Life Skills

"FLEX" Dinner Is Served! (13-18)

In this flex class we cook up a yummy family dinner each week that will hopefully please even your pickiest eaters!
273 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 11 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.

No live meetings

Over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

Students will become more confident and independent in the kitchen.  They will learn about seasonings and spices, basic cooking techniques, kitchen safety, and more, collecting recipes they can go back to with confidence and cook again.
My cooking experience began probably around 5 years old.  We had 6 kids growing up plus, relatives close in age that were often around for meals. (I never learned to cook in small quantity!)   Being the oldest, I always helped in the kitchen and learned to love cooking, canning and baking from a young age.  I might say my mom was a great teacher!  With our 5 children I felt it important to teacher them from a young age to be confident and knowledgeable in the kitchen, and to enjoy the process.  I've also taught bread making classes for years.
The recipe was"OK" is not what I'm looking for in your review.  Be specific.  What did you like/not like?  What would you change next time?  Did you like the flavors/spices/etc in this recipe?  Will you leave something out or add a different seasoning next time?  What about your family members? What did they think of your meal?  I also ask questions in my videos that can spark ideas to think about for your week.  We will post these reviews in the classroom so we can get ideas from each other and share in continuous conversation throughout the month long class. 
The list of all tools and appliances needed will come with the recipe the week prior to each class.
You will have the recipes a week before we create them.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
You know best if your child is comfortable using the oven and stove top, as well as a knife or other small appliances.  If you or your child are uncomfortable with that, please be available to assist them as needed.


Laurie Patterson
Lives in the United States
Advanced IPT facilitator, certified EFT practitioner, special Needs para aide and private and traditional school substitute teacher, Crafter of anything, Cook and baker, Mom and Grandma, and forever learner of new skills!
273 total reviews
210 completed classes

About Me

Hi!  I've been teaching or coaching in many different ways most of my life.  I think I'm always learning and teaching something.  Cooking, arts and crafts, reading skills, life skills, meditation, emotional health classes, helping clients of all... 
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