WEIRTON - Tickets are still available for the Taste of Home Cooking School with Culinary Specialist Cheryl Cohen, hosted by the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times.
The cooking school will take place Tuesday at the Serbian-American Cultural Center located at 1000 Colliers Way. The doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the show, featuring seasonal dishes prepared on stage by Cohen, begins at 7 p.m.
National sponsors for event include Chicken Soup for the Soul, Eggland's Best, Johnsonville, the Mushroom Council, Physicians Mutual Insurance and Dorot.
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Now, Better Freshness
Not all eggs are created equal, and to showcase why Eggland's Best eggs are the leader in egg nutrition and freshness, Eggland's Best is excited to once again be teaming up with the Taste of Home Cooking Schools this spring.
To ensure all Eggland's Best eggs provide better nutrition compared to ordinary eggs, each egg is produced by hens fed a proprietary all-natural, all-vegetarian diet of healthy grains and oils. Compared to ordinary eggs, Eggland's Best eggs contain 10 times more vitamin E, four times more Vitamin D, more than double the omega-3, and contain 25 percent less saturated fat.
In addition to superior nutrition, Eggland's Best eggs are the best in freshness. A recent independent study published in The Journal of Applied Poultry Research revealed that Eggland's Best eggs are fresher than ordinary eggs, and stay fresher longer than ordinary eggs. After analyzing both generic and Eggland's Best eggs, the study found that Eggland's Best eggs had a greater value in egg white height, egg protein quality and yolk color versus ordinary eggs. The study attributed these findings to the enhanced production process Eggland's Best enforces, and the high-quality hen feed.
Eggland's Best eggs are available in regular, organic and cage free, in a variety of sizes from medium to jumbo.
Ready to get fresh in the kitchen? Our Vegetarian Egg Strata, created exclusively for Eggland's Best by Taste of Home, is a great make-ahead dish for breakfast or brunch!
Total Prep Time: 25 minutes plus chilling Bake: 45 minutes plus standing
Total Servings: 12 servings
1 medium zucchini, finely chopped
1 medium sweet red pepper, finely chopped
1 cup sliced baby Portobello mushrooms
1 medium red onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 loaf (1 pound) day-old French bread, cubed
2 packages (5.3 ounces each) fresh goat cheese, crumbled
1-3/4 cups grated Parmesan cheese
6 Eggland's Best large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups fat-free milk
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
In a large skillet, saute the zucchini, red pepper, mushrooms and onion in oil until tender. Add the garlic, thyme, salt and pepper; saute 1 minute longer.
In a 13-by-9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray, layer half of the bread cubes, zucchini mixture, goat cheese and Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers.
In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and nutmeg. Pour over top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
Yield: 12 servings.
Tickets start at $12 for general admission, $25 for preferred seating and $45 for VIP tickets.
VIP ticket holders may attend a special meet-and-greet reception with Cohen, including refreshments, beginning at 4 p.m., at the cultural center's Tesla Lounge; receive a free autographed copy of "Taste of Home Recipes Across America;" and have reserved seating in the front of the auditorium. Only 50 VIP tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors will open at 3:30 p.m. for VIP ticket holders.
General admission tickets are available at M&M Hardware and the Weirton Shop'n Save, and general admission, preferred seating and VIP tickets are available at the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times offices.
Plus, the first 200 people to enter the show will receive a Herald-Star, Weirton Daily Times Dining Club Card, which offers discounts at 16 area restaurants, a $10 value, at no charge.
A vendor show, featuring more than 30 vendors, will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., immediately prior to the show.
Local sponsors for the event include M&M True Value Hardware, Frank and Jerry's Furniture and Appliances, Create-A-Room, Steubenville Wal-Mart and Weirton Medical Center.