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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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Table Scapes Using Local Foliage

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Hi Friends,

I don’t know anyone that would disagree with my “free is better” philosophy! I used to go to my local store for all the greens and flowers for my dinner table scapes. Get this…. I  had one lady at a local florist shop ask me where I lived before she would quote me a price for some branches of greens. What?! And the price she quoted me was ridiculously high! I didn’t buy them. On my drive home, I noticed all the beautiful trees and blooms in my neighborhood and in my yard. That got me thinking outside of the box!

The other day I went for a walk in my neighborhood and took shots of different tree branches, greens and blooms that I have used or would use. I want to share these examples of different tree branches and flowers (during the spring and summer seasons) with you all . If you’re lucky, you may have neighbors that are kind enough to let you clip some of their blooms. .

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This is a birch tree that is in my front yard. I not only love these trees… the delicate leaves and branches are perfect for most table scapes year round!

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Our neighborhood has a lot of Weeping Willows. These soft branches are beautiful on the table. I especially love the winter months when red berry like stems grow on this tree.  Two for one… win!

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Eucalyptus trees have amazing branches! And I love the lemon scent this trees gives off. Another favorite of mine.

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Jacaranda trees have beautiful blooms. I wouldn’t use the branches… they are too stiff and spikey but just look at those beautiful flowers! We have a lot of these trees in our region.

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I am not sure of the name of this tree but look at those beautiful brilliant pink stems that grow off this tree! How stunning would those be in vases on your table?

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I found this Melaleuca tree in my neighbors yard. Those little round purple puffs would be perfection in little vases!

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Another shrub in my front yard. I have used stems of these little purple blooms intermixed with greens many times on my tables. Love it!

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After we built our home, we planted a ton of these white Ice Berg roses in the front and back yard. These are like my “go with everything” white dinner plates. They go with almost any look anytime of the year. A great staple! Another huge favorite of mine are Hydrangeas. The grow abundantly here in a variety of colors…. don’t ask me how I forgot to take a picture of them!

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You don’t always have to use flowers with your greens. Fruit is another great option. Apples, lemons, pomegranates, oranges, pears….. you get the picture.

When you look for branches or greens for your table, look for ones that will lay nicely. A lot of branches are stiff… those tend not to look great as part of a table scape. And don’t be afraid to mix different varieties of greens together… I love that look!

I live in Southern California so I realize you may not have these varieties where you live, but I am certain you have other great varieties I don’t have. Open your eyes to what’s in your area and experiment!

Make sure you place your branches and blooms in some water when you get home to keep them fresh until you need them.

It’s a beautiful world… and bringing some of that to your table may just be all the decoration you need… and all for the price of “freeeeeeeee”!

XOXO,

Jenny

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Sunday Dinner… Another Table Scape for You!

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Hi Friends!

I am on a roll… three weeks of table scapes for you! I hope I am able to help you conquer any fears or intimidation of putting together your own beautiful gathering. I’d love to hear from any of you that have done so!

Sunday dinners are a tradition and a much looked forward to time for our family. It’s typically the one day of the week that our family can consistently be together and “break” bread around the table. We love to invite friends and other family over. This week, we invited our son’s (who moved back for a short 6 weeks for an internship in our local area) friends and some of their wives from college over as they are all here for the summer. A mini reunion of sorts… a happy time for sure!

By the way.. I wasn’t sure if I would be home on Sunday (dance competition in Las Vegas for our daughter) but things worked out last minute. So this post can show you how this can be done on the fly! I got home early Saturday evening and planned this very impromptu dinner.

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Tonights look is all about neutral texture and layering. I started with these crocheted pieces and laid them width wise.. definitely creates interest on the table.

IMG_0218Next… the second layer…. the old barn wood pieces that are one of my very favorite tabletop pieces. You will see these a lot on my different table scapes!

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Step three…. If you’ve been following me and reading my blog posts, you know the drill with my cake pedestals and wooden bowls.

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Branches clipped off of my Birch tree is just the look I was looking for. Lay them down the boards and around the base of the pedestals and bowls. Greens are always a good idea!

Another tip… start by draping the first branch on one side of the table and place the other branches in the same direction until you hit the middle spot of the table (there should be a candle or pedestal in the middle of the table). Then drape a branch on the other end of the table, and continue laying down the branches on the opposite side of the table in the same direction until you hit the middle of the table. Make sure to wrap some greens around the base of the table or candlestick holder. Be careful not to have anything close to the flame of the candles.  I may or may not have had experience with that!

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I sometimes buy flowers the day before and keep them in water until I need them. I absolutely love these simple, “mini daisy looking” flowers. Aren’t they the perfect look for a summer table?

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Last week I showed you how I love to use mismatched napkins. This week, it’s all about mismatched plates! Once again…. easier on your time and budget. Buy one plate at a time when you see one you love! I love this casual, fun and unexpected look. To keep the same theme…. they are all ceramic plates. You have to have some consistency in your look to keep it classy!

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Once again, don’t underestimate what a great glass, cup or goblet can do for the look of your table. I have a lot going on with the different colored plates so clear glass cups were the ticket for tonight. These glasses have such a beautiful design on them.. they too are some of my very favorites! I have them in clear and one other color. I would love them in every color they offer!

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This is just a shot to show you the beautiful setting and feel you get when you dine al fresco! I mean.. come on.. does it get any better than that?

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Next come the candlestick holders and candles. Sometimes I do this step before I set up my plates, but with the mismatched plates, I wanted to see what would look best after I set my plates on the table. I decided on a very natural and rustic look. Two tall wooden candelabras and some old, antique maple syrup catching cups. When I saw these cups, I immediately pictured tall candles in them. Such a great and different look… don’t you think? A change from tea lights.

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The final step… the food….. glorious food! Yes… steaks again (actually a variety of three different kinds of steaks.. yum!), I can’t get enough of a nice, juicy steak lately! And seriously… grilling them on our Traeger Grill takes them over the top on tenderness and flavor. Cant be beat! The perfect summer main dish.  Oh… and let’s not forget the truffle butter stuffed rolls… to die for! And before you ask (because I know you’re wondering), the salad is my Un-Waldorf salad. Everyone was in love!

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And as always… the cherry on the top… our dear family and friends feasting, visiting , feasting, enjoying and feasting some more!

There you have it….  Another Sunday dinner with the Evans!

XOXO,

Jenny

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Salads Class 2017!

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Hello Friends,
As most of you know, I teach a Salads class every year. It’s one of the most… if not the most popular class of every year. I have always taught it in the spring, but I just wasn’t ready for it…. so I thought I would skip it this year.. much to your dismay. But great news… I have some beyond amazing salads to teach you… too good to wait until next spring…. so I am breaking my “no classes in the summer” rule to bring these dishes to you…. which of course includes an epic dessert (a must with every one of my Salads classes)!
Salads are so great to eat any time of the year… but we all know that the summertime is by far the best time for a delicious, cold salad…. it just hits the spot every time. I love how you all (male and female… salad lovers and generally salad haters) love my salads… so thank you for the love!
Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of every dish I am going to teach (not sure how we forget to take pictures!), but trust me… they are so, so good!
Here’s what’s on the menu for this epic class… and I mean EPIC!:
Nirvana Salad ( I named it “nirvana” because this salad will take you to the place of “perfect peace and happiness” with the first.. and down to the very last bite… yup… it’s that good!), Fattoush Salad (this salad is similar to the best Greek salad you’ve ever had, but with a little twist), the UN- Waldorf Salad ( my version of an amazing  Waldorf salad at one of my favorite places… not mayonnaise based like a traditional Waldorf salad… and with way more flavor!), Truffle Butter Infused Rolls ( one of my favorite things ever!) and Peach Cobbler with a Caramel Cobbler Sauce (forget about any other peach cobbler… seriously, this one blows any cobbler out of the water!

I am teaching this class on Thursday, July 27th at 5:30 pm. Don’t delay in contacting me if you want a spot for this one! 

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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