Taste of Home Cooking School Brings Fresh Ideas for Fall!

Cooking School fans, Taste of Home is coming to Kingman on Thursday, November 6, 2008 with a lineup of recipes featuring "Fresh Ideas for Fall." Autumn brings cooler weather, hearty appetites and a longing for comfort food. But who wants to spend endless hours in the kitchen? Today's cooks want that flavor punch without all the fuss. Shortcuts to cooking healthy, eye-appealing meals are sought after by new-to-the-range as well as seasoned cooks.

Kingman Daily Miner and culinary specialist Jamie Dunn are planning an evening packed with creative ideas for fall dining and entertaining. Start with a variety of local vendor exhibits, blend in 10 quick and delicious recipes, add a good measure of special door prizes awarded to several lucky winners, and top that off with a gift bag for every attendee. "We have a fun program chock-full of food facts and quick-to-fix recipe ideas for you to try at home," says Dunn. "It's a culinary extravaganza! I'll be bringing you a lively demonstration of impressive dishes that are easy to prepare. A favorite of mine is individual 'Lava Chocolate Cakes,' warm and gooey from the oven, served with whipped cream," says Dunn. "Listen for the wows as your guests cut into the cakes and watch the chocolate lava ooze onto their forks. Warm, rich and chocolately, completely comforting on a cold autumn day."

Looking for healthier fare with less fat and calories? We've put a fresh spin on chili, another cold-weather favorite. "Bulgur Chili" is a meatless variation that uses precooked whole wheat. Bulgur is a good-for-you grain that gives texture to the chili. Your family won't even miss the ground beef. With a dash of cumin, chili powder and cayenne pepper, as well as tomatoes, green peppers and beans, this recipe is ready to serve in about an hour and only has 195 calories per cup. Serve it with a loaf of crusty bread or in a bread bowl, and you have a low-fat, low-calorie, satisfying meal in minutes.

Tickets will go on sale soon. Check out the Taste of Home Cooking School Schedule for the complete fall 2008 show schedule with information on ticket prices and outlets. You can meet our staff, get details on how to enter the Rhoda's Rolling Pin contest, discover this season's national food sponsors and find links to their Web sites.

Taste of Home has so much to offer. Be sure to check out http://www.tasteofhome.com/. Use the Recipe Finder to solve your what's-for-dinner dilemma, get answers to your culinary questions from fellow cooks, find full menus and so much more. Plus, you're just a click away from the Cooking School Web site, where you can access ticket information for the Taste of Home Cooking School in Kingman.

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