The Taste Of Home Cooking School returns to the UB CFA this November, and it’s a chance to get some new recipe ideas.

I went grocery shopping this weekend and realized that I eat the same stuff from week to week. My meals are not creative or exciting in any way, and that’s probably why I tend to eat out more often then I should.

My specialties consist of chicken soup, which I cheat in making by using an already cooked roasted chicken (it’s tasty but boring); spaghetti (yes, a specialty if you consider boiling water and heating up sauce a specialty); and tuna noodle casserole (another dish I can make fairly well, but again, it’s not all that exciting -- two cans of cream of mushroom soup, one can of tuna and done).

If you’re like me and you’re stuck in a cooking rut, why not come on out to the show and watch chef Eric Villegas cook exciting new recipes and provide helpful cooking tips and techniques you can use to become a star in your own kitchen!

The Taste Of Home Cooking School is Saturday, November 9. VIP entrance to the holiday shopping marketplace begins at 11:30 a.m. All others may enter beginning at noon. The cooking demonstration begins at 2 p.m.