Planning a meal or event? Here's where you'll find information and recipes from Culinary Cooking and Concepts events.

Our theme-based menus offer three courses and beverage with sit-down table service. Chef John Findley and his staff of chefs are the main speakers for the events. They share their culinary skills and answer your questions making it possible for you to prepare the recipes at home. Peggy Crum plans the events around food and nutrition concepts with an emphasis on enjoyment as the main ingredient.

Recipes

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

UClub Pumpkin Pie

Traditional pumpkin pie - warm spices, smooth, and delicious.

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

UClub Pecan Pie

Chef Katie's pecan pie is buttery, sweet, and chock-full of nuts.

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

UClub Cranberry Relish

Cranberries need a surprising amount of sugar to make relish tasty and still tart.

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Roast Turkey

Chef John advises to cook your turkey a day or two ahead of time. What are the advantages? Opens up oven time on Thanksgiving day, precision cooking of both white and dark meat, delicious turkey stock.

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Turkey Gravy

Homemade turkey stock takes the flavor up a notch. But homemade gravy is divine regardless.

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Mashed Potatoes

The secret to perfect mashed potatoes: add the butter before the liquid!

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Sweet Potato, Nut, & Cherry Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

All the tastes of Thanksgiving served on a bed of greens. Delightful!

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Grilled Flank Steak

A U Club Classic, flavorful and delicious. Just in time for grilling season!

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Cinnamon Pecan Bread Pudding

From U Club Classics. Chef Katie's recipe for an all-time favorite dessert at the University Club of MSU. Try it and you'll see why!

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Pie Crust

This crust recipe is a fan favorite!

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Napoleon Salad

Classic Italian-American salad with fresh creamy basil dressing features a stacked caprese. Wrap the greens with a ribbon of cucumber for an over-the-top presentation.

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Baked Salmon with Fuji Apple Relish

This simple apple relish made with on-hand ingredients takes baked salmon to a whole new level.

Articles

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Holiday Cooking: How to Stress Less and Enjoy More

Chef John Findley and Chef Katie Cowsert shared their expertise--and recipes--on cooking for a crowd. While you're not likely to have 800 guests (like the UClub), their advice will help you manage your small crowd.

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

A Trio of Chefs for the Holidays

Create three part harmony for your next holiday gathering

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Holiday Table Art

Charmingly simple centerpieces for your holiday party

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