Kitchen Mini Makeover

The right tool for the task often determines the measure of success.  This statement is so very true of our kitchens. 

Pampered Chef Organizer

I would like to encourage you to make 2014 the year you invest in your kitchen with a mini makeover.  We often give attention to what the exterior of our kitchen looks like and yet very little to what this space holds so we can efficiently provide nourishment.  

Here are some easy ideas:

Go through your drawers and cupboards and remove what is no longer useful clearing the way for tools that are.   Our kitchens are similar to a big toolbox.  We wouldn’t expect a carpenter to build a chair without the essential tools for the job; we shouldn’t expect any less from our kitchens.   One or two new tools (I don’t call them gadgets) can make a huge difference in how one feels about cooking.  Here are a couple of examples:

 A crisp crust on a pizza doesn’t happen without a pizza stone.

It takes twice as long to do something when one can’t find the correct tool – organize.  The above picture is a tool I purchased from Pampered Chef a year ago.  I had no idea how much I needed this.  The minutes it has saved searching through drawers for items I use on a regular basis has added up to hours I can spend doing something else.

A tool that cores and slices apples makes putting a pie together a breeze.

Labeling items that go in the freezer takes the guess work out of what is available for a quick lunch/dinner.

I am an equal opportunity purchaser of kitchen tools and one of my resources is Pampered Chef.   (Note:  I do not sell Pampered Chef products but it is my opinion that they make quality products.)  I received the invitation to a Pampered Chef Party on Saturday where I can see what is new, do a little shopping and the credits of my purchase will be used to raise money for Children’s Cancer Network (please click on link to find out more on this amazing organization.)  I’m inviting you to the party with the permission of  Patti Luttrell – Executive Director and Co-founder.

It is my hope that you might find one or two items that can enhance your kitchen experience and at the same time help make the life of a sick child and their family a little easier.

Here is the information – PS:  You don’t have to be at the actual party to purchase and help.  The details are below:

SAVE THE DATE Jan 11, 2014

You are invited to a very special event!

A Pampered Chef show like none you have attended before – WHY?

This show is being hosted by the CCN Fashion Show Committee and ALL of the host specials (free product credit) will be used to create special baskets to be auctioned off at the March Fashion Show. This means that your order results in free products to be used in this very special fund raising event. Come see and use the products before you buy them, get helpful hints and taste some of the recipes and most importantly kick off the New Year with your friends.

Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:00PM At the Children’s Cancer Network Office 6150 West Chandler Blvd, Suite 1, Chandler, AZ.

Please Bring A Guest or two and if you can’t attend you can shop online at my website and under host please type in CCN Fashion Show (as the first name) Party (as the last name). The Committee will still receive all of the credits.

If you have questions, please call me, Kendra Gould, your Pampered Chef Consultant at 602- 999-6523 or my eMail: I look forward to seeing and cooking for you.



  1. I am ALL about the tools Debbie!! Whether it’s in the kitchen or in the studio I love what a great tool can do for me. 🙂

    Tonight I’m joining the Project Inspire{d} team as a weekly co-host. I’d be delighted if you would like up your inspiring posts. This link party starts at 8 PM EST each Monday here:


  2. Hi Debbie,

    Oh my goodness – the correct tools for the kitchen make all the difference in the world. Make the investment, you wont be disappointed. Very good advice, as always! And what a great cause.


  3. Debbie…thank you for popping over to Project Inspire{d} and sharing this great post. I hope that your efforts will help Children’s Cancer Network immensely.

  4. Debbie – thank you so much for posting this link. I am so honored to be the Pampered Chef Consultant bringing this opportunity to Children’s Cancer Network. I am not only a volunteer with this so worthy organization but as the mother of a son with Leukemia, have been on the recieving end as well. If any of your readers have questions, I would love to help them out and I would like to encourage them to go to my website to order if they are unable to attend the party on Saturday. Again, thank you for putting the word out. You ROCK! – Kendra

    • Kendra – so nice to meet you electronically – I’ll look forward to seeing you on Saturday. It is my pleasure to help out and think this is a great idea. You know first hand the importance of helping others that are going through tough times. – Debbie

  5. Debbie – I shared your blog with a couple of friends and they reported that the link to my website will not go through – something about going to “Deliciouslyinspired” first and then lost. Could we check this out? I know that if your readers type in the website they will get to me but hate to lose someone because of an error. Thanks