Lesson topics

Here is a sampling of some popular classes I have offered. Of course you may select anything from this list, but feel free to use it also as a springboard for your own ideas of what you'd like to learn.


  • Puff pastry
  • Intro to French breads
  • Mastering the art of baking (Baking 101)
  • Baking with chocolate
  • Flat breads and crackers
  • Classic Irish quickbreads
  • Breakfast pastries


  • Primal roasts
  • Chicken classics

Fruits & veggies

  • Fruit tarts

Special diets

  • Low-stress low-carb cooking
  • Gluten-free
  • Cooking for weight management

Kitchen skills

  • Stocking a pantry
  • Knife skills and safety
  • Kitchen layout
  • Frugal shopping
  • Eating well on a limited budget
  • Meal planning: the architecture of a meal

Basic skills series

A series of five classes, one 4-hour session on each of the following:

  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Vegetables
  • Casseroles
  • Soups and salads