Friday, November 18, 2011

Cooking at Desert Botanical Gardens with Tastes & Treasures cookbook

Observe the Arizona Centennial by learning to make the official centennial entrée--piñón crusted chicken with cherry chipotle sauce at Desert Botanical Gardens Feb 5 from 2-4 pm. League member Leslie Christiansen, who will instruct the class, commented, "Toasted pine nuts give this dish a wonderful nutty aroma and texture, and the cherry chipotle sauce is smoky and full of flavor. This mouth-watering entree comes from the historic guest ranch Rancho de La Osa, as does margarita pie. A fabulous, refreshing dessert, margarita pie is the Southwest's version of key lime pie."

These delicious recipes are perfect for entertaining and can be found in the Historical League's award winning cookbook Tastes & Treasures, for sale in the Garden's bookstore as well as

Sign up for this class at and scroll down to Feb 5 class Centennial Celebration Cooking with Leslie Christiansen.