Home and Garden

BASIC HOME ELECTRICITY         FEE: $70 (Sr. Cit. $66)

Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (3 sess. beg. Oct. 3 )      (Plus $10 mat. fee due at reg.)

Ramsey High School(Rm 104)

Offered in cooperation with Ramsey Community School. Register through M.P.C.E.

Provide basic understanding of home electricity in three sessions. This is for students who want to learn, understand and practice minor electrical repairs. This course takes the student through hands-on activities based on common electrical home repairs and follows a Black & Decker outline. Topics include: Electrical circuit, safety, testing and tools, fuses and circuit breakers, replacing plugs, switches, receptacles and light fixtures and wiring a new fixture.  Instructor:  GEORGE CHRISAFIS

 

CULINARY CORNER

 The following classes are offered in cooperation with Ramsey Community School

 

A WING FLING        FEE: $30

Tuesday, 7-10 p.m. (1 sess. Oct. 8)    (plus $18 mat. fee due at reg.)

Ramsey High School (Rm 102)

Get ready for those football gatherings in front of the TV or tailgating! Wings are a traditional staple of sports cuisine and one of those fun foods that can be eaten hot or room temperature and are easily portable, making them easy for large group parties. After Kim walks you through the basics and some tips and tricks, we’ll divide up into groups to prepare some very different wings - you’ll learn to prepare jalapeno-lime chicken wings, double fried wings with miso mustard Old Bay sauce, and sticky Korean spiced wings. Forget the same old ho-hum Buffalo wings - add some zing to your wing! Bring to class: apron, dishtowel and take home containers. Instructor:  KIM HENDRICKSON

 

FISH & SHELLFISH  FIN-DAMENTALS  FEE: $60

Thursday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.        (plus $45 mat. fee due at reg.)

(2 sess. Oct. 17 & 24) Ramsey High School (Rm 102)

Cooking fish is easier than you think so don’t be afraid to join this exciting class. Our first evening will feature scallop scampi, seafood quiche, brown rice with pignoli nuts and sautéed escarole to compliment. Our second evening, we will prepare shrimp parmigiana with homemade marinara sauce, mussels with butter wine basil sauce, scalloped potatoes and lemon mousse dessert. Do not eat prior to class since you will eat and taste all items prepared in class. Bring to class: apron, dishtowel, chopping knife and take home containers. Instructor:  JOSEPH SCILLIERI

 

HEARTY WINTER SOUPS              FEE: $60

Mon. & Tues., 7-10 p.m.        (plus $25 mat. fee due at reg.)

(2 sess. Oct. 21 & 22) Eric Smith School, Ramsey (Rm 153)

Nothing tastes better when the weather gets colder than hearty bowls of soup. Does anyone ever have enough good winter soup recipes? In this hands-on two night class, eight different recipes will be prepared, then tasted at the end of the evening (or taken home!). Kim will include instruction on chopping techniques, flavor substitutions and freezing and storage. Chunky carrot Thai soup and hearty green bean minestrone are few of the recipes we will prepare. Join us! Bring to class: apron, dish towels, paring and chopping knife, peeler and take home containers.   Instructor:  KIM HENDRICKSON

 

FLATBREADS          FEE: $25

Monday, 7-9:30 p.m. (1 sess. Oct. 28)           (plus $20 mat. fee due at reg.)

Ramsey High School (Rm 102)

Flatbreads can be either the easiest hor d’oeuvre because your guests break them apart or a very creative appetizer or luncheon food to impress your guests. In this one night class, a variety of flatbreads will be prepared by you and your kitchen partner. Not only will assorted toppings be explored, but also a variety of flatbread bases. If Alsatian ham and fontina flatbread or asparagus beet and goat cheese flatbread sound interesting just wait - there are 3 more recipes we will prepare! All recipes will be enjoyed at the end of class. Bring to class: apron, dish towel, pairing knife and take home containers. Instructor:  KIM HENDRICKSON

 

FIVE INGREDIENT MEALS           FEE: $60

Mon. & Tues., 7-10 p.m.        (plus $30 mat. fee due at reg.)

(2 sess.  Nov. 4 & 5)   Ramsey High School (Rm 102)

Need new ideas for quick meals to prepare for family or friends? Are you easily intimidated by recipes with a long list of ingredients? Kim can show you how to focus on the flavor, not on shopping for 10 ingredients, some you’ll only use once! You will learn to prepare 4 to 5 different 5 ingredient recipes each night. All will be taste tested at the end of the night so don’t eat dinner! Basic chopping and prep techniques will be covered as well to make your meal preparation quicker and easier. Just a few of the recipes that will be created are tomato basil salmon and bacon wrapped stuffed chicken, and much more. Bring to class: apron, dishtowel, chopping knife and take home containers. Instructor:  KIM HENDRICKSON

 

MACAROONS VS. MACARONS    FEE: $60

Mon. & Tues., 7-10 p.m.         (plus $25 mat. fee due at reg.)

(2 sess.  Nov. 11 & 12)           Ramsey High School (Rm 102)

So delicious, so satisfying but so different! These delicious cookies are not the same! In one night Kim will explain the variety of macaroons (almond & coconut being two) then the class will be divided and we’ll prepare 5 different recipes. Night two, Kim will demo the technique to making French Macarons, then the class will bake 4 different kinds with 4 different fillings to be shared at the end of the night. You’ll never have to pay an exorbitant amount for Macarons again when you’ll learn how to make them yourself - homemade! Bring to class: apron, dishtowel, oven mitt and take home containers. Instructor: KIM HENDRICKSON

 

MORE APPEALING APPETIZERS             FEE: $60

Thursday,  6:30-9:30 p.m.      (plus $40 mat. fee due at reg.)

(2 sess.  Nov. 14 & 21)            Eric Smith School, Ramsey (Rm 153)

You will be the hit of the party when you present your guest with these mouthwatering appetizers! In this two night class, you will fully participate in the preparation of eggplant rollatini, capunata (eggplant relish), artichoke quiche, and potato pie squares. Homemade pizza dough will be prepared for sausage bread and spinach stromboli.  Bring to class: apron, dishtowel, chopping knife and take home containers.  Instructor: KIM HENDRICKSON

 

PIE CRUST & PIES SIMPLIFIED FOR THE HOLIDAYS             FEE: $60

Mon. & Tues., 7-10 p.m.        (plus $20 mat. fee due at reg.)

(2 sess.  Nov. 18 & 19)           Ramsey High School (Rm 102)

Do you love flaky pastry pies, especially around the holidays, but are too intimated by making the crust or the entire pie? Kim will demystify the process for you. In the first night she will demo the pastry crust process, giving you as much detail as possible so you can troubleshoot when you get home. Then the entire class will make a crust that will be filled the next night, after you decide what kind of pie you want to make. While your pie is baking on night two, you will make another crust to bring home so you are more than prepared for making your next pie. Wow your friends and family with a homemade pie this holiday season! Bring to class: apron, dishtowel, oven mitt, paring knife and 9 inch glass or metal pie pan. Instructor:  KIM HENDRICKSON

 

BRITTLES & BARKS FOR HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING      FEE: $60

Mon. & Tues., 7-10 p.m.         (plus $30 mat. fee due at reg.)

(2 sess. Dec. 2 & 3)    Ramsey High School (Rm 102)

Any homemade treat is a welcome gift around the holidays, but a gift of homemade candy is unique and special. In this 2 night class, 8 different brittle and bark recipes will be prepared by the class. After Kim explains and demos the technique of working with sugar students will divided into pairs, each making their own batch of brittle. At the end of class, all recipes will be shared with the rest of the class, allowing you to take home a variety of the prepared recipes. Bacon nut brittle, bird seed brittle, and fruit & nut bark are just some of the recipes we will prepare and eat! Bring to class: apron, dish towel, oven mitt and take home container. Instructor: KIM HENDRICKSON

 

AFRAID OF BAKING? IT’S A PIECE OF CAKE!             FEE: $60

Thursday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.        (plus $40 mat. fee due at reg.)

(2 sess. Dec. 5 & 12)  Ramsey High School (Rm 102)

Come join us for two evenings of fun while preparing mouth-watering desserts. You’ll fully participate in this hand-on baking class, making sour cream cookies, wedding bells, thumb print cookies, almond walnut cookies, jelly bar cookies and pecan tarts. Your table will look spectacular as you present a cream puff wreath filled with Bavarian crème. These specialty cookies are perfect for the holidays. Bring to class: apron, dishtowel and take home containers. Instructor:  JOSEPH SCILLIERI

 

SOUPER EASY SOUPS & QUICHES         FEE: $60

Thursday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.       (plus $40 mat. fee due at reg.)

(2 sess. Jan. 9 & 16, 2020)      Ramsey High School (Rm 102)

Join us for two fun filled evenings as we prepare soups and quiches. The first evening you will fully participate in the preparation of Italian wedding soup, spinach quiche, and artichoke pepperoni quiche. The second night will feature beef barley soup, artichoke bacon quiche and quiche Lorraine. Perfect meals for the cold winter months. Do not eat prior to class since you will eat and taste all items prepared in class! Bring to class: apron, dishtowel, chopping knife and take home containers. Instructor:  JOSEPH SCILLIERI


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