A sing-along to Neil Diamond got the 300 strong in attendance Tuesday night at the McPherson Opera House started on an energetic note as the Taste of Home Cooking Show returned to McPherson.

A sing-along to Neil Diamond got the 300 strong in attendance Tuesday night at the McPherson Opera House started on an energetic note as the Taste of Home Cooking Show returned to McPherson.
Culinary Specialist Guy Klinzing led the audience through 10 different recipes ranging from steak and blue cheese bruschetta to an upside-down apple pie. Klinzing, who has 16 shows on this year’s tour, enjoyed the energy put forth by the McPherson crowd.
“They were so fun,” he said. “They followed along with the recipes. There were lots of ‘oohs’ and ‘ahs.’ It’s so much fun to work in front of an audience that’s so appreciative.”
While Klinzing said the recipe lineup does change from stop to stop on the Taste of Home tour, his favorite for the McPherson show was mini maple cinnamon rolls, which he called beautiful.
“They were warm and steamy,” Klinzing said. “When I showed them under the camera, the crowd just moaned.”
There was more to the evening than just Klinzing’s presentation.
 Vendors set up shop on the fifth floor of the Opera House, showcasing wares ranging from jewelry to printing services. Lana Wilson, McPherson, enjoyed the variety of vendors present.
“I got some great new ideas for the fall,” she said.
If you wish to find out the next time the Taste of Home Cooking School will be in the area, you can visit www.tasteofhome.com.