Spring is in full BLOOM! With the warmer weather comes delicious fresh spring recipes and all your friends and family to taste what you’ve made! But is your kitchen ready? Setting yourself up for success in your cooking endeavors this Spring is as simple as having a well-stocked kitchen! Out with the old and in with the new! From the right cooking tools for streamlined meal prep to a smartly stocked inventory of pantry staples and freezer must-haves, a well-stocked stash is like money in the bank!

Being prepared with the right items means you are set for preparing quick, quality meals without a lot of stress, money or time. Smart shopping and stocking means less waste and more go to items for those time-pressed weeknight meals and Spring celebrations! Cook Book Author Parker Wallace is here to share her must-haves and creative recipe ideas to help make you prepared pro in your kitchen!

Parker Wallace is the creator of “What’s on Parker’s Plate?” A blog with daily recipes and cooking tips for all palettes! She has a regular segment for CBS Atlanta titled “What’s on Parker’s Plate?” and is the author of Eat Rich, Stay Skinny: A Girl’s Guide to Holiday Feasting. In addition to being a regular contributor for the Huffington Post Taste Section, she also produces an “Eat Rich, Stay Skinny” video series that has been featured in the Huffington Post. Her tips have also been seen on Daily Candy and Hello, Beautiful.

WEBSITES: For more info you can go to Rubbermaid.com/freshworks and Smithfield.com.

Among the topics Parker discusses:

* The greatest in pantry, fridge and freezer staples

* Keeping your food fresher longer

* Spring Entertaining ideas for Easter and other special events

* Seasonal ingredients

* And more!

Related links:  RubbermaidSmithfield Foods