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July 14, 2020

Simple Summer Corn with Lemon Salt!

Summer means corn, in so many different ways! Below find the recipe for my favorite way to enjoy it. It is the perfect summer accompaniment to any meal! And the Lemon Salt is an ideal summer seasoning for other dishes as well, such as fish, crab cakes, chicken, grilled vegetables and even watermelon! Hope everyone […]

June 24, 2020

San Antonio Strong!

The recipients for this San Antonio Food Bank distribution were the workers in the hard-hit hospitality industry. A portion of the sign-up fees for the upcoming Spanish Summer class went to the SA Food Bank, so thanks again for helping me feed the hungry!

June 8, 2020

“Spanish Summer” dates now open!

Dates for the new menu are now open! Please visit my website or click here to see the “Spanish Summer” dates. Reservations for classes remain the same; email me with your request and I will make every effort to get you into the class of your choosing. As always, please try to give a couple […]

June 1, 2020

“Spanish Summer” class coming soon!

Spanish Summer- The ultimate family-style dish, Paella, is demystified in this great class. We will make the ultimate one-pan meal, Paella Valenciana- the original paella with chicken and vegetables. This healthful and delicious entertaining, or everyday menu will also include: Romesco Sauce with Garlic Crostini; Piquillo Pepper-Smoked Paprika Aioli with Grilled Asparagus; and Sangria Fruit […]

May 22, 2020

Watermelon Salad

Looking for a new way to cool off with watermelon? This salad is so refreshing and has so many flavors- sweet from the melon, tart from the lemon vinaigrette, a little bitterness from the arugula and salty from the feta to bring it all together!! Be sure to use a good size watermelon slab for […]

May 1, 2020

Breakfast Couscous!

Need a new idea for breakfast? Breakfast Couscous is quick, sweet and delicious, and filled with fiber. It is a perfect way to start your day, especially if you are like me and have been treating yourself to those Whole-Grain Cookies a little too often in the morning with coffee!! Hope to see you all […]

April 27, 2020

$1200 to San Antonio Food Bank!!

Thank you to all who participated in my first virtual class! Because of you, I just donated $1200 to the San Antonio Food Bank! Every dollar donated to the San Antonio Food Bank translates into 7 meals, so that means we donated 8400 meals to our local community! Hope to see everyone back in my […]

April 20, 2020

Virtual Class CLARIFICATION

I apologize for any confusion. The virtual class is not a video. When you sign up I will be sending you the 5 recipe cards by mail and emailing you a photo diary like this Notes on Mexican Wedding Cookies with pics of each recipe detailing the steps of each recipe. You can send in […]

New Virtual Class!

Due to the our present health crisis I am unable to teach the “Memories of Mexico” class. But as they say- necessity is the mother of invention- so I have decided to try a new method of teaching, to keep my kitchen in business! Memories of Mexico class will be offered as a virtual class- […]

April 14, 2020

Farro Salad!

Cooking with kitchen staples does not have to be boring and can certainly be healthful! I love keeping quick-cooking grains in my pantry for easy, healthy meals. This salad can be tweaked with whatever ingredients you have available and is delicious as a side for dinner, or a quick lunch! Click on the link below […]

April 6, 2020

Salmon Tacos!

Craving tacos, but trying to make taco night a bit healthier? This is what I had for dinner last night- simple, delicious and nutritious! You can make the pesto and crema to go with, or you can just top with some seasoned cabbage and a wedge of avocado. To make a simple slaw topping, I […]

April 2, 2020

Whole-Grain Cookies!

If you are going to eat cookies for breakfast, and who hasn’t during this health crisis, make them whole grain!! I have been stress baking a lot lately, so figured I should at least make them a bit healthy! Hope you enjoy this recipe and stay healthy! Click on link below to print and add […]

March 23, 2020

Comfort Food!

Wishing everyone well during these uncertain times! I am busy cooking away, mostly doing comfort food! These are a few pics from dinner last night. Expect to see these recipes in an upcoming class. My inspiration for the focaccia came from Bon Appetit. I am busy tweaking it for a class, but if you have […]

February 24, 2020

Memories of Mexico City class dates are now open!

Dates for the new menu are now open! Please visit my website or click here to see the “Memories of Mexico City” dates. Reservations for classes remain the same; email me with your request and I will make every effort to get you into the class of your choosing. Please remember DO NOY HIT REPLY […]

February 17, 2020

“Memories of Mexico City” class coming soon!

Memories of Mexico City- After eating my way through Mexico City, I wanted to share some dishes that bring me right back! This vibrant menu full of fresh flavors will include: Hearts of Palm Ceviche (no fish); Fideo Soup; Roasted Pork with Ancho-Guajillo Red Sauce and Parsley Green Sauce; and Mexican Wedding Cookies for a […]

January 13, 2020

Lunch in Paris dates are open!

Dates for the new menu are now open! Please visit my website or click here to see the “Lunch in Paris III” dates. Reservations for classes remain the same; email me with your request and I will make every effort to get you into the class of your choosing. Please remember DO NOY HIT REPLY […]

January 6, 2020

February/March menu coming soon!

Lunch in Paris III- Leave this class with the recipes and know-how to turn your kitchen into a Paris café. In this class you will learn to make crepes, and discover how the French turn simple ingredients into delicious dishes. This mouth-watering menu will include: French Bistro Salad with Baked Goat Cheese Croutes; Shrimp a […]

December 9, 2019

January class dates are now open!

Dates for the new menu are now open! Please visit my website or click here to see the “New Year, New Flavors” dates. Reservations for classes remain the same; email me with your request and I will make every effort to get you into the class of your choosing. Please remember DO NOY HIT REPLY […]

December 2, 2019

January/February class coming soon!

New Year, New Flavors!- Start the year off with some exciting new flavors and ideas. This everyday menu, influenced by Indian flavors, is sure to add excitement to your usual repertoire! The menu will include: Mango Lassi; Curry-Roasted Cauliflower with Yogurt-Tahini Sauce; Chicken Tikka Masala (not spicy) with Basmati Rice; and Carrot-Spice Cupcakes with Cardamom […]

October 7, 2019

New class dates are now open!

Dates for the new menu are now open! Please visit my website or click here to see the late fall dates. Reservations for classes remain the same; email me with your request and I will make every effort to get you into the class of your choosing. Please remember DO NOY HIT REPLY to this […]

September 30, 2019

November/December class coming soon!

Fall in Love!- Let the flavors of fall shine in this menu. As the weather cools off a bit, we will be using some seasonal ingredients to spice up your fall and season of entertaining. This menu will include: Fall Salad with Pecan-Apple Cider Vinaigrette; Blackened Pan-Roasted Steak; Butternut-Miso Mash; and we will make Pastry […]

September 29, 2019

Miso Butterscotch!

In this month’s class we will be using miso with a Japanese-inspired meal. But miso is such a great ingredient, I hope that you will look into using it in all kinds of dishes, not just Asian. One way to use your miso is with the recipe below. This butterscotch is like a salted caramel […]

August 29, 2019

Portion Salmon with a new cool cutting method!

If you are missing class this session or you just need your memory refreshed, check out this video. It will demonstrate how to portion out a 1-lb center cut piece of salmon into 4 beautiful and even cooking pieces.

August 26, 2019

Class Sign-ups now available!

Dates for the new menu are now open! Please visit my website or click here to see September/October dates. Reservations for classes remain the same; email me with your request and I will make every effort to get you into the class of your choosing. Please remember DO NOY HIT REPLY to this blog post, […]

August 18, 2019

September/October class coming soon!

No Need for Take-Out!- Bring the flavors of your local Japanese restaurant in to your kitchen with this meal! This healthful and delicious menu is just as easy as getting takeout! The menu will include: Sushi “California Roll” Salad; Teriyaki Chicken Skewers; Miso-Sesame Broccolini; and quick and homemade Mango Sherbet with Pink Peppercorn Meringue Shards […]

July 15, 2019

New class dates are now posted!

Dates for the new menu are now open. Please visit my website or click here to see August/September dates. Reservations for classes remain the same; email me with your request and I will make every effort to get you into the class of your choosing. Please remember DO NOY HIT REPLY to this blog post, […]

July 9, 2019

End-of-Summer Class coming soon!

Dates for the new menu will be posted early Monday morning – July 15th. This new class will run from August 15th through September 19th. Please visit my website next Monday to see August/September dates. Reservations for classes remain the same; email me with your request and I will make every effort to get you […]

June 17, 2019

Kale Pesto Chicken!

Looking for a way to use up some of the kale pesto we used for our pizza class? This grilled chicken is the way!! I thinned the kale pesto with some fresh lemon juice then marinated boneless, skinless chicken thighs for an hour or up to overnight. My husband grilled them and we served them […]

June 12, 2019

One seat for tomorrow’s class!

I have one seat in tomorrow’s Indoor BBQ class, please email me at amy@cookingwithcare.com if you are interested. Remember do not hit reply to this message.

May 13, 2019

June classes now open!

Dates for the new menu are now open. This will be a limited run due to some travel plans and a planned foot surgery this summer. I am only able to teach this menu for 6 classes, I hope to see as many of you as possible. This class is a “summer rerun”, to some […]

April 26, 2019

Pizza class openings and S’mores Pizza recipe!

I have a pair of seats open for next week’s Roman Holiday class on Tuesday, April 30th at 11. If you are interested please contact me at amy@cookingwithcare.com Roman Holiday!- All new pizza class with best-yet pizza crust! Learn to make this new pizza dough, with many do-ahead tips, and turn it into your favorite […]

April 5, 2019

Chicken Salad for warming weather!

So I committed the cardinal sin of “shopping while hungry”, but this time it worked out! Bought this chicken salad at Costco and was pleasantly surprised. Tastes great, perfect for portion control and great for an easy protein-filled lunch! Of course it is always better to make chicken salad from scratch so check out the […]

March 25, 2019

April/May dates are now open!

Dates for the new menu are now open. Please visit my website or click here to see April/May dates. Reservations for classes remain the same; email me with your request and I will make every effort to get you into the class of your choosing. Please remember not to hit reply to this blog post, […]

March 18, 2019

New Pizza Class coming soon!

Dates for the new menu will be posted early Monday morning – March 25th. Please visit my website next Monday to see April/May dates. Reservations for classes remain the same; email me with your request and I will make every effort to get you into the class of your choosing. Please remember, you must email […]

March 11, 2019

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Dressing!

Looking for another use for the tahini you bought for this month’s Sesame Shortbread Cookies? Look no further than this delicious cauliflower recipe! Just a reminder, you can not reply to this blog post. Always email me, do not hit reply. Click on the link below to print recipe and add to your file. Cauliflower […]

February 28, 2019

Mint Tea

For those of you in this month’s Everyday Exotic class, I have mentioned the perfect accompaniment to the Sesame Shortbread Cookies is Mint Tea. Pair the tea with a cookie and a date for an authentic Middle Eastern treat! Click on the link below to print the recipe. Mint Tea

February 18, 2019

March/April dates have been posted

Dates for the new menu are now open. Please visit my website or click here to see March/April dates. Reservations for classes remain the same; email me with your request and I will make every effort to get you into the class of your choosing.

February 11, 2019

Spring Menu coming soon!

Dates for the new menu will be posted early Monday morning – February 18th. Please visit my website or click here on Monday to see March/April dates. Reservations for classes remain the same; email me with your request and I will make every effort to get you into the class of your choosing. Bring on […]

January 27, 2019

Thai Vinaigrette

Thought I would share the cucumber salad recipe that I have been talking about during the Southeast Asian class this month. This is the perfect accompaniment to the delicious Thai Chicken soup we prepared! Click on the link below to print and add to your recipe box. Thai Vinaigrette

January 11, 2019

New Menu for February 2019

Dates for the new menu will be posted early Monday morning – January 14th. Please visit my website or click here on Monday to see February/March dates. Exotic Flavors, Easy Effort- Be amazed with how easily you can get these deliciously exotic flavors on to your dining table. From the Middle East to North Africa, […]

December 12, 2018

Warm up with Soup!

We all need a healthy soup idea, during this season of indulgences! This Lentil-Vegetable Soup is one of my favorites. Click on the link below to print and add to your recipe box. Lentil-Vegetable Soup If you are not up to the challenge of cooking today, but still in the mood for soup, this Amy’s […]

December 1, 2018

New Menu – January 2019

Dates for the new menu will be posted early Monday morning – December 3rd. Please visit my website or click here on Monday to see January dates. Start the New Year off with some new flavors inspired by Southeast Asia. All of these dishes will come together quickly with a few new Asian condiments, and […]

November 28, 2018

Short Rib Grilled Cheese!

I love finding creative ways to use leftovers, and as you can imagine I have a lot! If you enjoyed this month’s short rib class and you happen to have some leftover meat, try making this short rib grilled cheese—rye bread, caramelized shallots, Manchego cheese, and finely shredded short rib meat. It is almost worth […]

November 12, 2018

Welcome to Cooking with Care

For this month’s menu, I am using many staples that I purchased at Trader Joe’s. They are all good products at good prices so I wanted to share a picture of these products; as we all know, a picture is worth a thousand words. Please check back on this blog periodically as I share my […]