Kids Classes Sold Out! Join us for adult cooking class October 22

15 October 2015 § Leave a comment


We are thrilled by the demand for our Kids Classes – they are sold out – and can’t wait to start cooking this Saturday with your kids.

We still have a few spots left on next Thursday October 22nd at 7pm for an adult cooking class at Designer Appliances, Montclair, NJ.  Would love to see you in the kitchen for some healthy cooking -no sugar or carbs. Cook and join us for a delicious dinner!

Reserve here.

This Little Piggy Is Cooking!

28 September 2015 § Leave a comment


Chef Karan Fischer & Lisa DaviesThis Little Piggy and Chef Karan Fischer are pleased to announce the Montclair Culinary Academy.

To start with we will be offering a series of children’s cooking classes (age 8 – 12) on Saturday mornings on October 17, 2015 at Designer Appliances (they have a fully functioning kitchen in their state of the art showroom) as well as an adult class on October 22, 2015.
Here’s an outline of the classes (more information on the website):
  • Class 1: La Cocina – The Foods of South America
  • Class 2: A Taste of Paris
  • Class 3: Halloween Happenings
  • Class 4: Sushi Making 101

We will be using fresh, organic food and the junior chefs will be able to take their tasty creations home.

The classes are filling up fast so please register soon.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Look forward to seeing you and your junior masterchefs there!
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Freekah Salad

28 September 2014 § Leave a comment

This is a great salad to make while tomatoes are still plentiful. I think we only have a few more weeks left so make this freeking awesome salad before it is too late. The recipe is on Barista Kids What’s for Dinner?freekah

The Third Annual Fall Food Classic

24 September 2014 § Leave a comment

Please join us if you can Thursday October 16 for the third Fall Food Classic fundraiser lunch. Tickets $25 in advance.MFFC2014colorPOSTER

Leek and Potato Soup

9 March 2014 § 1 Comment

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner here’s something naturally green, very easy and cheap to make: leek and potato soup with a shamrock crouton.


The recipe is over on my What’s for Dinner? column on Barista Kids.  There’s no need to wait to the 17th to make this.

Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh!

Brussels sprouts, pecan & parmesan salad

6 December 2013 § Leave a comment

Following the Thanksgiving pie-fest this is what we’ve eaten a lot of. Really easy, fresh with a bit of a crunch (in a good way).



Yup. You guessed it the recipe is over on my What’s for Dinner? column.  Do yourself a favor and make a few of this before the Christmas binge begins.

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

20 October 2013 § 2 Comments

The Ladies™ love a good pot pie. I will often buy one but depending on where you go, they can be too salty, too creamy, too herby. This one is just right. It is not totally from scratch as the puff pastry is store-bought. Forgive me but life is too short for that endless folding and waiting.

potpieminiThe recipe is in my What’s for Dinner? column on Barista Kids. If you want a wine pairing with it – a bold Chardonnay does the trick. Fall is definitely here.