Catalyst Cooks’ take on Mayslacks Roast Beef – ‘Jenstyle’

As a result of my onion cutting post, I received a lot of mail about other theories on how to cut an onion. So I decided to host an Onion Throwdown and host the world’s foremost knife wielders to demonstrate different methods of cutting an onion. OK, maybe it was the best knife wielder in […]

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Make your own Dishwasher Detergent – the experiment

Here is what it takes to make your own dishwasher detergent!

Lately, since I’ve been cooking for a living, we’re running the dishwashwer two to three times a day.

Catalyst Cooks is cooking up more than just food! I’m also cooking up my own cleaning products.

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Morning Coffee Meeting, Take II

The last time I wrote about a morning coffee meeting, I was covering up. Well, I still love to host people for coffee and I still am a procrastinator and I still don’t want to go to the grocery store if I don’t have to so I still scrounge around for ingredients to whip together […]

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Pasta Week: Kid Cooks Part III- Finale

In yesterday’s post, we covered the kneading of the pasta dough (and how kids will tackle anything without fear!)

Today’s final installment is about taking it home… from a tube of pasta dough to a bowl of yummy pasta, ready to eat.

By the way, please check out our course offerings tab or on Facebook […]

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Pasta Week: Kid Cooks Part II- Pasta Dough

In yesterday’s post, I prepped for my Catalyst Cooks: Kid Cooks Pasta Class. Tomorrow we’ll finish up with Part III.

Today, we’re continuing the journey- hands are washed and we’re ready to go!

It’s all about Fun.

Yes folks- and to this crew, fun is wearing matching bandanas!

"Pick your favorite bandana color" Jen […]

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Pasta Week: Kid Cooks Part I- Prep

Last weekend, I hosted a class of cuties who wanted to learn how to make homemade pasta. I am so looking forward to sharing that fun with you!

This post is all about the prep. For those of you who are parents, and have many birthday parties and holidays under your belt- you know that […]

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Un, Dos, Tres

Feliz Cinco de Mayo! I hosted my first Crash Course Cooking Class!

The party was on! Check out our cool decor >>>

The Prep Table was ready to go- only needed some aspiring chefs Mexicanos.

 

We made margaritas from only the basic ingredients: Fresh-squeezed lime juice, Grand Marnier, and Tequila.

Chef James was […]

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New class just put up on Facebook: Crash Course Kid Cooks

Check it out – a new class offering! CRASH COURSE KID COOKS For Kids ages 8 to 12 who want to be “hands-on” in the kitchen! We’ll make pasta from scratch, basic sauces to match, and eat lunch together while learning basic kitchen safety and table etiquette! CRASH COURSE KID COOKS will be daily from […]

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Catalyst Cooks Future Classes…

At this point in developing the company, I’m drafting a course offering and would love your comments and feedback.

Here goes…. take a look and please comment on what looks interesting and would bring life into your kitchen (or in the kitchens of people you know!)

CRASH COURSE: DINNER PARTY

My first class just […]

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Those People at the new Twins Field, they Know how to do Grass…

But we certainly don’t.

This is our "lawn."

I’d rather have a garden in the backyard. Have you seen those articles in the paper that highlight people’s gardens? I want THAT.

So I started. By begging people.

I got lilies (in my favorite color, yellow, to be seen in a month or so);

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