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  • 4 HR Driver Discount Refresher Class | Adults 55+ years

    Explore changes in laws, learn about the latest vehicle technologies, and learn easy-to-use defensive driving techniques. In addition, this class will explore traffic safety and accident prevention. Complete these courses and you could receive a 10% reduction on your automobile insurance premiums! This class is offered through MN Safety Center and taught by MN Safety Center trainers for $24. Please register and pay with MN Safety Center at 1-888-234-1294. Dates: Tues., Sept. 20 from 12-4 pm or Tues. Dec. 6 from 9 am-1 pm | Location at Big Lake City Hall, 160 Lake St. N. Big Lake, MN. 55309 "THIS PAGE IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY - PLEASE REGISTER WITH MN. SAFETY CENTER AT 1-888-234-1294"
  • Blackjack Strategy Ages 18+

    NEW! Learn game rules, basic strategy, and money management. Increase your chances of winning with this fun, informative, hands-on course! Geared toward the beginning player, or those that have played a bit but want to advance their skills. This class is for ages 18+. Instructor: Todd Yurkew
  • Celebrate America! Minnesota Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients

    NEW! During this hour long power point presentation honoring the heroes this book, you will meet the 14 year-old Orphan who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism during a Civil War battle; the Schoolmaster who took his students to war, dooming their hometown to oblivion; a Buffalo Soldier; the Commander of the USS Arizona who went down with his ship at Pearl Harbor; a Hungarian Freedom Fighter who signed up to fight Commies in Vietnam; and a host of other brave men who fought and died for their country. Instructor: June Gossler-Anderson, Anoka County Historical Society Zoom link will be emailed 2 days before class date - please provide current email and contact information when registering.
  • Chunky Knit Blanket DIY

    Have you been wanting to make your own chunky knit throw? Sign up now for this class and learn how! The class includes all materials to make a body size throw and personalized instruction. Colors: Ivory, White, Light Grey & Medium Grey. (Color shown on pic is Medium Grey). Beverages will be available to purchase at Lupulin Brewery, plus you are allowed to bring in your own snacks. Instructor: Alicia Thesing of All The Things by Ali Cole.
  • Chunky Knit Holiday Gnomes DIY

    NEW! Want to learn to make your very own Holiday Gnome. Here is your chance. Come join Alicia for a fun night of crafting, and socializing at Lupulin Brewing, located in Big Lake. In this unique workshop you will learn how to make your very own Holiday Gnome, no sewing involved. This class includes all materials needed to create your own personalized gnome, with a variety of patterns and holiday colors available. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase from Lupulin Brewing. Reserve your spot now.
  • Chunky Knit Pumpkin Take Home Kit

    Want to make your very own Chunky Knit Pumpkins, but can’t make the class? Problem solved! Instructor Alicia has prepared take home kidst for purchase. The kits include all materials necessary to make three various sized chunky yarn pumpkins in gray, burnt orange, and mustard yellow, plus printed instructions. Kits will be available for pick-up from the Big Lake Community Ed office between 8:30 am-4 pm beginning October 10.
  • Chunky Knit Pumpkins DIY

    NEW! Want to learn how to make your very own Chunky Knit Pumpkins? Here is your chance. Come join Alicia for a fun night of crafting and socializing at Lupulin Brewing, located in Big Lake. In this workshop you will learn how to assemble 3 Chunky Yarn Pumpkins in various colors and sizes. The class includes all materials needed. Beverages, and snacks will be available for purchase from Lupulin Brewing. Reserve your spot now. Instructor: Alicia Thesing of All The Things by Ali Cole.
  • Cooking with Tess ~ Air Fryer Finger Foods! Cook-Long and Demonstration

    Have you ever wondered what the Air Fryer Hype is about? Do you have one and want ideas about what to make in it besides fries or crisping up frozen processed foods? Does your family enjoy finger foods but all you think you have time for is frozen options? Are you thinking about purchasing an air fryer but would like to know more about it first? Well…this class may just answer all those questions for you and help you decide on your purchase. Have some fun participating in this virtual Air Fryer Demonstration and Partial Cook-Along class as we dive into the world of Air Frying and learn how to create wonderful finger foods from scratch! Freezing tips will also be shared! The instructor will demonstrate some family favorite finger food recipes and invite participants to join in for two of them. Recipes that will be demonstrated include:Air Fryer Cheesy Macaroni & Cheese Balls, Mozzarella Sticks, and Marvelous Meatballs. The Cook-Along option recipes include:Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets, and Stuffed Potato Skins! All healthy, delicious recipes that will have your family coming back for more! Leftovers may just become a thing of the past! Participants of the instructor’s Air Fryer classes say they are no longer intimidated by their air fryers, and prefer creating their own fast foods using their new favorite small cooking appliance. The instructor’s air fryer recipes are only available to those that register for this class. Date night or family night, it will be a memorable one for all that participate! Have your questions answered by the instructor, interact with other participants as you cook-along, and increase your confidence in the kitchen with each skill that is learned, and each little bit of advice and instruction that is shared. This class will take place on Zoom, or on Microsoft TEAMS; free online software. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, the instructor has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an invite to the groups although joining is optional. Come join the fun! Note: One registration fee for this online Virtual class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. Instructor: Tess G NOTE: Recipes are sent 7 days in advance of class to allow for customer to shop and plan so No Refunds Will Be Issued"
  • Cooking with Tess ~ Air Fryer Hype! Copycat KFC, & Recipe Ideas All Ages - Cook-Long and Demonstration

    Have you ever wondered what the Air Fryer Hype is about? Do you have one and want ideas about what to make in it besides fries or crisping up frozen processed foods? Are you thinking about purchasing one but would like to know more about it first? Well… this class may just answer all those questions for you! Have some fun participating in this virtual Air Fryer Demonstration and Partial Cook-Along class as we dive into the world of Air Frying! The instructor will demonstrate some family favorite recipes and invite participants to join in for one of them. The recipes that will be demonstrated include: Homemade egg-rolls, pizza bites, seasoned potato wedges, and burgers! The cook-along recipe will be the instructor's own Copycat KFC Chicken! All healthy, delicious recipes that will have your family coming back for more! Leftovers may just become a thing of the past! Participants of this class and all consumers of the instructors Copycat KFC say they think it’s BETTER than actual KFC! Try it for yourselves! The recipe is only available to those that register for this class. Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen! While cooking-along is loads of fun, it is optional. Have questions answered by the instructor, interact with other participants as you cook along, and increase your confidence in the kitchen with each skill that is learned, and each little bit of advice and instruction that is shared. Participants will receive a list of ingredients in advance of the class to allow you enough time for shopping and preparation. A professionally made PDF packet of the Instructors Personal Recipes from this class will also be received. This class will take place on Zoom or on Microsoft TEAMS, free online software. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, the instructor has created a private group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an invite to the group although joining is optional. The group will provide an opportunity for members to ask questions, share their own creations, interact with other participants and support each other on their Instant Pot journey. Come join the fun! Note: One registration fee for this online virtual interactive class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. Instructor: Tess Georgakopoulos NOTE: Recipes are sent 7 days in advance of class to allow for customer to shop and plan so No Refunds Will Be Issued"
  • Cooking with Tess ~ Bagel Brunch Featuring Homemade Bagels - Bake-Along & Demonstration

    Demystify and experience the wonders of making amazing bagels from scratch while participating in this LIVE VIRTUAL class! Learn the foundations making bagels, and seasoning and dressing them during this class. Participants can choose to join the fun and create some bagels along with the instructor, and watch as she demonstrates some wonderful ideas to create a fantastic brunch any time of year! Bake & Cook-Along Option: Registrants can choose to participate in the bake & cooke - Along learning how to create wonderful soft and chewy homemade bagels, and turn them into wonderful breakfast/brunch sandwiches with a baked omelet and various other toppings. Demonstration: The instructor will also demonstrate two of her NEXT-LEVEL salads that she includes in her brunches, along with other ideas on how to serve and present the bagels for a memorable brunch experience that will be remembered by all who are lucky enough to partake. Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen! While cooking-along is loads of fun, it is optional. Have questions answered by the instructor, interact with other participants as you cook along, and increase your confidence in the kitchen with each skill that is learned, and each little bit of advice and instruction that is shared. Participants will receive a list of ingredients in advance of the class to allow you enough time for shopping and preparation. A professionally made PDF packet of the Instructors Personal Recipes from this class will also be received. This class will take place on Zoom or on Microsoft TEAMS, free online software. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, the instructor has created a private group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an invite to the group although joining is optional. The group will provide an opportunity for members to ask questions, share their own creations, interact with other participants and support each other on their Instant Pot journey. Come join the fun! Note: One registration fee for this online virtual interactive class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. Instructor: Tess Georgakopoulos NOTE: Recipes are sent 7 days in advance of class to allow for customer to shop and plan so No Refunds Will Be Issued"
  • Cooking with Tess ~ Classic Homemade Pierogi - Cook Along

    Have some fun participating in this virtual class! Learn how to make your own homemade Classic Pierogi with homemade dough and filling that will make your taste buds dance for joy! We will also be learning how to cook, and freeze these dumplings that you can make ahead and store for a rainy day. NO fancy equipment needed. Participants will receive a list of ingredients ahead of time to allow time for shopping and prep. Participants will also receive a professionally created PDF packet of the instructor’s personal recipes. This class will take place on zoom, or on Microsoft TEAMS: free online software. Make lasting memories in your kitchen if you decide to have your children, your spouse or your partner join you! Children absolutely love getting involved in the kitchen and will enjoy creating Pierogi with you as well! Have your questions answered by the instructor, and interact with other participants as you cook-along. While cooking-along is loads of fun, it is optional. As an added bonus, the instructor has created a private group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an invite to the group although joining is optional. The group will provide an opportunity for members to ask questions, share their own creations, interact with other participants and support each other on their Instant Pot journey. Come join the fun! Note: One registration fee for this online virtual interactive class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. Instructor: Tess Georgakopoulos NOTE: Recipes are sent 7 days in advance of class to allow for customer to shop and plan so No Refunds Will Be Issued"
  • Cooking with Tess ~ Escape to the Mediterranean - Cook Along

    Escape to the Mediterranean with the flavors of Greece in this Live Cook-Along class! Learn how to create a classic full flavored mouth watering Mediterranean meal for you and your family. Or better yet, have your family or significant other join you as you create the taste of Greece in your kitchen! A very full and busy class indeed! Menu Includes: Greek Grilled Chicken Souvlaki (skewers), Tzatziki (traditional Greek yogurt dipping sauce), Greek Veggie Rice, homemade pita bread, drizzle dressing, and Greek Salad Dressing too! Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen! While cooking-along is loads of fun, it is optional. Have your questions answered by the instructor, interact with other participants as you cook-along, and increase your confidence in the kitchen with each skill that is learned, and each little bit of advice and instruction that is shared. This class will take place on Zoom, or on Microsoft TEAMS; free online software. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, the instructor has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an invite to the groups although joining is optional. Come join the fun! Note: One registration fee for this online Virtual class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. Instructor: Tess G NOTE: Recipes are sent 7 days in advance of class to allow for customer to shop and plan so No Refunds Will Be Issued"
  • Cooking with Tess ~ Gingerbread House Bake & Build - Bake-Along

    Have some fun participating in this LIVE virtual Family Fun Bake-Along class, as you Bake & Build you brown GINGERBREAD HOUSE together! Start a new holiday family tradition and create lifelong memories as you bring your family together to create a show-stopping edible work of art! Together, we will combine the wonderful flavors of gingerbread and use the dough to create the pieces that will be used to “build” breathtaking houses, and make the stiff Royal Icing that will hold everything together and be used as the “glue” to decorate your houses with candies and delicious treats. Participants will get a list of ingredients at least a week in advance of the class to allow time for shopping and preparation. Participants will also receive a template that will need to be printed and cut out before class to be used as a “pattern” to cut out the gingerbread before it is baked. We will be using the instructor’s gingerbread recipe for these houses that she has tested time and time again to ensure the cookie pieces are delicious but strong enough to hold the weight of the frosting and decorations as well. Participants will receive this recipe and template in a professionally developed PDF packet. Instructions on how to prepare for the class will be included. It will be a very memorable night! This class will take place on Zoom, or on Microsoft TEAMS; free online software. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, the instructor has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an invite to the groups although joining is optional. Come join the fun! Note: One registration fee for this online Virtual class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. Instructor: Tess G Equipment Needs: Large sheet pan, parchment paper or non-stick baking mat, rolling pin, and mixer will be needed. Other items will be listed in the handout you will receive at least a week before class. NOTE: Recipes are sent 7 days in advance of class to allow for customer to shop and plan so No Refunds Will Be Issued"
  • Cooking with Tess ~ Handmade Pasta from Scratch Cheese Tortellini/Sausage - Cook Along

    Do you love the taste of homemade pasta? Do you love stuffed pasta and wondered how it was made? Have you ever watched the making of fresh pasta and wondered if that was something you could do? Have all of these questions answered and wonder no more! YOU TOO CAN create a wonderful Italian homemade meal made from scratch, and build your culinary repertoire to include homemade pasta, building your confidence with each and every step. Have some fun participating in this virtual Cook-Along class as we dive into the world of stuffed handmade pasta! Follow along step-by-step, with our wonderful instructor as she guides you through the simple pleasure of creating homemade stuffed pasta with the simplest of ingredients. Then follow along and create a wonderful meal using the pasta you have made that will have your family asking for more! On the Menu: Handmade Cheese Tortellini! The tortellini will be paired with Italian sausage (or sausage of choice), a homemade Alfredo Sauce, and a loaf of wonderful homemade bread. Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen! While cooking-along is loads of fun, it is optional. Have questions answered by the instructor, interact with other participants as you cook along, and increase your confidence in the kitchen with each skill that is learned, and each little bit of advice and instruction that is shared. Participants will receive a list of ingredients in advance of the class to allow you enough time for shopping and preparation. A professionally made PDF packet of the Instructors Personal Recipes from this class will also be received. This class will take place on Zoom or on Microsoft TEAMS, free online software. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, the instructor has created a private group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an invite to the group although joining is optional. The group will provide an opportunity for members to ask questions, share their own creations, interact with other participants and support each other on their Instant Pot journey. Come join the fun! Note: One registration fee for this online virtual interactive class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. Instructor: Tess Georgakopoulos NOTE: Recipes are sent 7 days in advance of class to allow for customer to shop and plan so No Refunds Will Be Issued"
  • Cooking with Tess ~ Handmade Pasta from Scratch Linguini, Italian Meatballs - Cook Along

    Do you love the taste and texture of homemade pasta? Have you ever wondered how it was made? Have you ever watched the making of fresh pasta and wondered if that was something you could do? Have all of these questions answered and wonder no more! Have some fun participating in this virtual Cook-Along class as we dive into the world of handmade pasta!! Follow along step-by-step, with our wonderful instructor as she guides you through the simple pleasure of creating homemade pasta with the simplest of ingredients. Then follow along and create a wonderful meal using the pasta you have made that will have your family asking for more! Yes! YOU TOO CAN create a wonderful Italian homemade meal made from scratch, and build your culinary repertoire to include homemade pasta, building your confidence with each and every step. On the Menu: Handmade Linguini! The Linguini will be paired with homemade Italian Meatballs & Marinara Sauce, along with a loaf of wonderful homemade Italian bread. To be clear, we will be making the meatballs and the bread along with the linguini, and using jarred marinara (no one is perfect (smile). Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen! While cooking-along is loads of fun, it is optional. Have questions answered by the instructor, interact with other participants as you cook along, and increase your confidence in the kitchen with each skill that is learned, and each little bit of advice and instruction that is shared. Participants will receive a list of ingredients in advance of the class to allow you enough time for shopping and preparation. A professionally made PDF packet of the Instructors Personal Recipes from this class will also be received. This class will take place on Zoom or on Microsoft TEAMS, free online software. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, the instructor has created a private group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an invite to the group although joining is optional. The group will provide an opportunity for members to ask questions, share their own creations, interact with other participants and support each other on their Instant Pot journey. Come join the fun! Note: One registration fee for this online virtual interactive class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. Instructor: Tess Georgakopoulos NOTE: Recipes are sent 7 days in advance of class to allow for customer to shop and plan so No Refunds Will Be Issued"
  • Cooking with Tess ~ Holiday Cookie Bake & Decorate! Foundations of Royal Icing - Decorate Along

    Are you looking to start or continue a holiday cookie baking and decorating tradition? Consider registering for this Online, Live, Family Fun Holiday Cookie class for beginners. Gather your family for baking and decorating, or treat yourself to some quality personal fun time. Learn how to make Royal Icing and the basics for decorating cookies with it at home. Participants will be baking the cookies ahead of time so that they are ready to decorate at the start of class. A PDF with two of the instructors personal sugar cookie recipes, and a list of ingredients and supplies needed for the Royal Icing will be provided at least one week before the class, to provide time for cookie decorating. Participants can choose to bake one or the other or both using cookie cutters of choice. One of the instructor's favorite holiday cookie cutter shapes is a gingerbread person. This is one shape that proves to be a lot of fun to decorate year after year and some time will definitely be spent on this in addition to other holiday shapes. No fancy decorating tips or bags will be needed. We will be using simple plastic sandwich bags to decorate. This class will take place on Zoom, or on Microsoft TEAMS; free online software. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Note: One registration fee for this online virtual class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. Instructor: Tess G NOTE: Recipes are sent 7 days in advance of class to allow for customer to shop and plan so No Refunds Will Be Issued"
  • Cooking with Tess ~ Holiday Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls & Hot Cocoa Bombs - Cook Along

    Homemade sweets and treats are always wonderful around the holidays and throughout the year as well. Add two wonderful treats to your holiday celebration as you learn to create freshly baked homemade Cinnamon Rolls, and luscious, velvety Hot Cocoa Bombs! After keeping her Copycat Cinnabon (Cinnamon Roll) recipe a secret for MANY years, the instructor has decided to share it for the first time with those that register for this class! She has often been told that her rolls are considered BETTER than actual Cinnabon rolls. You will love these pillowy, warm, luscious, gooey, rolls topped with a cream-cheese frosting. Also, if interested, learn how to create a wonderful winter treat known as Hot Cocoa Bombs as the cinnamon rolls are rising! Cocoa Bombs make for a wonderful treat in front of a warm fire during the cold Minnesota winter or any time of year. Note: Equipment needs at the end of the post. Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen! While cooking-along is loads of fun, it is optional. Have your questions answered by the instructor, interact with other participants as you cook-along, and increase your confidence in the kitchen with each skill that is learned, and each little bit of advice and instruction that is shared. This class will take place on Zoom, or on Microsoft TEAMS; free online software. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, the instructor has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an invite to the groups although joining is optional. Come join the fun! Equipment Needs:A Cocoa Bomb Silicone Mold will be needed for to create the cocoa bombs. Available at most craft stores, as well as online. A minimum of 2 ¼ inch cocoa bomb mold is recommended. 3” mold works very well too! Note: One registration fee for this online Virtual class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. Instructor: Tess G NOTE: Recipes are sent 7 days in advance of class to allow for customer to shop and plan so No Refunds Will Be Issued"
  • Cooking with Tess ~ Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Soup & More! - Cook Along

    Have some fun participating in this virtual Instant Pot COOK-ALONG class and be amazed as we discover how the delicious mouthwatering culinary creations below are made in a fraction of the time, and experience how they are taken to another level, using the Instant Pot! Two wonderful meals in addition to homemade potato dinner rolls will be made during this class! Choose one meal for your cook-along, and watch a demonstration of the other or, if you choose to make both (2 Instant Pot’s will be needed if you decide to make both during the class)! It’s up to you! Both will pair perfectly with the wonderful Potato Rolls we will be making from scratch! You will feel so accomplished! On the Menu: Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Soup, Instant Pot Ground Beef & Potato Stew, and wonderful Quick Homemade Potato Dinner Rolls (baked in the oven). All delicious recipes are made with ingredients that are probably on hand. Make lasting memories in your kitchen if you decide to have your children, your spouse or your partner join you! Children absolutely love getting involved in the kitchen and will enjoy creating these dishes with you as well. Have your questions answered by the instructor, interact with other participants as you cook-along, and increase your confidence in using your electric pressure cooker. While cooking-along is loads of fun, it is optional. Participants will receive a list of ingredients roughly a week in advance of the class to allow time for shopping. A professionally made PDF packet of the instructors personal recipes from this class will also be received. This class will take place on Zoom, or on Microsoft TEAMS; free on-line software. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, the instructor has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an invite to the groups although joining is optional. Come join the fun! Note: One registration fee for this on-line Virtual class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. NOTE: Recipes are sent 7 days in advance of class to allow for customer to shop and plan so No Refunds Will Be Issued"
  • Cooking with Tess ~ Instant Pot Creamy Chicken/Wild Rice or Broccoli Cheddar Soup - Cook-Along

    Warm, delicious, soothing, satisfying soups are such a welcome treat for dinner any time of year. All the stresses of the day seem to melt away with the smell of freshly made soup that brings smiles to the entire family. Have some fun participating in this virtual Instant Pot or NOT, Cook-Along class, expand your family’s soup rotation and your culinary repertoire as you learn to create two wonderful soups in addition to homemade Italian Bread BOWLS! Choose one soup for your cook-along, and watch a demonstration of the other or choose to make both! It’s up to you! Both will pair perfectly served IN the amazing Italian Bread BOWLS we will be making from scratch! You will feel so accomplished! NO INSTANT POT? NO PROBLEM! The instructor will be making one soup in the Instant Pot, and the other on the stovetop using a soup pot. The instructor will proved step-by-step guidance and instruction for both cooking options for each of the soups so everyone will be able to cook-along using whatever appliance and cooking tools/equipment they choose. Experience how flavors are enhanced and infused by making these recipes in your Instant Pot or enjoy the simple soothing pleasures of making soups the classical way. On the Menu: Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup or Creamy Broccoli & Cheddar Soup, and Wonderful Homemade Italian Bread BOWLS (baked in the oven). These original delicious no-fail recipes created by the instructor will become family favorites guaranteed! Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen! While cooking-along is loads of fun, it is optional. Have your questions answered by the instructor, interact with other participants as you cook-along, and increase your confidence in the kitchen with each skill that is learned, and each little bit of advice and instruction that is shared. This class will take place on Zoom, or on Microsoft TEAMS; free online software. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, the instructor has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an invite to the groups although joining is optional. Come join the fun! Note: One registration fee for this online Virtual class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. Instructor: Tess G NOTE: Recipes are sent 7 days in advance of class to allow for customer to shop and plan so No Refunds Will Be Issued"
  • Cooking with Tess ~ Instant Pot ® 101-LIVE Cook-Along & Demonstration

    Cook-Along & Demonstration Demystify the electric pressure cooker/multi-cooker called the Instant Pot during a LIVE VIRTUAL class! Learn the foundations of cooking and care, and how to make a few amazingly satisfying dishes in the Instant Pot. Breakfast, Lunch/Dinner, and Dessert menu items will be demonstrated. Participants can choose to join in a COOK-ALONG for the pasta dish found here in the description! In addition to an Instant Pot Yogurt Tutorial, menu items will include Creamy Steel-Cut Oatmeal or Egg bites, Creamy-Cheesy Tuscan Chicken with Penne and luscious Lava Cakes or Dreamy Banana Bread. Menu items on the day of the class will depend on ingredients that are on hand. Time for Q & A is built into the class. Participants are encouraged to ask questions throughout. An ingredient list/station prep guide for the Creamy-Cheesy Tuscan Chicken with Penne dish will be provided a week before the class, for all that wish to participate in the cook-along option for the class! Cooking along is optional but HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! This class will take place on Zoom or on Microsoft TEAMS, free online software. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, the instructor has created a private group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an invite to the group although joining is optional. The group will provide an opportunity for members to ask questions, share their own creations, interact with other participants and support each other on their Instant Pot journey. Come join the fun! Note: One registration fee for this online virtual interactive class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. Instructor: Tess Georgakopoulos. NOTE: Recipes are sent 7 days in advance of class to allow for customer to shop and plan so No Refunds Will Be Issued"
  • Cooking with Tess ~ Instant Pot ® or Not Soups in Bread Bowls - Cook Along

    Warm, delicious, soothing, satisfying soups are such a welcome treat for dinner any time of the year. All the stresses of the day seem to melt away with the smell of freshly made soup that brings smiles to the entire family. Have some fun participating in this virtual Instant Pot or NOT COOK-ALONG class, expand your family’s soup rotation and your culinary repertoire as you learn to create two wonderful soups in addition to homemade Italian Bread BOWLS! Choose one soup for you cook-along, and watch a demonstration of the other or choose to make both! It’s up to you! Both will pair perfectly served IN the amazing Italian Bread BOWLS we will be making from scratch! You will feel so accomplished! NO INSTANT POT? NO PROBLEM! The instructor will be making one soup in the Instant Pot, and the other on the stovetop using a soup pot. The instructor will provide step-by step guidance and instruction for both cooking options for each of the soups so everyone will be able to cook-along using whatever appliance they choose. Experience how flavors are enhanced and infused by making these recipes in your Instant Pot or enjoy the simple soothing pleasures of making soups the classical way. On the Menu: Creamy Chicken Noodle Veggie Soup, Creamy Butternut Squash Soup, and Wonderful Homemade Italian Bread BOWLS (baked in the oven). These original delicious no-fail recipes created by the instructor will become family favorites guaranteed! Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen! While cooking-along is loads of fun, it is optional. Have questions answered by the instructor, interact with other participants as you cook along, and increase your confidence in the kitchen with each skill that is learned, and each little bit of advice and instruction that is shared. Participants will receive a list of ingredients in advance of the class to allow you enough time for shopping and preparation. A professionally made PDF packet of the Instructors Personal Recipes from this class will also be received. This class will take place on Zoom or on Microsoft TEAMS, free online software. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, the instructor has created a private group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an invite to the group although joining is optional. The group will provide an opportunity for members to ask questions, share their own creations, interact with other participants and support each other on their Instant Pot journey. Come join the fun! Note: One registration fee for this online virtual interactive class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. Instructor: Tess Georgakopoulos NOTE: Recipes are sent 7 days in advance of class to allow for customer to shop and plan so No Refunds Will Be Issued"
  • Cooking with Tess ~ Kolache! Texan Savory & European Sweet - Bake-Along

    Have you ever been to Texas and experienced the joy of having a Texan Kolache? Have no idea as to what a sweet or savory Kolache is? Wonder no more! A Texan Kolache is a wonderful fluffy extra large, mildly sweet baked doughnut, stuffed with a choice of sausage or other fillings such as cheese. Generally an oversized gourmet pig-in-a-blanket but unlike any other pig-in-a-blanket you have ever had. Those that have been lucky enough to experience one know and cannot resist from having another again and again. People of all ages will love them! Sweet Kolache on the other hand, are wonderful light cookies traditionally made in European countries around the winter holidays that are filled with preserves and dusted with confectioners’ sugar. Both options will become family favorites any time of year! Have some fun participating in this virtual Bake & Cook-Along class, and build your culinary repertoire and confidence as you learn to create a yeast dough and a sweet dough while learning to create these wonderful delightful delicacies! Choose to make one, and watch a demonstration of the other, or choose to make both! It’s up to you! Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen! While cooking-along is loads of fun, it is optional. Have your questions answered by the instructor, interact with other participants as you cook-along, and increase your confidence in the kitchen with each skill that is learned, and each little bit of advice and instruction that is shared. This class will take place on Zoom, or on Microsoft TEAMS; free online software. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, the instructor has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an invite to the groups although joining is optional. Come join the fun! Note: One registration fee for this online Virtual class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. Instructor: Tess G NOTE: Recipes are sent 7 days in advance of class to allow for customer to shop and plan so No Refunds Will Be Issued"
  • Cooking with Tess ~ Next Level Pierogi: Festive Fillings & Dough - Cook-Along & Demonstration

    Start a new holiday tradition or build on one as you learn to create your own FESTIVE PIEROGI for the holidays and the whole year through. When registering for this fun filled virtual class you are signing up to learn how to make a variety of homemade doughs and a variety of fillings for the pierogi that will make your taste buds dance for joy; continue to read for details. We will also be learning how to cook, and freeze these little dumplings that you can make ahead and store for a rainy day. No fancy equipment needed. All recipes from this class will be received! Purchasing frozen pierogies will become a thing of the past and you will wonder what you had not learned how to create these delicious dumplings before! Cook-Along Option: Participants will be invited to cook-along and create a classic pierogi dough along with the instructor’s next-level potato and cheese filling, and her wonderful Festive REUBEN filling as well! Demonstration Includes: In addition to the cook-along options above, our instructor will demonstrate how she creates festive GREENdough, and will describe how to create a bright pink on with pure natural ingredients. She will also demonstrate how she creates additional Festive fillings including her mushroom filling with mouthwatering umami flavor, and her fun pizza filling as well! Participants will be able to use these techniques to create their own pierogi during the holidays or any time of year! Participants will receive a list of ingredients in advance of the class to allow enough time for shopping and preparation for the cook-along. A professionally made PDF packet of the instructor’s personal recipes from this class will also be received. This class will take place on Zoom or Microsoft TEAMS: free online software. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Create a family tradition and make lasting memories in your kitchen by including your children or significant others for this amazing class! Have your questions answered by the instructor, interact with other participants as you cook-along, and increase your confidence in the kitchen with each skill that is learned, and each little bit of advice and instruction that is shared. As an added bonus, the instructor has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an invite to the groups although joining is optional. Come join the fun! Note: One registration fee for this online Virtual class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. Instructor: Tess G NOTE: Recipes are sent 7 days in advance of class to allow for customer to shop and plan so No Refunds Will Be Issued"
  • Cooking with Tess ~ Pizzas with PIZZAZZ! Detroit-Style Pan Pizza & Pizza Party Fun! - Cook Along

    Have some fun participating in this virtual Pizza Cook-Along class! Learn how to make your own homemade Pizzas with PIZZAZZ using wonderful homemade dough a variety of ways! Experience the rave reviews from previous participants of the instructor’s pizza classes yourself as you learn how to make your own pizzas with her step-by-step instruction. On the Menu: Family Fun Pizza Boats, Pizza Party Pizza Twists, the very popular DETROIT-STYLE Pan Pizza, and an OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD Pizza Sauce. Three homemade pizza crusts will be used to create the pizza options for the class. The instructor will provide step-by-step guidance and instruction help to ensure the process is as simple as can be. Participants can personalize their pizzas with pizzazz with toppings of their choosing. All recipes have been created by the instructor, and tested time and time again over the years, to ensure maximum flavor and ease. Choose which ones you would like to make and watch a demonstration of the others or if you feel up to it, make them all! Participants will receive the instructor’s personal recipe for one of the dough recipes ahead of time as it needs time to proof before the start of class. A list of ingredients will be included with the recipe that will be received at least a week in advance of the class to allow time for shopping and preparation. A professionally made PDF packet of the instructors personal recipes from this class will also be received. Please see note at the end of class listing for pan information. Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen! While cooking-along is loads of fun, it is optional. Have your questions answered by the instructor, interact with other participants as you cook-along, and increase your confidence in the kitchen with each skill that is learned, and each little bit of advice and instruction that is shared. This class will take place on Zoom, or on Microsoft TEAMS; free online software. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, the instructor has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an invite to the groups although joining is optional. Come join the fun! Equipment Needs: Although optional, a Detroit style pizza pan is highly recommended, as is a pizza pan with or without holes in it. We will also be using round or square cake pans, and sheet pans as well. Note: One registration fee for this online Virtual class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. NOTE: Recipes are sent 7 days in advance of class to allow for customer to shop and plan so No Refunds Will Be Issued"