Pantry Challenge 2019: Week 3 Update

I can’t believe we’re already finished with Week 3 of the Pantry Challenge. So far, so good. Here’s how we did this past week.

bagels and boules cooling on tray

It rained almost the entire week. Not something we normally experience in San Diego. While I’m thankful for the precipitation, I am so thankful for the sunshine that finally broke through on Friday afternoon!

The weekend has been a weird one, being a holiday and all, so I am a little late in posting this report. But, since tomorrow is the Monday that will feel like a Sunday, I decided not to worry about it too much. Continue Reading »

Kitchen Winning: A Bi-Weekly Livestream

Kitchen Winning in the art of making the most of your resources in the kitchen so that you can WIN at the table and have it carry over into other areas of your life.

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Hey hey hey! I just wanted to let you know about something new on the horizon. After years of experimenting with different livestream social media platforms, I decided to do something a little different.

Every other Saturday morning, I invite you to come sit at my kitchen table so that we can talk about ways to win in the kitchen.

They say that great abs are made in the kitchen, but I believe that’s where great DAYS, and by extension, great lives.

What you do in the kitchen has a direct impact on your budget, your health, and your relationships.

Heck! They say that your kids will even do better in school if you eat together every night!

There is no better time than now to start winning in the kitchen.

Join me for Kitchen Winning: a bi-monthly livestream all about cooking and winning in the kitchen.

I believe cooking and meal planning don’t have to be overwhelming. You CAN get organized in the kitchen and make great meals without going broke or freaking out. In each bi-weekly episode we’ll talk about some new way that you can WIN in the kitchen.

Coming soon:

I’m looking forward to chatting with you during episode 3 of Kitchen Winning! I’ll be interviewing one of my favorite Kitchen Winners, Kate Schat from Venison for Dinner.

I’ll be producing this livestream via the Crowdcast app. It’ll kinda be like a podcast but with my face to look at. 😉

Kitchen Winning: A Bi-Weekly Livestream

What is Crowdcast?

Crowdcast is a little different than other live streaming platforms. There’s a cool polling function, a time-stampable Q&A function, and a chat box. Best yet, since it’s not on widespread social media, there will be less likelihood of trolls joining us. Booyah!

Is there a cost?

The 30-minute episodes are free for you to attend, so I hope you’ll join me. You do need to register, though, which you can do here:

What if I can’t attend the live event?

Kitchen Winning replays are available whenever you are. If you register in advance, however, you can submit your questions beforehand so that they can get answered on air.

When’s the next episode of Kitchen Winning?

The next episode goes live on Saturday, January 19 at 10 am PST. Say you’ll come! It’s gonna be so fun!

Past and Future Kitchen Winning Episodes:

If you enjoy this type of learning, you will love the Kitchen Winners Circle, a place to connect with fellow home cooks, learn new strategies and skills, and get cooking in ways that help you reach your goals.

Gramma John’s Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip cookies on tray with milk carafe and glasses

Do you love crispy chocolate chip cookies? Then you’ll love Gramma John’s recipe for chocolate chip cookies that are crispy and crunchy and tender inside. Learning to bake chocolate chip cookies is kind of a rite of passage in my book. And finding your pet, favorite, go-to, ultimo chocolate chip recipe is part of that […]

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Smoky Bean Soup

spoonful of soup resting on side of the bowl

Reminiscent of canned bean with bacon soup — without the bacon or the can! — this Smoky Bean Soup is an economical and filling, without much fuss. If you grew up eating soup from cans with red labels, you may have been a fan of Bean with Bacon soup. I know I was. I can […]

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Pantry Challenge 2019: Week 2 Update

fresh baked bagels and boules

Have you ever done a Pantry Challenge, where you focus on shopping your pantry and using up what you have? Here’s how it’s going for me, two weeks in. Well, here we are, at the end of our family’s second full week of the Pantry Challenge. It’s been a super busy week for me with […]

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9 Pantry Meals To Help You Save Money

bean and rice bowl with chips and toppings

Having a list of pantry meals you can make in a pinch can help you save money and time. No need to run out for take-out, just cook up some pantry staples. There are lots of reasons to cook from your pantry. You can save time, money, and a whole lot of stress when you […]

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Pantry Challenge 2019: Week 1 Update

ALDI groceries in cart

Alrighty then! I’m one week into our pantry challenge, and my belly is full. I take that as a good sign. Bonus: I did spent tons of time in the kitchen as I have done in years past. Over the last year, I’ve gotten into a good groove with Sunday afternoon meal prep; that habit […]

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5 Food Resolutions You Can Rock This Year

salads in meal prep boxes

Have you got some food resolutions for the new year? Consider these five easy things you can do to rock your kitchen. Here you are at the start of a brand new year. There are 12 gloriously empty months ahead of you. What shall we do with you? You could just do what you’ve always […]

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