Cooking Talks

Spring 2019 - Cooking Talks

Are you in need of healthy cooking and meal prep ideas? Are you interested in learning how to maximize your grocery items while preventing food waste? If so, then join us for fun, educational, and interactive cooking classes led by our experienced registered dietitians and faculty members. A light meal/snacks will be served at each session. You will also take home what you cook!

Cost: $10 per class (noncredit fee waiver eligible)
Registration is required.

Powering Up with Pressure Cookers- Wednesday, February 20th  

Time: 5:15 – 6:45 PM

Perhaps you were gifted a pressure cooker for Christmas but don't know where to start? Or maybe you have had one for ages yet need some new ideas? Join us to learn basic (and advanced) skills with these powerful and efficient appliances! This session will open your eyes to the versatility of pressure cookers, and you will leave with a wealth of knowledge (and several yummy recipes) to better prepare healthy, fast, and tasty meals!  While we will use the InstaPot Multi-Cooker in this session, the information presented will be applicable to most other brands of pressure cookers.

Location: Professional building, Room 435
Presenter: Sarah Murray, MS, RD, LD

Canning with Carmen: Jams and Jellies– Wednesday, March 20th

Session #1 - 11:00 – 12:00 PM
Session #2 - 12:00 - 1:00 PM


While canning has been around for centuries, it has risen in popularity lately due to its eco-friendly and easy approach to preserving food. In this Cooking Talk, you will learn how easy it is to make fresh, holiday jams, jellies, and syrups (both regular and reduced-sugar versions) using the Ball Jam and Jelly Maker. Then, you will make several jars of holiday goodies (in less than an hour!) to take home and enjoy.

Location: Professional building, Room 448
Presenter: Carmen Boyd, MS, RD, LD

Canning with Carmen: Time to Salsa!– Monday, April 29th

Session #1 - 11:00 – 12:00 PM
Session #2 - 12:00 - 1:00 PM


Who doesn’t love a tasty, homemade salsa? In this Cooking Talk, you will learn how to make an easy and flavorful salsa for canning that is safe, uses fresh vegetables and simple ingredients, and is thicker than typical canned salsas. Come join us and create your own salsa! Each participant will make at least two jars of salsa to take home!

Location: Professional building, Room 448
Presenter: Carmen Boyd, MS, RD, LD

Please register through My Learning Connection:
- Login at My Missouri State.
- Go to the “Profile” tab.
- Click “My Learning Connection” under the Professional Development section.
- Once there, type and select Cooking Talks into the search box at the upper right of the screen.
- Follow the prompts to checkout and complete payment process, if necessary.

Contact Ben Hunt at BenHunt@missouristate.edu for additional questions and information.