tours exploring Tuscany, including the day of truffle hunting and eating! For those of you that drink… all wine is also included with your dinners. Male and female, single or couples are all welcome. I am hoping my hubby can join me this year! And I am looking forward to the amazing company with you! We have such a great time as a group all week! The spots go quickly and there is a limit to how many she will accept for the week. Let me know ASAP if you’re interested… I hope you can join me for this fabulous trip… we’ll have the time of our lives!

Please email me at jennyleeevans@gmail.com if you are interested.

Happy Cooking!
Jenny

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The Morrison’s and a class you don’t want to miss!

Hello Friends!
Below is the story of the Morrison family and this story led me to do something!
Kadee is married to a crazy and fun man and is a mom to three little boys.  She love all things beautiful – art, crafts, makeup, photography, and food.  She also loves a good conspiracy or science fiction. She lives in San Diego, CA, which is her absolute favorite place in the whole world.  2 years ago her family’s world was rocked when her second son, Graham, was diagnosed with Leukemia. After 2 years of battling he is responding well, but still has many chemo treatments and years of recovery ahead of him. This November, Kadee’s youngest son, Ian – age 3, was diagnosed also with Leukemia. They’re family is doing their best to stand strong, but it’s a very difficult trial for them in so many ways that are unimaginable.  They are so grateful for all the love and support they have been given as they work through this time in their lives.
As you can imagine, their medical bills are enormous and that is the last thing they need to worry about. I invited some amazing people to teach a special cooking class with me and every red cent will go to help this family. Me (@jennyevansgatherings), Kristin Andrus (@kristinandrus), Si Foster (@abountifulkitchen), Des Fowler and possibly Kadee Morrison herself (@ohsodelicioso),and Mosi Oteo (owner and chef at @oteorestaurants and @manhattanutah to name a couple restaurants he runs) will be teaching an epic class teaching some of our favorite dishes! Three of them are flying in to teach this class…. you don’t want to miss out on this night to remember!
This amazing class will be held on February 21st at 5:30 PM.
Here is where you come in. We are going to put all 28 spots for this special class up for auction with each spot’s starting bid at 100.00. The top 28 bids will get a seat! You will not only learn how to make and feast on our favorite dishes… each attendee will also be receiving SWAG bags full of amazing products (Korean skin care by @soonskincare, custom sugar cookies by @cookiecurator, handmade jewelry by @nomadartisanco, gourmet salt by @redmondrealsalt, handmade pompoms by @nenaandco and artisan chocolate bars from @frescochocolate to name a few)! You can email me at jennyleeevans@gmail.com and give me your name and bidding price. I will close out the bid on Tuesday, February 12th and contact the winning bids. Please don’t venmo me until you hear back that you received a spot with your winning bid. I will send out emails and post on my instagram (@jennyevansgatherings) on the current top bid to keep you in the in the loop during the week.
Let’s show the Morrison’s some love and enjoy an epic night of fun and feasting together… can’t wait to hear from you all!
Happy Cooking!
Jenny Evans

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First Class in 2019!

Hello Friends,
Happy New Year! I’m spending most of January traveling…. starting off 2019 with a bang! But that means I wasn’t available to teach any classes. I will more than make up for that with my first class in February and the amazing menu with some of my favorite dishes! Starting with my trip to Korea in 2018… I’ve been loving and craving Asian food regularly. Lots of Asian inspired dishes have been created in my kitchen as of late. This class is an ode to a mix of Asian dishes… with the exception of the dessert. Why you ask? Because it’s not a big focus in their meals. In Korea… they usually serve fresh fruit for dessert… if they serve anything at all! But no worries… I’ve got you covered in that department… with a killer dessert!
Here’s what we’ll be learning in my first class of the year: Chicken Cauliflower Yellow Curry Dish (Flavors so craveable.. you’ll make this on repeat!), Asian Inspired Brussels Sprouts, Green Salad with a Carrot Ginger Dressing, Coconut Stuffed Rolls (my fave things ever!!) and for the big finish… Banana Coconut Cream pie! Yup… combining two favorite pies into one… Holy Yum!!
Trust me… you don’t want to miss out on this one! The class will be on Thursday, February 7th at 5:30. You know the routine… contact me ASAP if you want a spot. Can’t wait to see you all again… it’s going to be an amazing year!
My limit for each class is 28 people. I first demonstrate how to make all the dishes and then we feast! Yes, this is a cooking class plus dinner. You got to love that! So come hungry! The cost of each class is $80.00 per person. Let me know if you are interested and I will contact you with more information about the class and tentatively put your name on the reservation list. When I receive your check, I will reserve your spot (31801 Via Perdiz, Coto de Caza, CA 92679, Checks made payable to Jenny Evans). Or even better… pay with Venmo (@jenny-evans-9). My classes are filling up really fast so please let me know if you are interested before you pay to make sure there is an open spot. For cancellations, I require a “2 weeks notice before the class” notice for a refund or class credit. IF YOU FIND YOU CANNOT COME AFTER THE NON REFUNDABLE TIME, YOU ARE WELCOME TO FIND A REPLACEMENT FOR YOUR SPOT.
I get a lot of requests for private classes. I have taught gatherings for birthdays, couples classes, company parties or just someone that wanted to learn a past menu and got a group of friends together to learn. I love doing these party- like classes and talk about a good time! Please feel free to contact me anytime if you are interested in doing such a class. The cost for a private class is $1,494.00 for a class with a minimum of 18 people. I can accommodate more people for a an extra cost per person.
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Anyone is invited to attend, so please feel free to forward this on to your friends, neighbors and family. I hope you can join me for another gathering of delicious food and a fun night!
Happy Cooking!
Jenny Evans

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Breakfast Chilaquiles

Have you tried chilaquiles? It’s only my favorite breakfast (or lunch or dinner) dish on the planet! So savory, full of flavor and the ultimate comfort food. My friend, Katelyn Jones from @katelynpjones loves them so much she did a post about this amazing dish! It’s an absolute must for our traditional Christmas breakfast. If you want to wow your family and guests you can find the recipe HERE. Happy eating friends!

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