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Happy Labor Day Weekend!

September 4, 2015

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Hey e’rbody! Jules and I are busy busy over here, trying to keep this kitchen moving along. I wanted to share a food post today but between work, spending time with the girls and working on the kitchen every night from the time the girls go to bed until Jules and I are on the verge of collapse, it just didn’t happen. But Labor Day is a huge grilling weekend, so I didn’t want it to go by without offering some sort of contribution to your festivities, and I’d like to do that in the form of a discount on my eCookbooks.

Use the code LABORDAY2015 during checkout when purchasing the bundle and you’ll get all 3 books for only $10 ($5 off)!  Here’s just a few things the books will teach you to make:

Tacos Al Pastor (marinated, grilled spicy pork)


Grilled, BBQ Chicken Wings


 The Dirty Burger (an item of my own design, and straight up the best burger I’ve ever had)


Each of the books focuses in on techniques and helping you be a more versatile cook, but I also include plenty of recipes to help get you started. So if you’re planning a BBQ on Monday, or anytime this weekend, you can now get all 3 of my books for only $10 (buy the bundle and use code LABORDAY2015 – code expires end of the day on Monday).

This weekend Jules and I will be finishing the backsplash, hanging our open shelves, sealing the countertops (with a little help from my main dude, Preston), and doing all of the finish work (window/door trim, toe kicks, cabinet fillers etc), so stay tuned because next week is gonna be INSANE! You’re gonna see some major progress.

Peace out, Internet friends and have a great weekend!

What do you think?

  1. Kari says:

    Is it still possible to purchase the ebooks?

  2. Evelina says:

    I can’t wait to see your progress and to see what your open shelving looks like!

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