canned food to share with others
and free prizes will be served at the Taste of Home cooking school
off the holiday season with the festivities at the Taste of Home
cooking school set for November 19 at the South Ripley Elementary
School cafeteria located on Benham Road in Versailles.
Come experience a special presentation by Culinary Specialist
Dana Elliott as she cooks up some holiday shortcuts. You will
catch her culinary passion as she whips up mouth-watering dishes
such as Smoked Sausage-Spinach Salad, Italian Mini-Frittatas and
more, right before your eyes. Its like a cookbook coming
to life as Elliott demonstrates eight recipes throughout the show,
sprinkled with tips and techniques, tempting your taste buds.
Attendees will each receive a goodie bag filled with valuable
coupons, many samples and gadgets plus three magazines filled
with recipes and coupons.
The bags are a great value this year, noted Linda
Chandler, publisher of the Osgood Journal and The Versailles Republican,
media sponsor of the event. She noted that national and local
sponsors have pulled out all the stops and given generously.
Among the door prizes are a microwave, freezer, crockpot, pressure
cooker, blender, bags of groceries, and numerous valuable gift
The Taste of Home Holiday Recipe Card Collection 2009 is one of
the magazines attendees will receive free. This has a newsstand
price of $7.99 and is filled with taste tempting recipes.
The doors at the school will open at 5:00 p.m. Before the show,
which begins at 7:00 p.m., there will be much more offered.
Nineteen booths will provide a buffet variety where attendees
can sample products, sign up for additional free prizes - with
some vendors offering cash and carry shopping.
At the Ripley Publishing Co. booth, you can purchase three different
Taste of Home cookbooks and a variety of calendars.
Also with a new subscription to the Osgood Journal and
The Versailles Republican you will receive a $20.00 gift
certificate to one of these fine local restaurants: Bonapartes
Retreat in Napoleon; The Reservation Restaurant in Milan; The
Grub Co. in Osgood, and Crossroads in Versailles.
Other booths offering great deals include: The Friendship State
Bank, Pats Bulk Food, Margaret Mary Community Hospital,
Tupperware by Claudette Day, Buckeye Street Meats, A Touch of
Country, Rainbow Books and Gifts, Simplicity Gourmet (featuring
cookware), Avon by Donna Benning, Shacklee by Connie Kelley, candles
by Joyce Scott, WorkArounz - family fitness, Gayle Boesken and
Kathy Gray with whole food nutrition, Tastefully Simple by Bobbi
Combs, Versailles Super Valu, WIKI, and Curves. The Dabney Baptist
Church will be offering refreshments.
The Taste of Home Cooking School and Ripley Publishing Co. are
proud to announce Cooks Who Care as part of this seasons
Created by Taste of Home, Cooks Who Care is a pro-social effort
to celebrate acts of caring by home cooks and communities across
the country. Introduced as a magazine feature in October 2007,
Cooks Who Care unites compassionate, real people across the country,
who give back through food.
The Taste of Home Cooking School invites you to join in this effort
by bringing non-perishable food items to the show on November
19. All items will be donated to local food pantries and benefit
those in need throughout the community. This is a great
way to use a passion for food to help others. Were really
excited to add this element to the show, noted Chandler.
This added feature allows those attending to have the opportunity
to not only receive, but to give, which makes the holiday season
Its so fun to see people at shows across the country
bringing food items to donate, adds culinary specialist
Elliott. It really touches my heart to see people caring
enough to help out their community.
Taste of Home Cooks Who Care has featured people across the country
aiding those around them through their love for cooking. From
stories of sending cookies to the troops to meals for the homeless
and bake sales to help children in Africa, the ways to make a
difference are endless. To learn more about Cooks Who Care and
to share your story of giving back, visit www.tasteofhome.com.
You can also purchase a Cooks Who Care cookbook from Ripley Publishing
Co. now or stop by our booth at the event November 19.
The evening promises lots of excitement that you wont want
to miss. Stop by Ripley Publishing Co. office at 115 S. Washington
Street, Versailles or call 812-689-6364 today for ticket availability.