Fall 2022
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The Smart in the Kitchen Cookbook is (almost) here!

After years of hard work and determination, my first cookbook is almost here. Set your alarm for November 1, 2022! It's book release day! I'm so proud of this beautiful book and beyond excited to share it with you. To pre-order your book through me, which will help me raise funds for the marketing and publicity of the book, click here. Books will ship out after November 1. All pre-orders will be shipped with a HB + SITK apron (while supplies last).

Fearless Fish! 

Join me on September 27, 29 and 30 from 12-1 PM CST on Zoom for a 3-day fish class. Check out the menu and reserve your spot here. The class is held live on Zoom and will last for approximately an hour. I'll email a recording every day in case you can't log on live. You'll receive dozens of class recipes for delicious and simple fish recipes and delicious sauces. Bring your questions!

Paris Favorites!

Friday, October 14, 11 AM-1:30 PM in Marcia's kitchen. To reserve your spot, Venmo $200 to @smartinthekitchen or I can email you an invoice to pay by credit card or bank transfer.

Come cook in my kitchen as I share favorite recipes from my recent trip to Paris. After we cook through the recipes, we'll sit down for lunch. If you're interested, I can share my list of favorite restaurants, cafés and boulangeries from my trip.
  • Normandy-Style French Onion Soup
  • Tender Greens with Goat Cheese Baguettes and Basil Oil
  • Nicoise Pan Bagnat
  • Valhrona Hazelnut Tart
  • Mascarpone Whipped Cream

A Crash Course in Meal Planning!

Friday, October 28, 11 AM - 1 PM in Marcia's kitchen. Limited spots. To reserve, Venmo $200 to @smartinthekitchen or I can email you an invoice to pay by credit card or bank transfer.

We will talk about meal planning basics and cook some of my weeknight favorites. You'll leave with your own plan for the following week, so bring a meal planning notebook or a spiral (or just use your phone)! Plus, we'll make a couple of my favorite weeknight dinners. Download and print this meal planning workbook to bring to class.
  • Super Simple Salad Dressing and Mixed Greens 
  • Instant Pot Parmesan Risotto (with instructions for how to make it into a mushroom, butternut squash, pesto or pumpkin risotto)
  • Quick Green Bean and Ground Lamb Stir Fry (you also make this with ground pork, ground chicken, ground turkey or ground beef and we'll talk through substitutions)
  • Rice Cooker Sushi Rice (and maybe some bonus veggie sushi rolls! wink wink)

  • Come see us at the Forest Club Holiday Bazaar on October 17 and 18. I'll be selling signed copies of my cookbook!
  • I'll be a visiting author at The Kinkaid School Bookfair on November 6, 2022!
  • Purchase tickets for the Kappa Pilgrimage Home Tour! My home is on the tour and we'll be baking cookies from my cookbook and signing copies during the tour.
Smart in the Kitchen School is a members-only group where you'll cook with me every month for only $29 per month or a discounted $300 for the year! You'll receive access to our password-protected school site full of knife skills videos, cooking basics, recipe lessons, and my online classes -- plus hundreds of recipes that aren't on my blog. My members receive exclusive discounts for every online cooking series I teach. Join us today and let's cook together! Gift memberships are also available. Recordings and recipes are always emailed and saved to the school site if you can't make it live.
Want a self-paced class you can complete on your own time? My Smart Knife Skills course is professionally recorded and you can watch the lessons as many times as you'd like. The course never expires, so return to the videos and recipes whenever you need a refresher. The course includes videos on how to quickly and efficiently cut onions, garlic, leeks, carrots, celery, peppers, jalapeños, herbs and more. Plus, the class includes TONS of recipes that you can download and save (so you can practice your amazing new skills). 

Check out Smart Knife Skills!

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