a feature in oprah magazine

oprah magazine | theclevercarrot

It was 9:30 PM.

And there was an unexpected knock at the door.

The kids were fast asleep, so I quietly tip-toed downstairs and peeked through the window.

It was my dad.

From time to time, my dad will stop over unannounced so I wasn’t all that surprised. But on this particular occasion, I knew something was different (no one stops by when the kids are sleeping- enter at your own risk!).

So, I opened the door.

He handed me a magazine.

A very familiar magazine…

“If you turn to page 96, you’ll see your recipe from The Clever Cookbook. Congratulations sweetheart, you’re in Oprah Magazine” he said….

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the week before christmas

chocolate gingerbread bundt cake | theclevercarrot.com

We were housebound last week.

Both boys came down with bronchitis and strep throat at the same time.

And because they couldn’t go to school or leave the house for that matter, I expected a few days of calm snuggling and movie time. After all, kids are supposed to be mellow and subdued when they’re sick, right?

Not my boys!

They partied like it was vacation…

And then of course, I got sick (no surprise there).

So picture this: 3 restless people trapped inside during the busiest time of year. And to make matters worse, I could’t stop thinking about my eternal to-do list: Christmas shopping! Outfits! Cards!

Something had to give.

It was either fold a mountain of laundry or bake something to get into the festive spirit!…

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hatchery holiday giveaway

hatchery holiday giveaway | theclevercarrot.com

I’ve got a fantastic giveaway for you!

Are you familiar with Hatchery?

Hatchery is a really cool company that sources artisan food products from small, independent makers across the U.S.

When you peruse their online marketplace, you can learn all about the makers, their stories, and where the products are coming from!

These makers are passionate about what they do.

And Hatchery puts them all together in one spot.

Whether your purchase directly, or become a member of their monthly tasting box, it’s a unique foodie experience….

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in my christmas kitchen

in my christmas kitchen | theclevercarrot.com

It’s the best time of year, isn’t it?!

The festive spirit is in full swing, and there’s no place I’d rather be right now than in my kitchen baking up a storm. Or perhaps, in your kitchen depending on what you’re making for dinner ;)

For the past few years, I’ve been sharing how we get ready for the holidays in our house.

Here’s a little sneak peek at what we’ve been up to lately….

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The Clever Cookbook Pre-Order!

The Clever Cookbook | theclevercarrot.com



Barnes and Noble


The Book Depository (free worldwide shipping!)

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It’s here! It’s here!

I’m thrilled to announce the arrival of my debut book, The Clever Cookbook!

And it’s now available for PRE-ORDER!!!!

(Prepare yourself for an excessive use of exclamation marks- I think I’m going to burst!!)

What’s The Book About?

Inside, you’ll learn how to create simple and delicious meals for the busy home cook. You’ll find realistic get-ahead strategies, time-saving tips, and clever shortcuts to make cooking more approachable with less stress. My philosophy is simple and straight forward.

It’s an extension of how I cook at home, tested with you in mind….

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