Yesterday, I had the honor of hosting my first Crazy Blonde Cooking Class! It was just the best day ever! I've been wanting to do some cooking classes for a while now...gathering a group of ladies and cooking delicious food while talking and laughing! We had plenty of conversation, drank a little wine and got to know each other. I love meeting new people and the most special part for me was meeting and getting to know five ladies who follow Crazy Blonde Life and spending time with a few old friends as well! It was so much fun and I'll definitely be doing more classes soon! Check back tomorrow for recipes for all of the delicious food that we prepared.
The very talented Julie Pool of Juliepatoolies created a recipe book for everyone to take home.
I had the kitchen organized in stations so that everyone could be a part of the preparations.
We roasted and stirred and mixed until we had a table full of deliciious food!
We made a cheesy and delicious Baked Three Cheese Onion Dip with Chive and Peperoncini, Roasted Cauliflower, the best Smoky Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs (and I don't like eggs), Buratta with Caramelized Squash, Pine Nuts and Golden Raisins and much more! It was a feast!
Mary prepared the Deviled Eggs, topped with crumbled bacon and Wickles Pickled Okra.
I prepared this cheese board ahead of time for everyone to nibble on! The sweet and spicy cashews were a hit (recipe coming).
Two of my new friends, Jen and Pamela!
I loved getting to know Natalie! She is now a pro at making Tiramusu!
I absolutely could not have done this class without Britt! She helped so much in every way, even washing dishes...thank you Britt!
My friend Susan drove over an hour to come and cook with us and she brought her friend Mona!
Mona was in charge of the hot cheesy dip and I was giving her a few chopping tips!
After we finished preparing the food, we went outside and sat by the fire to eat and talk! It truly was one of the best and most beautiful days! The only thing I would change is that we didn't all get a picture together, but next time we will!
Getting our plates to take outside. The weather was amazing as was the food that we prepared!
Thank you to everyone who came yesterday to my first Crazy Blonde Cooking Class! I hope that you all had as much fun as I did!
Check back tomorrow for all of the cooking class recipes and a few more pictures of this great day. Also, be sure to leave your email to get a schedule for upcoming classes. I'll be sending out the schedule in the next couple of weeks.
The wonderful photographs were taken by Emily Genzer!
Follow me on Instagram @crazyblondelifeblog. Have a great Friday!