As I mentioned in an earlier post, my dear mother took me to theTaste Of Home Cooking School, sponsored by our local newspaper. It was the best Mother's Day gift ever! I have been to one years ago, but I must say they have improved over time. I am a fan of their cooking magazines. I subscribe to both the Simple and Delicious and Taste of Home (what do you expect from a gal who reads cookbooks for bedtime reading?) I love to cook, but I occasionally hit a brick wall and find myself making the same five entrees over and over. That's when I pull out my trusty magazines and save my family from one more Meatloaf Monday. Anyway, I digress... let my share some of the highlights of our evening:
We received this nifty gift pack at the door. I'm a sucker for a grab bag, so I was like a kid at Christmas. Digging through my treasures. It was filled with two magazines, a mini cookbook, coupons, samples, and fun kitchen gadgets.
After getting my fabulous goody bag, we perused the many booths set up by local vendors (scoring more samples, info., and yummy treats). I was so giddy at this point, I splurged and bought a cookbook ( did I mention that cookbooks are my weakness?). In my defense, it is full of healthified comfort food recipes. Naturally, I was thinking of the well being of my family when I bought it! Oh, and it was a frugal deal because it came with a coupon good for a free year's subscription to TOH Light and Healthy magazine ( a $17.98 value) (I just love a freebie!).
I even ran into my good friend, so we all set up camp together to enjoy the show! The cooking demonstrations were amazing. The cooking school is taught by TOH home economist. It was two fun filled hours full of handy tips, delicious recipes, and the best part; prize drawings. They gave away cookbooks, gift packs provided by the cooking schools sponsors, grab bags from Walmart, Wii consoles, a big screen television, and the grand prize... a stainless steel stove. It must have been my lucky night because my name was drawn! I am now the proud owner of............
All of this fun came for the bargain price of $10.00. I can hardly wait until next year show!