Monthly Archives: September 2014

Using Last Year’s Shredded Zucchini Tip

Each year it many have left over shredded zucchini in the freezer when you are ready to save the current harvest. A tasty way to use it is to thaw it, drain it very well (maybe even squeeze it a bit) and use it in your bread or cake recipe. If the recipe calls for 2 cups of freshly shredded or grated zucchini, I use 4 cups of the drained zucchini and it makes a great product. The zucchini is much like coconut in it after it is baked, and does not taste like zucchini or look like it. You have the extra nutrition, fiber, texture and more space for the new harvest. If your baking powder might be close to expiration, add 1/4 teaspoon additional to the recipe amount, to the recipe to make it rise well.  If the recipe does not call for baking powder, you can still add some with no problem. I use Rumford brand which does not have aluminum in it – not bitter to me and healthier.

I teach cooking, homemade pet foods, homemade soap and personal products and many more items. If you would like a class in “home-making”, sewing without a machine or with a machine or any other subject, please contact me and we can arrange a class in my home or any location of your choice. Please contact me for more details. Classes for all ages are available, including children – hands-on or presentational style.

Gift certificates are available for weddings, holidays or “you are special” gifts or any other reason.

Team building with cooking classes is fun. Join co-workers and create recipes or learn about each other while cooking.

Seminar and conference group presentations or workshops available regarding food, cooking, nutrition, and other related subjects.

I am also available to do food presentations of products in stores, etc.

I am available to teach cooking classes or food related subjects in your home or give presentations or classes for your organizations or groups, along with team building events. Contact me at the following e-mail address:
creativecook@sbcglobal.net

Interactive questions, comments, suggestions, etc. can also be posted on this website. I can also be reached at 608-240-9773.

Button Tip

When clothing comes with additional buttons other trim, upon arriving home with the garment, take a moment to sew it into the side seam, so when you lose a button or other item from your garment, you do not need to look for it or try to purchase a matching one (which is next to impossible).

I teach cooking, homemade pet foods, homemade soap and personal products and many more items. If you would like a class in “home-making”, sewing without a machine or with a machine or any other subject, please contact me and we can arrange a class in my home or any location of your choice. Please contact me for more details. Classes for all ages are available, including children – hands-on or presentational style.

Gift certificates are available for weddings, holidays or “you are special” gifts or any other reason.

Team building with cooking classes is fun. Join co-workers and create recipes or learn about each other while cooking.

Seminar and conference group presentations or workshops available regarding food, cooking, nutrition, and other related subjects.

I am also available to do food presentations of products in stores, etc.

I am available to teach cooking classes or food related subjects in your home or give presentations or classes for your organizations or groups, along with team building events. Contact me at the following e-mail address:
creativecook@sbcglobal.net

Interactive questions, comments, suggestions, etc. can also be posted on this website. I can also be reached at 608-240-9773.

Upgrade a Cake Mix Easily

When making a cake mix, instead of the water required, replace the water with the same amount or part of the amount of with yogurt (any type). If you do not replace the entire amount of water with yogurt, use milk (any kind – whole, 2% or what you have in the refrigerator) for the remaining required amount. You can also cut a cake horizontally and place a layer of yogurt in the middle and replace the top of the cake. This will keep the cake moist and add nutrition and flavor, especially if you use Greek yogurt, since it has 2 times the protein of most other types of yogurt. Black cherry in a chocolate cake or peach in a spice, or plain in any cake mix are good combinations.

I teach cooking, homemade pet foods, homemade soap and personal products and many more items. If you would like a class in “home-making”, sewing without a machine or with a machine or any other subject, please contact me and we can arrange a class in my home or any location of your choice. Please contact me for more details. Classes for all ages are available, including children – hands-on or presentational style.

Gift certificates are available for weddings, holidays or “you are special” gifts or any other reason.

Team building with cooking classes is fun. Join co-workers and create recipes or learn about each other while cooking.

Seminar and conference group presentations or workshops available regarding food, cooking, nutrition, and other related subjects.

I am also available to do food presentations of products in stores, etc.

I am available to teach cooking classes or food related subjects in your home or give presentations or classes for your organizations or groups, along with team building events. Contact me at the following e-mail address:
creativecook@sbcglobal.net

Interactive questions, comments, suggestions, etc. can also be posted on this website. I can also be reached at 608-240-9773.

 

Senior or Other Discount Reminder

To always remember to ask for senior or other discounts that might be available to you, use a magic marker and note the discount name on your credit card – front and back, also put a stick note in your check book.

I teach cooking, homemade pet foods, homemade soap and personal products and many more items. If you would like a class in “home-making”, sewing without a machine or with a machine or any other subject, please contact me and we can arrange a class in my home or any location of your choice. Please contact me for more details. Classes for all ages are available, including children – hands-on or presentational style.

Gift certificates are available for weddings, holidays or “you are special” gifts or any other reason.

Team building with cooking classes is fun. Join co-workers and create recipes or learn about each other while cooking.

Seminar and conference group presentations or workshops available regarding food, cooking, nutrition, and other related subjects.

I am also available to do food presentations of products in stores, etc.

I am available to teach cooking classes or food related subjects in your home or give presentations or classes for your organizations or groups, along with team building events. Contact me at the following e-mail address:
creativecook@sbcglobal.net

Interactive questions, comments, suggestions, etc. can also be posted on this website. I can also be reached at 608-240-9773.

CHEESE AND ONION POTATOES

Cheese and Onion Potatoes

4 Servings
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

1/4 cup Butter, cubed
4 medium Unpeeled red potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 tablespoons Dried minced onion
to taste Pepper
1/3 cup Shredded cheddar cheese
Minced fresh parsley

In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add the potatoes, onion and pepper; toss to coat.

Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
Uncover; cook until potatoes are browned, about 6 minutes.

Top with cheese. Remove from the heat. Cover and let stand for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Garnish with parsley.

Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts:-1 serving (1 cup) equals 221 calories, 14 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 179 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein

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Gluten Free Cooking Class

ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE COOKING CLASSES
FALL 2014
Taught at: All Through The House
160 East Main Street
Stoughton 608.877.9403
Instructor: Lydia Critchley
creativecook@sbcglobal.net 608-240-9773
Fee for all classes: $40.00
Gluten Free Cooking for Fall
Date: Sunday, October 12 12:30 PM
HANDS ON!!

The Mediterranean Diet
Date: Sunday, October 19 12:30PM
HANDS ON!! Research has shown that following a Mediterranean style food plan reduces the risk of heart disease. The simple cooking of Mediterranean style uses less red meats, more fish, vegetables, whole grains and legumes, with a dash of olive oil and red wine! Join Lydia for a Sunday afternoon of hands-on cooking. Some of Lydia’s planned dishes are Mediterranean Style Tuna Salad with Olive Dressing; Mediterranean Quinoa Salad; and Mediterranean Pasta with Chicken and Feta. Learn how to enjoy a Mediterranean diet and the health benefits.

Quick and Easy Holiday Salads
Date: Sunday, November 2 12:30 PM
HANDS ON!! Enjoy a hands-on cooking experience while learning some fresh new salads to serve during the holiday gatherings. Quick and easy recipes are a must during this busy time, and Lydia has a collection of healthy and festive salads that you will love. Included in this line up are Quick Christmas Salad; Holiday Salad with Green Apple Vinaigrette; Holiday Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing and more. Lydia has just the ideas and tips to keep the holiday cooking stress free!

New Holiday Favorites
Date: Sunday, November 16 12:30 PM
HANDS ON!! Try a new spin on your old favorite holiday menu items with this hands-on class and Lydia’s help. Try your hand at some of these planned recipes: Fruity Coleslaw; Festival Vegetables; Chicken with Three Fruit Dressing; Marshmallow Fudge; Sweet Potatoes in Orange Cups; Cheese Sausage Biscuits. Learn Lydia’s tips on gravy making, stuffing ideas, cutting calories in your holiday cooking and more.

TO REGISTER:
**To register, please call 608.877.9403.