Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

October 6, 2012

Get ready to cook

Taste of Home Cooking School returns to Corsicana Oct. 13

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

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It’s a day of fun, prizes, recipes and tasty treats.

Tickets for the 2012 Taste of Home Cooking School, sponsored by the Corsicana Daily Sun, Healthy Woman and the American Business Women’s Association, are on sale now for the Oct. 13 event to be held at Corsicana High School Commons and Auditorium.

Taste of Home Cooking School, a big hit when it was last in Corsicana three years ago, brings a entertaining afternoon of displays, cooking demonstrations, door prizes, cookbooks and gift bags to all who attend.

Each Taste of Home Cooking School event is a culinary encounter like no other. They are engaging, informative and fun. Vendor booths available before and after the cooking demonstration will feature a wide variety of items and interests. Taste of Home cookbooks will also be available for purchase at the show.

Jamie Dunn, a professionally trained culinary specialist, will demonstrate a variety of recipes, tips and techniques.

And, those who attend won’t go away empty-handed.

In addition to learning several new recipes, every cooking school attendee will receive a gift bag filled with free products, coupons and magazines. Valuable door prizes will also be awarded throughout the show.

As the world’s largest cooking magazine, Taste of Home understands that every individual is looking for something different when it comes to cooking. Whether you are just getting started with cooking or you are looking to refine your cooking skills and expand your recipe collection, Taste of Home Cooking School events offer something for everyone.

Ticket prices for the Taste of Home Cooking School begin at $12 for general admission. Special reserved seating is available for $20, and a VIP ticket that includes a “meet and greet” with Taste of Home Chef Jamie Dunn sponsored by Collin Street Bakery is $35 each, and are available at the Daily Sun offices at 405 East Collin Street.

Doors open at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 with free vendor booths from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to shop and browse. The Taste of Home Cooking School begins at 4:30 p.m. on stage in the CHS Auditorium.

ABWA and Healthy Woman are sponsoring the vendor booths this year, with concessions sponsored by Healthy Woman and Thyme & Elegance.

Vendor booths include HEB, Harvie’s, Saladmaster, Ambit Energy, Cook Center, Rada Cutlery, Advocare, A Trinity Home Health, Rice Mercantile, Curves, Scentsy, Kerens Cotton Harvest Festival, Stewart Insurance, Shanda Vance, Heritage Oaks Retirement Village, Thyme & Elegance, 31 Gifts, Avon, Scrappin' Good Times, Juice Plus+, Shall We Dance, Cassidy’s, Downtown Salon & Spa, Shelf Reliant, Collin Street Bakery, Guardian Healthcare, Navarro County Republican Women, and the Corsicana Daily Sun/Explore Magazine

Taste of Home Cookbooks will available at the Daily Sun/Explore booth, along with $1 raffle tickets for a chance to sit on stage "Best Seat in the House" — on stage during the Taste of Home show. All proceeds will benefit the Good News Café, a ministry of First Baptist Church, who provide a hot meal at no charge every Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for those in need.

Additionally, ABWA will be hosting a food drive for the Navarro County Food Pantry. Make donations of non-perishable food items or a $5 cash donation and receive a raffle ticket for a drawing for a $100 gas/gift certificate from HEB, Wal-Mart and Brookshires. The drawing will be held during the Taste of Home Cooking School show.

Local sponsors for Taste of Home include HEB, Gibson Home Center, Miles Furniture (Best Seat in House), Collin Street Bakery (VIP ticket holder “Meet and Greet” with culinary specialist Jamie Dunn at 2:30 p.m.) and McKee Lumber and Chip Goodman, who are providing the stage workstation counter.

National sponsors for the event include C&H/Domino Sugar, Saladmaster, Mrs. Dash, Pork-be inspired, Johnsonville Italian, Eggland’s Best Eggs, and Shop Taste of Home.

For more information on the Taste of Home Cooking School, contact Karen Davis, Daily Sun advertising director, at (903) 872-3931.

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