When I asked for help on social media, I gathered more responses than ever. In the three weeks prior to the class, I tried many of the suggested recipes. I enjoyed the challenge!
My favorite (new) recipes included bread stuffing baked in muffin tins.
My gluten free colleague suggested making Black Bean Brownies in a muffin tin to control crumbling. These little muffins were good and very inexpensive!
I really enjoyed the yeast batter pizza waffles.
To make these I first placed 2 tablespoons of batter on each square. We added our choice of pizza toppings. I finished by topping each square with 2 more tablespoons of batter. When the lid was pressed down, the waffles got crisp and brown and were delicious dipped in a warm marinara sauce.
What's was the most popular item of the class participants? Applesauce! (I took hot applesauce for all to try.) Mine is simply made with peeled chunks of apples, cinnamon and nutmeg cooked on low for 3-4 hours in a slow cooker. The conclusion of classmates: one really doesn't need to add sugar to applesauce!
We all loved the dehydrated pineapple samples I dried overnight and took to class. Mine was still moist, but so yummy!
In all the testing I've done in the past few weeks, I had some waste. For my next class, I think I'll focus on cooking for one or two.