Dinner Planner – Week of August 15, 2022

This is my son’s last week at home before we take him to college.  Yes, Mr. Picky is going to college.  I am literally teary-eyed as I type this.  Mr. Picky is my last child, and also a ray of sunshine and the kindest, most wonderful young man. I love having him around and truly enjoy his company and dry wit, his thoughtfulness and curious mind.  I am very excited for him to begin this new phase of his life, but I am going to miss him.  I just am.  Maybe I’ll convince him to partner with me on my IG live on Monday. 

On another note, thank you for all the positive feedback on my new newsletter!  If you are not on my email list, don’t hesitate!  I’m sending out a free newsletter every week with lots of great tidbits, advice, product recommendations, exclusive recipes, and more.  Sign up here!  Here’s your dinner planner for the week: Continue reading

Dinner Planner – Week of August 8, 2022

We had the most lovely visit with my sister’s family and I am sad to see them go back to Long Island.  I am now in Get-Mr. Picky-Ready-for-College mode!  Eeek!  Hubs and I are almost empty-nesters, so if you have suggestions for how to make this transition, please share.  Also, I have started a newsletter for website subscribers only.  The second newsletter comes out on Monday.  It’s a free subscription and I won’t sell your info to anyone.  I am sharing favorite finds, new, unpublished recipes, little things that I am loving lately.  I am also going to organize an IN-PERSON Pamela Potluck in a month or so for anyone who is in town that wants to say hi in real life.  BUT, you have to be an email subscriber!!  Click here to sign up.  Here’s your dinner planner for the week: Continue reading

Dinner Planner – Week of August 1, 2022

My sister’s family is arriving today for a week!  Sadly, my sister got sick and can’t travel, but we are thrilled to have her husband and kids visit with us.  For all my monthly online cooking class students, I just filmed the August class yesterday and it is in the editing process now.  I hope to have it to you by the end of this coming week!  If you give me an hour a month, I can teach you a lot about how to cook and eat more healthfully and turn you into a better, more confident and more efficient cook.  An hour a month!!!  Plus, I changed the structure of my subscription model – join monthly and you will have access to the ENTIRE library of classes and recipes.  Note – I’ve been teaching online monthly for many years! 

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Dinner Planner – Week of July 25, 2022

If it’s hot where you are, this dinner planner may help give you ideas for cooking when you don’t feel like turning on the oven!  I am thinking no-cook, grilling outside, and slow cooker (mine doesn’t add warmth to the kitchen like an oven.) If you take my monthly online cooking class, I am going live with you on Tuesday at 5:00 pm PT!  It’s an opportunity for you to ask me anything at all and interact with other students.  We always have a lively conversation and it has been fun getting to know many of you!  If you like learning from me, you should absolutely sign up for my monthly class.  No in-person classes anymore, so this is the next best thing! Here’s your dinner planner for the week: Continue reading

Dinner Planner – Week of July 18, 2022

My mom, my aunt and my daughters are visiting this week and through the weekend for a family event and we are having a blast!  I am hoping to convince my aunt to join me for my regular Instagram live on Monday at 5:00 pm, but we’ll see. My mom needs no convincing and will be there with bells on and an Aperol spritz lol!  Here’s your dinner planner for the week: Continue reading

Dinner Planner – Week of July 4, 2022

If you are in the NY area right now, wow!  This weather has been amazing.  We have had a perfect week with my family doing all the things we normally do and keeping life simple.  We are here through July 4th and then we head back to California.  For my monthly online cooking class subscribers, the new July class is getting sent to you this weekend!  It might be one of my favorite classes yet!  If you are not yet a subscriber, try a class out!  I promise you will learn a lot about being a better cook, health and nutrition, and learning how to adapt recipes to suit your style. The recipes are brand new and won’t be published for at least a year, but it’s also so nice to be a part of this special community!

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Dinner Planner – Week of June 27, 2022

You know what time of year it is!  I am going to Long Island to hang with my family! Follow along on Instagram or Facebook as my sisters, my mom, my aunt and I cook up a storm, have long coffee talks in the morning, walk along the beach, sneak away from the kids on a canoe and play Rummikub until we’re blue in the face!  How do we manage to cook meals for so many people all week?  It’s called a GOOGLE DOC and we all help out, including the kiddos.  I repeat a lot of the same recipes year after year, because why not?! 

Also, I wanted to let you guys know about a great course my favorite organizing gurus, Inspired Everyday Living, are launching, called Declutter and Manifest Laura and Alison are more than just organizers. They really value the home as a reflection of who you are and the life you want to live.  I highly recommend this course!! 

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