I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page with the classes, products, and services that I use with my blog. The list will be continually evolving as I find different resources that are worth mentioning.
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I loved this ebook! It turned my pictures from boring to amazing overnight. There are so many helpful tips and tricks in the book. The entire book is full color and even has links to video tutorials. If you are serious about food blogging or just want to create some amazing photos to share of your culinary creations I highly recommend this book and the Pinch of Yum food blog.
Every home cook needs to know how to safely handle knifes. This course gives you all the skills you need to safely handle common kitchen knives and chop food like a pro. Plus its FREE!
Who doesn’t love pizza?! Peter Reinhart is an amazing bread baker. His recipe for pizza dough is to die for. It freezes great and tastes delicious every time. I will no longer be buying pizza now that I can make the best tasting pizza ever at home. Plus its FREE.
This class is for serious cheese lovers. I never knew how involved cheese making really was. But, this class shows that is can be done in the home with some practice and patience.
Yum yum yum! This class was tons of fun. It has a variety of snacks from crackers to soft pretzels and everything in between. The lessons were quick and easy. I enjoyed every single recipe I made in this class. So if you are a snack lover check it out. You can use vegan cheese to make a dairy free version of the cheddar crackers.
As you know from my blog name and the about me section I LOVE bread! I mean really love bread. This class had amazingly delicious bread recipes. Some recipes take longer than others but are worth the wait. The weekly staple in my house is the sandwich bread which is devoured down to the last crumb and then a new loaf is immediately made.
Before taking this class I was not a jam or jelly person. I enrolled because mu husband loves jelly. It was surprising how easy jam is to make. I loved the berry flavored jams and went on to buy Rachel Saunder’s cookbook. One trick i used was an impulsion blender and strainer to remove all the chunky pieces and seeds for a smooth flawless jam.
When I got married I had never touched or prepared meat as I was a vegetarian my whole life. I have slowly learned to cook meat from local cooking classes and TV shows. When this class came out I immediately signed up as it is my hubby’s favorite meat. I learned a lot of about preparing chicken and some interesting ideas for cooking it.
My husband and I signed up for this class together as a date night project. We had so much fun tossing flour around the kitchen and trying out the various recipes. The pasta was tender and delicious. These are all egg based pastas in the class for the vegans those watching their cholesterol.
This was a perfect class to pair with out pasta class. There are a variety of sauces offered in the class to satisfy both meat eaters and vegetarians. My husband loved the seafood sauce and the Alfredo sauce. The veggie and pesto sauces were equally delicious. Giuliano Hazen is a great instructor.
This class was a great way to round out the pasta and the classic seafood and vegetable classes. Now we both feel confident to tackle any pasta sauce we want and know what types of noodles would be the best for them. In the classes Giuliano uses the homemade pasta from his other class, but you could use store bought as well.
I love to expand my cooking horizons. This class was like a fun and inexpensive trip to a french village. I learned to make perfect soufflés, ice cream, and more. If you want a touch of luxury check out this class.
OMG is all I can say! These were the best tasty pastry I have ever had. The best part you can make vegan/ dairy free puff pastry right at home. My family said I am banned from making these again because they were too delicious. Our favorite was the chocolate croissants of course.
My husband was excited about this class. He loves dumplings! Andrea Nguyen is an amazing instructor. She takes her time to show all of the folding techniques and a wide variety of fillings and cooking methods. You can fill these tasty puppies with anything you want so they will please everyone!
I wanted to explore making elaborate and lovely cakes. This course is perfect for beginners. It will get you baking perfect cakes every time. Even with my baking skills I learned a lot of tips about preparation and cooking cakes. However, I did not care for any of the recipes in the class as none came out quite right. But, it is great for the lessons and substituting your favorite recipes from home or my collection on the website.
This class was amazing. Beth Somers is an amazing teacher and does all of the Wilton classes at Craftsy. She takes her time to show you step by step how to perform a variety of simple and complex looking buttercream designs. I made the cake pictured to the right for Easter and it was almost too lovely to eat. Again didn’t care for the recipes so I used my own.
Another great decorating class by Beth Somers. This class builds on the buttercream skills class and teaching you a countless number of lovely flowers, tips, and tricks to berate edible works of art.
While I am a fan of buttercream, I wanted to explore fondant as there are so many interesting designs and fondant will stand up to the heat of SC much better than my precious buttercream frosting. This class teaches you all of the basics and gets you moving into the world of fondant.