In week two of Resolutions: Kitchen Bootcamp, we're breaking you down and making you sweat. It is time to get down and dirty because, really, how are you supposed to cook when your pantry is a mess, your drawers are stuffed and your shelves are packed? Your mission this week is to clear the kitchen clutter so that you have room to cook. Once you're organized, keep them that way or be prepared to drop and give me 20! A video message from me: Get Organized!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily Kitchen Bootcamp updates during the month of January. Here are some of my favorite tools and tips to help you stay on track:


Pantry Essentials Checklist
A well-stocked pantry is the key to creative cooking. With these ingredients, you'll always be able to bring tasty and interesting dishes to the table. Once you've stocked up on the basics, you can expand into more unique and unusual ingredients.

10 Must-Have Staples for your Family
Make meal time a breeze by keeping key ingredients on hand so you never have to resort to take out again.


Smart Storage Strategies
Know how to store food safely and efficiently in the pantry, refrigerator, and freezer to keep foods tasting great.

Spring Clean Your Fridge (from Cooking Light)
The key to a streamlined refrigerator is to ensure easy access to foods when they're at their peak of flavor and freshness. We'll show you where best to store foods and tell you when to toss them out.


1 List, 5 Meals
The hardest part of getting homemade meals on the table is the planning. Leave the menu to us–Print our 30-ingredients or less Shopping List and head to the store. In less than an hour, you'll have everything you need to make five delicious dinners.