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Easy Dinner Dishes Class

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 16, 2017 | Category : Classes

Upcoming class at Putzel Kitchen: EASY DINNER DISHES Tuesday, April 25 @ 10:30 am Menu Lemon-Herbed Chicken Breast Grilled Skirt Steak Quinoa Tabbouleh Kale Salad Cost: $65 / person Space is limited To register please contact All these PK cooks had rave reviews of their Seder dishes after PK’s Passover Cooking... more

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Baking Bread with Friends

By: | 1 Comment | On: March 2, 2016 | Category : Blog, Classes


Who doesn’t want to make a little dough with their friends? If you are interested in taking a challah baking workshop, please email me: Click here for the challah recipe.   more

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A Toast to Good Food & Friends

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 11, 2015 | Category : Blog, Classes, What's for Dinner


While the kids are off at summer camp, I have time for my own play dates (or rather cooking dates).  Lauren, Nicki & Debbie gathered around my table for a dinner cooking demonstration and to answer the age old question…”What’s for dinner?” We prepared a grilled vegetable platter of Cumin Roasted Carrots, Grilled Veggie... more

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Encompass Cooking with Nicole

By: | 2 Comments | On: April 26, 2015 | Category : Blog, Classes, What's for Dinner


  Once a month I look forward to cooking with Encompass [Seeing the Whole Person].  We gather in the kitchen to work on cooking skills as we prepare a healthy, delicious, kosher dinner and foster friendships.  “Cooking with Nicole” incorporates the primary components of Encompass: balancing life skills training with the opportunity for socialization, recreation... more

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You Don’t Have to Be a Kid to LOVE Pizza

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 13, 2015 | Category : Blog, Classes, What's for Dinner


Pizza day always tops the list for the kids cooking in the kitchen. But hey, let’s be honest – EVERYONE loves pizza!  Believe it or not, you don’t “knead” much time make homemade dough. These Kitchen Cats prepared an Italian meal from scratch in no time. Homemade Pizza, Basic Tomato Sauce and Eggless... more

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“My Favorite Dishes” Cooking Class

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 9, 2015 | Category : Blog, Classes, What's for Dinner


Recently I taught a four fascinating women some of my favorite dishes.  We cooked up a storm, laughed and enjoyed a beautiful lunch together with great conversation.  I promise you will be a big hit with any or all of these stand by recipes.   Quinoa with Zucchini, Carrots, Cherries &... more

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Healthy Cooking Class for Charity

By: | 0 Comments | On: February 2, 2015 | Category : Blog, Classes, What's for Dinner

As a fundraiser for Ravinia Nursery School, I recently I taught a vegetarian class to a family who wants to cook more at home. We prepared Quinoa with Dried Cherries, Dill & Zucchini, Roasted Cauliflower Salad and Roasted Carrot & Avocado Salad with Citrus Dressing.  They loved each dish more than the... more

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Trick or Treat…Give me something good to eat

By: | 0 Comments | On: October 31, 2014 | Category : Blog, Classes


Here’s a trick to make a delicious home made Italian meal…now that’s a treat!  Five fabulous 4th grade girls gathered in my kitchen to prepare a fettuccine pasta meal from scratch…and they did it like pros!  The menu included an Eggless Caesar Salad, Hand Rolled Egg Pasta, and a Basic Tomato Sauce to... more

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Farmers’ Market Dishes

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 30, 2014 | Category : Blog, Classes, What's for Dinner


Today my friend Jill and I toasted to good friends and the plentiful fresh produce that summer has to offer. After shopping at my local Farmers’ Market, we prepared a succulent, aromatic Garlic & Rosemary Grilled Chicken with Scallions,a juicy Tomato, Pickled Melon & Burrata Salad, and a flavor packed Arugula &... more

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Fire Up The Grill

By: | 0 Comments | On: May 17, 2014 | Category : Blog, Classes, What's for Dinner


I know it’s a stereotype, but often times the men in the house “man the grill” and the women are scared to death of the flames.  Melissa & Meg faced the challenge and fired up the grill with me during a recent cooking class.  We reviewed lighting the grill, monitoring... more

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