No matter how much you love living in Iowa, it’s hard to fight the winter blues in mid-February, knowing we likely will have more snow to shovel between now and spring.

The winter can also be a little “blah” at the dinner table, a seemingly endless rotation of meat, potatoes and pizza.

So why not try a new dish or brush up on your cooking skills before the weather warms up and your family’s schedule gets crazy busy again?

I’ve learned how to bake cinnamon rolls from scratch and make an authentic pot of Asian hot-and-sour soup by signing up for cooking classes.

Many community colleges in Iowa offer cooking classes open to the public during the winter/spring semesters. One of ...