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Linda Larsen
This growing list of email classes will teach you how to bake and cook with lessons that arrive each day in your inbox. You will learn the basics of cooking, how to read a recipe, how to measure ingredients, doneness tests, food safety, and the science behind quick breads, cakes, grains, rice, potatoes, and more. Sign up today and you will soon be a confident, knowledgeable cook.

Email Classes

  • All Busy Cooks Email Classes
    Find my Recipe of the Day newsletters, as well as Menus of the Week, along with all my cooking and baking classes right here.
  • How to Bake
    The old adage 'if you can read you can cook' is not really true. You must learn the language of the kitchen, how to read a recipe, measuring techniques, and doneness criteria before turning out a masterpiece. By the end of this course you will have baked coffeecake, cornbread, cookies, and an easy chocolate cake. Let's get started!
  • More How to Bake
    Once you have completed How to Bake, start on the intermediate email lesson series. You'll learn about muffins, yeast breads, popovers, cream puffs, layer cakes and pies, with recipes and encouragement along the way. For questions, concerns, and comments, use the Busy Cooks Forum. Let's bake!
  • How to Cook Side Dishes
    Side dishes can sometimes make the meal, especially at the holidays. Do you know the best way to cook rice, how to make the fluffiest mashed potatoes, and why roasting vegetables brings out their sweetest flavor? Sign up for these email classes and learn all about dishes served on the side.
  • Thanksgiving: Step by Step
    Learn how to make Thanksgiving dinner, arguably the most important meal of the year in the U.S., with these simple lessons.
  • Make Your Own Christmas Gifts
    Get ideas for making wonderful Christmas gifts from your kitchen, including a Cookie Lover's Basket, a Healthy Choices Basket, and a Basket for Teens, in these lessons.
  • Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies
    The song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" is used as the basis for this fun class. Learn how to make Ring Cookies and Partridge in a Pear Tree Cookies.
  • Countdown to Valentine's Day
    Get great ideas and wonderful recipes for this most romantic holiday of the year in this email class.
  • Learn How to Cook
    Learn all about making soups, casseroles, salads, and side dishes in this comprehensive lesson series.

Future Lessons:

  • How to Cook Meat
  • Once a Month Cooking
  • Cooking and Baking Challenges
  • Appliance Basics

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