Have you heard of Craftsy? I hadn't until last winter when a friend, a fellow recipe-developer type mentioned that she was going to teach an on-line cooking class. Craftsy went live four years ago with an on-line wine tasting and an economics class, then (of course) someone's mother suggested she teach a quilting class, and the whole thing took off. Now there are hundred off classes offered, from sewing to photography, knitting to (Yay!) cooking. The on-line format allows you to watch the instructional videos at your own pace and you can interact with the instructor and other class members via messaging.
So why all this talk about Crafsty? Because I am teaching a class and you can take it! AND you can click this link for the chance to take it for free! I'm excited about the class because it's all about how to use a cooking tool that I really love, my Kitchen-aid mixer. (This is not a sponsored post, BTW-- I honestly do love my Kitchen-aid Mixer-- I have had it for almost 30 years and it's responsible for so many of the tasty things that come out of my kitchen.) Because the the mixer does so much, the class is all over the place--mashed carrots, lemon-meringue tart, easiest sugar cookies, pasta, pizza, meatballs, chorizo and ice cream! I not only show you how to make one of the shortest and fastest sable (that's French for sandy textured, in a good way) crusts with the basic paddle attachment, I show you how to use the meat grinder and sausage stuffer! And if you want to make ice cream at home, you can do that as well with your mixer and the new ice cream bowl and curb attachment.