A Little Preview

I thought I’d give you a quick preview of my upcoming Spring /Summer 2015 Classes…..it’s a great way to whet your appetite!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2015 1:00 – 4:00 pm Going Barefoot in March
Back by popular demand, Janice will take some of her favorite recipes from television personality and cookbook author Ina Garten – The Barefoot Contessa – and put her own unique spin on them.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 6:00 – 8:00 pm Macarons Hands On
Learning to make this delicate French cookie seems difficult and mysterious, but it doesn’t have to be.  Janice will teach you how to make French macarons and give you ideas for flavors and fillings.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 5:00 – 8:00 pm These are a Few of OUR Favorite Things
Janice’s husband, Jeff, will join her in teaching this class.  Together they’ll make some of their favorite dishes for you.

Friday, May 1, 2015 6:00 – 9:00 pm Where in the World is Janice Groff? Spain! (with wine pairing)
Italian classes are wildly popular; however there are many other places with exceptional foods.  Join Janice as she introduces you to food from another part of the globe.  And not only will you enjoy Spanish food, but you’ll get to taste some delicious wines as well.  The recipes from this class will allow you to bring the flavors of Spain to your table.

Sunday, May 10, 2015 1:00 – 4:00 pm Mother’s Day with Mom
What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with mom?  Bring your mom or “borrow” Janice’s mom, who will be joining her in teaching this class!  They’ll share their love of cooking and some delicious recipes with you.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 6:00 – 8:00 pm Mmm…Mushrooms
Most of us have tried button mushrooms and maybe even portobellos or creminis; but there are many kinds of mushrooms out there and countless ways to cook them.  This class will explore the many textures and flavors of mushrooms.

Sunday, June 14, 2015 1:00 – 4:00 pm Girlz with Grillz
Grilling is NOT just for guys….grab a girlfriend and join Janice for a fun night out!  She’ll teach you about one of her new passions – cooking on the Big Green Egg.  You’re sure to enjoy your time around the fire with friends and great food.

Hope to see you at one of these classes!!!!

A Day Away Travel

Recently, I had the pleasure of teaching a class for some travel writers from MATPRA, the Mid-Atlantic Public Relations Alliance.  They were visiting central, PA to learn about all it has to offer travelers and they made several stops throughout the area, including the Kitchen Shoppe & Cooking School.

We had a fun morning, of course – I mean what’s more fun to me than cooking, eating, and entertaining? Not much!

For MATPRA’s visit, I made:

Bittersweet Chocolate Cinnamon Buns

Bittersweet Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls with Coffee Cream Glaze


Roasted Tomato, Pesto & Goat Cheese Frittata


Pear Napoleon with Ginger Thyme Pastry Cream

Check out what Mary K. Tilghman from A Day Away Travel wrote about her experience:

Cooking Lessons in Carlisle

Thanks, Mary!  I hope you’ll visit us again at the Kitchen  & Cooking School when you’re in the area!!!!

A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with the First Step

As I revealed in an earlier post, I have begun a new journey.  On Sunday I taught my first cooking class at the Kitchen Shoppe & Cooking School in Carlisle, PA and I had a great time doing it!

First, let me say a HEARTY THANK YOU to the wonderful women at the Kitchen Shoppe.  They have encouraged and supported and guided me throughout the process and they celebrated with me before, during and after class on Sunday.  I consider myself seriously lucky to be a part of their team!  The photo below includes only a few of those women!!!

Ann Me Sue Barb Mo TiffanyAlso, thank you to my friends and family who have supported me as I’ve begun this journey, especially to my husband, Jeff.  And thank you to those friends who have come over to eat one or several iterations of the same meal!!!!  YOU ROCK!  It sounds like a good job, but not all iterations turn out as well as others!

Jeff and Me Before Class Continue reading