(Check our calendar for updated classes! Sign up for classes through the “Calendar” or call Apron Strings.)

Spring Cooking Classes at Apron Strings!

1 S Main Street, Hutchinson

620-259-7339; apronstringsstore.com

Men Only Cooking Class

Join us to explore some of our favorite recipes from the “Urban Cowgirl” cookbook plus a few of our own. Recipes will include Barbecue Shrimp and Poblano Pesto Grilled Cheese, Banana Walnut Cornbread, and for dessert, a molten lava cake, plus Blackberry fruit tea made in her outrageously clever and easy way and then turned into a cocktail as we add our own infused blackberry vodka.

Men Only – Wednesday, April 24, 6:00 pm – $45

Multicooker Magic

We’ve been under pressure to create a class featuring those fabulous electric multicookers.  If you have a pressure cooker that is intimidating you, or if you are considering jumping into the pot with the rest of the country, this is the class to sign up for.  We’ll explore some basic techniques, serve up some delicious recipes, and offer some tips and pointers. You don’t have to own one of these babies to appreciate the class--in fact, it’s a great opportunity to explore and decide if it is for you.

Edition V: The Lightside of the Multicooker

Working on your favorite eating plan? Let’s use our multicookers to prepare and enjoy some dishes that will fit in some of the more popular plans. On the menu: Mediterranean quinoa salad, pulled pork lettuce wraps, and a special dessert. As an added bonus….bone broth!

Saturday, May 4, 10:30 am – $40

Edition II: Picnic Anytime

We’re serving up some more delicious recipes and share some new techniques to use in your electric multicooker. This time, we’ll focus on troubleshooting, offering tips and pointers to keep you cooking with ease and success. The menu will include smoky bbq chicken tacos, mac & cheese, Boston baked beans, instant pot-ato salad, and pressure-cooker berry lemonades.

Friday, May 10, 10:30 am – $40

Let Them Eat Cake Coffee Group

Join Amanda for a relaxed yet instructive coffee break. Together in a super-informal baking session, we’ll whip up something delicious to munch on while we sip our endless cups of coffee. One week it might be a fancy French patisserie, the next a down-home sweet roll, and the next a jazzed-up scone. You’re invited to come early and stay late to chat and enjoy our comfortable space; bring your favorite mug, some friends, and a taste for adventure.

[Held the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays of each month, 10:00 am – $15]

April 3 MIMOSA QUICK BREAD

April 17 CREAM SCONES AND LEMON CURD

May 1 GAELIC MAY DAY CAKE

May 15 A PROPER SPONGE CAKE

Wild Game Cooking

If you ever wanted to learn what to do with your wild game meat, or just to try some more exotic protein, these classes are for you. Two hunters that love to cook will be sharing their expertise, recipes, and samples, so make sure you get in on this culinary unique opportunity.

Fowl: Goose and Pheasant – Thursday, April 11, 6:00 pm – $35

Venison: Elk and Deer – Thursday, May 9, 6:00 pm – $35

Dairy Good Series: cheesy skills for turning your home kitchen into a creamery

Experience the thrill of making shockingly tasty cheeses and other dairy products! When Amanda married into a dairy family, she began to experiment with milk and its endless possibilities, and she loves sharing what she’s learned.

Yogurt Culture

Supermarket yogurt is good, but homemade is awesome! It’s inexpensive, healthy, versatile, and easier than you think, so come over and learn how to make your own yogurt. In addition to walking through the various processes, we’ll go over several variations and a whole bunch of ways to use it, both savory and sweet. There will be tandoori chicken tacos with creamy mango slaw, fresh naan, ranch dressing, frozen yogurt, and much more!

Saturday, April 6, 10:30 am – $35

Cottage Cheese Crafting

You will learn how to make dry curd and cream-style cottage cheese – who knew you could even do that?? No longer relegated to retro jello salads and deli diet plates, homemade cottage cheese is about to blow your mind. We’ll use whatever we can keep ourselves from eating right away in amazing verenike (with ham gravy, of course), several simple (non-jello) salads, roasted red pepper alfredo, and even a milkshake...be excited.

Tuesday, April 30, 6:00 pm – $35

Baking and Jamming Classes

Easy as Pie

Give someone a pie and they’ll eat for a day(/week), but teach someone how to make pie, and they’ll eat for a lifetime! Let’s explore various crust options (classic all-butter, pat-in-pan, and crumb) and create some twists on traditionals with latticed vanilla-peach pie, down-home sweet potato pie, and real coconut cream pie. Bring a pie plate, and you can even take a crust home ready for your own choice of filling!

Tuesday, April 16, 2:30 pm – $35

Pa-JAM-a Party

Be prepared to take advantage of the bounty of spring and summer by joining us in this fun class covering the basics of jam-making. Sealed or frozen, traditional or sugar-free, classic flavors or fun twists, we will try and give you ideas for them all – except for jelly, ain’t nobody got time for jelly. Come in comfy clothes, ready to jam.

Saturday, May 11, 9:30 am – $35