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 Funny, sad and true story. At the beginning of the week of these cooking classes, I fell off a tall stool and messed up my ankle and was put on crutches. This is how I taught…. sitting on a stool with my leg propped. How do you ask is this possibly funny? If you saw my hubby you would laugh at the two of us. He got in a snowboarding accident a few weeks ago where he broke his collarbone and leg and so he cant walk either! I know.. funny in a sick twisted way. Somehow everyone that sees us manages to laugh out loud. Honestly, I would too!

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af3The show (so to speak) must go on and it wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for this fabulous lady. I have to give a huge shout out to my assistant Debbie (sorry I didn’t have a better picture of this pretty lady)! Debbie prepped for 8 1/2 hours the day before the classes since I couldn’t do much and stayed for 8 hours each class day to help prep for the day. 2-4-6-8 who do I appreciate? DEBBIE! And of course I appreciate my other helpers in class (Caitlyn, Ashley and Claire) as I couldn’t have done it without them as well!

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My stove saw a lot of action this class! From my huge wok, to my soup pot and two pots of boiling water. So glad I have a lot of burners!

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One fellow who attended my class showed us his fast method for filling pot stickers. It was genius and so much faster than what I was doing. I will have to share this on my Tuesday’s Tools and Tips. Thanks Abe for sharing! 

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Here they are ready to be shaped.

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We made 96 pot sticker for each class. You bet they were all devoured… too good to resist!

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And don’t get me started on this dipping sauce we drizzled on top of the pot stickers. Took them to another level!

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We went through a lot of cans of this light coconut milk. So good!

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Some of those cans went into this amazing Fusion Thai Coconut Chicken Soup. I think it is safe to say it was a class favorite. 

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Fusion Thai Chicken Stir Fry was also taught and devoured. 

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I had to buy these Chinese take out cartons to serve it in. I couldn’t resist!

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Look at this cute couple having a fun cooking class date night!

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I also taught another amazing salad… Asian influenced. YUM!

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We made homemade Chinese almond cookies for the big finish. These babies are so good there are no words. Well maybe one… addicting!

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It was a fun and tasty two nights. Thanks to all that came!