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PK Newsletter, Issue #48, January 11, 2018

Issue #48, January 11, 2018

Hi busy friends!

Longtime readers of Percolate Kitchen may have noticed the slight change up with the newsletter from this year to last.

Where I used to put everything here in the online version of the newsletter and then sent out a link when it was ready (and kept it hidden behind a password that only subscribers know).

Now I just email out my favorite links, recipes, food discounts and deals, and cool foodie articles in the weekly email., and keep a roundup of PK-centric news and recipes here on the site.

Not a subscriber and want to know what you missed in this week’s email?

  • I shared a handful of crockpot “dump dinner” meals, where you just drop a bag of frozen ingredients you’ve already prepared into your crockpot or Instant Pot and then BOOM, there’s dinner.
  • Plus the recipes on my meal plan this week
  • How NY bagels are made
  • What’s up with Diet Coke lately
  • A cheap version of the Instant Pot on sale this week at Target
  • A new-subscriber discount for Butcher Box (that grassfed beef delivery service it seems everyone is talking about) plus my own hilarious wit and wisdom.
  • And more! (Sign up here)

If you want to read past issues of the Percolate newsletter, subscribers can access them here (the password is in this week’s email)

Other than that, below are the things from PK world you may have missed this week!

Happy eating!

xo,

PERCOLATE KITCHEN RECIPES: 

Winter Salad with Fennel, Sugared Bacon, Tangerines and Pomegranate Vinaigrette

When it’s freaking ice cold outside and you feel like cranking the heat up and enjoying wintery produce topped with a tangy, zesty vinaigrette, this salad is your jam. 

Homemade Chocolate Pudding (made with Salted Dark Chocolate)

It’s remarkably easy to make chocolate pudding from scratch- but it’s so delectably ‘fancy’ that its perfect for a special dessert, like Valentine’s Day or an anniversary.

This pudding is made with dark chocolate and sprinkles of pink Himalayan sea salt, but I also include instructions for plain old milk chocolate pudding as well!

Sticky Bourbon Chicken Skewers 

Another awesome snack or party food- these skewers are crazy easy to make and incredibly addicting to eat. They’re perfect for a Superbowl party, so make sure you bookmark it or pin it to Pinterest!

6 Ingredient Pub Cheese

Make this one for your next party (Superbowl, anyone!?) and be the most popular person there. Yes, at your own party. 6 ingredients and one of them is beer! (woot!)

LATELY, ON SOCIAL MEDIA…

WHAT’S THE HAPS

FREE 8-Quart Slow Cooker from Crockpot! 

Enter for a chance to win this 8-quart slow cooker! No purchase necessary; click here for details of the giveaway.  

Connected Kitchen Family Cooking Class Series! 

Kim from the Connected Chef and I had so much fun hosting a one-off cooking class in December that we decided to do it again- as a four-part series! the classes will run for 4 Sundays afternoons in a row, starting this January 14th and ending February 4th.

Bring your kids along (ages 4 and up) and learn knife skills, seasonings, make-ahead meals, snacks, and more over the course of 4 weeks. Kids will also get their very own apron to take home! More info is here, on the Connected Kitchen Eventbrite page. 

BUSY MAMA? TINY ASS KITCHEN? YOU’LL LOVE THIS GROUP!

I’ve started a new Facebook community for those of us who are stressed out, tired, busy as all get out and dealing with teeny tiny kitchens.

Does this describe you? It’s hard enough balancing the juggling act of childcare, making dinner, and organizing groceries and kitchen gadgets in your cupboards and pantry…. but doing it all in an itty bitty kitchen with like 3 feet of counter space is even harder.

I feel you, mama. Come hang with us and vent, swap recipes and ideas, and get a weekly peek into my meal plans and grocery lists! 

THAT’S IT FOR THIS ISSUE, BUDS!

Know someone who might dig these weekly newsletters? Forward them the email I sent, or they can subscribe here. PK Subscribers are 1300+ strong and stay up to date on food trends, fresh recipe inspo, meal planning tips, foodie discounts, and more

Let’s be social friends! Follow PK on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.

Are you a busy city mama? Join my Facebook group, Busy Mamas Cooking in Tiny Kitchens!

(c) Ruthy Kirwan for Percolate Kitchen, 2017

Percolate Newsletter | Issue #45 | December 14, 2017

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Issue #45, December 14, 2017

Hi busy friends!

I got a little chatty in your intro email this week, yakkin’ away about things like the Easiest Holiday Meals Ever PDF and the upcoming Ultimate Bundles Healthy Meal Planning bundle (launching soon!), so I’m just gonna go easy here. I know this is a crazy time of year for everyone, so I’m sincerely hoping you’re all practicing self care when ya can.

Like, eating tacos whenever possible:

Enjoy your week!

xo,

FEATURED RECIPE

Ridiculously Easy Holiday Party Apps

Seriously, these recipes are so dang easy they feel a little bit like cheating! Click through to the full post to check out the video, too. 

HERE, THIS’LL HELP

From now on, this will be a collection of interesting links, helpful hacks and recipes, tips, and articles I think you’ll love! Tell me if you love it or hate it. 

I’m getting my holiday ish in order with the Easiest Holiday Meals Ever PDF, which will come in handy this month when I inevitably feel in over my head and like  I’m missing the mark entirely. Speaking of missing the mark, the worry you may accidentally cut your hand off while making breakfast is no more, thanks to a non-problem that Marks and Spencer of Great Britain seems to have solved. And while you’re not cutting off your hand, keep your fingers intact as well with this primer on slicing, roasting and peeling fresh chestnuts (over a fire or in a hot oven, whatevs) but make sure you at least have a plate to put it on. Have you heard of Brandless, the new online store where everything is good quality AND $3 or under? I tried it out last month and will have a review coming soon! In the meantime, here’s a list of super comforting foods you could possibly make when it’s freezing effing cold outside, plus these life-affirming pics of Julia Child in a crop top and cooking her heart out in a teeny tiny rental kitchen.

It’s that time of year when it might be a little tough to get your veggies in, so I really liked this list from The Kitchn on a few fresh new ideas to dress green beans! (and psst- I buy them either frozen or already trimmed because #busyperson and who’s got time to trim green beans!?)

Give the gift of cheese this year! 

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LATELY, ON SOCIAL MEDIA…

WHAT’S THE HAPS

“Let’s Pretend We’re Cooking!”

This fun wine tasting slash cooking “class” slash skip-out-on-doing-the-bedtime-routine get-together is happening TONIGHT! Myself and Megan the Mom Somm from Parents.com will be hosting at the Project Life Center in Woodside, Queens this evening from 7:30-9pm. Early bird tickets are long gone but you can still snag a last-minute admission; details are on the Eventbrite page here.

BUSY MAMA? TINY ASS KITCHEN? YOU’LL LOVE THIS GROUP!

I’ve started a new Facebook community for those of us who are stressed out, tired, busy as all get out and dealing with teeny tiny kitchens.

Does this describe you? It’s hard enough balancing the juggling act of childcare, making dinner, and organizing groceries and kitchen gadgets in your cupboards and pantry…. but doing it all in an itty bitty kitchen with like 3 feet of counter space is even harder.

I feel you, mama. Come hang with us and vent, swap recipes and ideas, and get a weekly peek into my meal plans and grocery lists! 

THAT’S IT FOR THIS ISSUE, BUDS!

Know someone who might dig these weekly newsletters? Forward them the email I sent, or they can subscribe here. PK Subscribers are 1300+ strong and stay up to date on food trends, fresh recipe inspo, meal planning tips, foodie discounts, and more

Let’s be social friends! Follow PK on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.

Are you a busy city mama? Join my Facebook group, Busy Mamas Cooking in Tiny Kitchens!

(c) Ruthy Kirwan for Percolate Kitchen, 2017