Yes, you need a membership to buy groceries at Sam's Club, the national chain of retail-warehouse mini-shopping centers. But a trip to www.samsclub.com/meals is free.
There, after clicking on "Tips and Videos," you will find our very own chef Molly Hawks, starring in two how-videos on making rotisseried chicken tacos and cherry cobbler. Hawks and her husband, Michael Fagnoni, co-own Hawks restaurant in Quarry Ponds Town Center in Granite Bay (916-791-6200, www.hawksrestaurant.com).
Hawks' videos are part of Sam's Club's "Simply Delicious Meals" program, which will feature eight chefs from around the nation demonstrating how to cook certain dishes. The other seven chefs' videos will be posted at the site in the months ahead.
"The program is intended to show (home cooks) how to make restaurant-quality meals at home," says Hawks in her video.
If you need guidance that's more up-close and personal, Hawks is hosting a cooking demonstration (those chicken tacos) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sam's Club, 7147 Greenback Lane, Citrus Heights; (916) 721-6499.