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PCC Kids Cook
From age two to teens, it's always the right time to welcome kids into the kitchen!
For ages 2 to 3, accompanied by one adult guest. Kids will learn about the wide variety of local fall harvest produce, such as apples, carrots and pears. We’ll talk about the changing of the seasons as we work together to make Scarecrow Faces, Potato Haystacks and Crunchy Spiders. Vegetarian with dairy; no eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult helper.
For ages 2 to 3, accompanied by one adult guest. Baking cookies is a fun holiday activity, especially for the very young. Parent and child will work together to roll, cut and decorate Gingerbread People and make Jam Thumbprint Cookies. After decorating their own gift bag, the little bakers will be ready to share their holiday goodies with everyone on their list. Vegetarian, with dairy and eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult helper.
For ages 4 to 6, accompanied by one adult guest. The versatile pumpkin can be enjoyed as a savory dish or a sweet dessert. We’ll get some inspiration from the book, “The Runaway Pumpkin” by Kevin Lewis as we work in small groups to prepare Perfect Pumpkin Soup and Petite Pumpkin Pies. Vegetarian with eggs and dairy. Class price includes one child and one adult helper.
For ages 4 to 6, accompanied by one adult guest. Join us for a wonderful celebration of the morning meal. Together we’ll measure, mix and stir to make Dutch Babies, puffy oven-baked pancakes for special days. We’ll also make Baked Egg Cups (and encourage some vegetable inclusion!), plus Blueberry Sauce and fresh fruit to top our Dutch Babies, warm out of the oven. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult helper.
For ages 4 to 6, accompanied by one adult guest. This fun and creative class features ideal treats for young bakers to make. There will be plenty of opportunities to mix, roll, shape and frost in this hands-on holiday workshop. Each child and parent team will make Maple Spice Cookies with Fabulous Frosting and Jewel Cookies. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult helper.
For ages 7 to 9, without adult accompaniment. Have fun tasting and cooking with different varieties of winter squash — pumpkin, delicata, acorn and spaghetti to name a few. We’ll make Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (both sweet and savory); Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Sauce; Roasted Delicata; and Irresistible Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread. Vegetarian with eggs, dairy optional.
For ages 7 to 9, without adult accompaniment. Kids will bake holiday goodies that the whole family will enjoy. Working together in small groups, they’ll make, shape and bake Gingerbread Cookies and Candy Cane Cookies. With a cup of Spiced Apple Cider and a take-home project of Orange and Clove Pomanders to capture the scent of the season, kids will be prepared for a festive holiday! (Psst ... while they’re at class, you can do a little holiday shopping.) Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.
For ages 8 to 12, with one adult guest. Kids on a gluten-free diet will get to enjoy some holiday cheer, without having to worry about the ingredients. We’ll work in small groups preparing and decorating Gingerbread Cookies, Crispy Rice Ball Ornaments and Chocolate Peppermint Crunchies. Although the class has gluten-free kids in mind, it’s equally fun for siblings, friends or any kid who just wants to join in the fun! Vegetarian with eggs and optional dairy; no gluten. Price includes one child and one adult guest.
For ages 9 to 12, with one adult guest. Small teams will work together in this fun, engaging class to make two different kinds of pasta — Tagliatelle al Prosciutto e Piselli (ribbon noodles with ham, peas and cream sauce) and Ravioli al Formaggio (cheese-filled ravioli with tomato and basil sauce). Dessert will be warming Cioccolata con Panna (Italian hot chocolate with hand-whipped cream). With meat, dairy and eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult guest.
For ages 10 to 12, without adult accompaniment. Ever wonder what makes cakes fluffy? What exactly is yeast is and why does it make bread rise? What’s going on when you whip up egg whites and they magically expand? We’ll investigate these mysteries and learn some fundamental culinary techniques and basic chemistry along the way. Young kitchen scientists will make observations as they bake Cupcakes, Hot Buttered Pretzels, and Meringue Stars. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.
Ages 12 and up, without adult accompaniment. The kitchen is a positive, empowering place to encourage independence; and Iole has a special talent for inspiring kids to a long-lasting love of Italian cooking. We’ll discuss recipes, when they are important to follow and when a little more creativity is in order. Small teams of kids will be guided through an entire Italian meal, including Chop Salad; Spaghetti Carbonara (with optional bacon) or Marinara Sauce; and Warm, Soft Chocolate Cakes. Vegetarian with eggs, dairy and optional meat.
For ages 12 and up, without adult accompaniment. Everyone loves a gift from the kitchen made with love. Here’s a good way to get all the ideas you need to make holiday gifts for your friends and family at home. We’ll start out by making cinnamon rolls, followed by apple butter in cute little jars. You’ll also learn to mix up your own signature brand of granola — perfect for giving. We’ll finish by making hot cocoa mix, a gift that promises warmth throughout the winter months. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.