The perfect recipe for creating new memories with loved ones includes good friends, good conversation and, of course, great food. As home cooks across the country head back to the kitchen to cook up spring’s flavorful dishes, the Taste of Home Cooking School is preparing to share seasonal recipes that are certain to delight.

Taste of Home’s local culinary specialist Jamie Dunn will be at the Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus on Saturday, April 26 to share her home cooking tips and tricks while demonstrating step-by-step recipes for the season’s best dishes. This season’s event is brought to Conway by the Log Cabin Democrat and Women’s Inc. magazine.

The Taste of Home Cooking School is America’s leading cooking school program, inspiring more than 300,000 passionate home chefs at approximately 300 events nationwide. Attendees experience exciting recipe demonstrations using ingredients that are easily found at the local grocery store and best of all, the dishes are submitted by home cooks from across the country.

"From experienced home chefs to beginners learning their way around the kitchen, the Taste of Home Cooking School offers something for everyone – putting a fresh spin on old favorites and adding new recipes to your seasonal repertoire," said Jamie Dunn, Taste of Home Culinary Specialist. Almond Torte is one of the recipes that will be demonstrated at the show. With its creamy custard filling and delightfully light texture, this not-too-sweet dessert is the perfect spring choice to make for your family and friends."

Attendees will receive a gift bag including the Taste of Home Cooking School magazine. This magazine includes recipes featured during the program, along with many more, as well as coupons from participating national food companies. Attendees can also enter for a chance to win one of many door prizes, including the recipes created onstage that night. Local sponsors are excited to bring this nationally recognized show to Conway. Some who’ve already signed on to be at Conway’s cooking school are Conway Regional Health System, Cross Creek Sandwich Shop, Harp’s/Price Cutter, Haynes Ace Hardware, Jazzercise, Pasta Grill, Taziki’s, The Kitchen Store and Tipton Equipment and Commercial Kitchen Store.

Tickets go on sale Monday, March 17 at Reynolds Box Office on the UCA campus open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., or you can buy tickets online at