Episode 2 – Mom Cliques, Sports Season Angst, Dog Diarrhea, The “over 40 face”, Pressure Cookers and PCS Advice

Who invented “snack mom” for sports seasons?  Where did that even come from?  In Episode two of The Flying Kitchen Podcast, Shannon recounts her funny experiences with youth sports teams – the “snack mom” phenomenon, and why there only two colors of socks in her house.  Shannon also discusses “mom cliques” and explains her theories on mom cliques through history and in our micro-communities today – and how you can feel better about your life next time you stumble upon a foreign “mom tribe”.   She’ll tell you about her day dealing with dog diarrhea, her rules for “homework nannying”, […]

My New Podcast!

Hello! I have a new podcast!  What does a recipe writer and cooking instructor really feed her family every day?  I’ve got lots of good info for you here.  We’re talking about burnout, perfectionism, food shaming, the nitty-gritty of parenting, and more real-life stuff.  What do you do when you encounter a “Chicken Nugget Shamer” in Walmart?  I’ve got the answer!  Plus, what to do when you’ve “had it”, how to manage cooking meals when you’ve got little ones underfoot, how to keep snacks around when you have older kids, freezer meals, crockpot meals and YES, RECIPES!!  Thanks for clicking! […]

Grilled Ribeyes with Compound Butter

Welcome!!! If you’re here because of the recent article in the Jacksonville Daily News, I want to wholeheartedly thank you for taking the time to click on my website. You can also follow my fb page for lots of updates, interaction with other members and to watch and comment on my show when it goes live. Thanks so much for taking the time to be here. I really appreciate it! – Shannon Vavich FB Page:  https://www.facebook.com/The-Flying-Kitchen-266209726375/

Organizer Jen and I Slay the Last of PCS2017

My friend Jen Stark, aka “Organizer Jen” drove down from Pennsylvania last month to help me destroy the last bits of unpacking from our massive move from Okinawa, Japan.  I had already unpacked 11,000 pounds of household goods on my own by the time our shipment from Okinawa arrived.  When the movers set down 6,500 pounds (our entire Okinawa household) in my dining room, it felt like a literal punch in the gut.  If I didn’t know Jen was already on her way, I’m pretty sure I would have cried. Below are the three episodes we live-broadcasted, detailing Jen’s organizing […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes!

  So….things have changed a little in my world lately…. A little over six weeks ago – completely on a whim…I decided to live record myself cooking in my kitchen over Facebook live tv.  I do have experience as a presenter, cooking teacher and speaker, so it wasn’t hard to impromptu the whole thing.  It was such a relief to be able to reach an audience from my own kitchen without having to painstakingly edit anything and/or upload it to youtube.  It was well-received immediately and I had so much fun, that I did another “show” the next day, then […]