Sammy and Riley’s Halloween Party

“Laura, this was amazing! Thanks to you we had another successful Family Halloween. We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication to this event. It was one definitely to remember. Everyone ***loved*** the spread!”   Halloween was celebrated with high style this year with Seeing Eye Cookies   Mummies in a Blanket Pumpkin Throwing… continue reading

Holiday Appy Hour with Provident Credit Union

“Appy” Hour is a hands-on (1.25 – 1.5 hour) class that can happen in any corporate board room, with enough space for 3-4 stations where participants assemble their own easy-to-make-at-home appetizers. We begin with some tips and tricks on how to make your party a more stress-free and fun affair, for you and your guests…. continue reading

Grilled Persimmon Salad with Maple-Spiced Walnuts, Spinach, and Frisée

This salad is easy but elegant, perfect for fall and holiday meals. Plus it has “kid appeal.” One of my ten-year-old students told me it was the only salad he had ever liked! Serves 4 Grilled Persimmons 2 Fuyu persimmons, sliced lengthwise in 1/4-inch slices 1 tablespoon olive oil Pinch of sugar and salt Maple-Spiced… continue reading

Green Thanksgiving

Green Thanksgiving For more information on the topics addressed in this article – please refer to the book, Cool Cuisine – Taking the Bite out of Global Warming (2008) Everyone should host at least one party every 12 months – it is your ticket into all the other parties you attend throughout the year. If… continue reading

Spooky Halloween Cooking Class

Headed to the City Saturday to catch the World Series ?  (which starts at 4pm) Head in early and catch… FERRY BUILDING FARMERS MARKET / CUESA COOKING CLASS SERIES Chef Laura Stec Spooky Halloween Class! Saturday, October 27 11 AM – 11:45 AM VIDEO:  https://vimeo.com/56271889 Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a free cooking demo… continue reading