Current Workshops

With the winter holidays approaching, I’m offering a trio of workshops designed to make your contributions to holiday meals and parties the talk of the night. To learn how to sign up, jump down the page.

Recipe Revamp: Making Your Holiday Favorites Better

Learn how to give your favorite family recipes a facelift. Sign up at TwiceasTasty.com.
Size: 4 to 10 people
Time: 2-1/2 hours
Cost per person: $35, including materials

We all have side dishes that appear on the family holiday table every year. But if you’ve never made your cranberry sauce or dressing (stuffing) from scratch, built a green bean casserole with fresh beans and home-fried shallots, or roasted your own vegetables, those family favorites could be—well, twice as tasty. In this workshop, we’ll look at the favorite recipes you plan to make this year and give them a facelift. You’ll have a chance to practice new techniques and test an upgraded recipe, giving you the confidence to present version 2.0 at the family gathering.

Perfecting Pies: Crusts and Fillings from Scratch

Learn how to make freshly baked pie in a flaky, buttery shell from scratch. Sign up at TwiceasTasty.com.
Size: 4 to 6 people
Time: 3 hours
Cost per person: $35, including materials

For many of us, a holiday meal isn’t over until you’ve loosened your belt and eaten a slice (or two) of pie—with good reason: There’s nothing like a freshly baked pie in its flaky, buttery shell. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to make the final act of the night from scratch. I’ll share my tips and tricks to help you create a delicious crust and one of several fruit- or custard-based fillings. You’ll walk away with a crust and filling package ready to bake for your next gathering. We might just eat a little pie too.

Creative Cookies: Dough Basics and Variations

Size: 4 to 10 people
Time: 3 hours
Cost per person: $35, including materials

There’s no such thing as the holiday cookie, singular. There are cans, trays, and jars that must be filled with a variety of cookies every season. Some people simplify their holiday baking by holding a cookie exchange. This workshop takes that one step further: You’ll learn to find the basic ratios behind cookie recipes and how to swap up the ingredients to easily fill that cookie tray on your own. We’ll discover why cookies come in so many textures, shapes, and flavors and look at why some recipes work better than others. Whatever we don’t eat will end up on your tray to take home.

Looking for another way to make your holidays special? There are plenty of options:

  • Check out other Twice as Tasty workshops, including Creative Cocktails, Grilled or Roasted Vegetables, and Classy Salad Dressings.
  • Suggest your own workshop idea. See the Custom Workshops page for more info.
  • Make it a party or a gift: Twice as Tasty Live events can be tailored to your holiday party or dinner, and all events, including workshops, can be given as a gift. Contact me to learn how.

Schedule a Workshop

Workshops are hosted in private kitchens among friends. I supply all materials and any tools you don’t already have in your kitchen. Better than a book club or a night out with friends where you simply talk about good food, these fun gatherings teach you and your friends how to prepare good food from scratch with my personal help.
Bring your friends into the kitchen to learn to make the dishes you’ll share on your holiday tables.
To schedule a workshop, simply contact me! Together we will:

  1. Choose a workshop (see featured workshops for other ideas) or find a custom topic.
  2. Pick a date and time.
  3. Decide how many friends you will invite, based on the workshop topic and the group size you can accommodate in your kitchen.

It’s that easy! I’ll handle all of the food planning and preparation from there. We’ll be in contact before the workshop to make sure everything goes smoothly once people arrive at your door.

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