You have what it takes to live your everyday life in an extraordinary way!

I'm so glad you're here!

Let's take what you have in your pantry and turn it into something spectacular!

And while you'll find a lot of delicious recipes here, I'm not just talking about food! 

I believe you can take what you have and use it to create what you want.

Maybe it's your home that needs updating - let's get to it!  

Or is it your health or your garden or your or your parenting skills.  Let's look in your pantry, focus on your strengths and look for ways you can put them to work for you.

I'm a wife, a mom of 3 adult children, a grandmother and the proudest mother of my kindergarten-age daughter, Annie.  I've been around a lot of blocks and I've learned how to look in my pantry to find what I need.

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chocolate lover 
coffee adorer 
happy mom

I'm Jody


Lets do this!

Let's take what we have
and use it to create 
what we want!

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