Utah society of health-system Pharmacists

Midwinter Meeting Series: Evening Social (Virtual)

  • 27 Jan 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Welcome to the 2021 USHP Midwinter Meeting Series!

The second event is an Evening Social that will be held virtually on January 27, 2021 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm via Zoom. It's a fun and casual event designed to encourage participation and allow a reprieve from the current stressful times!

Registration is free for everyone. We encourage both USHP members and non-members to attend! Registrants will receive a Zoom link via email to join the meeting. Look below at the list of ingredients to have on hand so you can cook along alongside the highly distinguished guest Chefs, Amy Christiansen and Sara!

Programming includes:

1) An Introduction to USHP and round table discussion with USHP Presidents

2) Cooking demonstration. Wear your best apron!

3) Live drawings for chance to win Amazon Gift Cards and ASHP products

We look forward to seeing you all there!

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Meeting ID: 924 5596 8978

Passcode: 245435

Details from our Chefs:

Italian cuisine is one of our favorites! The first thing we love about it are the flavors, the second is that while traditional Italian dishes keep it simple using only a few fresh ingredients - the possibilities are endless! We’re going to make the ultimate comfort food together: pasta! From scratch! 

Hear us out... yes, we know it’s easy to open up a box of dry pasta, but fresh pasta is worth the extra effort. The flavor and texture of fresh pasta is far superior to pasta out of a package. 

We’ll also guide you through a few of the most valuable techniques in the kitchen, such as knife skills. Learning how to properly handle and use your chef knife can change everything you do in the kitchen. And then we’ll finish it off with a delicious pasta dish that’s so good you’ll put it into your dinner repertoire. We can’t wait to cook with you!


  • fresh pasta
  • fettucini with sausage, tomatoes, and mushrooms
  • bonus recipe: molten chocolate cake

You can choose to watch and ask questions - or cook along with us in real time! Here’s what you’ll need: 


measuring cups and spoons


silicone mat (optional)

bench scraper

plastic wrap

chef knife

cutting board

pasta machine or rolling pin

large pot with lid

strainer or pasta insert for above pot

large sauté pan

wooden spoon 




3 cups all-purpose flour

3 large eggs

extra virgin olive oil

12 ounces Italian sausage (hot or sweet, your choice)

1 can petite diced tomatoes

1 can tomato sauce

4 ounces white or cremini mushrooms 

1 yellow onion 

a few sprigs fresh basil 

sea salt or kosher salt

ground black pepper


Chef Bios:

Sara and Amy have taught culinary classes together for several years. They’ve cooked together, taught together, and always laughed together. 

Amy Christensen is a recipe developer and former chef instructor who has taught thousands of students including children, teens, and adults. Her specialty is pastry - but also loves teaching cuisines from around the world, especially Thai, Spanish, French, and Italian.  Her most cherished culinary teaching experiences include teaching cooking and baking to a class of blind children, teaching knife skills to a foster child on Wednesday’s Child, and teaching a cooking class to a family for the Make A Wish Foundation. She’s competed in local cooking competitions (one with Sara) and has appeared on Studio 5, Fox 13, and Good Things Utah numerous times. 

Sara’s food adventure began 10 years ago after taking her first cooking class. She enrolled in multiple intensive courses and her passion for cooking grew into obsession. She then became a culinary instructor and has also taught thousands of students. Sara has worked with a private chef in Park City and has started her own business to cater, teach, and cook for people. Currently Sara is the Deli Director for The Store. 

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