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Date Night: Tapas

25 Feb




Great time at Date Night tonight.  We made empanadas, shrimp toast (the favorite), sweet potato crepes with cranberry sauce and turkey, plus roasted pepper pinwheels and puff pastry twists.   Visit WWW.recreator.com for more info on cooking classes and videos!


Cooking Classes @ the Middletown Cooking Studio

7 Feb

Jenn & Megan showing off their seared shrimp & scallops at last week’s Date Night: Seafood.

We also made fish in parchment packets, shrimp & fennel pot pie, and lemon bars – yum!


Visit the Frederick County Parks and Recreation website for more upcoming classes!  Click on Registration to browse programs.  While you’re there, check out the new page just for Cooking Classes.  We’ve got links to cooking videos & recipes, including my newest one featuring Butternut Squash Bisque.  You can also email the cooking program directly with any questions.

Winter Cooking Classes

22 Nov

The Winter Cooking Class Schedule is live on Recreator.com.  You can’t register yet, but you can pick out your classes now to be ready – they fill up fast!  We’ll be continuing the Date Night series on Friday’s through the spring – if you have any ideas for themes, email them to our new email address just for cooking classes: cooking @ frederickcountymd dot gov – we’re always looking for new ideas.  New this season are themes for Mommy & Me/Daddy & Me – we’ll make something different each time.

We also have a new page just for cooking classes on the Parks & Rec website.  You can see instructor videos, get recipes, and email us. Look for a FAQs page coming soon with tips on how to get the most out of our cooking program.

Don’t forget – bring to-go containers to class so you can make sure to take home lots of delicious food!

Date Night: Farmer’s Market

26 Sep

Had a great time at the Date Night cooking class Friday night.  The theme was Farmer’s Market, and we had lots of beautiful local produce, meats, eggs, and some fresh herbs from home.  Pictured are an Eggplant Napoleon with Fresh Mozzarella and Cherry Tomato Chutney; Spaghetti with Squash Ribbons, Parmesan, and Fresh Herbs; and Fritatta with Spaghetti, Sweet & Hot Peppers, and Bacon.

Our three couples did a great job – just some fresh ingredients and inspiration, no recipes – Yum!

Friday night classes are full for the fall session, but look for the Winter Recreater with old favorites and exciting new classes.

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