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Cheese-Making: Feta


with Sharon Gilsleider, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Jan 4, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Feb 8, 2024

Have you always wanted to learn how to make cheese? Impress your friends & family when you tell them you made it yourself! Learn to make healthier, better tasting, fresh Feta Cheese—and it doesn’t take months!! You will be impressed with the creamy rich flavor and will never go back to “store bought”. Traditional Feta is made with sheep or goat’s milk but you will also learn how to make it with cow's milk. We will discuss different flavors to add after, how to brine it and store it, as well as some ideas for recipes. You will bring a gallon of milk and take home approximately a pound of cheese. *Starter kit included.

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Holiday Sugar Cookies


with Steven Watts, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Calendar Dec 5, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn to make a basic sugar dough and royal icing. Then create your own beautifully decorated sugar cookies. Your instructor will provide hundreds of cutters to try, or bring your own to work with. Take home the product of your learning and labor. Materials fee of $30.00 is due by cash or check, payable to the instructor, at the start of class.

Full Course

Holiday Brunch - Chicken apple sausage, English Muffins from scratch, and easy lemony Hollandaise sauce


with JoAnne Wood, Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education

Calendar Dec 6, 2023 at 6 pm

You won’t believe how easy it is to make your own English muffins! We’ll also make delicious sausage patties with sweet apple and savory herbs, and an easy hack to make the best homemade Hollandaise.

The fee includes the cost of materials/food. 

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Holiday Scones for Everyone!


with Deb Arter, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Dec 7, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Dec 14, 2023

If you want to make an economical gift that will be remembered and enjoyed this year ( who needs another sweater anyway?) this is the class for you! We will make 5 delightful scone recipes ranging from savory to fruity in one evening. You can choose to gift these or to use as the cornerstone of a festive holiday brunch or breakfast for your family. No need to buy special equipment or exotic ingredients. This class will fill quickly and class size is limited. Debra will show you how easy these treats are to make and decorate artfully. Bring containers to take home baked goods! No experience necessary! $10 materials fee included.

Full Course

Needhams - Maine’s Potato Candy Session 1


with Diana Mosher, MSAD 11 Gardiner Area Adult & Community Education ( 207-582-3774

Calendar Dec 7, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

If you’re from Maine, you’ve probably heard of needhams - a traditional sweet, covered in chocolate, with a soft coconut and POTATO center! Learn how to make this sweet Maine confection, just in time for the Easter holiday. A supply fee of $6.00 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the class. Students should bring a flat, 1-pint container to take their treats home.

Full Course

Cookie Decorating w/ Baked by Cam


with Casey Marsh, Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education

Calendar Dec 11, 2023 at 5 pm

Come learn how to decorate sugar cookies with me! Because of the demand and popularity of the decorated sugar cookies I have decided to teach a beginners class on how to decorate. I will provide 6 cookies and royal icing for decorating. Each month will have a different theme that I have preplanned. (September-fall, October- Halloween, November-Thanksgiving, December- Christmas) This is a beginners class so everyone is welcome! Check out my website at 

Instructor: Casey Marsh - Casey fell in love with baking years ago while baking annual Christmas cookies with her mother and grandmother.  She has always been a creative and artistic person (who also  LOVES to feed people) so it only made sense that she start a business doing just that! She is a fully licensed home baker. She completed the baking and pastry associates program at York County Community College, but the majority of her skills are self taught.

Full Course

Cooking Sourdough Bread 12.11.23


with Bill Babb, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Dec 11, 2023 at 5:30 pm
There is nothing like the aroma of freshly baked sourdough bread unless it is enjoying a slice of freshly baked bread with butter shortly after coming out of the oven! Students will learn how to care for a sourdough starter, how to knead using two different techniques, and how to mix, shape and score the bread for baking. The instructor will demonstrate two ways to bake a loaf, using a cloche or a stone with steam in the oven, followed by a taste testing. Students will then shape, score and bake a loaf of their own in class. They will take home some sourdough culture (bring a 32 ounce container) for bread baking at home. A $5 ingredients fee is payable to the instructor at class.
Full Course

Easy Asian Holiday Appetizers & Desserts


with Chris Toy, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Dec 11, 2023 at 5:30 pm

Join Chris Toy, author of 6 popular cookbooks, for an evening of easy and tasty Asian appetizers. We’ll make and sample three appetizers and two desserts from his books. Those in the know bring containers for possible leftovers! Signed cookbooks will be available! (Food fee included in course fee.)




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