Hello Friend,

If you’ve never thought about vocal pitch when you’re speaking, here’s a video to get you in the pitch groove!

Lake Oswego’s Transformational Voice® Teacher is also a pretty good cook!

I picked up a marinated garlic herb beef tenderloin from Trader Joe’s.

I washed, cut, and boiled four russet potatoes (skins on) with garlic. Drained after cooking, and added mall amounts of butter, grated sharp cheddar and parmesan cheeses, a dollop of sour cream, dried chives, thyme, dill weed, dash of seasoning salt, lots of freshly ground black pepper, and snips of fresh parsley I had on hand. After whipping with a mixer, spread it into a small baking pan and sprinkled with paprika.

Then put parchment paper on a large baking pan before adding cut broccoli, baby carrots, cauliflower and brussel sprouts. Sprinkled the vegetables with olive oil and freshly ground salt & pepper – roasted at 400 until the veggies were tender.

What a delicious dinner – with leftovers!

Mother’s Day is coming up May 12th. Do any mothers in your life love to cook?  You can order COMFORT FOOD FROM THE HEARTLAND: Recipes from a South Dakota Farmer’s Daughter here: http://laurahandke.com/books/ The cookbook is a benefit for Salem Friends of Felines, where I adopted the most awesome cat, Lady Jane, in 2007. Lady is 15 now.

Until we get together next, happy vocalizing and happy cooking!

Laura has helped me find my true, authentic voice. She’s given me music I didn’t know I could sing to help me realize I’m truly a singer, not just a person who can sing. -Kenyon A.


Lake Oswego’s Transformational Voice® Teacher (Transformational Voice® is a registered trademark of Transformational Voice® Training Institute, LLC, and Linda Brice.)