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New website!!

17 Mar


Thank you for visiting the Cooking Matters blog. We have a brand new website and will be deleting the blog soon, so be sure you make note of the new web address. Thanks again!

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Recipe For Life Challenge

9 Mar

Have you ever created a delicious and nutritious meal that you think people would love, yet never had anyone to share it with? Well, this may be your chance to get it recognized! Cooking Matters Omaha is hosting a Recipe For Life Challenge. Chefs, foodies, nutrition professionals, and community members are welcome to submit a recipe that they have created all on their own to the Cooking Matters program (specific details, rules and regulations will be announced in April). A handful of recipes will then be selected to be taste-tested in our summer cooking series. So, if you are thinking about submitting a recipe make sure it is kid-friendly! First, second and third place will be awarded to the recipes that are most favored in our classes. Stay tuned for more details soon!

Cooking Matters feature on Channel 6!

22 Feb

Last week Channel 6 News reporter LeAnne Morman visited Norris Middle School to do a story on a group of teens. We had such a great time cooking with LeAnne there, and we thank Channel 6 for taking the time to come check us out!

Watch video here

Cooking Healthy On A Budget
-Class teaches young and old the recipe for good eating
If you’re too busy or tired to cook, the drive-thru lane should not be your only option. It’s not good for the wallet and sometimes not good for your body.

Posted: 9:02 PM Feb 20, 2011
Reporter: LeAnne Morman
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Volunteer Orientation on March 3rd

22 Feb

The next Volunteer Orientation will take place on Thursday, March 3rd from 4-5:00pm at the Visiting Nurse Association on 12565 West Center Rd, Suite 100. Please contact Sarah Lewis if you are interested in attending. We will be discussing the mission of Cooking Matters and volunteer roles and responsibilities. A light, healthy snack will be provided. We hope you can make it!

A story from one of our Volunteer Chefs…

8 Feb

Chef Mindy Major just started her very first series a couple of weeks ago with a group of kids at Liberty Elementary, and she can already tell the kids are getting so much out of the experience.

“When I got to school early I saw one of the boys walking down the hallway with his teacher. He saw me and said, ‘Are you the chef from my class?’ I said yes. He reached under his coat and pulled out his apron! He was so proud of it. They keep surprising me.”

Chef Mindy’s experience just goes to show that it is the littlest things that make a difference in a child’s life. Cooking Matters gives children the opportunity to feel excited about cooking nutritious foods for themselves- who would of thought?!

Omaha Food Blog and Catering Business

4 Feb

Looking for somewhere to eat this weekend while out on the town? Or do you need catering for an event? Check out these two businesses by Joe Secord. The first is a food blog called Omaha Yum! Joe and his wife enjoyed dining out so much they started blogging about all the new places they were going. They have been to some really cool places and give awesome reviews, so the blog is a great resource to utilize. And hey, you just might figure out you like something new! Especially if you were hesitant to try a new place.

Joe also runs a catering business called Baby Bubba’s Catering. If you are looking to supply some comfort food for your family and friends for an event, or need some wings for a football party, Joe is the man to call! Baby Bubba specializes in American (Traditional), barbecue, and sandwiches. You can’t go wrong with Joe’s food- his menu is a definite crowd pleaser!

Volunteer Orientation this Thursday, Feb. 3rd!

31 Jan

If you are interested in learning more about Cooking Matters and would like to attend the orientation, please contact Sarah Lewis at or (402) 930-4069.

 When:           Thursday, February 3rd


 Where:            The Visiting Nurse Association

                               12565 West Center Road, Suite 100

 RSVP Date:      Wednesday, February 2nd 

 We will be discussing volunteer roles and responsibilities, along with the mission of Share Our Strength and Cooking Matters.  A tasty snack and beverage will be provided, something low-cost and healthy! We hope to see you there!