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Learn to Cook on a Budget WKCTC

PADUCAH, KY (March 21, 2016) Traci Ledford of Ballard County will teach community members how to cook delicious meals on a budget next month at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

The classes, titled See Whats Cooking with Traci, will be held three consecutive Tuesdays from 6 9 p.m. in the Anderson Technical Building, Room 159. The cost of each class is $45.

I love to create new dishes and enjoy sharing my experiences and recipes, said self-taught Ledford, who has been cooking from a young age. I also teach meal planning, how to save money on groceries with less food waste, and how to make meals the whole family will enjoy on a budget, she said.

Ledfords classes include the following.

April 12 - Easy Homemade Mexi-Meal
Take your taste buds south of the border for a Mexican inspired meal. Learn to make a tasty chicken tamale casserole with homemade enchilada sauce. Add a delicious Mexican veggie medley to make it complete.

April 19 Getting Down to the Delicious Basics
Learn basic tips for planning meals, shopping, storing, and preparing foods. Get to know simple, basic techniques of cooking while you prepare a basic hearty meal consisting of a delicious meatloaf, creamy mushrooms and yummy roasted red potatoes.

April 26 - Mother's Day Special
Nothing is like time shared in the kitchen. Share an evening in the kitchen for a special Mother - Daughter south of the border Fiesta. Get started with simple taquitos made with homemade salsa Verde, served with fresh five-minute guacamole. Then create a great Southwest Chicken Pasta Bake along Fried Mexican Rice - all while making lasting family memories.

To register call 270-534-3335 or online at, select Culinary.