Let’s cook TOGETHER and TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF MEAL PREP! All recipes will be simple, easy and centered around ingredients you have in your kitchen or those “easy” to find. Recipes, shopping list and Zoom link will be emailed upon received payment. Please note, sign up early so you have time to shop for the recipes. Monika will provide ideas for ingredient substitutions, nutrition tips and interact with guests during the class. Have a question during class? Shout it out! This is NOT a YouTube cooking tutorial or TV cooking class. It’s interactive! Invite your family and friends for a fun social event while staying at home! Zoom link emailed after payment is received (*non-refundable) *Please let Monika know if you don’t receive the recipes via email (check Spam/Junk folders)! HOTMAIL AND OUTLOOK EMAIL ADDRESSES TEND TO HAVE TROUBLE WITH EMAIL CONFIRMATIONS AFTER REGISTRATION. 

Also, now booking PRIVATE VIRTUAL COOKING CLASS events for your office, birthday party or friends/family! Contact me for more information on customizing your special event!


Tips for Success:

If you’re a novice in the kitchen, that’s OK! We will cook at pace that will allow you to be empowered and confident!

  1. Read all recipes before class. Gather ingredients and equipment so that everything is ready for cooking! Some of the food may be prepped before class if you prefer. Monika will mention specific prepping tips on some recipes.
  2. Print recipes before class or have them readily available to read on a screen as we cook together. If you forget, that’s ok. You will be instructed on each step on the recipes.

Kid’s Cooking Club-Summer Sessions!

The best thing your kiddo can do on Zoom!

Weekly Virtual Cooking Class

July – 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th (menu: French Toast, Antipasto Skewers, Taco Pizza & Mini Cheesecakes)

August – 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th (menu: Breakfast Casserole, Froyo Bark, Stuffed Pasta Ricotta Shells, Zucchini Crumb Cake)

Cost: $69/month (4 weekly classes) or $130 (all 8 weeks)

Welcome to Summer Kid’s Cooking Club! Join my kiddos and me every Wednesday for fun in the kitchen. Every week we will focus on: specific cooking skills, food safety tips and cooking an entire recipe from start to finish. Kids ages 4-10 will love Cooking Club-the little ones may need more assistance from an adult. The recipes will include breakfast, healthy snacks, nutritious sweet treats and entire meals the whole family will enjoy. A healthy relationship with food begins at home.  Join us for Kid’s Cooking Club and watch your little ones THRIVE in the kitchen! Enjoy a *FREE KID’S APRON* with the purchase of any 4-week series (1 complimentary apron per registration but extras are available with purchase of “additional kid” at registration. For NEW mini chefs only). *while supplies last!

Photo sourced from Milk Street Kitchen

Father’s Day Edition – Paprika Rubbed Pork Tenderloin & Broccoli Rabe Burrata

Sunday Virtual Cooking Class
June 20th at 4:30 pm PST

Cost: $12

This one goes out to all the RADS DADS out there making our worlds go round! This meal will feel extra special but is very easy to prepare. Enjoy the seared richness of the paprika rubbed pork tenderloin (the leanest cut of pork) paired with a beautiful lemony broccoli rabe burrata salad. Treat the dads in your life to this show-stopper meal-sure to delight their palates! Pair it with his favorite libation-an Old-Fashioned cocktail or a pinot noir red wine. Happy Father’s Day!

Photo sourced from Parade Magazine

Indian Night! – Spiced Beef and Peas with Zucchini, Fennel, Mint & Pecorino Salad

Sunday Virtual Cooking Class
June 27th at 4:30 pm PST

Cost: $12

Skip the takeout this time and try making your own Indian food! The beef can be swapped for a plant based protein if you prefer – lentils, chickpeas or tofu. This dish is big and bold and compliments the delicate flavors in the zucchini, mint & fennel salad. Both recipes will hold up for leftovers so you might want to double these recipes- hello lunch! Don’t miss this one!

Photo from

Winescape Summer Bites

IN-PERSON Wine Tasting & Demo-Style Cooking Class at Winescape
2 Dates: June 29th at 5-6 pm and/or July 13th at 5-6:30 pm

*Cost: $40/person per class or $70/person for 2-Class Pack (*includes 1 glass of featured wine + 1 food pairing nibbles)

We Zoomed in our kitchens last Fall and Winter but it’s time to reunite in the winery for eating, drinking and laughing this time! Join Monika Jacobson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Pat Butterfield, PhD and Owner of Winescape for a 90 minute informative & social event to enjoy Winescape’s newest Summer wines paired with a delicious small plate prepared demo-style. Immerse yourself in these beautiful wines & take home a recipe you will be sure to repeat at home.

Tuesday, June 29th 5-6:30 PM – 2020 Riesling paired with Lemon, Feta & Artichoke Galette

Tuesday, July 13th 5-6:30 PM 2020 Sangiovese Rose paired with Salmon Sweet Potato Cakes with Curried Yogurt (gluten free)

It is Winescape’s policy that all guests wear a mask when they are not seated at their table.  COVID19 vaccines are encouraged as a common sense public health measure.


Well-organized, great energy, Monika made everyone feel at home, and the extra tips on health were most welcomed!

I m such a novice that I really appreciated the advance handout giving me time to shop, prep, pull out everything I need throughout the process. And cooking alongside Monika was terrific! I felt so accomplished by the end!