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Nancy Burgeson is a highly sought after instructor with over 45 years experience. Currently she instructs classes in several districts in the twin cities and also in out of town school districts as well.Generally during the year she will over over 75 classes and many demonstrations to groups of all kinds, and continues to love what she does. With an opportunity at Wilton Enterprises in Woodbridge, Illinois, Nancy fulfilled her true passion in baking and specialty candy making classes and took a position with the company working for them for over 12 years. Wilton is known for its baking classes all over the world. Nancy held several positions within the company and went on to become a regional coordinator working with baking instructors in a 5 state area doing ongoing training and hiring. She won many awards within the company as teacher of the year and was inducted into the Wilton Hall of Fame. Nancy's skills in working with people led her to a position with Bloomington Schools and her position evolved into a Senior Youth and family Coordinator. Although job satisfaction was high, she longed to be in a classroom with adult learners sharing her passions of baking and candy making. To date she has had the privilege of instructing over 16,000 students and hopes she can she 16,000 more before she retires!!!!

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Valentines Day Cakes  

Baking instructor, Nancy Burgeson, shows us how easy it is to make individual cakes that your valentine is sure to love.
MINI CAKES-using cake mixes and fun flavored liqueurs!

12 Days of Cookies Day 11: Andes Chocolate Crackles  

There’s nothing like peppermint and chocolate during the holidays and that’s the focus of today’s recipe in our “12 Days of Cookies” series. Today, Elizabeth visits the kitchen of baking instructor Nancy Burgeson to make Andes Chocolate Crackles.

12 Days of Cookies Day 7: Cherry Poppyseed Thumbprints  

In today’s installment of the “12 Days of Cookies,” Elizabeth visits the home of baking instructor Nancy Burgeson to put a twist on the classic jam-filled thumbprint cookie by incorporating cherries and poppy seeds.

12 Days of Cookies Day 3: Bridgeman’s Butter Brittle Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies  

Elizabeth has not stopped raving about this cookie ever since she tasted it – three ingredients and an out-of-this-world wow factor. Baking Instructor Nancy Burgeson was issued a special challenge this year: use Bridgeman’s Ice Cream as an ingredient in a cookie recipe. Nancy knocked it out of the park when she created Bridgeman’s Butter Brittle Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies using melted ice cream as an ingredient in the cookies and the frosting.

Buddy the Elf's Holiday Cookie Recipe  

Cooking instructor Nancy Berguson stopped by with a festive holiday cookie recipe to help celebrate Ordway's Elf: The Musical. 

Pumpkin Seed Recipes  

Cooking instructor Nancy Burgeson stopped by the TCL kitchen with some tasty pumpkin seed recipes to help TCL kick off Pumpkinpalooza.