Hi there, I’m Steph, and I’m so happy you are here.
I am a New York Times best-selling author of 10 books. I live in the SF Bay Area, and am a mom to three amazing girls, and a basset hound puppy named Sheldon.
I married my high-school sweetheart and love my life.
I believe in Slow Living — I got my start writing online in 2008 when I started my A Year of Slow Cooking website.
I believe that at the end of the day, we all just want to feel calm, collected, and like we did our absolute best.
I don’t know about you, but when I feel frenzied and frantic and like there isn’t ever enough time or money I’m the opposite of cool, calm, and collected.
And I don’t want that for you.
This is why I’m here.
You can find all of my books, here.
You can find my Slow Living TShirts, here.
You can hire me to speak at your event, or mom’s club, or church, here.
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Work with me directly 1 on 1, here.
” Stephanie is like the mom for all the moms”
I’ve gotten to do some pretty cool things over the years —
if you are interested in learning more about me, keep scrolling.
The TL; DR version:
I used to not use my real name online, and instead used: The CrockPot Lady.
In 2008, I made a New Year’s Resolution to use my slow cooker every single day for a year. Was I nuts? Yes, probably. You can read my initial Resolution post, here, and you can see the entire year, in order, here.
In February of that year, I got gutsy and emailed the Rachael Ray Show. I pretty much broke all internet etiquette rules, and told her that I rocked and that she should have me on her show. So she did. You can read about that experience, here.
When the show aired, I began getting emails from book publishers. In 2009, my first cookbook: Make it Fast, Cook it Slow was printed, and it spent 6 weeks on the NYT best sellers list.
It was awesome.
Since then, I have had another baby and written another slow cooker cookbook, aptly named: More Make it Fast, Cook it Slow and a household cleaning guide/daily planner for busy moms: Totally Together– Shortcuts to an Organized Life.
My dinner slow cooker cookbook is called 365 Slow Cooker Suppers. Only 10% of the recipes have appeared on the site — the rest are all new.
The newest slow cooker cookbook is a 5 Ingredients or Less –– which was HIGHLY REQUESTED by my readers. 😉 Just like my other slow cooking cookbooks even though there are only 5 ingredients, I have tried my hardest to stick to natural and not-very-processed foods (gf, too!)
Maybe you’ve seen me in the middle of the night in the Ninja Cooking System infomercial. That was a pretty cool experience, and you can read more about it, here.
I’ve been on Good Morning America three times, and George Stephanopoulos called me a Slow Cooking Expert. And you know what they say —- if George Stephanopoulos calls you an expert, it must be true!
I run three websites: A Year of Slow Cooking, Simple Shortcuts to Peace, and StephanieODea.com
We are a gluten free family. All of the recipes on the site and in the cookbooks are completely gluten free. If you aren’t gluten free, simply ignore my notes or file them away in case you ever need to cook for someone with a gluten intolerance/allergy. For a bit more about our glutenfree-edness, click here.
Email me if you’d like even more! firstname.lastname@example.org