As the holidays draw near, do you need some inspiration on what to bring to your holiday parties? Make this the year you try something new and wow your family and friends! Chef Donna Keegan has some fantastic recipes prepared to share with us! Join us on two separate occasions to learn the ins and outs of cooking for the holidays, from preparing hors d'oeuvres to crafting a fancy dinner party. Sure, eating is half the fun, but cooking is the other!

Session 1: Holiday Hors D'oeuvres

November 19, 2021 6:30 - 8:00 PM

• Brie with kahlúa and pecans – caramelized brown sugar pecan and kaluha topped brie
• Mini savory clafoutis – like mini quiche pillows without the crust
• Spinach and gruyere palmiers – elephant ear cookies made savory with a delicious spinach and cheese mixture. A great make-ahead appetizer
• Smoked salmon bruschetta with an avocado tomato salsa – as delicious as it is pretty!
• Citrus shrimp – a refreshing change from the usual shrimp cocktail

Session 2: Holiday Dinner Party

December 3, 2021 6:30 – 8:00 pm

• Prosciutto and herb stuffed pork tenderloin with mushroom sauce
• Rice and noodle pilaf
• Roasted acorn squash with maple syrup and pecans
• Ricotta chocolate and almond semifreddo

$45 per class

This fee is per computer so bring some friends or family, gather around your computer screen, and get cooking! Zoom Presentation: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Donna Keegan has been a friend and member of the Museum for many years. She has been teaching cooking classes for almost thirty years and her favorite thing about teaching is sharing techniques and tips that excite people to want to cook more for themselves, friends, and family. Donna and her husband, Steve, take an almost yearly pilgrimage to Italy, touring and eating all around Europe on a Ducati ST2 they store in Milan.

Prior cooking experience is not necessary. A positive attitude and a love for great food is all that’s needed. An ingredient and materials list will be sent to all participants prior to the class. The participant will be responsible for purchasing all the necessary ingredients. The class fee is per computer. Feel free to invite members of your household to cook along with you!

If you are looking for a fun and delicious Friday night activity, this is for you!

Every dollar received for these presentations helps to defray the cost of providing outstanding community programming. Please support the Larz Anderson Auto Museum as we continue to fulfill our mission to serve and educate.

This event will be recorded. If you would like to tune in to Cooking with Gas but are not able to attend the events live, please register anyway! We will send the link of the recording out to all registered participants after each event. Your registration will directly support the Museum! Please make sure to use an email address when registering that you have access to.

All instructions, food lists and zoom links will be emailed to you directly from the Education Department prior to the event.

Registration for Holiday Hors d'oeuvres will close on Thu. November 18, 2021 at 4pm. If you'd like to sign up after registration has closed, please contact the Education Dept. at

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum has served as a historical and cultural institution since the days of Larz and Isabel Anderson. Please join us as we continue Larz and Isabel’s enduring legacy through our special programming whose intention is to educate and entertain our diverse network of members and friends.