Taste Of Home Online Cooking School – Review – For the past year I’ve been working with Taste of Home as a Publishing partner. When my friends there contacted me and told me about their latest project the Taste of Home Online Cooking School I was excited. As you know, Taste of Home has been featuring exceptional home cooks and tried and true recipes for years. They also travel around the country and present live cooking demonstrations. I loved the concept of providing affordable online classes for cooks who want to hone their skills and build their cooking confidence.
They invited me to review the online cooking class of my choice and share my thoughts with you. As I looked through the current classes being offered, I felt compelled to check out the “Comfort Food Classics.” In this class, an instructor takes you through the process of making crispy fried chicken, creamy herb-deviled eggs, stovetop macaroni and cheese, big and buttery chocolate chip cookies and a sinful devil’s food cake with a chocolate fudge frosting. That sounds like the Sunday dinner menu on any given week-end with my family. Each course runs for approximately 1-1 1/2 hours and varies by subject. You can start and stop as many times as you like and access the course when it’s convenient for you. I walked through the process and here’s a basic outline of how it would work for you the user.
How it works:
a) The course begins explaining to you how to navigate the cooking class and what you’ll be learning along the way. The course is super simple to follow and no special computer or cooking skills are needed.
b) Next, there’s a course overview with a video.
c) You’ll go through a quick multiple choice quiz.
d) After the quiz, you proceed to the list of ingredients, tools and equipment needed and then the recipe
e) Lastly, an instructional video featuring Dana Elliott, Taste of Home Culinary Specialist with step-by-step instructions on how to make each recipe. Dana has a laid back style and confidence that makes each step simple to follow.
Each recipe is also printable and there are colorful pictures, pop-ups and illustrations sprinkled throughout with helpful tips to ensure your success. There’s also a list of ingredient changes for each dish showing how you can adapt the original recipe using different seasonings and spices.
Things I liked:
In addition to the general layout and easy navigation mentioned above, there’s no pressure to finish the course in one fell swoop. You can access your cooking class anytime you like. As fate would have it, I got interrupted while watching. When time allowed I was able to sign back into the cooking class and resume where I had left off.
If you need a refresher just before making your recipe, it’s there waiting for you. I had to try out the Devil’s Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting recipe in the Comfort Foods course and it didn’t disappoint.
If you’re considering trying it out for yourself, or maybe even giving it as a gift to someone else who likes to cook, Taste of Home is extending a discount to my readers. You’ll receive $10.00 off the price of one course when you enter the code Tenoff. Click here if you’d like to see a free preview of the most popular courses that are being offered. Now, let’s get cooking!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Taste of Home. The opinions and text are all mine.