TASTE OF HOME COOKING SCHOOL BRINGS THE TASTE OF FALL TO FRANKLIN, IN
Specialist Adds Culinary Kick to the Season, Sharing Delicious Recipes with Local Home Cooks
The perfect recipe for creating new memories with loved ones includes good friends, good conversation and, of course, great food. As home cooks across the country head back to the kitchen to cook up fall’s comforting favorites, the Taste of Home Cooking School is preparing to share seasonal recipes that are certain to delight.
Taste of Home’s local culinary specialist Dana Elliott will be at the Artcraft Theatre on Thursday, September 12th at 7:00 p.m. to share her home cooking tips and tricks while demonstrating step-by-step recipes for the season’s best dishes. This season’s event is brought to Franklin by Johnson County Farm Bureau, Farm Credit Mid-America, and the Franklin Rotary Club.
The Taste of Home Cooking School is America’s leading cooking school program, inspiring more than 300,000 passionate home chefs at approximately 300 events nationwide. Attendees experience exciting recipe demonstrations using ingredients that are easily found at the local grocery store and best of all, the dishes are submitted by home cooks from across the country.
“From experienced home chefs to beginners learning their way around the kitchen, the Taste of Home Cooking School offers something for everyone – putting a fresh spin on old favorites and adding new recipes to your seasonal repertoire,” said Dana Elliott, Taste of Home Culinary Specialist. Spinach Stuffed Chicken Pockets is one of the recipes that will be demonstrated at the show. With their creamy filling and delightful crispy crust, these elegant entrees are easy enough for weeknights, yet special enough for company, too.”
Attendees will receive a gift bag including the Taste of Home Cooking School magazine. This 68-page special issue includes recipes featured during the program, along with many more, as well as coupons from participating national food companies. Attendees can also enter for a chance to win one of many door prizes, including the recipes created onstage that night.
Tickets are on sale for $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. The ticket price includes a vendor expo from 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Visit www.HistoricArtcraftTheatre.org or call 317-736-6823 for complete ticket information and show highlights. The Artcraft Theatre is located at 57 N. Main Street, Franklin, IN.
For more information, visit www.TasteofHome.com/Cooking-Schools.
Sugar Cream Pie
“I absolutely love sugar cream pie – especially this recipe that my grandma made for me. You can serve it warm, but I like it better cold so I refrigerate it for a couple hours before eating.” —Laura Kipper, Westfield, Indiana
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling Makes: 8 Servings
Patry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
1 cup sugar
¼ cup cornstarch
2 cups 2% milk
½ cup butter, cubed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 450°. Roll out pastry to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry to ½ in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Line unpricked pastry with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Fill with pie weights, dried beans or uncooked rice.
Bake 8 minutes. Remove the foil and weight; bake 5-7 minutes longer or until light brown. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven setting to 375°.
Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Transfer to crust; sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack; refrigerate until chilled.
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