Sunday, January 31, 2010

Gifting Food

Bright and early on Saturday morning, some friends and I met up for a Cooking Class.

I love to cook and bake - so spending time learning about either of these with friends is a lot of fun for me.

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We met up at Green Plum Cooking School, which I had blogged about back here. Chef Monica Pope showed us how to make a lovely Romaine, Date and Olive Salad, but that was quickly eclipsed by the other item on the menu - a delectable Rice Pudding, infused with Creme Fraiche, White Chocolate and Mint. It was simply divine.

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Since this was a girly morning, and we were going to a cooking class - i decided i wanted to make some sweet treats for the lovely gals who came along with me. I didn't want to make the usual cupcakes, so I decided to make some little cheesecakes. I have seen on a lot of blogs that people are cooking cupcakes in jars now, so I thought I would try this same theory out with Lemon Cheesecakes. They were a hit!

So what were your weekend happenings?

28 comments:

Simply Mel said...

My mouth is watering...lemon and cheesecake combined? The perfect marriage of ingredients!

Maki said...

Oh my goodness Dionne - they both look so great. I would love to try that cheesecake! Oh my my!!!

Pamela said...

how fun!! those shot-sized cheesecakes look amazing!
my weekend consisted of search for and buying a very cool double stroller (because now i really need one!!), going to church, eating yummy food, relaxing. yup, it's been a great weekend! xo

jennifer young said...

omg lemon & nutmeg cheesecakes?!
i think i'm drooling :)
j.

Meg said...

these look amazing! and cooking classes... always a good idea!

Soul said...

Hi you!! :) I LOVE this idea! So cute and those look absolutely divine. Your site is like sunshine to my life. xoxo.

-Frannie

Kaye Prince said...

Everything looks so good Dionne, I really should think about taking a cooking/baking class!

This weekend I worked, went to a moving away party and a housewarming party, went to Quilt Sunday at The Workroom and the first meeting of the brand-new Toronto Modern Quilt Guild. It was all quite fun...other than the work part, ya know.

Hilary Leister said...

Dionne,

Cheesecake is my true weakness. I'm literally drooling over those mini jars of deliciousness!

-Hilary

Kotori said...

How fun! I love taking cooking classes... the hubs and I have done that a few times and it's always so much fun.

Hannah said...

Mmm...you're making me SO hungry for those yummy looking treats. Although, I might be able to have my mom make rice pudding--it's a family favorite over here, and she makes it SO good. :)

Sarah Mina said...

Ooh I am so mad now that I missed the cooking class because those lemon cheesecakes looks amazing! How do you make them in the jars like that?

MYSAVIOR said...

What an amazing idea and that rice pudding looks absolutely delish!

Kris said...

So cute and sweet!

Heather said...

That is fabulous!!!! I spent my weekend trying to paint my little man's dresser a new color. I found this fabulous new paint scheme by Disney. They had patterns for winnie the pooh stuff! So I'm attempting to copy the pattern I have. It's coming along VERY SLOWLY since I'm not the most artistic person in the world. If only you were here to give me pointers...lol. I think I will postpone the rest of the dresser and try out jarred cheesecake...yummmmmm. You're amazing!

Michele said...

That is fantastic! I'd love to see the recipe!

Lindsey said...

Honestly, I'm going to accidentally on purpose find myself in Houston without a place to stay so I can position us on your doorstep with a note pinned to our lapels that says "Hungry." What shall you do about it, dear cook? I'm hungry!

K said...

Those look amazing but how do you get it out of those tiny little jars? Does a spoon fit??

the Lost Earring said...

Yummy little cheesecakes in cute little jars! Drool. We spent the weekend preparing--my mother-in-law is coming from Chicago to stay with us in less than 10 days! Yes, I'm counting down. I want her to be comfortable here, and I also want to play tour guide because she's never seen Edmonds before. It's also an excuse to plan for things we normally have no time for :)

Dionne said...

All your weekends sound fab! Heather, I wanna see the dresser! And Kelly, how cool that your mama in law is coming!
The cheesecake jars fit about 6 heaped teaspoons and you can eat them right out if the jar. Michele, I will send you a Facebook message with the recipe.

Christine said...

Those little cheesecakes are so adorable!

MaryBeth Hughes said...

those cheesecake things look sooo good! what a great way to spend the day with your friends!

Jaime said...

Both those dishes sound delish... I love the packaging of the cheesecakes! My weekend was filled with relaxing, seeing Sherlock Holmes (so good), and some shopping :)

LJ said...

What beautiful food! It makes me hungry just to look at it! My roommate and I have been talking about taking a cooking class this summer and this just solidifies our need to do that. How fun!

Annie said...

the baby cheesecakes are too cute for words!!

btw, i got my package!! loved everything!! so much fun stuff!! :) thanks again sweet girl!!

Nicole Marie said...

how fun! i really want to take a cooking class!

Rebekah Williams said...

The little cheesecakes look exquisite!

Tender Branson said...

That rice pudding certainly looks great. I've been thinking about investing in a cooking class seeing what I can learn from it.

Rainy Daisy said...

YUM. Cheesecake + friends + photos = HAPPY.

Cheers!
Daisy