The Secret Cooking Hack for Stress-Free Family Meals Every Night!
Without feeding them crappy convenience food, expensive meal delivery, or lousy dump meals.
✓ Any diet ✓ Any skill level
✓ Any size kitchen or fridge
Cook one day a month so you're always a step ahead of whatever life brings!
Do you have dinnertime dread?
It's not your fault ...
You really do try, but you're squeezed for time and energy at the end of the day. It feels impossible trying to get it all done.
Always feeling a step behind ...
It's hard facing dinnertime without a plan and having to figure it out on the fly!
Tired of disconnected chaos ...
You wish mealtime could bring your family together at the table, but everyone is distracted by a screen and barely talks.
Facing the complaints ...
You did it. You found a site with meal plans, recipes, shopping lists ... but your family doesn't like sauces, or crunchy food, or casseroles, or anything that is DIFFERENT.
Imagine NO MORE ...
Instead You'll ...
Monthly Cooking Online Course
Gathering our own family around the table for healthy meals every night was a top priority and we can help you do the same.
The secret to stress-free weeknight cooking.
We utilize a Monthly Cooking system proven over more than 20 years to consistently solve the "what's for dinner" dilemma.
Feeding our own family healthy meals every night was a top priority and we can help you do the same.
Your family will enjoy what you make because they love their favorites, right?!
Incorporate ANY recipe you choose (even grandma's famous roast) into your meal plan seamlessly.
Studies show ...
Jan 26, 2021
Top 5 Benefits of Meal Planning, According to Dietitians
#1 You're more likely to reach health goals.
#2 It saves you LOTS of money.
#3 It enables variety and gives you control.
#4 It streamlines shopping and decreases food waste.
#5 It prevents decision fatigue.
Nov 7, 2014
Time Preparing Meals at Home Linked to Healthier Diet
"Spending more time at home preparing meals is associated with several indicators of a better diet, such as eating more fruits and vegetables. Conversely, spending less than an hour a day preparing food at home is associated with eating more fast food and spending more money eating out."
Family Dinner Project
Benefits of Family Dinners
"Over three decades of research have shown that regular family meals offer a wide variety of physical, social-emotional and academic benefits. While some of these benefits can be gained through other activities, eating together is the only single activity that is known to provide all of them at the same time."
Our own kids, now grown, value healthier food choices, enjoy connection that happens around a meal, and embraced cooking for themselves when they left home.
Here’s What You’ll Get When You Sign Up
FREE MasterCook SOFTWARE
Take control of all the recipes and meal planning in your life with this robust planning software.
STEP BY STEP TUTORIALS
You'll have guidance every step of the way! And it's all self-paced so you can skip to exactly what you need.
QUICK START MENU
You can dive right into organizing recipes or use our Quick Start Menu so you're able to set up your cooking day even faster.
Imagine having a menu of delicious meals to choose from every day!
Recipe Collection & Management
Outline and detailed video tutorials of how to collect, edit, store, and manage recipes manually or digitally.
Step-by-step monthly and week menu planning around cooking one day a month to stock your freezer with a variety of meals so you're always a step ahead of what life brings.
Shopping List Guide & Management
Combined recipes and ingredients to streamline the once a month cooking day ststem so you can be as efficient as possible in the kitchen.
Cooking Day Planner and Guide
Includes cooking day planning and prep, complete set-up guide, as well as appliance and equipment recommendations.
Tips, Guides, and Hacks
This module is all about all the little things that make grocery budgeting, buying, reducing waste, meal prep, defrosting and serving meals that much easier.
Food Storage & Kitchen Organization
A guide to the best food storage products and efficient kitchen organization.
Cooking with a Partner
A practical guide for considering and finding a cooking partner to share the load and foster community.
Cooking Day Quick Start Menu
We’ve put together a quick start menu of 7 preset recipes for 10-12 meals and cooking day outline for you so you’ll have delicious meals in your freezer in no time!
And there's so much more!
- Menu Planning Cheat Sheet
- Monthly Menu Plan Sheet
- Weekly Meal Planning Guide
- Weekly Meal Plan Sheet
- Side Dishes for Weekly Prep
- Healthy Shopping Guide
- General Shopping List
- Measure & Yields Chart
- Conversions & Yields Chart
- Common Substitutions
- Future courses on grilling, baby food, cooking with kids, whole grain baking, make-ahead holidays, low carb
- OTHER Expert courses on InstantPot, Airfryer, sourdough baking, etc.
What You'll Experience ...
Cancel the Complaints
No longer depend on someone else's menu plans that don't fit your family. Use ANY recipe for your monthly cooking day.
Feel Like You're a Step Ahead
Choose delicious meals from your own menu so you can face whatever life throws at you at dinnertime.
Dinner Every Night
End the day without stressing over dinner and have more energy for quality family time around the table.
More than a meal planner, it's a lifestyle!
You’re in the right place! My kids didn’t like foods that were all mixed together (casseroles), or sauces, or eating the heads of asparagus … and we were able to navigate all their preferences easily because we could use any recipe in this system.
A personal note from your guide, Judy Purcell
My mission is to help moms connect with and serve their family well at the dinner table.
I want you to have more connection with your family than you've ever had.
I want you to have more success eating healthy than you've ever known.
I want you to experience more joy serving your family than you ever thought possible.
I want you to know what it feels like to see your kids grow in healthy habits that will serve them their whole lives.
I want you to be empowered to choose and prepare the food that will fuel your personal goals for wellness.
Connection, healthy eating, and joy all require intentionality.
What does all that have to do with monthly cooking?
It's time to say goodbye to the unhealthy cycle of convenience foods, screen distraction, and daily frustration at dinner.
Solve the "what's for dinner" dilemma for good!