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Individual Cheesecake Parfaits

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Valentine’s day is around the corner… and I’ve got the perfect dessert for the occasion. I taught how to make these delicious individual cheesecake parfaits a couple of years ago and they are so dang good! They’ve got it all… a sweet graham cracker bottom, real cheesecake chunks, the most delicious creamy and light cheesecake filling… topped with a cherry compote, whipped cream, chocolate shavings (because there has to be chocolate on Valentine’s day… isn’t that a law or something?) and the crunch of some roasted pistachios. If that doesn’t sound heavenly… then nothing does!

I’m throwing my first ever “Gal”entines party this weekend and I knew exactly what I wanted to serve for the sweet ending to my feast. So my friends… as my Valentine’s gift to you all… I am sharing this amazing recipe. Happy Valentines day and get your dessert making on!

XOXO,

Jenny

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Ole' to the Mexican Mole Class

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Thursday February 22, 2018 – Thursday February 22, 2018

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Hello Friends,
After a long break…. I’m back! And I’m starting my first class in 2018 with an epic menu! If you love Mexican food like I do…. you’re not going to want to miss this one. These dishes are inspired from a Mexican feast I went to that was a collaboration of a group of chefs from all over. I went home and went straight to work and yes.. I hit the jackpot! I’m excited to share these amazing dishes with you.
I’ve never like mole sauce. Every time I had it, it was just too bitter for my taste. That is… until I went to the feast that I mentioned above… and I was so inspired to come up with a mole sauce that I love and knew everyone else would too. I have since served it numerous times and it is a huge hit every single time. It’s such a versatile sauce… but I decided to use it in the most epic enchiladas. It’s hard to not eat half the pan!
Here’s what’s on this mouth watering menu: Chicken Enchiladas with Mole Sauce, Greens and Apples Salad with a Smoky Jalapeño Vinaigrette, Black Bean Soup with Smoked Pork Belly and for the perfect finish… Orange Creamsicle Tartlets with Blackberries.
I will be teaching this class on Thursday, February 22nd at 5:30.

My limit for each class is 24 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.

I have had 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 and can accommodate up to 18 people.
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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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Jenny’s Top 12 Christmas Gift Wish List Faves

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I get asked a lot about what my recommendations are for kitchen must haves… especially around the holidays. You know you can trust me as I use these time and time again and can confidently recommend these products to you. I am in no way paid or sponsored by these companies. I wish I had time to write this post earlier.. but better late than never… right? So here we go!

traeger

The number one question I get asked a lot about is the Traeger Grill and if it really is that good and worth it. My answer every. single. time…. YES! We have a regular grill too and when we first got our Traeger Grill, we grilled half of our meal (whether it was steak, chicken, etc…) on our regular grill and half on the Traeger. The Traeger won hands down every time! Why? The meat was so tender it was unreal and the flavor with the wood pellets the traeger uses infuses the most amazing flavor. We also like that you can smoke your meat if you like it real smokey, or grill it with a mild smoke flavor. Another amazing feature…. it cooks like a oven. You can control the temperature, so anything you cook or bake in the oven… you can cook or bake it in the Traeger. We cook our Thanksgiving turkey in our Traeger and there’s no going back.. and it frees up my ovens… win win! Like I’ve told tons of people… if you’re in the market for a grill…. make sure you get a Traeger… you’ll thank me later! You can head to their site HERE to find a dealer in your area.

bosch

If you’ve ever attended one of my cooking classes… you know of my deep love for the Bosch stand mixer. I call it a work horse. The so called Mercedes Benz of stand mixers. It may not come in all the pretty colors as the Kitchen Aid but trust me.. it’s a 1,000 times better and dependable for the same price and I depend on my Bosch every single day. My most used appliance in my kitchen! I got mine HERE and love this company and their customer service!

all clad

I also get asked what pots and pans I recommend and use. Definitely All Clad! Go for the D5 or if price isn’t an issue, copper core. The D5 is heavy duty and the pricier copper core gives you the most even heat. I do not recommend getting the non stick. You cannot get the versatility you need when cooking with having all non stick cookware. They are a breeze to clean with Bar Keepers so you don’t have to worry about keeping them looking good and clean. I can’t live without my All Clad pots and pans! You can find them on sale with free shipping right now HERE.

food processor

Like I tell my classes… once you have a food processor.. you wonder how you ever got along without one! Grating, slicing, making pie crust or bread crumbs are just a few things that are a breeze with this amazing appliance. My favorite one is this one made by Breville. It comes with so many attachments that come in a compact, organized container. Seriously… every kitchen needs this. We got ours HERE.

miyabi

Another must have in my kitchen is a very, very amazing knife or knives. I have a drawerful of Miyabi knives… paring knife, bread knife, chef’s knife, meat carving knife… you get the picture. Pictured is the kind that I own. The Miyabi SG2 Artisan series. The quality of this knife is amazing. I use mine multiple times a day and I only have to get them sharpened twice a year. And they feel amazing in my hands.. which is important for safety reasons. Invest in these one or two at a time… the most important tool in your kitchen. You can find these amazing knives HERE.

pasta machine

I just taught a fresh pasta class and we talked about this machine that I’ve owned for over a year. I don’t like a lot of machines like these as I find most of them
“gimmicky” and dust collectors. Not this machine! If you like to eat pasta… there’s nothing that compares to fresh pasta! This makes making fresh pasta quick and as easy as saying 1, 2, 3. And the clean up is also a breeze… another important factor to me. I was shocked just how fast and easy it was to make fresh pasta for an army (or for 2 people) with this machine. Worth every penny. And as a bonus.. when you buy it now.. you can find them on sale for the holidays. Right now you can find it for 100.00 off HERE with free shipping.

vitamix

Another love of mine.. the amazing Vitamix. We have both a Blendtec and a Vitamix. We actually use both but if I had to choose one, it would definitely be the Vitamix. Why you ask? One example would be because when making a sauce or salad dressing that has onions, garlic or any vegetable that you want completely pureed, you can only do that with a Vitamix. The Blendtec simply cannot completely puree those smooth. Believe me… I tried without any success. This appliance is also a work horse. It’s an important part of our kitchen! Vitamix has them sale right now for the holidays on their SITE.

scan pan

Just because I said not to buy your pots and pans in non stick doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t buy any non stick pans. I think everyone should have one non stick pan..as they do have their purpose. And when you do buy one, I highly recommend the Scanpan. First and foremost, it is safe for you and for the environment… not toxic! Secondly, it is tough… as in you can use metal utensils while using it and it will not destroy your pan. The non stick surface cannot be scraped away. As the company claims… “There is no tool in your kitchen that could damage or destroy the Scanpan surface.” Enough said! I bought mine HERE and have had it for years!

cupsco

I use these cups in my cooking class (as well as dinner gatherings and everyday use) and people in my class are always asking me where I got these amazing cups. They keep your beverages cold, look fantastic, are the perfect size and are dishwasher safe… pretty much the perfect cup! These were developed to replace the disposable “SOLO” cups as these are reusable and environmentally friendly. And as a bonus for me.. I just plain like they way they look and function! You can find them HERE.

staub

For those of you in the market for a beautiful, yet functional dutch oven… I highly recommend Staub. They are truly beautiful, high quality and produce the best dishes with an performance! I have been so very happy with mine. I did a comparison years ago of Staub vs. Le Crueset. You can read about it HERE. You can find a beautiful collection HERE on sale right now with free shipping. And yes.. my favorite handles are options you can buy… in cute animal forms!

pizza oven

And last but not least is our newest addition to the Evans Home… The most amazing, legit pizza oven! Believe me when I tell you it took years of research before we felt good enough to take the plunge and make the investment for this baby. It gives us pizza crusts just like my favorite pizza places… the perfect chewy and slightly charred crust… heaven! This oven is made in Italy but the company is in the U.S. It is an Italian family owned company that loves food as much as I do and they were more than happy to answer our million questions. Seriously guys… I am over the moon in love with this beauty! For reference… our is the Mangiafuoco oven and it is the one pictured here. Here is the source for this pizza oven if you too want to give yourself the best present ever! By the way.. you can make way more than pizzas in these ovens… and you bet we will be making all sorts of amazing food in ours! Head over to their SITE to check them out!

There you go friends! I hope this helps you either decide on a brand if you were looking for one of these items or gives you an idea for some great gifts. I promise you will love every single one. I certainly do! Happy holidays to you all and may you all have the yummiest season… I know we will!

XOXO,

Jenny

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Fresh Pasta Class

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Friday December 1, 2017 – Friday December 1, 2017

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Hello Friends,
Friday, December 1st class added. Spots are going fast.
There’s nothing like fresh pasta. It speaks to my soul and is the best comfort food out there! Completely satisfying and paired with my perfected bolognese sauce and you pretty much have heaven on a plate. For my next class, we will not learn one pasta dish, but two delicious pasta dishes! Of course paired with another awesome salad full of amazing flavors and the best “Fall” dessert. This menu is sure to please and satisfy anyone’s palate!
Here’s what’s on the menu: Fresh Pasta (it’s easy as 1-2-3), my Perfected Bolognese Sauce, Cacio e Pepe (a popular pasta dish loved by so many!), Snap Pea and Ricotta Salad and my Cream Cheese Caramel Filled Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bars. Yes, it is as good as it sounds!
This will be my last class for the year. The dates for this class are Thursday and Friday, November 30th and December 1st at 5:30. Very limited spots left so don’t delay contacting me if you want in on this class!
My limit for each class is 24 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.
I have had 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 and can accommodate up to 18 people.
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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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Thanksgiving Feast Class 2017 – Class Added

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Friday November 3, 2017 – Friday November 3, 2017

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Hello Friends,
An additional class has been added on Friday, November 3rd at 5:30 pm.
Back by popular demand! And I am teaching this only one night. 
It is officially Fall and the holidays are coming! Oh how I love the oncoming holidays…. family, food, festivities and more amazing food! If you are one that is still trying to figure out the best, tastiest, tender turkey with a beautiful crispy and perfectly browned skin…. look no further. I perfected the art of the perfect roasted turkey. And lucky you… I am reteaching this very popular class.My perfect, tender and flavorful turkey has converted turkey haters into “I think I will help myself to my fourth serving” lovers! And no… you will not be stuffing this turkey in a plastic bag to roast… plastic and roasting just doesn’t jive with me. This is one turkey you will be proud to serve at any gathering and one that is sure to have others praising your “amazing turkey making” skills! Of course I will also teach you the perfect fixings too. A turkey is not perfect without it’s “must have” accompaniments. This year will be a Thanksgiving feast to remember!
Do you struggle with your gravy making skills? How about making mashed potatoes that are beyond amazing? I’ve got you covered! How about the perfect dessert? Have I got the best one EVER for you! Seriously, you are going to love this menu! I will teach you how to make the ordinary Thanksgiving feast extraordinary! Look no further for the perfect recipes and techniques…. this is it people. Really…. this is it.
Our perfect Thanksgiving feast will include: The Perfect Roasted Turkey, The Best Ever Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Parker House Rolls, my Caramel Apple Tart and the most amazing Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms.
The dates for this class are Thursday & Friday, November 2nd & 3rd at 5:30.
My limit for each class is 24 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.
I have had 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 and can accommodate up to 18 people.
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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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Grilled Pizzas 2017

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Thursday October 19, 2017 – Thursday October 19, 2017

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Hello Friends,
Here it is… one of my most popular classes… Grilled Pizzas 2017! But this one is different from my other grilled pizza classes because the pizza crust this year is the best ever! I’ve been working for months on perfecting the best pizza crust and have struck gold! Thin with the perfect chew… yum! And the pizza flavors are probably my favorite ever. I am talking mind blowing good! There are layers of the most amazing flavors in each pizza… so unique that I know you haven’t had a pizza like them before. Pizza is one of my all time favorite food… so this is serious business to me! If you are a pizza lover like me… you do not want to miss this class. Trust me!
Here is what ‘s on the menu for this epic class: The best Sourdough Pizza Dough, North Shore Pizza (I cannot simply call this pizza “Hawaiian” because it is so much more than that!), Bee Sting Pizza (finished with a slightly spicy honey that we will make in class… so amazing!), Potato and Egg Pizza (if I had to pick just one… this one is a personal favorite… incredible flavors I tell you!) and for the most amazing finish Hula Pie (I know… I know… it’s not Italian… but its so dang good!).
The sourdough pizza dough is made with a mother sourdough starter that I bought in Italy that is 36 years old! I will be selling the starter to those that are interested for $15.00 (the price for those attending the class). The starter is $20.00 for those interested in purchasing the starter without attending the class. If you prefer not to buy the starter, I will provide instructions to make your own starter (just be aware that it is an 18 day commitment to start it). The starter I will be selling is amazing by the way! I will need to know how many people will want to purchase this starter before class, so please let me know you’d like to purchase it when you email me and pay for the class (total for the class with the starter will be 95.00).
I will be teaching this class on Thursday, October 19th and Friday the 20th at 5:30.  Contact me ASAP if you’d like a spot!
My limit for each class is 24 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 (Please note the price change) per person.(If paying by credit card, there will be and added 3.00 service fee.) 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). I also got Venmo! You can pay me at @Jenny-Evans-9. My classes are filling up really fast so please let me know if you are interested before you send me a check to make sure there is an open spot. For cancellations, I require a “2 weeks notice before the class” notice for a refund.
I have had 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 18 people.
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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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Tastes of Italy

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Friday September 29, 2017 – Friday September 29, 2017

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Hello Friends,
Its been over 6 months since I returned from Italy where I attended a phenomenal Italian cooking school. Where has time gone? Best week of eating in my life! talian food is by far my favorite food. So satisfying and full of amazing flavors! It’s about time I teach a class with some Italian specialties. This will be a menu to remember and remake time and time again! And I can’t think of a better menu to kick off Fall. Comfort food to the max!
Here’s what’s on the menu for this amazing class: The Perfect Gnocchi, The Best Pesto Sauce, Fall Salad with a Honey Yogurt Dressing (no.. this isn’t Italian, but it is too good to not add to this menu!), Artisanal Sourdough Multigrain Bread (I learned this one at the cooking school and it blew me away! They gave me permission to teach it to you all… hoorah!) and for the perfect finish…  creamy, rich Budino… the perfect Italian dessert!
By the way… the sourdough bread is made with a mother sourdough starter that I bought in Italy that is 36 years old! I will be selling the starter to those that are interested for $15.00 (the price for those attending the class). The starter is $20.00 for those interested in purchasing the starter without attending the class. If you prefer not to buy the starter, I will provide instructions to make your own starter (just be aware that it is a 15 day commitment to start it). The starter I will be selling is amazing by the way! I will need to know how many people will want to purchase this starter before class, so please let me know you’d like to purchase it when you email me and pay for the class (total for the class with the starter will be 85.00).
I will be teaching this class on Thursday, September 28th at 5:30. If this class sells out, I will add another class on Friday the 29th at 5:30. Contact me ASAP if you’d like a spot!
My limit for each class is 22 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 $70.00 per person.(If paying by credit card, there will be and added 3.00 service fee.) 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). I also got Venmo! You can pay me at @Jenny-Evans-9. My classes are filling up really fast so please let me know if you are interested before you send me a check to make sure there is an open spot. For cancellations, I require a “2 weeks notice before the class” notice for a refund.
I have had 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 1,314.00 and can accommodate up to 18 people.
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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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Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Hi Friends!

Here it is… as promised. The recipe for the best chocolate chip cookies on the planet! The chocolate is key.. and you can find the recipe HERE. Happy baking!

XOXO,

Jenny

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Stone fruit and Burrata Salad

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Hi Friends,

I served this amazing, “perfect for summer” salad at my dinner gathering in Utah. It has layers of amazing flavors that will have your guests palates soaring… and it’s beautiful as well! I am sharing the recipe with you all.. so go get some stone fruit before the season is over!

Happy Cooking!

Jenny

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Fox 13 The Place Salads Segments

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Hi Friends,

It’s been a while, but I went back to Fox 13 The Place to do a cooking segment today. It was so fun to see and be with my favorite TV hosts in all the land! Brittany and Brooke are twins and are both expecting their first babies (both are having girls!) soon… so I was so happy to be here before they take off for maternity leave.

Many of you know that I make (sorry if I sound so braggy!) amazing salads… and I shared two of my favorites in these segments. You can watch the segments and find the recipes HERE.

Happy summer all!

XOXO,

Jenny

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