Kristi Larson leads the 2007 Taste of Home Cooking School at Moffat County High School. Doors open at 5 p.m. Monday, and the show begins at 7 p.m. inside the high school's auditorium. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.

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Kristi Larson leads the 2007 Taste of Home Cooking School at Moffat County High School. Doors open at 5 p.m. Monday, and the show begins at 7 p.m. inside the high school's auditorium. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.

Residents looking forward to live cooking show

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If you go

What: Taste of Home Cooking School

When: Doors at 5 p.m., and show begins at 7 p.m. Monday

Where: Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane

Tickets: $7 in advance; $10 at the door

Tickets are available at the Craig Daily Press, 466 Yampa Ave.; Miller Family Appliance, 211 W. Fourth St.; and Jackson's Office Supply, 106 W. Victory Way.

For more information, call Renee Campbell at 875-1781.

Retired schoolteacher Peggy Bomba, of Craig, always is looking for new ideas to bring back to her kitchen.

An avid cook, she is inspired to create meals for her husband and the occasional dinner party.

But every once in a while, it's nice to hear some different ideas and recipes, she said.

That's why Bomba will be attending the Taste of Home Cooking School on Monday at Moffat County High School.

Tickets still are available for the event, which will feature Taste of Home cooking specialist Danielle Edmonds cooking 10 recipes live on stage.

Her recipes will focus on budget-friendly fall comfort foods, and 10 audience members will have the chance to take home each of the dishes.

"It's just a good chance to get cooking tips, new recipes and new ways of doing things," Bomba said. "They do a very good presentation, and it's a lot of fun."

A vending exhibit will be set up from 5 to 7 p.m. in the high school's commons area, featuring local businesses specializing in home products.

Goody bags and door prizes also will be handed out. The cooking show begins at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

Tickets cost $7 in advance and are available at the Craig Daily Press, 466 Yampa Ave., Miller Family Appliance, 211 W. Fourth St., and Jackson's Office Supply, 106 W. Victory Way.

"It's a fun night out for girls," Bomba said. "And there are even a few brave men."

Brenda Lyons, of Craig, will be attending her third Taste of Home event along with her daughter.

She said she feels lucky that Taste of Home is making a stop in Craig.

"I subscribe to the Taste of Home magazine, and I know that they only stop in certain cities," she said. "We're definitely lucky to have this."

She said she enjoys the social atmosphere of the event.

"It's very upbeat and positive," she said. "If you go, you'll see a lot of pumped up women."

But the cooking school isn't just for the accomplished chef, Lyons said.

Several of the recipes will feature ingredients most households already have in their pantries.

"They make things really simple," Lyons said. "You'll see them cook something and think, 'Hey, I can go home and cook that tomorrow.' They do a lot in a short period of time.'"

Bomba said the cooking show could be beneficial and fun for everyone from experienced cooks to an aspiring cook who is just looking for a few starter ideas.

"It's a very enjoyable several hours," she said. "It's well worth it. Whether you come with a friend or a group of people, it's a fun night."

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