June2016 678My goal for 2016 was to seek opportunities for learning new things.  On my list, re-design my blog (check), learn how to use WordPress (in progress), take a photography class (not yet), attend a blogging convention (this is coming in August!), and take cooking classes.

For about a year now, I have been attending the Cookbook Club classes offered at Williams-Sonoma and they are alot of fun.  The tuition for the class includes the cookbook, cooking skills demonstration by their Culinary Specialist, and all the food you can possibly eat.  I always walk away making a new friend July Cooking School 038or two.

The classes usually feature a celebrity who has launched a new book.  There’s been Tricia Yearwood, Bobby Flay, Chrissy Teagan, and Martha Stewart to name a few.  But, they also feature a “Shop Keepers” book like the class on cooking with Citrus.

The best part is that the books are signed by the author!

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Signed copy of Trisha’s Table Cookbook

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Crudite and dip from Martha Stewart’s Appetizers Cookbook

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Karen McCann Culinary Specialist for Williams-Sonoma

Karen leads us through a 2-hour class preparing three dishes from the featured book.  Karen has launched into her own catering business and we’ve become swell friends. She did a fantastic job catering Mr. Bee’s 60th birthday party which you can read about here.

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Me and Karen at my Christmas party

This month’s class is the Williams-Sonoma Grill School.  I am treating Mr. Bee to a Father’s Day date night.  For $30 the class includes the book, techniques and eating the food prepared in class.  I thought it would be a fun time for just the two of us to learn something new.  Besides, what man is going to turn down steak!?williams sonoma grill school

Note:  This is not a sponsored post.  Just a girl sharing fun stuff.  I am not compensated for my opinion.