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

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

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 custard-based fillings. You’ll walk away with a crust and filling package ready to bake for your 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.

Want my help on another holiday project? Check out the Custom Workshops page for more info. Then contact me so that I can create your custom workshop.

Twice as Tasty workshops have been so popular that I’ve taken them on the road. Workshops are always available locally in Montana’s Flathead Valley.

Schedule a Workshop

Workshops are hosted in private kitchens among friends. To schedule a workshop:

  1. Gather at least 4 interested people, and choose your workshop (see the current workshops, select a past featured topic, or suggest a custom workshop).
  2. Choose a host, an ideal time, and a couple of dates that work for the group.
  3. Contact me to schedule the workshop.

To host, you mainly need to be willing to do so and have the space in your home to accommodate your chosen group size. I can work with any size and setup of kitchen and will provide any specialized equipment you may not have; I’ll also provide the necessary supplies, which are included in the cost of these workshops. We’ll be in contact before the workshop to make sure everything goes smoothly once people arrive at your door.