The spring line-up of menus includes foods grouped into three categories: brunch ideas, weeknight meals and entertaining basics. There will be a 15-minute intermission and a "fabulous food finale" at the end of the show. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the show, including a dish used on stage or a Taste of Home Cookbook. All attendees are eligible for door prizes and will receive a gift pack with a complimentary 68-page Spring 2005 Taste of Home Cooking School Cookbook that includes all of Tuesday's demonstration recipes plus coupons, brochures and samples.
Some of the foods demonstrated at Tuesday's event include baked crusted salmon fillet, southwestern ribs, super Italian meatball submarine sandwich, beef crostini sandwiches, tropical teriyaki pita pockets, spicy Asian chicken noodle salad, spring greens and berry pecan salad, creamy strawberry breakfast crepes, buckeye cake and blueberry-white morsels biscotti. Based in Greendale, Wis., The Taste of Home Cooking School has been conducting cooking shows for 50 years with approximately 250 shows annually in addition to publishing Taste of Home and Quick Cooking magazines. Tuesday's show will be presented by Home Economist Tamara Duncan of Bentonville, Ark. Duncan received a bachelor of science degree in family and consumer science with an emphasis in dietetics from the University of Central Arkansas and previously worked in the Taste of Home magazine test kitchen. She conducts approximately 40 cooking schools annually in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
Tickets to the show are $5, available at the Altus Times, or $7 at the door. Taste of Home Cooking School is sponsored by the Altus Times, United Supermarkets, The Enchanted Door, NBC Bank, The Front Porch, Get A-Way Restaurant, Comanche Home Furnishings, Treasure Trends, Wilmes, Wilmes Super Store, Wilmes Auto Mall, Red River Credit Union, Bar S, Allen's Home Center, Rexco, The Wishing Well, Petal Pushers, Denny's This n' That, and First State Bank of Altus.