DSANV Cooking Club

The DSANV Cooking Club is focused: on maximizing choice, ensuring hands-on engagement, using adaptations (as needed to ensure safety) and promoting families cooking together.

Offerings alternate by season.  

Cooking Club Classes

Come join us..

For the third consecutive summer, DSANV Cooking Club presents our Smoothie and Sandwich Clinics! Our cooking club is dedicated to maximizing choice, fostering hands-on engagement, and encouraging families to cook together. DSANV is committed to promoting healthy and balanced nutritional meals for all. We provide adaptive recipes and cooking utensils to ensure safety and accessibility for everyone. For each Smoothie/Sandwich Clinic there will be at least two choices of fruit smoothies, and two choices of sandwiches. For the sandwich choices we’ll offer a meat option such as deli turkey, grilled chicken, or Philly Cheese Steak. We’ll also offer non-meat options such as grilled cheese, banana, or strawberry and peanut butter sandwiches. Each month: June, July and August will have different choices.

You show up anytime between 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Parents can relax and chat. YMSL volunteers assist with making the smoothies and sandwiches. Smoothie/Sandwich Clinics are a great way to eat a healthy lunch and catch up with friends. Serving members in middle school, high school, self-advocate adults and Parents.

Register for Saturday June 8 

Register for Saturday July 20

Register for Saturday August 3


Very Veggie Recipes:

Chicken Avocado Cobb Salad

Avocado Banana Brownies

Zoodles Primavera

Zoodles Bolognese

Fried Cauliflower Rice

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chicken, Broccoli Keto Casserole

Chicken Fajitas in Bell Peppers

Edamame, Bell Pepper Salsa

Broccoli, Banana, Berry Smoothie

Broccoli, Cheddar Corn Muffins

Broccoli, Tomato, Spinach Frittata

Sample Cooking Club Recipes

DSANV thanks Janice Goldschmidt, educator and author of the foundational text we use in our Cooking Club, for sharing the recipes she has compiled in her work at Community Support Services, Inc.: here

Meatball Sub Recipe

Overnight Oats Recipe

Ham and French Toast Recipe

Turkey Skillet Recipe


Trail Mix Recipe

Tuna Salad Sandwich Recipe

Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Christmas Brownie Mix Recipe

Southwest Salad Recipe

Chicken and Stuffing

Turkey Meatball Bake

Honey Mustard Chicken

Taco Recipe

Summer Picnic Challenges

Brunch Recipes

Fruit Kabobs

Fruit Dip

Sausage, Cheese, Grape Kabobs

Overnight Oats


Peanut Butter, Strawberry, Banana Sandwich

Turkey Sandwich

Chicken, Mozzarella, Pesto, Tomato Sandwich


Picnic Sides

Potato Salad

Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad

Crustless Blueberry Pie


Halloween Treats

Ghost Pizza

Pumpkin Pretzels

Mummy Pretzels

Thanksgiving Treats

Thanksgiving Sliders

Oreo Turkeys

Holiday Treats

Sugar Cookies

Holiday Italian Sandwich

Holiday Salad

Celery Peanut Butter Rudolph

Strawberry Banana Santa

Grinch Hot Chocolate

Superbowl Snacks

Beef Taquitos

20 minute one bowl fudge bars

20 minute one bowl Keto Fudge Bars

Valentine’s Day Treats

Red Velvet Cookies

Healthy Chocolate Mug Cake

Heart Pepperoni Pizza

Bell Pepper Hearts

Recipes from the Spring Cooking Club

Parchment Potatoes and Egg

Parchment Chicken

Parchment Salmon

Parchment Banana and chocolate

Sheet Pan Pancakes

Sheet Pan Gnocchi

Sheet Pan Fajitas

Sheet Pan Chocolate Covered Matzah

Hash Brown and Egg Muffin Tin

Turkey Cheeseburger Muffin Tin

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Cheesecake Keto Fat Bombs

Chipotle Chicken

Chipotle Sides

Corn Salsa and Pico

Quick Guacamole

Putting it all together

Ozzie’s Salad

Spinach Artichoke Dip

French Dip Sandwich

Recipes from the Summer/Fall Cooking Club:

Videos for 2021 Summer Cooking Picnic Challenges

Videos by Stacy

Cooking Classes

Janice Goldschmidt is the Director of Nutrition Services at Community Support Services, Inc. at the University of Maryland. DSANV members are welcome to join the weekly Food For Thought Virtual Cooking Class held on Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 via zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85293047878.  

What’s for Dinner? is another program offered through Community Support Services, Inc. that offers shopping lists, videos and pictorial recipes.

During the second Cooking Club, Sofia and Jeanette Puritano created a Powerpoint that shows all the options of tortillas and toppings you can use when making tacos.

The 2020 Summer/Fall Cooking Club  was a success!  Each class featured a pictorial recipe along with follow along cooking demonstration. Four of the classes also featured guest speakers including: