I have been teaching students of all ages for over 16 years. Sharing time honored preparation techniques, the latest findings on foods and nutrition as well as time saving tips is a real passion for me. Join ME for cooking classes in McKinney, TX where good food and good fun are always on the menu. See you soon!

Joan Kelly

“I still can’t believe how much information you packed into the evening – and your beautiful home and gracious personality made it a really perfect night.”
“I still can’t believe how much information you packed into the evening – and your beautiful home and gracious personality made it a really perfect night.”

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January 2018

Wellness in the Kitchen

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Being well in the New Year is at the top of everyone's to-do list.  In this entertaining class I will show you how to make every bite count.  Choosing each bite intentionally is the key.  Nutrient dense foods abound and making them taste really good is easier than you think.  I have prepared a list of Super Foods and I will show you how to make them taste Super Good! In this class we will sip red wine as we…

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Soups, Stews and Breads

January 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join me for an extended lunch hour that gives you a full cooking class experience, a delicious lunch and an arsenal of new recipes to help you get dinner on the table at your house!   You’ll also take home 1 serving of soup to freeze or share!  We will warm up before getting started with Orange Bourbon Hot Tea then we'll start our day by learning the time honored technique of making your own stocks, a great skill to have…

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February 2018

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate!

February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, my mind always drifts to Chocolate. Chocolate is an interesting food; of all the foods on earth I have the most passion for this rich dark flavor. Maybe it’s the seductive quality of chocolate or simply the fact that there is artistry involved in creating with it, either way I look forward to sharing with you in this amazing class.  The fun will start with Chocolate Martinis complete with a ganache garnish.  Our…

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Croissant Workshop

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Viennoiserie is the exquisite laminated dough used in classic French Pastries including Croissant.  After studding Viennoiserie at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, Lorie will lead you in hands on instruction where you will learn to make this classic French dough.  We will toast the French with bubbly before we get started, mostly so we are relaxed…the dough knows!   Viennoiserie is an art form but with Lorie’s straight forward techniques and ample hands on exposure, you will become an expert!  Buttery…

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March 2018

Los Cabos and Tequila!

March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join me for a night out of incredible food and Tequila tasting.  We will sip 3 high end varieties paying particular attention to the subtle flavor notes as we devour a delicious menu inspired by the seaside of Los Cabos.  The fantastic food starts with 2 sensational appetizer tidbits, Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Cherry Peppers and Chicken Empanadas, sensational little packages of goodness.  The second course is savory Lobster and Corn Crème Brulee with parmesan Brulee topping.  Third course will be…

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April 2018

French Provencal 2 Day Workshop

April 5 @ 10:30 am - April 6 @ 2:30 pm

April 5th-6th 10:30-2:30 Join me for a truly unique culinary event.  Immerse yourself in the food and culture of Provence France in this 2 day workshop. After traveling extensively in the Provence region; I’ll lead you through some of the most iconic and mouthwatering dishes the region has to offer.  Recipes prepared with fresh from the earth ingredients, slow cooked to perfection. In this onetime special workshop, Raspberry Macaroons will be demonstrated and tasted and to spark your excitement, a…

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May 2018

Classic French Pastries Workshop

May 4 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Join me in my gourmet kitchen to prepare my favorite time honored French pastries.  I will share the skills I’ve learned in cooking schools attended all over France in this fascinating look at the French dessert.  We will talk about how gourmet Patisseries prepare their goods and ensure freshness at all times.  Our time together begins with 2 savory sensations Goat Cheese and Ratatouille Tart and Salmon and Potato Quiche, both served with a Bistro Salad and wine of course! …

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French Macaroons

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Practical’s are a new style of class I am offering that give you a true hands on cooking experience and the best part you take home the results!  Macarons, the quintessential French treat, light, delicate and irresistible! After studding macaroon making in all the best Parisian schools, I will lead a hands on class using tried and true French techniques. We will first toast the macaron with a flute of bubbly before diving in to make this love at first…

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