It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Some pages of my favorite cookbooks are a bit worn, and may have sprinkles of sugar or cinnamon showing!  When looking through holiday recipes, I find myself thinking of the memories of this year…the cooking classes, Big Man’s Breakfast, the quilt show, Bike & Roll for Pictures-May 12 Class 057bicycles in Kenya, Caramels for Carolyn to raise money for mammograms, and more Caramels for Pastor Chan’s truck in Guatemala.

The cooking classes are treasure to us indeed.  The fellowship we share, in the kitchen, is a such a rare gift.  May your Christmas season be enriched by the aroma of cookies baking and being surrounded by those you love!

Yes, we’re planning the winter cooking classes, and hope to announce dates in late December.  Be sure to check our Facebook page at The Blue Willow Pantry!


We’ll Gladly Welcome Autumn ~ And Our Cooking Classes Return!

September 8, 2012 – Breakfast Eggstravaganza!

November 3, 2012 – Holiday Baking!

September 22nd – River Heritage Quilt Show ~ Featuring The Blue Willow Pantry signature cinnamon rolls and introducing Carolyn’s Caramels!

Check us out on Facebook at The Blue Willow Pantry!

All of our cooking classes are in the Fellowship Hall of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Registration details, and payment information available by e-mailing

Happy Baking! Cheryl & Glenda

Kids in the Kitchen Series Returns! New Date Announced – August 2nd

Looking for a free, fun and creative learning opportunity for the kids?  It’s our 3rd summer of offering this baking class, for ages 6 and up.  Just send an e-mail to Cheryl at  to register.  I’ll let you know if seats are still available.  Continuing our hope that cooking and baking never, ever becomes a lost art!  You can now find us on Facebook at The Blue Willow Pantry!  Cheryl & Glenda  

 August 2 — Kids in the Kitchen Series — We’ll be baking white and whole wheat bread together.  No charge for this class, but everyone is asked to bring a food item to donate to the local food pantry! 

10:00 – Noon – Morning Session

1:30 – 3:30 – Afternoon Session (FULL)

Location: St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Spring Cooking Classes ~ Thank You!

To our loyal cooking enthusiasts!  Thank you for making our spring cooking classes so successful!  Your energy, enthusiasm, and talents filled the kitchen with laughter and aromas beyond compare!  Word-of-mouth is known to be the best form of advertising, and we totally agree!  Both classes filled because of your kind referrals!  It’s been so rewarding for us to see many new faces at our classes, and continue to see our “charter members.”

As summer approaches, we will be offering a class or two, and possibly an evening opportunity for all to enjoy!


We’re excited to announce our spring cooking classes, and hope you’ll be joining us!  To register, please send an e-mail to  Seats are limited, so please contact us soon!  All cooking classes are held in the Fellowship Hall at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, from 9:00-3:00.

March 10, 2012 ~ Pasta Workshop ~ $49
Spend the day perfecting the art of pasta making with us!  If you’ve always wanted to learn to make fresh pasta, or would like to perfect your technique, this class is for you!  We’ll demonstrate making pasta by hand, and with pasta machines.  Yes, we’re making ravioli and tortellini!  Hoping our special guest can join us for lunch! This hands-on class will feature of variety of pastas, a very nice lunch, and recipes for all!

May 12, 2012 ~ Ladies Play Date! ~ $49
Come play with us in the kitchen! We’re celebrating Mother’s Day!

This hands-on class will feature special guests who will share their amazing talents of decorating cakes, cookies and cupcakes!  Learn to make the batters and dough from scratch, work with icings and fondants, create an assortment of sweet treats! and decorate with sprinkles and other embellishments to Oh, yes, lunch and recipes also included!
Yes, a summer cooking class will also be scheduled, along with the Kids in the Kitchen Series, too!  

Snowy January & February Forecast? Cooking Classes Possibly Delayed!

The Farmer’s Almanac, wooly worm colors, and persimmons indicate we may be having heavy snows in late January and mid-February!  After reviewing the forecasts once again, we’ve decided to wait to confirm our two winter/spring cooking class dates.

We’re definitely hosting a pasta class this spring, and a brand new class offering will soon be announced!

Check back for dates, and registration information.  You may also send an e-mail to us at!

Happy New Year!  Happy Baking!

Cheryl & Glenda

The Blue Willow Pantry

2011 Cooking Classes

To our amazing and talents cooks!  Throughout this year, we have watched you roll, knead, stir, whisk, mix, bake, decorate…and the list goes on and on!  Pasta making, bread baking, cheese making, crepes, cookies, candies, and so much more!

Most of all, we’ve watched the fellowship and friendships being formed as we come together in the kitchen for the day!

We appreciate everything you do to make the cooking classes so successful and so much fun!  Thank you so much!

Cheryl & Glenda

2010 Cooking Classes ~ Thank You All!

What a wonderful year of kitchen memories! Each season of this year is reminiscent of the measuring, mixing, chopping, baking, happening in our 2010 cooking classes. Here’s to lots of baking for your family and friends during this holiday season, and a very Merry Christmas!