Familly Studies Hosts Iron Chef and Gingerbread Competitions
Family Studies Hosts Iron Chef and Gingerbread Competitions
Iron Chef

By Tami Plummer

December was an active month for both Culinary Arts I and II classes. Culinary Arts I completed their Gingerbread creations and Culinary Arts II competed in their bi-annual Iron Chef competition. In addition to these two projects, the Culinary Arts classes made over 600 cookies to support the Fine Arts Craft Fair fundraiser. 

Below are the results of the Gingerbread competition and Iron Chef winners for 2015.  And attached are pictures of the Gingerbread winners, Iron Chef winners, and the winning Iron Chef recipe. 

Gingerbread Competition

Students Choice
christmas in moscow
st Place - Christmas in Moscow (6)
Sammy Sanchez
'Maddie Christofferson
Jack Howard

Nightmare before Christmas
nd Place - A Nightmare Before Christmas (8)
Amber Vigil
Anna McCArthy
Saville Solis
Jordan Martindale

rd Place - Mele Kalikimaka (10)
Kala Griego
Alicia Harris
Brock Sandoval
Diego Rodriguez

Faculty and Staff Choice

1st Place - Christmas in Moscow (6)
2nd Place - A Nightmare Before Christmas (8)

3rd Place - Feliz Navidad (13) 
Taylor O’Connell
Lauren Atencio
Marisa Trujillo

Iron Chef Winners
Justin Rosenthal
Anthony Trujillo
Nick Eichwald

The Iron Chef Recipe
A Slight Taste of Heaven


7 cups thinly slices peeled tart apples
1 cup sugar
1 T.  flour
1 tsp cinnamon
dash of salt
¼ cup water

1 pkg yellow cake mix
¾ cup quick cooking oats
1/3 cups butter, softened
¼ cup packed brown sugar
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda

Caramel Sauce
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup heavy whip or half and half
4 T. Butter
Pinch of salt
1 T vanilla extract


  • Peel and cut apples.
  • In a small bowl combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt. Sprinkle over sliced apples.
  • Place coated apples into a greased 2 ½ qt shallow baking dish and coat drizzle with water.
  • In a large bowl combine cake mix, oats, brown sugar, baking power, baking soda. 
  • Place topping over coated apples and drizzle with melted butter.
  • Bake 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.


  • place brown sugar, butter, heavy whip/half and half and salt into a small saucepan. Cook on medium heat for 15 minutes or until mixture thickens.


    1. Top cooked apples with ice cream and warm caramel sauce. 

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