1st Time Visitors Start Here

Pull up a chair 
and let me share with you 
a few highlights of this blog 
so you are sure to get the 
best that it has to offer!  

Now for a tour of the kitchen!  

This is a look inside my pantry.  CLICK HERE to see a pictorial of how
I assemble bulk blends at home.  
Most recipes on this blog use one or more seasoning blends that I have created over the years.  These blends can be made at home and stored in bulk or in small quantities, whichever is best for your budget and cooking style.
  • Learn more about the blends by clicking {here}
  • Learn more about how I used to package and sell them {here}.
  • Learn more about the series of eCookbooks featuring these proprietary seasoning blends {here}
To help you get the most out of the groceries in your pantry, fridge and freezer, there are several tabbed pages at the top of the blog you will want to browse.  They include... {clicking the highlighted words will take you to the featured pages}
    • Cook Once / Serve Twice:  This isn't about leftovers, this is about brand new meals made from last nights extras! It also includes features like:
      • Cooking ground beef or turkey one time in bulk to serve many times at the table (linked here)
      • Cooking chicken one time in bulk  to serve many times at the table (linked here)
      • Cooking sauce one time in bulk to serve many times at the table (linked here)
    • Fill the Freezer: Speaking of precooking bulk batches of basic ingredients,  the Fill the Freezer tab at the top of the blog has even more great ideas.  You can click over here to learn more about how we like to fill the freezer with meals that can make dinner, fast, fabulous and affordable!  It also features what we like to call..... Dinner's in the Bag
Find the recipes you are looking for with ease.  There are 2 ways you can easily navigate your way around and find what you want.
    • Recipe Cards and File is where you will find recipes filed and categorized for easy referencing.  Either by blend, by cookbook ~ by meal course or cooking style.  
    • The Search Tool is located on the side bar.  Just enter an ingredient name, a seasoning blend name or even a cooking method and all relevant recipes will be listed.  

The best way to make sure you don't miss new recipes posted is to
After you click the link and put your email in the form, 
don't forget to click the verification link that will be sent to your inbox
...otherwise I can't save you a seat at the table!

The Store features details about each book,

but if you are new to our table, I suggest starting here:

Get the Complete Collection and SAVE... 

{includes all cookbooks listed below)

Add to Cart $10.99
After checkout, you will be sent an email with a link to download all 5 eCookbook(s).  
Please save the files to your computer for easy access.  
{NOTE: to see individual book descriptions and content details CLICK HERE to be taken to 'the Book Store' }

When you're ready to make your seasoning blends or soup blends in bulk and stock your pantry the forms below will help simplify the planning and shopping.
  • Just click this link  for the entrees and seasoning support form. {save the form to your desktop to print as needed} 
  • Just click this link for the soups support form. {save the form to your desktop to print as needed.}

I hope this quick tour of my blog, 
Around the Table with Tami, 
will have you pulling up a chair to the table
and joining us on a regular basis!

Let’s Eat!
Copyright© 2012 Around the Table with Tami


  1. OMGosh!!! I am so excited about your new venture! God is going to bless in a mighty way!


  2. My sister used to be an HG consultant. Looking forward to filling my empty pantry staple containers. We serve a faithful and just God. Praise Him!

  3. It is absolutely wonderful to have the "secret" behind so many of our favorite HG blends! Thanks for sharing with the world, Tami! Any chance there might be a "blend recipe" with citrus and rosemary coming out soon? Or a "jazzy, pizzazz-y" blend with different peppers?

  4. I have clicked on the link to buy the ecookbook and nothing happens. what am I doing wrong.

    1. hmmmmm.... I've tested links to purchase the cookbook and not able to duplicate your situation. Can you email me at info@tamivanhoy.com and let me know the exact link(s) you tried so I can be more help?

  5. Any possibility of a recipe for Skillet Burritos?

  6. I am so excited to find this site, and so happy for you Tami. I have missed you and MY favorite mixes......long enough.....Now I can create them with the help of your recipes.....

  7. I, too, sold HG on Bonnie's team here in st louis, and have missed these products!! Bonnie told me today of your story, and SOOO much makes sence now!! God will BLESS you and your family, Tami!! i look forward to seeing you re-launch yourself!!


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