AUGUST 2019:  A FUN-DA-MENTALS CLASS:

SURPRISE OATMEAL COOKIE SANDWICH BITES + ‘NANA N’ICE CREAM + RAISIN “CARAMEL” SHAZAM SHAKES

Welcome back to school!

We are BEYOND excited to start up another school year of cooking classes, even if it seemed that summer went by a little too quickly. It always does, doesn’t it? To sweeten the deal a bit, we thought a classic American treat, re-imagined, was in order.

The history of how Little Debbie’s Oatmeal Pies came to be is pretty interesting. The founders sold their first snack cakes for pennies out of the back of their car during the Great Depression. Di you know that? We did not.

Here’s some discussion fodder for your dinner table this week: What was life like for kids during the Great Depression? While many kids continued to work inside and outside of the home, the scarcity of jobs resulted in kids staying in school longer. It wasn’t always an ordinary thing for kids to finish high school, but it became typical for the first time in history during the Great Depression. Besides the first Little Debbie snack cakes, many other well-known convenience foods were invented during this time in history, including KRAFT Mac and Cheese, Ritz Crackers, and Krispy Kreme Donuts. The ingenuity of people during tough times was (and remains) remarkable.

In a way, each of the components of this Sticky Fingers Cooking recipe exemplifies that - using frozen bananas instead of cream for ice cream; adding shredded carrots to bulk up the nutritional content of a cookie. Enjoy these sweet recipes with a bittersweet history.... It’s so good to have you back with us to COOK up some FUN!

Happy + Healthy Cooking, Chef Erin & Chef Jacqui   

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