Calendar of Events

Events and Classes booked daily! Contact me for more information! or #612.281.0428

Travels:  Las Vegas, NV & St. George, Utah (January 17th-January 26th)

Clean Eating


01/31/2020 Friday 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Clean eating — or eating clean — seems to be all over the internet and in grocery stores and restaurants. What does it mean? Is it just another fad? Clean Eating means embracing whole foods like vegetables, fruits and whole grains, plus healthy proteins and fats. It also means cutting back on refined grains, additives, preservatives, unhealthy fats and large amounts of added sugar and salt. We’ll talk about ways to add healthy eating into your diet for more vitality. Join us as we show you how to cook CLEAN!

The menu will include:

Bright and Beautiful Baked Oatmeal

Rainbow Salad with Herb Vinaigrette

White Fish with Thai Coconut Curry Sauce

Sweet Potato Hummus

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Soups, Stocks and Bone Broth


02/06/2020 Thursday 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

If you put the chicken carcass from last night’s dinner into a pot of water and add vegetables and herbs is it a stock? Or, is it broth?

If you buy beef bones, add them to a pot of water, and add vegetables with herbs is it a stock? Or, is it broth?

In this class we will list out the differences and similarities of stock and broth. Then, we’ll make stock and broth. You’ll also learn how to use stock and broth in cooking. Storage tips. And, the best part, drink them!

We will learn about Vegetable StockChicken StockBeef/Pork/Veal/Wild Game StockSeafood Stock and Bone Broth.


Kale, Sausage & White Bean Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

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It’s Greek To Me!


02/08/2020 Saturday 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Let’s take a culinary journey together to set the table with some of the most popular dishes served in Greece! In this hands-on cooking class you will make Food of the Gods. Greek food is not just Gyros and french fries, we promise you. Join us!


Classic Hummus

Melitzanosalata, aubergine (eggplant) dip

Dolmadas, stuffed grape leaves

Pastitsio, a baked pasta with meat and bechamel sauce

Baklava, classic Greek dessert made with pastry, honey and nuts

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Thai Take-Out II


02/20/2020 Thursday 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

You asked for it, we listened. One of our most popular classes, Thai Take-Out, now Part Two! Let’s Thai it together in this hands-on cooking class learning several methods of Thai cooking: street food, wok cooking and traditional dishes.


Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Coconut Shrimp with Thai Chili Sauce

Vegetarian Coconut Green Curry

Pak Kee Mao (Thai Hangover Noodles)

Khao Neow (Steamed Sticky Rice)

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Cajun and Creole – NOLA


02/25/2020 Tuesday 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join instructor Jessica Tijerina as she digs up her colorful Louisiana travel memories to share with you over a delicious meal.

In this hands-on cooking class we will cook Creole and Cajun dishes along with side dishes and dessert. Don’t be afraid of spice…it’s Minnesota Nice!

Everyone needs a NOLA (New Orleans, LA) spice in their cupboard, it can go on anything! So, we will begin with a Cajun Spice Blend (Acadian). A Creole Gumbo that starts its journey with a roux and then layered with flavors that marry so well it will have you coming back for seconds…peppers, onions, garlic, sausage, thyme, oh, yeah!

Crawfish Etoufee, one of our favorites! We start with 1 lb of butter…nuff said. Moving on. A simple classic side dish of Cornbread is a must and we end on a the sweetest of notes, a Beignet, deep fried to perfection and drowned in powdered sugar.


Creole Gumbo

Crawfish Etoufee

Cajun Spice Blend (Acadian)



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Intro do Indian Cuisine @ Grand Fête in Hudson, Wi


02/29/2020 Saturday 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Your senses will be overjoyed as the room is filled with the aromatics of several spices and herbs used in
Indian cuisine.  In this hands-on 2 ½ hour class, Intro to Indian Food, instructor Jessica Tijerina will guide you through several recipes which you will prepare and enjoy together.

We will begin with a Garam Masala which translates to “hot mixture of spices” and is an essential

Ingredient in many Indian dishes.

A Saffron Rice, which is boiled and then baked and will accompany the main dishes.

A Raita, to cool the palate made with yogurt, fresh herbs and cucumber, also to accompany the main dishes.

Using the spice mixture, you created, a Garam Masala Chicken dish is prepared as well as a more

popular dish, Tikka Masala and we finish with a refreshingly cool Mango Lassi drink!

Join us for an adventure and night of food, friends and fun!

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Dumplings Around the World


03/05/2020 Thursday 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Food in small packages is a worldwide phenomenon. Have fun preparing and devouring these comforting tidbits of all shapes, sizes and ethnicities.


  • Indian Samosas with Cilantro Chutney
  • Chicken Bao (Chicken-Filled Buns) with Hoisin Sauce
  • Black Bean and Chorizo Empanadas with Avocado Crema

Skills covered in class include:

  • Getting familiar with Indian, Asian and South ​American ingredients
  • Making and shaping dumpling dough
  • Making meat and potato fillings
  • Working with fresh herbs and spices
  • Deep frying and steaming
  • Working with puff pastry

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Chinese Take-Out Part II


03/14/2020 Saturday 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

In China, the eggroll was typically served for the New Year because it is shaped like a 10-ounce gold bar the symbol of wealth. In this hands-on cooking class, we will create pork egg rolls and pork fried rice, but we will also learn the significance of the 10 fragrant vegetables recipe and Lion’s Head, which is a meatball with special sauce. The Master Sauce.



 Chinese Master Sauce

10 Fragrant Vegetables 

Pork Fried Rice

Lion’s Head (Meatballs with vegetables and sauce)

Basic Rice Recipe

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Pizza Party!


03/28/2020 Saturday 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Making a pizza dough from scratch is easy and fun. Learn how to make pizza in your own kitchen in this hands-on cooking class. In this class we’ll be showing you how to use yeast to make a scratch pizza dough.

We’ll make several types of pizza crust – thin crust, flatbread, and deep dish. We’ll show you how to make a delicious scratch pizza sauce.

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Spring in Spain @ the NordicWare Factory Outlet


04/07/2020 Tuesday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Spring in Spain, join me for an evening of delightful tapas and dessert that I learned while studying in Spain.


To Register Call:  #952.924.9672 (Class is limited to 22 Guests)

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