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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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Sweet 16 Birthday Dinner Table Scape

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This week we celebrated my son’s 16th birthday and we celebrated as a family with a special BBQ dinner. I wanted to keep the table scape simpler than the usual and definitely free of frills. So I am sharing with you another step by step of my table scape so you can see how do able it is.

Many of you ask where I bought a lot of the items I use…. Some of my things I’ve had for a while and have no recollection where I got it so I won’t be able to help you there. But I linked some of the items… or where I bought it so you can find it or find something similar if it’s no longer available. And right now, most of the items are on sale due to the fourth of July… how perfect is the timing of this post! I also went back to my recent posts to link the items that are still available for you all. I hope that helps!

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First, I wanted to show  you my “before” prep. The more organized you are… the easier your dinner will go. Do as much as you can beforehand so you don’t feel rushed at the dinner hour.

I start with a list… always. Make a list of all the dishes you will be serving… down to the butter on the table and any sauces you plan on serving. From that list, I pull out the different platters, bowls, butter dishes and condiment servers that I will be using for each particular item served. I then place the serving utensil in each bowl/platter so it’s ready to go when the dish is ready to be put in it. If you need an extra reminder, you can write the particular dish that will be going in the platter on a small piece of paper and place it in the platter as well.

I also, choose what dishes, flatware, glasses and water pitchers I want to use and place them with everything else. And lets not forget the decorative items… candlestick holders, votives, candlesticks, vases with the flowers arranged in them… or anything else you plan to use on the table. As you can see here… I picked out the cake pedestals and wooden bowls I want to use to elevate my food. Literally… everything I plan on using on the table (with the exception of the table runner, or tablecloth and greens) is placed together in an area together. You can place you table runners and greens here too.. I always choose and have them outside before this process.

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As I mentioned, I wanted to go simple and “no frills” for my son’s birthday dinner… so I decided to use this natural fiber table runner.

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The next step is to place the greens. Earlier that morning… I went on the search in the common areas in my neighborhood for greens… and I chose weeping willow tree branches. Soft and interesting. During a part of the year.. this tree also has red berries that grow on the branches. I love that look… but this works.. even simpler.

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For those of you that have been following me.. you know I always elevate my food with cake pedestals, wooden platters and wooden bowls that I turn upside down. Not only does it highlight your food.. which is part of your table decor…. you’re able to fit more food on your table to serve “family style”.

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Next…. come any candlestick holders, votives, or hurricane lamps you’d like to use. As I’ve mentioned.. I wanted to keep it simple… so these little votives were the perfect touch. And when the sun went down.. the little light that streamed through the little holes were kind of magical.

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 In keeping with the natural look, I decided to use my green plates that look like they are handcrafted. They really look like they are from a plate artist… and you’ll never guess where I found them. Target! I couldn’t believe it myself when I saw them. Gotta love a great find for a budget price! Each one is slightly different from each other in color variation. Amazing!

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This evening, I chose my gold toned flatware. I am in love with these ones! And I love cloth napkins. They add a nice touch to any table and who doesn’t prefer cloth over paper? They also can add so much to your table decor. I needed just a touch of color and interest, so I used a variety of cloth napkins instead of using matching ones. This people… is the easiest way to collect napkins. Buy a napkin at a time when you find one you love. So much easier… and friendlier on your budget. Isn’t it a great look? Its one of my favorite looks and one of them has “Happy Birthday” weaved into the design…. guess who sat at that spot?

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The glasses/ cups you use also add to your decor. I love to buy beautiful glasses and cups. I know your guests will also love that extra nice touch. As you can see here.. they can also add a touch of color and interest to the overall look. I have beautiful clear glasses, colored glasses such as these beauties, and different metal cups in different tones. Another beautiful item I love to collect!

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And the final touch.. the food! Along with the water pitchers. Another thing I love to buy… in a variety of colors and textures. Now my table is complete… well almost.

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No table is truly complete or beautiful without the lovely people gathered around the table. Time to feast!

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When you set a beautiful table, you create an atmosphere that makes people want to stay and connect. I always love the look of a table that was “loved” by being used. Makes any effort so worth it… and this table took very little effort. This is an “after” shot when all the food was cleared and we were sitting and having an “after” meal visit. Gatherings are my favorite and I hope my newest 16 year old felt special.. surrounded by those he loves.

By the way.. summer nights are my fave.

XOXO,

Jenny

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Summer Nights… a Magical BBQ Table Scape

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Summertime is probably my all time favorite time to throw dinner parties. Living where I do, (Southern California) I like to spend as much time as possible outdoors. And our beautiful summer nights are just magical!

I’ve been traveling pretty much the past two months… so I’ve been craving… yes I said “craving” throwing a dinner party. Am I the only that craves such things? I love the whole process of a dinner party. Mostly planning the menu.. executing the dishes… deciding on my table scape and setting, and getting together with friends… old and new! There is no better way (in my book) to really connect with others than sitting at a table and sharing food together. Bonds and memories are made and cherished forever.

With all that said… I want to share with you all the table I envisioned and put together for my summer BBQ gathering… hoping to inspire some of you.

By the way… I get asked all the time where I got my tables. You can find them HERE.

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I love table runners! I have many to suit the mood I want to create for any particular gathering. I wanted a simple black and white look with a touch of color on my table. I realize that usual barbecue dinner decor are full of color… often a lot of red and reflects a country/cowboy look or theme. I like to create the unexpected, while still keeping it casual… elegantly so. By the way.. this particular table runner was made from a curtain panel I found at Anthropologie. I cut it into three parts and made three table runners from one curtain panel. I loved the design… so I got creative!

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Here is where the “elegant” part comes in. I visualized my vintage silver candelabras as part of the table to dress it up just a touch. I love things that contrast each other. Rustic/elegance… my fave! Who would expect silver candelabras on a BBQ dinner table? I especially love how they contrast with my rustic wooden table. If I had a table with a fancy finish.. I wouldn’t be able to achieve this look for a casual, outdoor,  summer BBQ. By the way… I found these two beauties at an antique store. I love looking for pieces for my tables at antique stores. It’s that whole mixing “old with new” look that I love.

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By now.. you probably know my trick to elevate platters and bowls of food on my tables. I have many different cake pedestals and bowls for this purpose alone. And you will love how you will be able to fit so much more food at your table for your “family style” dinners. My favorite way to serve food is having our guests passing platters to one another… builds a stronger connection at the table. Friends become family.

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I wanted to add just a touch of color to the table and in this case I wanted pink… another unpredictable color combination for a BBQ. If you use small containers with small openings.. you don’t need a lot of flowers to fill them. I wish I could remember where I found these little “milk bottle” looking glass containers. They are perfect for adding small pops of floral colors to my tables. Simple.. I love simple!

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Cut “from the garden” pink roses…. just the touch of color I wanted. The simple look is perfect for a summer BBQ night!

I also have many of you ask where I got my chairs from. I actually have mix.. but my sturdiest and favorite ones are THESE.

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I was on the search for black dinner plates forever… until I found these babies. Just the look I was on the hunt for… matte finish.. simple and fits my style. I also fell in love with these patina finished flatware a couple of Christmas’ ago. Perfect for the everyday or dressier look.The little bundle of chamomile flowers tied with jute is the perfect touch of “country” I was going for. I bought a big bouquet of them at Trader Joes for 3.99 and hardly used any for ten place settings. Simple, easy and inexpensive!

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And voila… it’s chow time! I know you’re wondering what was on my menu. It was all SO good! My hubby grilled some beautiful Tomahawk steaks (think “Flintstone style” steaks with a HUGE bone that protrudes out from each steak). Talk about presentation! The taste is amazing too.. especially when grilled on our Traeger grill.. so tender and amazing! To complement the steaks, we served grilled corn on the cob (a must for any BBQ!), a new goat cheese and pear bruschetta I’ve created and am in love with, my watermelon, kale and quinoa salad, multigrain sourdough bread (I learned this one in Italy… to die for!), potatoes cooked in duck fat finished with truffle salt  and for dessert… the best peach cobbler literally ever, served with some homemade vanilla gelato.

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Everything.. the food, the weather, the setting and most of all time with our friends.. was absolute perfection! Can you see why I “crave” throwing parties? Not much can surpass an evening like this. And you too can do this! I promise.. you won’t regret it.. and neither will your friends. Moments and memories are treasures that will be treasured for time without end. Magical I tell you.. just magical.

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Tools and Tips (Ziploc Bag Trick)

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Hello Friends!

 I live in Southern California and this week we are back up to over 90 degree weather again. And with that warm weather comes flies… UGH! I cannot stand flies! They gross me out beyond words. I love to eat outdoors, but with the flies? No thank you. Well, I have got a great trick for you to make sure you will have a fly free, outdoor dining experience! (For those of you in cold climates, remember this for next summer!) 

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It is as simple as a heavy duty Ziploc bag and pennies. Sounds crazy I know, but trust me… it works! If you filled a quart sized Ziploc (I use heavy duty freezer ones so the water won’t leak out) bag about 2/3 full with water, add 3-4 pennies (the need to be shiny and newer) and hang the bag outside in the area you want to keep the flies out, it will do just that… keep the flies away. Well… I thought… I could really put this to the test! As you know, I teach cooking classes and in the summertime we take the class outside and grill and dine al fresco. The first year we did this I had to keep the food covered to keep the pesky flies off the food. It was of course a big bother. Then I tried this trick…. I hung about five of them on my back porch around the food and eating tables and …. voila… no flies! It was amazing! I mean seriously amazing!

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The food was untouched by anything but humans! It was a glorious night and a glorious finding! There were no flies to be found on or near the tables where we ate either. Isn’t that a beautiful thing?! 

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So there you go! They may not be the prettiest things, but given the choice of hanging these “not so ideal looking bags” or having flies over everything you bet I choose the bags! I hope to one day find some cute, clear, hanging jars that I can put the pennies in as an alternative. I bet that would work too? No one seems to know for sure why this works but I can tell you from the bottom of my heart that it does! Just make sure to change the bags out with fresh water and pennies every day you plan on eating outdoors. I hope you are loving this tip as much I do! 

Update: I put pennies in clear mason jars filled with water and placed them on the table around the food and did not get the best results. I thought that would look a lot better than the Ziploc bags hanging around the table. They did look better.. but we still got flies… so I’m back to using the Ziplock bags. Dang!

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Simple, Easy and Inexpensive Tablescape

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Hi All!

Remember me? I haven’t blogged in ages.. but decided it’s time for me to share another passion I have with you all… setting an inviting table. If I have a style… I think is simple/casual elegance. I know… that is two contradicting words.. but I think it is my favorite look. Nothing stuffy… but also not looking thrown together without a thought. I definitely like to set a table that looks inviting… so my guests can’t wait to sit down and enjoy the ambience… in a very casual way.

Today I want to share a table scape that I put together rather quickly for our Sunday dinner this week. So let’s get started.

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I started with an old board that was salvaged from an old barn that I bought from my friend Nicole. It looks like nothing yet.. but it will add height, dimension and interest to the over all look. I left the top and bottom of the table open for place settings. If I didn’t need to set plates in those spots, I could use a longer board that would almost reach both ends of the table.

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I want to show you the branches I clipped off the tree in my front yard. I love these particular branches because they are somewhat delicate, pliable and I love the small leaves. I placed them in a bucket of water earlier in the day so they wouldn’t dry out and would be ready to go when I need them. Also in the bucket of water are some flowers I clipped off of another bush in my yard. I am often seen clipping branches off common areas in our neighborhood for my table scapes. I used to buy greenery for my tables until one day the light went off in my head when I saw all the beautiful trees and bushes in my yard and common areas. Free is definitely better than paying! I will still buy flowers on occasion for my tables, but I usually clip what I have in my yard.

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Lay them over the board with the leaves cascading off of each end of the board. A soft edge is always a nice look.

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Another trick I like to do is use cake pedestals to elevate some of the platters of food on my table. This way, you are able to fit more food on the table. In addition.. it really adds to the look of your table and spotlights some of the dishes. I sometimes place the cake pedestals on the board before I lay down the leaves. Instead of the other way around like I did here. Just make sure you drape the branches around the base of the pedestals to create a flowing, uniform look.

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Next come the candlesticks. Varying sizes and styles. You don’t have to use candlesticks that all match. That is so 1960’s! I actually prefer a mish mash of styles and sometimes colors. I wanted to keep the look simple so I didn’t add anything else. Remember… the food itself will lend to the decor. They are after all… the star of the show!

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If you plan on using any chargers for your place setting… now is the time to set them out. I went for my natural woven chargers. Using chargers doesn’t always have to be for the fancy “La Tee Da” look! What they can do is create more interest to your table for added texture and dimension. You can find these at a lot of stores. Here is a link to ones that are similar and at a much better price!

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 Closer to dinner time, I will add the flowers. The reason why I wait is so they don’t wilt and shrivel up by the time we sit down for dinner. They add a pop of color…. just what I was looking for!

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Last but not least, I set the table. I decide what plates, flatware, cups and napkins I think will go best with the look. Dont’ be afraid to mix metals just like I mixed textures for this table. Pictured here I used the gold toned flatware, candles, and cups but I may add vintage silver water pitchers and serving ware to complete the look. Have fun with your tables. A little effort goes a long way and I know your guests will appreciate it.

I always love the reactions I see and hear when our guests approach the table. That my friends.. sets the tone for the meal and the evening. And guess what? It took very little time to throw this all together.. but that’s just between you and me. My guests probably think I slaved for hours over this look. Who has time for that when you’re cooking a meal? Because… you know… that’s where all my real time goes… in the kitchen… whipping up meals with lots and lots of love. I hope these tips help or inspire you  in any way. I will try to blog more of my tables scapes and gatherings. And if you ever have a questions for me.. I will do my best to answer them for you. Happy summer friends.. enjoy your gatherings… it’s the best time of the year for them!

XOXO,

Jenny

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Indian Feast Class

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Hello Friends,
 It’s time I teach some dishes from my travels! And boy oh boy… do I have some good ones! On my last trip I learned to make some amazing Indian dishes and my very favorites are coming your way. Trust me… those of you that aren’t fond of Indian food… you’ll love these dishes. And those of you that love it… will love these too! Crowd pleasing dishes for sure and uncomplicated to make. A win win!
One of my favorite Indian dishes is Daal. A perfect vegetarian “gravy” type sauce that pairs perfectly with rice or flatbread. It’s a staple in India… they eat it daily…the flavor is amazing! It’s a must to know in Indian food… and this one is SO good! I can’t wait to teach all this goodness to you all!
Here’s what’s on my Indian Feast menu: Yellow Curry with Shrimp (You can use any type of meat or no meat at all with this curry. The sauce is amazing!), Tandoori Style Chicken (we will be cooking this one on the grill), Yellow Lentil Daal, Paneer Bhurji (an amazing savory Indian cheese dish) and Paratha… the most delicious layered flatbread! This will be a huge feast… so come hungry people!
This will be my last class until the Fall. We will eat outside on a beautiful June evening… magical I tell you! I will be teaching this menu on Thursday, June 15th at 5:30 pm. As of right now, I have ten open spots so let me know ASAP if you want in!
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.
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 Class 2017

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Wednesday May 3, 2017 – Wednesday May 3, 2017

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Hello Friends,
It’s about time…. I haven’t taught a breakfast menu class in years! Ive got a great mix of dishes for you… healthy and decadent! And one of the dishes involves one of the best loaves of bread I have ever made… like I am talking even better than my sandwich bread if you can believe that! Yup… you get to learn how to make another epic loaf of bread that I am sure you will make over and over and over again… forever and ever and ever! That good I tell you!
These dishes will be the perfect start to anyone’s day… and we all need some of that! Or of you’re like me… breakfast for dinner (my favorite time to eat breakfast!) will be the perfect ending to any day! It’s all good… tasty and good for you.
Here’s what’s on the menu: Grilled Potato Bread with a Mixed Berry Compote (I would eat this over any french bread on the planet!), Green Protein Bowl (Better than any acai bowl… you have seen me post about these on my instagram stories over and over if you follow me there because I eat it on the regular!), Baked Oatmeal (a family favorite for years!), Baked Apple Crumble Yogurt Bowls (almost like having dessert for breakfast!) and the yummiest Quinoa Breakfast Bowl (I had one similar in Dubai and had to come home to recreate it… but much much better!).
I was having a hard time finding a day in May I could teach a class and the only day I can is on Wednesday, May 3rd at 5:30. Switching it up this time people! It’s right around the corner and I only have a limited amount of spots available so please email 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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Mexican Feast

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Hello Friends,
If you’re like me, Mexican food is an all time favorite! Dishes bursting with flavor… oh so satisfying! I’ve lost track of how many Mexican themed classes I’ve taught… so many amazing dishes to share. And man… have I got another amazing Mexican feast that’s sure to be a favorite with you all…. you’re sure to wow your guests!
Not only are these dishes beyond delicious… but they are so beautiful to behold! Food should taste as amazing as they look…. and these are a feast for the eyes.
Due to our kid’s busy sports schedules and some traveling, I am not holding a class in March. The first class sold out immediately with my class sign ups… but no need to fret… I am offering an additional day (as long as the class fills).
Here’s what’s on the next menu: Stuffed Poblano Chiles (loaded with veggies, chicken and cheesy goodness!), Chorizo Queso Fundido Tacos (addicting!), Grilled Mexican Caesar Salad (you won’t believe the flavors this salad brings!), Skillet Honey Cornbread with a Jalapeño Honey Butter (Cornbread PERFECTION!) and Key Lime Pie with a Pecan Crust (can’t think of a more perfect finish for this meal).
I will be holding this class on Thursday, April 20th at 5:30 (Sold out but you can add your name to a waitlist) and Friday, April 21st at 5:30 (new class I am adding). Limited spots are available.
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.
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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Braised Short Rib with Farro Risotto

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Thursday February 23, 2017 – Thursday February 23, 2017

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Hello Friends,
Hold on to your hats… because this here is a good one! Some of my all time favorites in one menu. This season and weather just screams for this kind of food… and boy is it satisfying! If you like homemade rolls (let’s be serious… who doesn’t?!), I’ll be teaching the best, easiest, most delicious. no fail rolls. They are so addicting I tell you!  Comfort food.. plus one of the best salads around for the win!
Here’s whats on the menu: Tender Braised Short Ribs, Farro Risotto, PR Chopped Salad, Oat Rolls and the most amazing dessert… Red Velvet Lava Cakes!
With traveling and our boy’s volleyball schedule… this is the last class I’ll be teaching until April. So you don’t want to miss out on this!
I will be holding this class on Thursday, February 23rd at 5:30. Limited spots are available.
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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Hello Friends,
I interrupt the many posts of diets and plans of clean and healthy eating for this “so worth it” “must have and know” desserts class notification. Sometimes there are desserts that are so good, that you simply must have them in your go to recipe files. These my friend… are just that! With Valentines Day just around the corner… you will be thrilled to make these for your loved ones…. and they will be over the top thrilled to have you make them!  And for any other day of the year. Basic in theory…. extraordinary in taste!
Have any of you had a housemade churro? Life changing I tell you! That statement coming from someone that doesn’t even like churros… that is… until I had one that was hot and freshly made. Obsessed! And you will be too.. I guarantee that after one bite.
And Nutella filled churros are taking them to another heavenly level!
A good.. scratch that.. an amazing brownie… you know… a rich chocolate moist center with that perfect crinkly top is just a must sometimes! This brownie is what a perfect brownie is. You know… the kind that dreams are made of! You can kiss those chemical tasting, processed mixes goodbye, because these are also a snap to make. What more can you ask for? I can seriously dust off half of the pan in one sitting… yup.. that good!
My Salted Caramel Bars are so good you will just flip! Your friends and family will be requesting these on the regular. A perfect shortbread bottom with the most delicious salted caramel top… the most satisfying, chewy , crave worthy dessert perfection!
Lastly, my Individual Chocolate Flourless Cakes are my current obsession. Just the right amount of chocolate… the perfect texture and level of sweetness. Pretty much the perfect ending to any meal and you will want to serve this chocolate-ty goodness for your Valentine’s dinner. We’ve all heard the term, “The way to a man’s (or women’s) heart is through their stomach”… this will win over anyone’s heart… I promise!
Everyone.. and I mean everyone needs to have these recipes.. so I am sharing them with you in my next class. I was going to teach a homemade churros class a while back, but lucky you.. now I am teaching not only homemade churros but two more of my absolute favorite treats! Your Valentines Day treats are a home run this year!
Homemade Churros…. you will learn how to make them plain.. coated in sugar and cinnamon as well as Nutella filled churros. The best dang brownies to ever meet your mouth, the must have Salted Caramel Bars, and the yummiest Individual Chocolate Flourless Cakes. Is you mouth watering yet?
This class will be held on Thursday, February 9th at 5:30 pm.
My limit for each class is 18 people.
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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