Taste of Home Cooking School

Last night I had the pleasure of attending a Taste of Home Cooking School, hosted in our town by the local newspaper. I had never attended anything like this, I wasn’t sure what to expect and honestly I just didn’t have a clue what was going to happen. However, it was related to cooking so I wanted to attend.

I wasn’t aware that Taste of Home publishes only recipes from home cooks, this makes me want to submit a couple of my favorite recipes! Of course they taste test all recipes in their amazing kitchen, before putting them in their magazine, but I think this is the coolest thing ever.

The event was held in a large auditorium, which was perfect for all of the attendees. Several attendees have attended each Taste of Home Cooking School, held over the past 11 years, which I think was really neat to have so many devoted home chefs. This was my first Taste of Home Cooking School and I totally plan on attending again.

The instructor was entertaining and very engaged with the audience. Her name is Jamie Dunn, she was a great at explaining what she was doing, asking the audience questions and answering questions from the audience as well. She shared some great tips while cooking, helpful substitutes for certain ingredients and a joyful spirit while cooking.


Over the course of the evening, Jamie shared 8 delicious recipes, created by home cooks like us! Out of the 8 recipes, I’m looking forward to trying the Chicken Florentine Meatballs over Spaghetti Squash. This looks nutritious and delicious, not to mention incredibly filling.

If you want to look for a Taste of Home Cooking School in your area, head over to their website here. Take a friend and have a blast learning about simple recipes and have a chance to win some great door prizes! (You may even be chosen to sample the chef’s cooking!)

The opinions expressed here are my own. I attended the Taste of Home Cooking School, on my own and it was paid for by myself. I did receive a complimentary recipe magazine and a reusable  shopping bag like all attendees.