Meet your New Pampered Chef Consultant Connection

I decided to become a Pampered Chef consultant during the height of the cooking at home craze that is bringing families to the table more than ever, and I know this has created an opportunity for people around the world to get more creative in the kitchen.

Cooking My Way Through Shelter in Place

Cooking has become much more enjoyable and fun. And I think for sure it has brought my little family together at the table more. And that’s a benefit I could never have imagined because of SIP.

it’s been a short while… two+ years

Gosh my goals when I started this blog in 2014, was to just try to keep up. Maybe post one blog a week, or two… Sigh, I realize my last post was April 2016. Fast forward to over two years later… it’s been busy! As I updated in the About section, since that time, we…

the real breakfast of champions- Vitamix smoothies

I’m obsessed with the Vitamix we’ve now had in our kitchen I think one month or so that we were easily sold on during the usual trip to Costco (how stuff gets into the basket and makes it home, I’ll never know). I’m a professional blow-out blender girl (kitchenaid, cuisinart, black-n-decker) so I’ve been dreaming…

risotto, beer, broth and bok choy

Because we still have SB beers around, my broth needs a purpose, and the bok choy needed to be used and I was craving risotto. Yes I know Bud Light probably isn’t the best option. Next time we’ll try Stella…  I can make risotto with my eyes closed I’ve made it so many different ways…

dark cocoa brownies

Recipe from Alton Brown. They are amazing! If you like dark chocolate you MUST make these! I made them for our SB50 party and then again for Easter.  Comments include “they are sooo dark” (they look almost blue!), “you can only eat just one” (they are so rich) and my personal fav “those brownies are insane!”…

turkey meatloaf with kickin’ sauce 

My inspiration. Rain again. Wanting to make meatloaf since I realized last time around was two years ago. Sour dough bread around. Kickin’ sauce still available… Why not turkey loaf with kickin’ sauce? Of note, I’m not a fan of ketchup so using my own sauce instead is the plan. And since your own sauce…

grilled pork chops with apple wine chutney

Pork loin chops always bring to mind, apples. Could be the midwest in me, but I need to have some sweet with my chops. And in this case, a little wine to the mix didn’t hurt!