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Satellite Recipe: Shredded Chicken with Black Beans, Rice and Roasted Red Peppers

Satellite Recipe: Shredded Chicken with Black Beans, Rice and Roasted Red Peppers

This is a “satellite recipe” to accompany The Best Crockpot Shredded Chicken . The Best Crockpot Shredded Chicken Recipe cooks all day in the crock pot. You can eat it in several ways once it’s done. If you have a large family like mine, you’ll […]

Episode 18: “Unassing Yourself”, Family Leadership, Master Recipes and More

Episode 18: “Unassing Yourself”, Family Leadership, Master Recipes and More

In Episode 18 of The Flying Kitchen Podcast, I talk about personal accountably and LEADERSHIP, how to start being a great leader in your own home (it does not require you to threaten or set ultimatums), and how to humbly ask yourself if there is […]

Episode 17 –  Bacon Chicken Podcast Cookalong Recipe

Episode 17 – Bacon Chicken Podcast Cookalong Recipe

A great dinner. Prep time: 30 minutes. Start to finish 1 hour 5 minutes. Serve with steamed rice. Ingredients: 3-5 LBS chicken of your choice (breast, hind quarters or whole cut-up chicken), 1 lb bacon, 2-3 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoons pepper, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, […]

The Best Crockpot Shredded Chicken

The Best Crockpot Shredded Chicken

One of my “secret weapons” all these years has been my coveted collection of “master recipes”. A master recipe is one singular recipe that serves as the starter or inspiration for many other recipes. In my opinion, a master recipe needs to be a no-brainer. […]

BACON CHICKEN

BACON CHICKEN

I can’t tell you how good it feels to press the “create new post” on my WordPress dashboard. I feel like crying from relief. Especially since this is an ACTUAL RECIPE, instead of another post of how life has beat the crap out of me […]

Oreo Buttercream

Oreo Buttercream

I’m so glad to be photographing my foods again. It’s been way too long. I love the whole process. Luckily, it all came back to me without a hitch, and Little Rosie was there to help! This Oreo Buttercream is delicious. I make it for […]

Episode 13 – How to Cultivate a Family Culture of Communication, Respect and Boundaries.  Servant Leadership and Why Your Kids Deserve It.

Episode 13 – How to Cultivate a Family Culture of Communication, Respect and Boundaries. Servant Leadership and Why Your Kids Deserve It.

In Episode 13 of The Flying Kitchen Podcast, I talk candidly about the challenges my family has faced in the midst of our military lifestyle, and my tips for overcoming upset, loneliness, resentment, and frustration. I talk pointedly about how it’s up to us military […]

Episode 12:  Meal Planning for Your Greater Mission

Episode 12: Meal Planning for Your Greater Mission

In Episode 12 of The Flying Kitchen Podcast, we talk MEAL PLANNING. I answer listener questions and reveal my four-part method of meal planning: Planning, Pacing, Execution and Attitude. I explain how I cooked for my family when all my children were little and what […]

Episode 11:  The Myth of the #tribe, Advice on Self-Care and a Recipe for Chicken & Leek Meatballs

Episode 11: The Myth of the #tribe, Advice on Self-Care and a Recipe for Chicken & Leek Meatballs

In Episode 11 of The Flying Kitchen Podcast, I answer a listener’s question about dealing with the negative reactions of others after you decide to change your life for the better. I lay out my 3-part method for SIMPLE and GENUINE self care, we talk […]

Episode 10 – How to Leverage Your Limitation into An Asset

Episode 10 – How to Leverage Your Limitation into An Asset

In Episode 10 of The Flying Kitchen Podcast I give you my three-part formula on how to leverage your limitation into a personal ASSET. I share my story on how, after repeated injuries, I taught myself how to lap swim when I was 21, and […]

Episode 9  – Empowerment, Recovering From a Setback, Curating Quality Female Friendships, and More

Episode 9 – Empowerment, Recovering From a Setback, Curating Quality Female Friendships, and More

About female friendships: “Pick the women who empower you”. In Episode 9 of The Flying Kitchen Podcast, I talk about EMPOWERMENT EMPOWERMENT EMPOWERMENT. How to empower yourself, how to empower others, and how to spot disempowerment, and how to shut it down. I give my […]

Episode 8 – Making Your Home Business Work

Episode 8 – Making Your Home Business Work

In Episode eight of The Flying Kitchen Podcast, I give you the truthy-truth about HOME BUSINESSES and how my new mentorship program can help you achieve your goals. I’ve owned small businesses for 22 years, and I’ve learned how to adapt and overcome the greatest […]

Three of my Family’s Simple Traditions – and How They Support our “Mission Capability” as a USMC Family

Three of my Family’s Simple Traditions – and How They Support our “Mission Capability” as a USMC Family

Okay, now stop. Stop what you’re thinking. Do not envision any magazine photo – any curated image – any glossy smiley photo of a happy family being awesome and content. Erase from your mind the vision of what you believe a FAMILY TRADITION to be. […]

Family Traditions, Team Building and YOUR MISSION – Three Tips for Starting Your Own FT’s

Family Traditions, Team Building and YOUR MISSION – Three Tips for Starting Your Own FT’s

I’m not just a mom.  I’m a CEO.  I’m the CEO of my family. I take running my family very seriously, and for the sake of expediency, I’m going to assume you do too. As a military family, every moment counts. Our lifestyle demands an […]

Episode 7: A Chat with Lydia Bradbury, part 2 of 2

Episode 7: A Chat with Lydia Bradbury, part 2 of 2

In episode seven of The Flying Kitchen Podcast, Shannon and Lydia continue their talk from Shannon’s “compound” in Kentucky.   Lydia describes the unique experience of traveling Europe and the Mediterranean with her three young sons while her husband was deployed.  She explains how they […]

Episode 6: A Chat with Lydia Bradbury Part 1 of 2

Episode 6: A Chat with Lydia Bradbury Part 1 of 2

In episode 6 of The Flying Kitchen Podcast, Shannon interviews Lydia Bradbury;  a fellow Marine Corps Spouse, anthropologist, archaeologist and mother of three.  Shannon and Lydia talk about Lydia’s extraordinary journey through Europe and the Mediterranean.  A journey Lydia embarked on with her three young […]

Making Pies with The Kids

Making Pies with The Kids

My children have been my first, and best cooking students.  They have all been cooking with me since the day they were born.  Every year, on the day before Thanksgiving, we make pies.  Each child makes their special pie with me.  It’s a one-on-one lesson. […]

Pressure Cooker Mac & Cheese, Updates From Kentucky, Pranks I Pull on My Husband and We’re Moving to Germany!  *collapse*

Pressure Cooker Mac & Cheese, Updates From Kentucky, Pranks I Pull on My Husband and We’re Moving to Germany! *collapse*

Such a pretty cake.  I miss making cakes like this.  I’ve been very busy lately, settling in to our new home in Kentucky.  The hurricane blew threw NC and plopped us down right here.  It was really quite the phenomenon.   Anyhoo, I barely ever […]