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Restaurant Road Trip: 'My Kitchen'

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Chef Chris Hall, of My Kitchen, has worked in restaurants most his life, but now, he offers cooking classes, in a kitchen he added next to his home.

"Southern Italian is probably my most popular one," said Hall. "We've got an Indian class, Mediterranean, Tex Mex, I do some Julia Child recipes."

Today he's teaching us how to cook up something from his "West Virginia Comfort Food class."

"Everybody likes macaroni and cheese," said Hall. "But the problem is you can either go get the blue box or you can make up a big casserole dish or I can show you how to do it in about four minutes flat. First thing we've got to do is make a rue!"

He melts a couple tablespoons of butter and adds the flour to thicken. "You want an Elmer's glue consistency." He adds grated cheddar cheese and then, the personalized touches.

"So I just pulled these peas straight out of the freezer and I'm going to throw those in there!"

Peas, broccoli, cauliflower, and then bacon bits, ham and pork are just some ideas you can throw into the pot.

Hall also shares neat cooking tricks he's learned along the way…like how to separate egg yolks: "Just a regular old plastic bottle!"

He shows us how you can squeeze the bottle to pick up the yolk "and the coolest part is, you can put it back!"

So instead of dressing up to go out to eat, this offers a fun, interactive and educational way to stay in.

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