In the Mood to Travel? Cruise with The Dining Diva

Wine and Cheese Cruise With Molly Fowler

Ok! Get Ready! Details about a FABULOUS voyage with The Dining Diva will be coming in the next couple of days! Just a few hints....the trip will be in May 2012, on a luxury cruiseline, visiting some of my most favorite places (Barcelona, Provence, Rome, Tuscany, and a  few others), and will incorporate special onboard events and customized, culinary-centric excursions. I'm about to POP!!! I cannot wait to share the news. We're tying down the loose ends now. If you are interested in an incredible … [Read more...]

New Cooking Class Venue in Spring, TX

Pavillion at Cunningham Gas

At last! Cooking classes in Spring, TX! I am thrilled to announce I will be teaching two classes at a beautiful new venue - Cunningham Gas Products, near Louetta and Kuykendahl. The classes are Friday evening, April 29th, and Friday, May 6th. The emphasis of each class is grilling, and they have the perfect place to do it! Each class offers a full menu prepared on a variety of grills, with very cool grilling accessories. You, of course, will receive a complete recipe packet , will sample … [Read more...]

Hands-On Cooking Classes

Serious Fun!!

With the new year comes new revelations! I really enjoy teaching hands-on classes!  My hands-on classes encourage stepping out of your comfort zone, experimenting with different ingredients and herbs, and "playing" with supervision, of course! Here's a little recipe and exercise for you to try. To create a basic vinaigrette, you only need to remember a ratio ~ the ratio of acidic components to the oil. That ratio is 1 part acidity to 3 parts oil. What are acidic components? Vinegars (red, … [Read more...]

Lights, Camera, Action!

Bob interviewing Annette

What fun we had taping the segment for the Texas Country Reporter! The Cooking Depot (Cuero) was spiffed up in Texas-theme colors - from the window dressings to the tables decorated with white cloths with blue stars, and red bandannas as napkins. The crew arrived around lunchtime and got to work! The show host, Bob Phillips, is delightful. I think they were surprised at all the things Cuero has to offer. The owners, Annette & Erwin Rath, were interviewed, as well as getting the whole … [Read more...]