Steamy Kitchen Update 04/07/20

Hello friend!

Happy Tuesday to you!

Yesterday, I got a notification that a package had arrived for me for Steamy Kitchen.

“Huh?! I don’t remember ordering anything!”

I waited two days before venturing out to the mailbox, combining it with a trip to the market, but all the while trying to figure out what the delivery could be.

The square box was solid. A little heavy for its size. After spraying the outside of the box with Lysol, I opened it in the car.


It was 66 ounces of hand sanitizer in a commercial refill bag, that I had ordered in haste on March 3rd.

Do you remember when stores first ran out of hand sanitizer? That was over a month ago.

Back then, hand sanitizer was like GOLD.

I just sat there in my car, with this box of 66oz/5 pounds of hand sanitizer, feeling a little silly that a month ago, I “panic-shopped” and spent 2 hours looking online for hand sanitizer. The feeling of elation and relief when I hurriedly checked out (what if they sold out as I was entering my credit card info?!) And then completely forgetting about the order as time went on.

Because without hand sanitizer…I just used soap. Without hand sanitizer, I improvised with Everclear in a spray bottle and no-rinse soap foam.

Sure, the hand sanitizer is still useful, but now, the stores have stocked up again, and you can find it easily online. Now people are panic-shopping for yeast, flour and masks.

Here’s what I learned. It’s so easy to succumb to terror and scarcity. But when I’m consumed with fear and panic, I cannot think clearly. I do irrational things.

The moment I had submitted my $29.95 payment for hand sanitizer, my panic went away. I was able to improvise, find other solutions, and make do.

We all must remember to “this too, shall pass” and to take care of each other. If you ever feel a wave of fear coming on, think:

  • WWMD?: What would MacGyver do?
  • if you’re religious, WWJD? WWBD?
  • if you need a little laugh, WWRWD?: What would Robin Williams do?

What are you grateful for today? Is there anyone you need to reach out to and just say hello, I’m thinking about you?

Sending you a basket of freshly baked bread and really good butter and maybe some homemade peach jam too.

xoxo Jaden & Dukey-boy

Free Cooking & Crafting Classes

Bluprint has extended their free classes until 4/16!! Every single baking, crafting, sewing, cooking, photography, gardening, knitting class is available for free, no credit card required. Use this link!

Jaden & Dukey-boy

p.s. Looking for Easter Recipes? I have a some for you! I love the Ham with Blackberry Rum Sauce.

p.p.s. I’ve been sewing masks for my brother (he’s a cardiologist) and his fellow doctors and nurses:



– Ninja Foodi Grill
– Fitbit Versa 2
– Insignia 43″ Smart LED Fire TV

– $25 Visa Gift Card Instant Win 4 Winners: Jose Blagdon, Elaine Gauthier, Crystal Coffman, Keith Baer
– Marion Barber won the Power Air Fryer Oven
– Chris McPeters won the Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager
– Colleen Getz won the KitchenAid Mixer
– Robin Wallen won the PANASONIC Lumix 4K Digital Camera


– Josee Blagdon from Victoria, BC was sent $25
– Crystal Coffman from Albany, GA was sent $25
– Elaine Gauthier from Canada was sent $25
– Linda Withrow from Marietta, GA was sent the Bia Watch
– Connie Lafata Holmstedt from Redondo Beach, CA was sent the Apple iPad
– Karen Sollazzo from Canada was sent the prize for the Ninja Blender
– Colleen Kleinsteuber from Kitchener, Ontario was sent the prize for the 50″ Smart TV by TCL



– Ninja Foodi Grill
– Fitbit Versa 2
– Insignia 43″ Smart LED Fire TV

– HP 14″ Laptop
– T-Fal Cookware Set

– $100 Walmart Gift Card
– Ninja Air Fryer
– Fitbit Versa 2
– Shiatsu Back Massager
– $500 Winter Cash Giveaway
– iRobot Roomba Vacuum
– Instant Pot Duo
– $100 Mastercard gift card
– TCL 40″ Smart Television
– $100 Walmart Card
– Fitbit Versa 2
– Dyson Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
– Instant Pot Duo Air Fryer
– Kindle Paperwhite
– All in one Foot Spa Bath Massager
– Lenovo Laptop
– Henckels Knife Set
– Indoor Outdoor Inflatable Mega Movie Projector Screen
– $100 PetSmart Gift Card
– Apple Watch
– Smoking Gun
– Costco Executive Membership 1 year
– Costco $100 Gift Card
– Apple iPad
– $200 Target Gift Card
– Apple MacBook Air
– Honeywell Germ-Free Humidifier
– Kodak PIXPRO Digital Camera
– $100 Amazon Gift Card