Events

 

I Can’t Believe I Ate the Whole Thing – January 18th at 7pm at the Sloatsburg Library, Sloatsburg, NY

It’s that time of year again, when we all say “I shouldn’t have eaten that third cannoli!” The holidays are a great excuse to eat a little more and ignore the extra pounds that seem to appear from nowhere. Join us to learn how to make delicious meals for the entire family (even the skinny members) that everyone will enjoy without adding more to that holiday spread.

Mardi Gras – Fat Tuesday – February 1st at 7pm at the Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, Haverstraw, NY

Celebrate Fat Tuesday New Orleans style with Muffuletta and Corn Maque Choux (corn salad). We will show you some fun and easy recipes to take you on a visit to ‘Nawlins right here at home.

Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two – February 7th at 7pm at the Sloatsburg Library, Sloatsburg, NY

Put together a romantic dinner for you and your significant other with a beautiful stay-in meal. Learn how to create the ambiance of an expensive five star restaurant or just have a delicious meal in your sweat pants. These easy to make recipes will satisfy your appetite and leave plenty of time for …

Mardi Gras – Fat Tuesday – February 11th at 2pm at the Franklin Lakes Library, Franklin Lakes, NJ

Celebrate Fat Tuesday New Orleans style with Muffuletta and Corn Maque Choux (corn salad). We will show you some fun and easy recipes to take you on a visit to ‘Nawlins right here at home.

Cooking with the Family – February 22nd at 5:45pm at the Suffern Free Library, Suffern, NY

The family will have the opportunity to cook together. Kids will learn how to make delicious recipes that the entire family will love, such as a simple fajita or egg wrap.

Luck O’ the Irish – March 1st at 7pm at the Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, Haverstraw, NY

Learn how to make delicious Authentic Irish Stew with beer, Bangers and Mash without needing a Leprechaun to put it all together.

Luck O’ the Irish – March 15th at 7pm at the Tuxedo Park Library, Tuxedo, NY

Learn how to make delicious Authentic Irish Stew with beer, Bangers and Mash without needing a Leprechaun to put it all together

Appetizers on a Budget – April 11th at 2:30pm at the Franklin Lakes Library, Franklin Lakes, NJ

Everyone needs appetizers, whether entertaining guests at home or bringing a dish to an event and not breaking the bank. Theresa Grimm, chef/owner of A Cook in My Kitchen, LLC, will show you some easy and inexpensive appetizers that are sure to impress your guests.

Copycat Recipes – April 19th at 7pm at the Glen Rock Library, Glen Rock, NJ

Ever beg your waiter to get you the recipe for the delicious dish you just ate at a restaurant? Theresa Grimm, chef/owner of A Cook in My Kitchen, LLC, will show you some popular “secret” recipes that you can easily replicate at home.

Allergy Free Foods – April 24th at 7pm at the Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, Haverstraw, NY

We grew up on Peanut Butter and Jelly, Wonder Bread and Chocolate Chip Cookies. Today these “food groups” can make someone sick or even be fatal. Serving basic food dishes has become difficult, even impossible, with the exponential growth of food allergies. Theresa Grimm of A Cook in My Kitchen will show you how to make Gluten Free, Nut Free and Egg Free items that taste delicious and accommodate specific food allergies.

 

 

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Appetizers on a Budget – December 17th at 12:30pm at the Greenwood Lake Library, Greenwood Lake, NY

Everyone needs appetizers, whether entertaining guests at home or bringing a dish to an event and not breaking the bank. Theresa Grimm, chef/owner of A Cook in My Kitchen, LLC, will show you some easy and inexpensive appetizers that are sure to impress your guests.

Chopped Competition – December 11th at 6:30pm at the Suffern Free Library, Suffern, NY

In the spirit of the famous television show we are going to have our very own basket challenge. A staff member of the library will go up against a patron with the secret ingredients. Winner will be the person who makes the best dish in the limited time. Join us for fun and judging for our first cooking competition.

Holiday Pies – Wednesday, November 15th at 7pm at the Suffern Free Library, Suffern, NY

Learn how easy it is to make holiday pies from scratch using fresh ingredients. Don’t pass up the chance to smell delicious apple pie or pumpkin pie fill your home with the aromas that bring back holiday memories. Theresa Grimm, chef/owner of A Cook in My Kitchen, LLC, will show you how easy it is to make your own pie that will taste better than any store bought variety.

Appetizers on a Budget – November 30th at 7pm at the Glen Rock Library, Glen Rock, NJ

Everyone needs appetizers, whether entertaining guests at home or bringing a dish to an event and not breaking the bank. Theresa Grimm, chef/owner of A Cook in My Kitchen, LLC, will show you some easy and inexpensive appetizers that are sure to impress your guests.

 

Leftovers Made Better the 2nd Time Around – October 5th at 6:30 pm at the  Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library Garnerville, NY

Tired of traditional turkey salad, turkey sandwiches and stuffing on the side of every meal after the holiday? Theresa Grimm, chef/owner of A Cook in My Kitchen, LLC, will show you some new spins on using your leftover holiday foods that will make you want to eat them all year round.

Copycat Recipes  – October 12th at 7pm at the Tuxedo Park Library, Tuxedo Park NY.

Ever beg your waiter to get you the recipe for the delicious dish you just ate at a restaurant? Theresa Grimm, chef/owner of A Cook in My Kitchen, LLC, will show you some popular “secret” recipes that you can easily replicate at home.

Leftovers Made Better the 2nd Time Around – Nov 2nd at 7pm at the Waldwick Library,  Waldwick NJ.

Tired of traditional turkey salad, turkey sandwiches and stuffing on the side of every meal after the holiday? Theresa Grimm, chef/owner of A Cook in My Kitchen, LLC, will show you some new spins on using your leftover holiday foods that will make you want to eat them all year round.

 

 

Appetizers on a Budget – August 17th at 7pm  at the Waldwick Library,  Waldwick NJ.

Everyone needs appetizers, whether entertaining guests at home or bringing a dish to an event and not breaking the bank. Theresa Grimm, chef/owner of A Cook in My Kitchen, LLC, will show you some easy and inexpensive appetizers that are sure to impress your guests.

Copycat Recipes – September 18th at 6:30 pm at the Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, Garnerville, NY

Ever beg your waiter to get you the recipe for the delicious dish you just ate at a restaurant? Theresa Grimm, chef/owner of A Cook in My Kitchen, LLC, will show you some popular “secret” recipes that you can easily replicate at home.

 

 

Tacos for Teens! – July 20th 4:30pm at the Tuxedo Park Library, Tuxedo Park NY.

What’s more fun than building your own taco? Meats, veggies, cheeses and more give everyone a chance to design their own version of one of our favorite foods – Tacos! Join Theresa Grimm of A Cook in My Kitchen, LLC for a hands-on demonstration of how easy it is to create your own delicious taco bar.

Dog Days of Summer – August 10th at 7:30pm at the Suffern Free Library

Oh the hot dog days of summer. You can’t even think about turning on your oven. Join Theresa Grimm of A Cook in My Kitchen for some delicious recipes that are easy and the best part is that you keep the heat outside.

Foods that Travel Well – June 15th 7pm at the Tuxedo Park Library, Tuxedo Park NY.

Vacation budgets often get blown because of the high cost of meals that you eat along the way to your destination. Theresa Grimm, chef/owner, of A Cook in My Kitchen, LLC, will show you some delicious foods that travel well so you don’t break the bank when you go on vacation.

Picnic Foods – June 21st at 1:30pm at the Suffern Free Library

Summertime means Picnic time! Theresa Grimm of A Cook in My Kitchen will show you how to make delicious salads and wraps that will better handle being in the warm weather. So join us for a fun time and easy recipes to bring to your next outdoor event this summer.

Allergy Free Foods – April 29th at 11:30am at the Suffern Free Library

We grew up on Peanut Butter and Jelly, Wonder Bread and Chocolate Chip Cookies. Today these “food groups” can make someone sick or even be fatal. Serving basic food dishes has become difficult, even impossible, with the exponential growth of food allergies.

Theresa Grimm of A Cook in My Kitchen will show you how to make Gluten free, Nut Free and Egg Free items that taste delicious and accommodate specific food allergies.  Join us to learn how easy it is to make delicious foods that everyone can eat.

Please register online at the Suffern Free Library.

Wheatless Wednesday – April 20th at 7pm at the Tuxedo Park Library, Tuxedo Park NY.

Does the idea of eating healthy make you feel overwhelmed? Make a small positive life style change with new recipes and start by just committing to one day a week. Theresa Grimm, Owner of a Cook in My Kitchen will show you how recipes that will never make you say “where’s the wheat”?

Soup Demonstration – February 24th at 1:30pm at the Suffern Free Library

The weather outside is frightful so lets make some soup!

Theresa Grimm of A Cook in My Kitchen will show you how to make a delicious 30-minute Cream of Tomato soup and give you recipes for other “Hmm, Hmm, Hmm Good” soups that are easy to make. So join us for a fun time of soup making that won’t take all day in the kitchen. Please register online at the Suffern Free Library.

Holiday Celebrations – December 14th at 1:30pm at the Suffern Free Library

Join us for some easy recipes that will make your celebration a success with these delicious good eats. Our Three Featured Recipes  are Stuffed Mushrooms, Antipasto Skewers and Eclair Tarts. See how easy it is to prepare simple dishes that look like they came from a restaurant kitchen without breaking the bank.

Please register online at the Suffern Free Library.

 

Three Part Holiday Cooking Series – Three consecutive Wednesday evenings: November 2nd, November 9th & November 16th at 7pm at the  Suffern Free Library, Suffern NY.

Session One Wednesday, November 2nd at 7pm

Holiday Appetizers Without Breaking the Bank

  • Phyllo Cups stuffed with Brie with almonds and honey
  • Tortellini with Tomato drizzled with Italian Dressing
  • Antipasto Skewers served with a Balsamic Vinaigrette

Session Two Wednesday, November 9th at 7pm

 Holiday Sides Make Ahead and Save Time  

  • Dressing/Stuffing sausage, mushroom or vegetarian.
  • Candied Sweet potatoes or yams, light brown sugar and butter.
  • Green Beans with garlic and oil

Session Three Wednesday, November 16th at 7pm

Leftovers Made Better the Second Time Around

  • Fried Stuffing Bites with Cranberry Pesto
  • Turkey Salad Crostini with Cranberry
  • Turkey and Cranberry Panini

Please register online at the Suffern Free Library  9/9/16 – 11/16/16.

Thanksgiving Sides: Make Ahead Then Heat and Eat – November 3, 2016, 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, Haverstraw NY.

Holiday Dinners are full of stress, so many things to prepare and timing is everything! Join A Cook in My Kitchen’s chef/owner, Theresa Grimm as she shows you some easy recipes that can be prepared a day ahead of time, ready to heat and eat so your entire meal is on the table at the same time.

Registration is open — Please register at the Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library. Non-refundable $3 materials fee due at time of registration. (cash only) Demonstration will be held in the Main Building, Community Room – 301,

Grilled Veggies: Cool Kitchen and Delicious Dishes – Wednesday June 15th at 6:30pm at the Tuxedo Park Library, Tuxedo Park NY.

Nothing beats the freshly roasted flavor of savory veggies grilled.  Maybe it’s the way they soak up the flavors of the herbs or the fact that you don’t have to heat up your entire kitchen to get a delicious meal.  A Cook in My Kitchen’s chef/owner, Theresa Grimm, will show you tips for grilling vegetables and how to use them in a variety of recipes. Seating is limited. Register by phone or email at tuxpl@rcls.org.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo – Friday April 29th at 1:30pm at the Suffern Free Library, Suffern NY.

Put on your sombreros and join us South of the Border for Cinco de Mayo! You’ll have some fun making your own individual 7 layer dip and you’ll also learn how to make a delicious Corn and Black Bean Salsa. Theresa Grimm chef/owner of A Cook in My Kitchen will show you how to throw your own fiesta. Please register online at the Suffern Free Library by 4/25.

 

The Women’s Fellowship Group of the Ramapo Reformed Church presents: Cooking with Theresa – Saturday March 5th at 11:30am at the Ramapo Reformed Church, 100 Island Road, Mahwah, NJ. 07430

Nothing beats the freshly roasted flavor of savory veggies grilled. Maybe it’s the way they soak up the flavors of the herbs or the fact that you don’t have to heat up your entire kitchen to get a delicious meal. Join us on Saturday March 5th at 11:30am as Theresa Grimm chef/owner of A Cook in My Kitchen, shows us how to grill fresh vegetables that can be used in a variety of ways to make main dishes, appetizers and sandwiches. A meal of pasta with grilled vegetables and meatballs will be served following the demonstration. Tickets are $6 and reservations are required. . Please call the Ramapo Reformed Church at 201 529-3075 for more information.

Super Bowl Nacho Bar – Thursday, January 28th at 6:30pm at the Tuxedo Park Library, Tuxedo Park NY. (Snow date Wednesday, February 3rd)

Celebrate the Big Game with a “Make-Your-Own” Nachos Bar. Enjoy a step-by-step demonstration on making a quick chili that tastes like it’s been cooking for hours. Then have some fun by customizing your own plate of nachos with the chili and other toppings like shredded cheese, jalapenos, ground beef and sour cream. Theresa Grimm, chef/owner of A Cook in My Kitchen, LLC, will show you an entertaining spin on a game day classic. Seating is limited. Register by phone or email at tuxpl@rcls.org.

 

Mardi Gras Celebration – Tuesday, February 9th at 7pm at the Suffern Free Library, Suffern NY. (Snow date Tuesday, February 16th)

Celebrate Fat Tuesday “New Orleans Style”. Enjoy a step-by-step demonstration on making Muffaletta, Corn Maque Choux (Corn Salad) and a refreshing Hurricane Punch (non-alcoholic). Theresa Grimm chef/owner of A Cook in My Kitchen, LLC, will show you some fun and easy recipes to take you on a visit to ‘Nawlins right here at home. Register in advance. There will be a $2 food fee due in cash at the class. Register online at Suffern Free Library