Welcome to Cooking During Stolen Moments!

My name is Kate Miller and I’m a work-at-home mom to 5 kids and wife to one wonderful man.

The dinner rush hour used to be the bane of my existence. Hungry toddlers strapped to my leg…impatient older child…fussy baby…you know the drill. I knew I had to find a better way. So I fumbled and fought with my kitchen until I found a system that worked for me. I now take advantage of stolen moments throughout the day to prepare dinner and I have completely eliminated those dinner hour crazies.

That means that most days dinner is done by 1:00 pm and I can shut down the kitchen. However, that rarely happens because the kitchen is my playground and I love experimenting with new recipes. I’m usually surrounded by little helpers who love being in the kitchen as much as I do.

I try to cook from scratch all the time, although there are those days when a convenience item or two are a neccesity. (I am known to break my own rules at times.) However, canned cream of… has become a dirty word in our house.

Our monthly grocery budget is $400 (recently bumped up from the previous amount of $350 – these kids keep getting bigger!) for the 6 of us. That total includes cleaning supplies, toilet paper and diapers. As a result, all of the recipes I post will be fairly budget-friendly.

I like to keep it real around here so I post the occasional (ahem) flop and failure.

You can reach me at info @ stolenmomentscooking.com