Tuesday, January 23, 2007

This week as been pretty hectic, what with teaching two church group classes and all. It is always a chore to pack up all the crock-pots I have into the van, drive to the class location, and then unload everything. Often times people from the class with either help unload or load back up, and that is great, but there have been a few crock-pot casualties along the way.
This week what I have been focussing on is to get my foot in the door with one of the many Home Shopping Networks, to see if they would be interested in carrying one or more of my books. Personally I would like to see at least the 101 Things to do with a Slow Cooker book sold, but beggars can't be choosers, and any publicity would be great!
I have submitted some applications, so I guess time will tell.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Today on the radio the DJ asked if there was something that you had a "plethora" of, and to call in. So I called in. When I got on the air, he asked what I had and I told him "crock pots". He asked how many I had, and I told him 17. He was pretty amazed at that. He asked if I cooked, and so I explained that I write cookbooks. He then asked me how many I have had running at one time. I told him that once I had 11 going at once, when I was doing a show and needed lots of samples. That blew him away! He wanted to know just how good the house smelled! He then asked how fat I was!!! He said that he would be HUGE if he had crockpots cooking all the time at his house.
Anyway, it was pretty funny to me at least! I think I will send the DJs a free copy of the book, and see if that generates any free publicity for me!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

So this is my first book, that I co-authored. I am teaching a class to a Relief Society group in Sandy, Utah tonight. I often teach classes covering the basics of using a slow cooker (crock-pot). I take along most of the 14 slow cookers that I myself own.

Funny story: When my huband and I got married we got 7 slow cookers as gifts, and ended up returning all but 2. Now I am up to 14--all sizes, shapes and colors, and have even had 11 full and cooking at a time before!

Anyway, during the classes I teach, I go over some hints and tips for using a slow cooker to cook meals, and bring along yummy samples of one of my favorite recipes: Triple Chocolate Cake. Yes, you can do cakes in a crock-pot!! If anyone reading this is in Utah, and would be interested in having me do a presentation, you can contact me thru my website, www.slowcooker101.com

Tuesday, January 9, 2007


Okay, so I am new to this whole blog thing, but giving it a whirl. I wanted to create this and have a chance to let people know what is happening in the world of slow cooking. I have a new website that my husband is building for me. Check it out! It is called Slow Cooker 101 and basically it is a platform to sell my cookbooks, but also has a really cool free monthly recipe page,
as well as information about my four books. Check it out and see what you think. There is a page for visitor comments (the contact page) so let me know what you think about it!