Let's all have fun cooking!

Why don't you join me for a class? We'll have so much fun preparing my recipes! As we prepare and cook a dish, I provide lots of tips, techniques, and encouragement transforming the class into so much more than just a 'cooking class'.

From the experienced to the novice, everyone has fun and leans new skills. My classes can be either hands-on for a small group, or a demonstration for a larger groups, and they are always filled with humor, stories, and lots of information.

Note: Demonstration classes are $25 per person with a limit of 24 participants. Hands-on classes are $50 per person and have a limited number of participants due to the nature of each class. Contact Salted Rim Designs to reserve your seat by phone at 252-586-2437

The options are endless - Here are just a few ideas!

  • Spinach Artichoke Grouper
    Spinach Artichoke Grouper Our dinner tonight. My husband Steve is always looking for new food ideas for me to cook.  I get tired of it and sometimes I am just rude. Then along comes that really great meal and I think it is not so bad. Tonight he was reading Tide Magazine and handed me […]
  • Italian Dinner
    Italian Dinner The Antipasto: (means a small bite before the pasta or before the meal) Fig, Prosciutto and Roasted Garlic Flatbread The Primo: (Pasta an appetizer) Spaghetti alla Carbonara The Secondo: (Main) Braciole- Rolled Stuffed Steak in Tomato Sauce The Contorno: (A platter of vegetables) Baked Fennel and Parmesan Cheese The Dolce: (sweet) Tiramisu Thursday […]
  • 11/1 and 11/3 Breakfast for the Holidays
    Simple, easy, and fast breakfast ideas to help make the holidays easier. Eggs, Bacon, potatoes, and Cheese in a nice package. French Toast muffins Sausage rolls and more Time:  Tuesday November 1st at 11:00 Thursday November 3rd at 6:30 Place: Salted Rim Designs Call 252-586-2437 or email peggy@saltedrimdesigns.com $30.00 per person
  • 10/4 Pizza Party Night
    Have a great pizza party. It's fun food made easy. Learn a about several different crusts. Help create the toppings and enjoy the bounty if you like. I have a quick crust that is ready in 30 minutes. Tuesday, October 4th at 11:00 am and again at 6:30 pm Call Salted Rim Designs for a […]
  • 8/2 and 8/4 Cold Food For Hot Weather
    Cold food for Hot Weather will give you ideas of things you can prepare a head and serve cold. In hot weather it is nice to have some tasty cold dishes and not heat up the kitchen. Classes at Salted Rim Designs on Lake Gaston. Tuesday August 2nd at 11am Thursday August 4th at 6:30pm […]
  • 8/2 Cold Food For Hot Weather
    Cold food for warm weather will give you ideas of things you can prepare a head and serve cold. In hot weather it is nice to have some tasty cold dishes and not heat up the kitchen. Classes at Salted Rim Designs on Lake Gaston. Tuesday August 2nd at 11:00 am Classes are $30.00 per […]
  • 7/7 Fresh Catch
    In this class we will explore 3 ways to cook fresh Seafood. Classes at ay Salted Rin Designs Thursday July, 7th at 6:30 pm Classes are $30.00 a person, for reservations call Salted Rim Designs 252-586-2437 or email peggy@saltedrimdesigns.com
  • 7/5 Fresh Catch
    In this class we will cook fresh seafood 3 ways. Recipes will depend on the fish that is available. Class at The Salted Rim on Lake Gaston Tuesday, July 5th at 11:00 am Price is $30.oo a person call Salted Rim for Reservations 252-586-2437 or email Peggy@saltedrimdesigns.com
  • 04/05 and 04/07 Fresh Ways With Pineapple
    A fresh look at a versatile Fruit. So many great ideas for this fruit. Tuesday, March 5th at 11:00 Thursday, March 7th at 6:30 call 252-586-2437, stop by, or email peggy@saltedrimdesigns.com  
  • 03/01 and 03/03 Prepping Food for a Healthy Life
    Recipes that look good, taste good, and are good for you. Making in bulk so you can prep for future use. How to cook, store, and reheat. Tuesday March 1 at 11:00 Thursday March 3 at 6:30 call, 252-586-2437, stop by or email peggy@saltedrimdesigns.com to sign up.  
  • 02/02 and 02/04 Chicken Breast moist with Flavor
    Exploring 4 new taste for those boring chicken Beast. 1) Adding flavor 2) Keeping it moist 3) Making it look like sinful but keeping it healthy Tuesday Feb. 2 at 11:00 Thursday Feb. 4 at 6:30 call, 252-586-2437, stop by or email peggy@saltedrimdesigns.com to sign up.
  • 12/8 Christmas Brunch
    Monti Cristo Breakfast Casserole: Sweet, Savory, and Tasty Roasted Breakfast Potatoes Pecan Bacon Cheese Danish Bites Tuesday December the 8th at 11:00AM Place: Salted Rim Designs Price: $30.00 Call 252-586-2437 or email Peggy@saltedrimdesigns.com
  • 11/5 Holiday Entertaining Cooking Class
    Thursday November 5th at 6:30PM Place: Salted Rim Designs Call 252-586-2437 or email Peggy@saltedrimdesigns.com Reservations; $35.00 per person
  • 10/13 Ragin Cajun Cooking Class
    New Orleans BBQ Shrimp Chicken and Sausage Gumbo with Basic Cajun Rice Tuesday Oct.13th at 11:00am Call 252-586-2437 or email Peggy@saltedrimdesigns.com Class is at Salted Rim Designs Price: $30.00 per person
  • 12/08 Christmas Morning
    Christmas Morning Tuesday Dec. 8th at 11:00 $30.00 per person at Salted Rim Design Call 252-586-2437 for reservations
  • 11/05 Holiday Entertaining
    Holiday Entertaining Thursday Nov. 5th at 6:30 $35.00 per person At Salted Rim Designs Call 252-586-2437 for reservations
  • 10/06 To Be Announced
      Tuesday Oct. 5th at 11:00 $30.00 per person At Salted Rim Designs For reservations call 252-586-5050
  • 09/10 Lets Tailgate
    Lets Tailgate Thursday Sept. 10th at 6:30 $35.00 per person At Salted Rim Designs call 252-586-2437 for a reservation
  • 7/28 “The Incredible Edible Egg
    Try something you have been afraid to make. We will take you through the day with the most constant staple in your house,"The Incredible Edible Egg". Next Cooking Class Tuesday, July 28 11:00 am "The Incredible Edible Egg" Presented by Chef Yvonne http://yvonnecooks.com/ Call 586-2437 or email Peggy@saltedrimdesigns.com to register by Saturday, July 25
  • 7/16 Grilling Class
    Come learn how to Cook Fish on the Grill. Southern Mexican Street Corn: Grilled, Seasoned, and Removed from the Cob Grilled Fish: With a Chipotle Sauce Salsa: Tomatoes, Onions, and Peppers and Verole Queso Fresco, Mexican Crumbling Cheese May take liberties and make a mango salsa instead. Dessert: Grilled Seasonal Fruit on a Ricotta and […]
  • 6/11 Italian Dinner at Southern Seasons Chapel Hill
    Come join me while I create a 4 course menu from the Emilia-ThursdarRomagna region of Italy.  I will take about my school experiences and what it is like to live in Italy. Menu Antipasta: Bianco Pizza: Thin pizza crust with ricotta and spinach mixture topped with arugula, prosciutto and figs tossed in a balsamic dressing. […]
  • 5/12 Getting Ready For The Holiday Weekend.
    Getting ready for company is always a challenge.  What to cook?  How much to cook? Can I do things ahead?  Well here is a menu you can fix ahead and sure to please the group. Best Ribs Ever: Summer Squash Casserole Pasta Salad full of seasonal veggies Tomato Pie with or without asparagus The my […]
  • 4/28 The Third Sauce Class Espagnoie Sauce
    A rich reduced brown sauce. When:  Tuesday April 28th at 11:00am Where. Mary Sherwood Lake Living $30.00 a person call 252-586-2437 for reservations.
  • 4/7 Summer Veggies
    A trio of Green beans A summer veggie tart   When: Tuesday, April 7th at 11:00am Where: Mary Sherwood lake Living $30.00 a person call 252-586-2437 for reservations.  
  • 3/17 Cook some Irish
    Shepherds Pie a classic Irish meal, made with lamb.  If making it with beef it is called a Cottage Pie.  A twist to make it healthier, coving with cauliflower instead of potatoes.             We will make both topping for you to try. Irish cream cake, moist and yummy. When:  Tuesday, […]
  • 3/7 Vegetarian Cooking
    Have those friends that don't eat everything you are serving. Are you someone who likes Veggies? Maybe you don't eat meat at all. W will explore veggie ideas for the main course.  You may be surprised how much you enjoy them. When:  Saturday, March 7th at 10:00am Where:  Mary Sherwood Lake Living Cost:  $30.00 per […]
  • 2/ 24 Healthy Cooking
    Cooking healthy can be hard in this day of food TV.  All the ideas about food, pictures of food, and recipes posted in the media.  Food has taken on a life of its own.  The trick is to cook tasty foods using the things we love such as: butter, oil, flour, in moderation. Chicken in […]
  • 2/14 A Romantic Valentine’s Dinner
    Creating a Romantic meal is always hard.  Let me help you with the ideas and know how.  We will create a great meal.  All you do is, shop and fix it easily at home that same night. A tiny appetizer with big taste Main course Sides Dessert Time: 10:00 Date: Saturday, February 14 Leave the […]
  • 01/24 All American Superbowl Food
    Lets fill that hungry crowd with some new ideas. Popcorn Shrimp, with a Spicy Pepper Drizzle                 Quick and Easy Pretzel Knots, With a yummy Mustard Sauce Baked Blooming Onion, Easy to fix and Tasty  Place: Mary Sherwood Lake Living When: Saturday January 24th at 10:00 Price: $30.00 per […]
  • 1/08 One Pot Meals
    One Pot Meals Keeping dinner simple:  1) Beef Cheddar and Potato Pie                                                2) Orecchiette Pasta with a veggie, we will just be doing the pasta dish.  This is one of my favorites […]
  • 11/15 Tasty Ideas for Pumpkin and Winter Squash
    Roasted Acorn squash Salad  Did you know the skin of the acorn squash is tender when cooked.  Pumpkin Hummus, Stuffed Pumpkin with cheesy Goodness, Buttercup Squash Soup, with sweet chunks of squash and coconut milk When:  Saturday, November 15th at 10:00 Where:  Mary Sherwood Lake Living How:  Call Mary Sherwood Lake Living for a reservation, […]
  • 10/29 Sauce Class: Veloute: Part 2 of the 5 Mother Sauces
    Sauce class #2 Veloute Very similar to Bechamel but made with broth instead of milk.   From our base Voloute we will make: 1) Supreme Sauce or Allemande Sauce                                                     […]
  • 11/1 Holiday Appetizers
    Holiday appetizers:  More to come When:  Saturday, November 1st at 10:00 am Where:  Mary Sherwood Lake Living How:  Call Mary Sherwood Lake Living For Reservations 252-586-2437  
  • 10/1 Sauce Class: Veloute: Part 2 of the 5 Mother Sauces
    Sauce class #2 Veloute Very similar to Bechamel but made with broth instead of milk.   From our base Volute we will make: 1) Supreme Sauce or Allemande Sauce                                                     […]
  • 9/27 Get Warm with a Fall Stew
    Start the fall with a nice stew.  It comes from Belgian this stew is tasty and healthy.  It can be done with fish or chicken.  Learn a important cooking technique, poaching.                                                 […]
  • 9/3 Sauce Class: Bechamel Sauce: Part 1 of the 5 Mother Sauces
    Sauce Class:  Béchamel Sauce; Part One of 5 Mother Sauces  We will make 3 of the secondary sauces that come from Béchamel Sauce  1)  Mornay Sauce and use it in a Bacon and Tomato Mac and Cheese  2)  Soubise Sauce and use it with baked chicken. 3)  Nantua Sauce and use it in with a […]
  • 8/16 Tex Mex Tapas
    Small plates are a fun way to entertain. Come join us for a southeastern flare to our small plate menu. Halibut or sea bass ceviche can be a salad, dip, or a course.   Mexican Rice with Grilled Flank Steak and Tomatillo salsa  (salsa Verdi)  Green Chili Chicken enchiladas  Chocolate Tacos Class: Saturday August 16th […]
  • 8/7 Tailgating Ideas
    Tailgating has become huge.  I have lots of friends that compete to see who has the best food, set up, and even grill.  For those of you who just want some good easy ideas I have a Few new ones.  The Little Bite Tray,  this tray is finger food but with some new ideas.  Then […]
  • 8/5 Cooking with Kids
    I love cooking with children, they listen to everything I say.  We are going to create a couple new lunch ideas. breakfast and dessert. The Kid-tastic Pizzadillas good cold or hot and healthy. Balsamic Chicken Turnover also good cold or hot and healthy. Breakfast Frittata also very heathy but a good little bite. Dessert, a […]
  • 7/26 Best Ribs Ever
    Cooking ribs is easy, tasty, and the best part you can make the messy part ahead.   We will add wasabi slaw, a cheese and tomato tart,                                  And a Peach upside down cake. The addition of tomatoes and peaches, […]
  • 6/21 Grilling Class
    Using the grill can be fun if you understand how NOT to overcook. Time:  June 21st at 6:00 Place:  Mary Sherwood Lake Living call 252-586-2437  Price:  $35.00    Grilled stuffed pork tenderloin                                               […]
  • 5/31 Pizza Pizza Pizza
    Class:  Saturday May 31, at 10:00 Place:  Mary Sherwood Lake Living Time: 6:00 pm Tickets:  $25.00 Reservations:  Call 252-586-2437
  • 5/6 Brunch Foods, A Southwestern Eggs Benedict For Mom
    A Southwestern Eggs Benedict learn to poach an egg, blender hollandaise sauce, an incredible corn cake, and a salsa verde. A Side salad and something sweet.  All this and gluten free. Class: Tuesday May 6th at 11:00 Place: Mary Sherwood Lake Living Reservations:  Call 252-586-2437 Tickets:  $25.00 
  • 4/26 Appetizers for Summer Entertaining
    Grilled Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños, can these be not so HOT HOT HOT?  Yes Stuffed Mushrooms, with sausage and apple The perfect shrimp cocktail  Summer Pear Salad Fresh Tuna Salad, you will not even know it is fish, soooooo good. When: Saturday April 26th at 10:00 Place: Mary sherwood lake Living  Call:  252-586-2437 for reservations Price: […]
  • 4/15 A Belgian Meal, A Foodies Treat
    This class is full of technique.  Learn to poach, make mayonnaise, Crispy fries and fluffy waffles. French Fries How to make then crispy and tasty.  Why are they not French? Waterzooi with chicken or fish, a Belgian stew.  Learn to poach and the reason we poach. Waffles, the secrets to making them fluffy. Belgian class […]
  • 3/22 Fondue
    Get out those old green and harvest gold fondue pots because fondue is making a come back.  Let discover fondue in a new light.  Take it out in the yard on the boat and have fun with your food. Saturday March 22, at 10:00  $25.00 at Mary Sherwood Lake Living call 252-586-24  Ruben Fondue - […]
  • 3/18 A Taste of Thai
    March 18th, Tuesday at 11:00 at Mary sherwood Lake Living Call 252-586-2437 $25.00 a person  Spicy peanut baked chicken Red curry coconut chicken soup pad thai  All flavorful, fun to eat and healthy.
  • 2/8 Healthy Cooking
        Saturday, Feb. 8th, 10 AM   Explore news techniques and recipes that give your taste buds the flavor they crave  but without  all the calories.    Class is $25 per person. Limit to 20 participants.  Click Here to make your reservation!
  • 1/14 Risotto 3 Ways
    Risotto is as much a technique as it is rice.  Using this technique on a pasta, or grains works wonders.  Explore rice, pasta and grains with this style.  Different flavors create entirely new dishes.   Class: Tuesday January 14th at 11:00 Place: Mary Sherwood Lake Living Call: 252-586-2437  for reservations Price: $25.00
  • 1/4 Hardy Snack Foods: Game day ideas
    During the game we are not interested in cucumber sandwiches.  Men and women want substantial food to pull them through the stress of the big game.  Mini steak and cheese subs, and other hardy treats. Learn to make them and keep them ready to eat while the game is being played. Class: Saturday January, 4th […]