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A Taste of Italy - Chicken Scaloppine

Chicken Scaloppine is a quick, delicious way to serve chicken. More economical than its pricier cousin veal, Chicken Scaloppine is easy enough for busy weekends, yet elegant enough for company fare. You'll learn the basic technique and several variations, along with complimentary side dishes. A $10 food fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Instructor Gena Nadeau is an avid self-taught chef for more than 40 years.

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Bake Your Own Bavarian Pretzels

Learn how to make super delicious Bavarian style soft pretzels. Germany native Andrea Meyer will teach you how to make the pretzel dough, form the perfect pretzel and share her tips on how to bake the most delicious soft pretzel like a pro. Treat yourself and your family to this fun, hands-on experience. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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Candy Creations - Candy Making 101

Learn the basics of candy making using candy wafers, including how to melt wafers, create filled, layered candies and dipped treats,and make molded packaging and gifting ideas for your treats. A $12 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class and includes take home candy supplies and class materials. Melissa Tarun is a Wilton Method Trained Cake Decorating Instructor and owner of Sweetest Whimsey.

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Continue the Tradition - Quick & Easy Tamales

Continue the tradition of making pork tamales with Chris Gonzales of San Antonio Tamales. In this hands-on class, you will learn the process for making tamales from start to finish. You will learn how to season and prepare the pork, prepare the corn husks and the proper techniques for spreading masa and steaming the prepared tamales. Bring your friends and family and help preserve this tradition for future generations. A $10 food fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Come hungry!

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Decorate a Great Cake!

Learn the do’s and don’ts for decorating a perfect cake! Your Wilton trained instructor will provide all the supplies and the know-how for preparing and decorating a cake from start to finish. No baking required! A $35 supply fee, payable to instructor Melissa Tarun at the beginning of class includes your cake, class supplies and take-home decorating kit.

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Family Cake Decorating Fun

Celebrate a special day or any day together by decorating a cake from start to finish! An undecorated cake, frosting and decorating supplies will be provided with decorating tips and tricks from your Wilton Method-trained instructor, Melissa Tarun. Kids (ages 5-12) will love the fun and creativity, and parents will love the convenience. A $35 supply fee, payable to instructor Melissa Tarun at the beginning of class includes a take-home decorating kit. Tuition covers a cake for one child and one parent to share.

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German Christmas Cookies - Butterplätzchen

Join Andrea Meyer, a native German, and learn how to bake authentic German Christmas cookies. You will receive her Oma’s recipe, learn how to create these amazing cookies and take home freshly bakes goodies to share with your family. In Germany, these cookies are only baked for Christmas. They are much thinner than the butter cookies in the US and are created in shapes like stars, bells, moons, Christmas trees etc. The fun part is to decorate them with sugar sprinkles, almond slivers or chocolate. A supply fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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German Christmas Cookies - Vanillekipferl

Join Germany native Andrea Meyer and learn how to bake authentic German Christmas cookies. You will receive her Oma’s recipe, learn how to create these amazing cookies and take home freshly bakes goodies to share with your family. As a bonus, you will learn how to make your own vanilla sugar. The almond crescent cookies originate from Vienna, Austria and are easy to make. Vanillekipferl are an all-time favorite and have been baked in Germany during Christmas for a very long time. They will melt in your mouth and quickly become your favorite Christmas cookie. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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Glitter, Rainbows & Unicorns: "Big & Little" Cupcake Day

Adults “Bigs” bring your favorite “Littles” (kids ages 5-12) and have a magical time learning to decorate unicorn and rainbow themed cupcakes! Techniques include fondant and buttercream decorating. Bring six undecorated cupcakes and an apron. A $15 supply fee, payable to instructor Melissa Tarun at the beginning of class includes frosting, fondant and a take-home decorating kit.

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Make a Wedding Cake!

Yes, you can build a perfectly constructed and beautifully decorated tiered cake for an upcoming wedding, shower or birthday! Learn how to correctly use rods, plates and pillars to build a stable cake, and then embellish with various buttercream piping techniques. Obtain a supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net. Prior decorating class or experience recommended. Taught by Wilton-trained instructor Melissa Tarun.

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The Indian Food Diaries: Paneer Butter Masala

Learn to make Paneer Butter Masala from scratch! Butter Masala is a rich gravy dish generally made in an elaborate style for a feast. In this session of The Indian Food Diaries, you will make Paneer, Garam Masala and the gravy. Instructor, Raji Kailasam, native of Chennai, India, has been teaching in San Antonio for three years. Bring a to-go container, cutting board, apron, hand towel, knives and a $10 food fee, which is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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The Indian Food Diaries: Vegetable Korma

Do you enjoy an Indian palate? Korma or kuruma is just the dish for you then. Did you know that the base for the gravy changes based on the region you are visiting? In this session of The Indian Food Diaries you will explore a couple of varieties or Korma, grind out spice mixes and make a curry powder from scratch. Instructor, Raji Kailasam. Bring a to-go container, cutting board, apron, hand towel, knives and a $10 food fee which is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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