Sale of students’ cookbook will benefit Superior school programA group of Superior High School students is serving up a new batch of recipes, just in time for the holidays.
By: Maria Lockwood , Superior Telegram
A group of Superior High School students is serving up a new batch of recipes, just in time for the holidays.
Copies of “Into the Oven 2” — featuring treats ranging from zucchini bread and spicy beef ravioli to sauerkraut salad and Mexican wedding cakes — are on sale for
$10 each. The recipes were collected from students and staff members in the autism and cognitive disabilities programs.
Each is presented with a dash of delight.
“The pride it gives the kids to see their name inside the cookbook, that they did it — you know, that they helped” — is visible, said program assistant Leanne Glaeser. “When you see their smiles in the pictures … you will know how proud they are.”
Casey Lambert submitted a recipe for potato salad in memory of his uncle, Scott Roske. The dish includes dill pickles and green olives along with the traditional potatoes, eggs and onions. There’s even an option to add diced cucumber. Does his family like it?
“Yeah,” Lambert said.
Brandon Moe made sure his favorite treat — chocolate cupcakes — got included. And Brittany Johnson added a recipe she enjoys making with her mom, chocolate chip cookies.
“They’re nice and brown and crispy,” she said.
Many of the dishes are student favorites that they make in class — like caramel corn and peanut butter cups. There is a smattering of gluten-free options, submitted by Travis Janz. And there are even some odds and ends, like a peanut butter play-dough recipe used for sensory activities.
All proceeds from the sales will go toward community experiences and activities for the students. The money will allow them to travel to the grocery store to collect ingredients for in-school cooking projects, using math, reading and social skills along the way. They also will be able to take the bus to the library, figuring out how to read schedules and where to get on and off the bus.
“It’s hands-on learning and real-world learning,” said Pam Clark, special education teacher. “They’re integrating time, money, social skills, functional reading skills, all of that in the community.”
But outings for the approximately 50 students in the two programs take funding.
“With all the budget cuts and everything, it can’t come from the taxpayers anymore; it just can’t,” Glaeser said. So they decided to return to the kitchen.
The original “Into the Oven” cookbook was printed three years ago by students and staff in the autism program, a slim black volume with about 100 staff member and student favorites tucked inside. The cookbooks, at $5 apiece, sold like hotcakes.
“We were surprised,” Glaeser said. “We started with 100, printed another 100 and then we ended up with another 50.”
Money raised from the sales helped purchase huge exercise balls, swings, technology boxes and other sensory equipment for the autism spectrum disorder program.
To purchase “Into the Oven 2,” contact Clark at (715) 394-8720, ext. 182, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The cookbooks also are available at the main office at the high school and are featured at Cookbooks4sale.com under the community cookbook tab.