Online Cooking Class- Making Eggs!

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If you have been a reader of mine for long, you know I do not shy away from having my children in the kitchen cooking right along side me.  So, when Shelley told me she was going to teach an online “Back to the Basics” cooking class, I knew I had to join that class.  I have been cooking and improvising for quite a few years, but never really had “basic” cooking training.  Many times, I just drag my kids into the kitchen and let them learn whatever I am doing.  But I thought it would be fun for them to take an online class, and I could walk through anything too hard or dangerous with them.

Here is a link to the introductory material about the class:

Back to Basics Cooking Class

If you are like me, and on a tight budget most of the time, knowing how to cook good, basic food from every day ingredients is key to feeding your family sensibly.  This class was cost effective,and frankly has been quite a lot of fun.

This week, we learned how to test our oven temperature for accuracy without a thermometer!   That will be handy if we are ever cooking out of town or move to a place with a different oven.  We now have complete confidence that our current oven bakes at the temperature indicated.

We also learned proper measuring techniques for dry and wet ingredients.  The girls learned how to make baked eggs, soft boiled eggs, hard boiled eggs, and  poached eggs.  If you read my twittters, you may have seen that Anne Mary thought poached eggs were “pooched eggs.”

David decided to show up at key moments (whenever he heard a timer beep) and be our resident taster.  Everything turned out perfectly and we all learned some things.

Here are some pictures from our classes this week:

Yummy Farm Fresh Eggs!
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Sarah getting ready to watch the lesson and follow the directions.
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Sarah and Anne Mary preparing their dishes.
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David joins in the fun.

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Adding Seasoning

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Anne Mary’s Finished Baked Egg

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Sarah’s Finished Baked egg.  The little black spots are pepper.

Testing the centers for the desired outcome.  These were perfect.
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The food critic tastes and delivers two thumbs up.

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The girls also perfect soft and hard boiled eggs as well as poached eggs today!

If you want to learn more about the classes from my friend Shelley at One Roast Vegetable, it’s an online class that takes place in your own home (no traveling!), and you can work at your own pace, so very low stress 🙂

Back to Basics Cooking Class

Each week you receive a new lesson, and you can follow along with her step-by-step instructions and videos. You’ll learn the basics, like how to make a perfect hard boiled egg, how to roast a chicken (and what to do with the leftovers). And I know for a fact that in this class she’s going to share her 3-ingredient recipe for cinnamon ice cream that’s a real show-stopper! In fact, if you’d like to see some of the preview lessons Shelley has created for the Back to Basics Cooking Class, then you should definitely sign up here and check them out:

Back to Basics Cooking Class

The class I am taking filled up the FIRST day it was offered, but I am hoping she will offer it again soon, because I know this will be a great class for home educators, and for moms who just need a little help!


  1. Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam

    Thanks for the link….how sweet your girls are. We just had our baking day yesterday and filled the freezer with muffins, bread, and cookies. 🙂

  2. Marine Corps Nomads

    My daughter and I are having so much fun with this cooking class. She eagerly looks forward to each week’s course.

  3. Malia

    Oh Jen, you are welcome for the link. We love cooking days. I especially love the results on days when I do not feel like cooking, or am low on time. Opening the freezer to lots of tasty and healthy choices makes dinner time a delight instead of a hassle.

    MC: I am so glad you are enjoying the class. We did the second class on my birthday, so the girls got to make me lunch as a gift to me. It was yummy and fun.

  4. Elaine

    Malia, I would love to use this for my 6 daughters and myself. The time to learn together would be extra special. I see that you mentioned the class being full. Is there a waiting list or space to sign up the next time she offers the class?

  5. Shelley (Back to Basics)

    Hi everyone, thanks for the great comments about my cooking class 🙂 How exciting that you’re all enjoying it so much! Elaine, if you want to get on the list to be notified when the class opens next, you can sign up here >
    ~ All best, Shelley

  6. Isa Aviad

    Does she teach a vegetarian class? From the cooking class intro. I caught a quick comment she made about this & a tofu dish.

    I wantt o do her classes but only vegetarian.

  7. Malia

    She teaches a class called: Very Veggies Videos- it is only 4 weeks, but it was great.

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