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March 4, 2011

Taste of Home Cooking School draws sell-out crowd in Stillwater

STILLWATER, Okla. — A capacity crowd watched Taste of Home Culinary Specialist Jamie Dunn prepare 10 recipes Thursday night in the Wes Watkins Center.

With the help of Meridian Technology Center culinary students, Dunn showed the audience how to make the dishes during the Taste of Home Cooking School.

In between learning how to make the dishes, from Berry Puff Pancakes to Chicken Enchiladas, audience members won prizes from national sponsors, local merchants and Taste of Home.

Dunn also shared cooking tips, including how to wash leeks (slice lengthwise down the center, open and wash), how to clean mushrooms (brush, don’t wash) and what kind of bowl to use for beating egg whites (never plastic).

Stillwater resident Joan Summers was attending her first Taste of Home Cooking School.

“I like to cook and love the magazine, Taste of Home,” she said. “I thought it would be great to come and see and get a free copy.”

Also at their first show were Jerry and Linda Hansen, who live between Stillwater and Glencoe. Linda Hansen said she had read about the Taste of Home cooking schools in the company’s magazine for years, and the couple had been wanting to attend one.

“Last year, it was in Enid, but we didn’t want to go to Enid,” Jerry Hansen said.

When he and his wife, who share cooking duties, heard a school was coming to Stillwater, they jumped at the chance to attend.

Before the show, guests visited vendor booths, tasting samples and entering drawings. They also gathered signatures at each booth for an end-of-the-night drawing for a KitchenAid mixer. The winner of the mixer was Sandy Harrison.

In addition to Berry Puff Pancakes and Chicken Enchiladas, Dunn also prepared Reuben Casserole; Hot Cheesy Mushroom Dip; Potato Leek Soup; Mango Basil Chicken and Rice; Lemon Angel Cake Roll; Parmesan, Walnut and Arugula Baskets; Shrimp Cakes with Wasabi Tartar Sauce and Chocolate Eclairs.

One dollar from each ticket sold was donated to the Mission of Hope homeless shelter. The shelter received about $700, said Stillwater NewsPress Publisher Rex Maynor.

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