Breakfast Diva Cooking School

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Breakfast Diva Cooking School

Breakfast Diva Cooking School
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A 2015 Food Network contestant, Breakfast Diva Susan is full of laughs and skill. Everything you need to know to recreate a decadent meal in your own home in each 90 minute demonstration - including seasonal recipes, tips, hints and a hearty tasting. Winner of Best Breakfast in U.S. 2015,and owner of Farmers Guest House - one of the top 10 Bed and Breakfasts in the U.S. 2015!
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John G
Bartlett43 contributions
Jan 2017 • Family
My family has a small townhouse in the territory just outside of downtown Galena. We're often looking for things to do when the weather isn't ideal for the pool, golf, or skiing.

My oldest daughter recommended we try a cooking class she attended with some girlfriends a couple months before. I was skeptical because I've done a few higher-end cooking classes before, so I didn't have huge expectations going into it.

As we arrived my wife and daughters informed me that the owner, Susan, was on the Food Network for a holiday cooking show. Upon arrival she greeted us with her bright red hair and welcoming smile. I knew we would hit it off right away.

We learned how to make three different soups using one base and red velvet cupcakes with a cherry filling. I wasn't a huge fan of the menu going into it but, Wow, all of it was fantastic and the way she taught it should be easy to replicate at home.

I would highly recommend booking a class with Susan at the Breakfast Diva Cooking School and look forward to going back again next time we visit Galena!
Written January 18, 2017
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king56731
indianapolis7 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
This was the best cooking show. I was so sad to learn we were her last class. She was super entertaining and the dishes we made were delicious! Good hopes to your future ventures breakfast Diva!!!!
Written April 23, 2017
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Vi S
Long Grove, IA4 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
Participated with two friends and loved every minute! Susan was very informative about her recommended cooking techniques and her experiences with the Food Network. Food was delicious!
Written April 12, 2017
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J p
Valparaiso, IN25 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
The Breakfast Diva is very entertaining! We laughed, learned to make 3 breakfast recipes and taste tested. She was very entertaining. The Diva taught us recipes I will for sure make at home. The breakfast was delicious!
Written September 22, 2016
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I don't know who enjoys the classes more - me or my guests! So glad you had fun. Susan, Breakfast Diva
Written October 5, 2016
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Ellen B
6 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
Our time spent at the Breakfast Diva was the highlight of our two day girls trip to Galena! Susan is warm, welcoming and knowledgeable. She immediately puts everyone at ease with her funny, honest stories of her cooking experiences in her own family and on the Food Network. The recipes were so impressive...they sounded complicated, but they weren't. If you have two hours, which flies because you are having so much fun, you MUST plan to attend a class. Susan prepared the following recipes: Fall off the Bone BBQ Ribs with homemade BBQ Beer Sauce and BBQ Rub (never thought to mix together my own rub!), Cornbread that didn't crumble!, Refrigerator Pickles (easy enough that I already prepared some at home), All Grown Up Mac n Cheese (that was AMAZING!), a light delicious Coleslaw with Poppy Seed Dressing (I would use the dressing on salad, too), topped off with a Raspberry Panna Cotta (can't wait to impress my family with this one!).
You don't need to come with anything but an appetite! Her daughter, Sara, helps in the kitchen and prepares generous helpings of each dish to taste and enjoy at the end of the class. Since the classes are presentation style, meaning Susan teaches and prepares while you look on from the comfort of your chair. She has paper, pens and water for each student at your place. If you are comfortable, you can be her assistant, but there is no pressure to participate.
Make sure to bring a camera (or phone) to class. We all had our phones and snapped a bunch of pictures. Susan never objected to our silly poses!!
The Breakfast Diva will be a must-do on our next girl's get away!!! Thanks, Susan!
Written June 29, 2016
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Thank you for your detailed review! Just a comment for those who may be reading this; effective July 15 the class will be shortened to 80 minutes due to guest feedback. THis makes it even easier to fit into your vacation schedule! I can't wait to see you girls again. Susan Breakfast Diva
Written July 9, 2016
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Pat T
Rockford, IL8 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
My husband and I attended this cooking class. We loved that that day was Chinese cooking since we do a lot of that at home. But we both learned many new techniques and information about the processes. We have stayed at Susan's B&B and she was just as delightful in class as she is at the B&B. She has beautiful personality, is very entertaining and made everyone feel "right at home!!" We'd recommend this to anyone who loves to cook or is just a novice! Just the right amount of audience participation -- and the food tasting was a wonderful experience.
Written April 23, 2017
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Ingrid F
1 contribution
Jan 2017 • Friends
Breakfast Diva Cooking School is so much fun and informative! Susan is such an amazing chef and woman. My group and I loved hearing all of her stories about her life and her time on the Food Network. The recipes were delicious and made with ingredients that you would have at home or at your local grocer. I will definitely be back soon!
Written January 23, 2017
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Alicia Ludescher
Peosta, IA334 contributions
Jan 2017 • Friends
My mom, like most, appreciates her time with her children! For Christmas, I purchased a cookbook and cooking class at the Breakfast Diva Cooking School for my mom. A gift we could both enjoy! Participation was encouraged but not required. The class itself was informative and interesting especially hearing about The Breakfast Diva's appearance on the Food Network! During the class, we made three different soups using the recipe for one base, a fancy bread and red velvet cupcakes with a cherry filling. Definitely go on an empty stomach, you'll leave satisfied! Well worth it, and we'll do it again and bring more friends!
Written January 18, 2017
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Rose J
Oakland, NE7 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
This cooking school was part of our Mother-Daughter weekend to celebrate our daughters. It was great fun, with many new learnings. I think my granddaughters (ages 8 and 10) would also have enjoyed this activity.
Written September 26, 2016
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It is a pleasure to learn that even a seasoned cook like yourself enjoyed the class and would like to come back. Thank you! Susan, Breakfast Diva
Written October 5, 2016
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Becky B
Illinois5 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
My friends and I visited the Breakfast Diva during a girlfriend getaway. This cooking demonstration class was not only interesting, but very entertaining. Susan not only shares her cooking knowledge, but also shares her great personality. The menu is set on a month to month basis. Susan showed us how to complete each step of every dish. There was plenty of time for questions as we worked through the menu. While this is mainly a demonstration class, everyone can participate if they choose. The bonus is that everyone gets a small portion of each dish to taste. Everything was delicious. We all picked up some great tips, techniques, and delicious recipes. I would definitely go to the Breakfast Diva the next time I'm back in Galena.
Written June 29, 2016
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"We all picked up some great tips, techniques, and delicious recipes." Wow, that says it all! Thank you! I look forward to seeing you again. Susan Breakfast Diva
Written July 9, 2016
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