I Only Have 15 Minutes Tonight


We’re now less than 3 weeks away from the launch of my new cookbook, Eat at Home Tonight. It’s almost starting to get real!

Obviously, with chapter titles like “I Only Have 15 Minutes Tonight,”  this is a cookbook with recipes for “real-life” cooks. Those of us who have hungry people in our homes, and crazy schedules and not quite enough energy at the end of the day to whip up a tasty dinner, much less even decide what to make.

When a cookbook is a problem-solver

I think one of the things I’m most excited about is that it’s more than just a cookbook. It’s a problem-solver. Who can’t use one of those around the house?

Each chapter deals with a specific dilemma that you, the readers, have asked about over the years. This week on Facebook Live I tackled one of those dilemmas. If you missed the live, you can catch the replay and get all the exciting details in about 10-minutes.

I Only Have 15 Minutes Tonight

I know I’m not the only one who has had this dreadful thought as I’m driving kids to and from practice, or running errands, or stressing over the 1-hour window between work and evening meetings.

Here are my 3 favorite tips for putting dinner together in 15 minutes.

1: Cooked meat in the freezer

My favorite here is chicken, though ground beef, smoked sausage or ham and beans are also good to have on hand. The next best thing to frozen meat is a rotisserie chicken from your local grocery store deli.

2: A sharp knife and a good cutting board

Fighting your knife with every cut just adds drama to dinner-time stress and nobody needs that! I shared a few more tips in the video that you’ll want to check out.

And you’ll also want to get details at the bottom of this post on how to enter for a free knife and cutting board too!

3: A good collection of 15-minute recipes

These are an essential tool for any cook. Bonus points if it’s simple enough for you to memorize the recipe!

The first chapter in Eat at Home Tonight is titled “I Only have 15 Minutes Tonight” and it’s a great collection of  15-minute recipes all in one place. One of my favorites is the Memphis-Style BBQ Chicken Tacos with Coleslaw. In fact, my whole family loves this one!

I shared a sweet story on facebook live about a 6-year old girl and another recipe in this chapter. When a 6-year-old can make a delicious dinner in 15 minutes, then you know you have a good thing!

And now for a few details about what we have planned for the next few weeks as we prepare for the release of the cookbook!

Eat at Home Tonight Challenge

We have so many fun things planned around the August 7th launch date and I would love to have you join us! Here are a few of the things coming up …

This is a 7-day challenge running from August 8th to August 14th. Our goal is to eat at home for 6 of those 7 days. We can do this, friends!

Even though the challenge doesn’t start for a few weeks, you can go ahead and sign up on our Challenge Page. You’ll even receive a few recipes along with a mini meal plan and a grocery list from the new cookbook when you sign up!

I will be using recipes from Eat at Home Tonight to do some Facebook Live videos during the challenge week. Many of our members will be doing the same thing, but you are not required to use the new cookbook to be part of the challenge.

To make it even more fun, when you sign up you can join our private Eat at Home Tonight Challenge Facebook group. This is a new thing here at Eat at Home, and I think it’s going to be lots of fun!

And now for the best part

Daily Giveaways! That’s right, I will be giving away a kitchen item every single day of the challenge. Including sheet pans, a knife and cutting board, a dutch oven, an Instant Pot, an entire cookware set, a KitchenAid Stand Mixer and even a freezer!

So, what are you waiting for? One week of cooking together, eating at home, and being entered for the daily giveaways is seriously just one click away. 

Oh, and be sure to pop in and introduce yourself in our private facebook group when you sign up for the challenge!

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  1. Gardenpat says:

    Tried to sign up for your challenge but the link just kept going back to the original challenge announcement with no place to sign up!

    • If you click on the last line in this post it should take you to a page that explains the challenge and at the bottom of that page is a button to click to join the challenge. You’ll receive an email from Eat at Home with more details and links to a free grocery list and 2 of the recipes from the book. Let me know if that doesn’t work for you and we’ll figure it out too! Glad you’re planning to join us 🙂

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