My new cookbook is out May 1!

I've spent the last two-plus years working on this book - it's literally an extension of my kitchen. My Kitchen Chalkboard is based on the menus and meal plans I create to keep our family fed and myself sane while continuing to develop as a cook. Once I started planning our weekly menus when my 5-year-old was an infant, I quickly discovered the merits of planning meals ahead of time. It conserves time and saves money, cuts down on waste, and allows me to be creative and build my skills within a framework. And most importantly, a good plan helps keep the chaos at bay (somewhat). 

I'm super excited to share My Kitchen Chalkboard with you! I hope it will become a resource for anyone who is trying to juggle all the demands of work and family and still eat and cook well. 

The book is available for pre-order online on Amazon (and YES in this world of crazy algorithms, it definitely helps to pre-order)/Barnes & Noble/Powell's/Harvard Book Store or through my lovely publishers at Union Park Press. You can also pre-order it in person at my local bookstore, Papercuts J.P., where we'll be keeping a stash of signed copies once the book is here. I'll be there on April 28 (with snacks!) to celebrate its launch as well as National Bookstore Day. See you there, friends! 

 Hey there! This is me, in my natural habitat.                                                                                                                                                       photo by  Tara Morris

Hey there! This is me, in my natural habitat.                                                                                                                                                      photo by Tara Morris