Hello and welcome to my kitchen. Here you will find homemade from scratch recipes inspired by seasonal fruits & vegetables, fresh meat & seafood, and the occasional indulgent delight. Our goal is to inspire food lovers and help home cooks turn into home chefs.
See below for additional information on working with me as a brand ambassador, for sponsored posts, recipe development, or food photography.
As an at-home cook, I believe that food should be accessible, natural, and delicious; and the healthiest diet is the one you cook for yourself. This means buying food in its most original form and creating something amazing. Some days this means a trip to farmer’s market and others the grocery store will do just fine.
It is my belief that “healthy” is a term that should imply what you are eating is good for you because it is wholesome and nutritious, not because it is following a current food fad. Where your calories come from is important. While vegetables are more nutritious than sweets, I still love the occasional dessert. I will eat full sugar, full fat treats, but only in moderation – I won’t do it every day of the week.
I do try to avoid ingredients I cannot pronounce, but also love to learn more about the ones I often see – like sodium bicarbonate, which can sound scary but is really just baking soda. I try to avoid unnecessary additives or preservatives, and things like protein powders and sugar substitutes. You won’t find them in my recipes, but you are welcome to add them or substitute them in as you please.
You may find a gluten free, dairy free, or fat free option listed here on my site, but it is because the recipe works best without those ingredients, not because I was trying to create an alternative.
In my kitchen I often cook with beer, wine, or even bourbon. I know not everyone does and I respect that. Always check the text of the blog post for substitutions or to find out if the ingredient can be omitted altogether. Others will be matched up with beer or cocktails. No matter what I suggest, remember that alcohol is always optional and never drink something you don’t enjoy.
I try to keep the focus in all of my recipe posts on the food – not on me. However, if you like what you find and want to see more, including a the behind the scenes look at the personal connection between the food and my family, sign up for the Sunday Spotlight.
All the photos on this website are taken by me. I have learned so much over the past few years about capturing the essence of food in a digital format, but the most important lesson was learning how much I love doing it. So much so that I am available
If you would like to share any of my images on your own website, please do not alter the photos in any way including removing my watermark. Give proper credit back to me with a direct link to the original post here on my blog. Do not repost my recipes on your website without prior written consent. If you wish to share on social media, please use the links at the top of each post.
Work With Me
I am available as a brand ambassador and for sponsored posts. These partnerships allow me the opportunity to work with brands I know, trust, and use in my own home. If you have a product that fits my food philosophy and would like to talk about a sponsored post opportunity, please email me at [email protected] to request my media kit and for more information.
I also offer recipe development and food photography on a freelance basis. If you have a restaurant or food brand that is in need of some fresh photography or need help developing recipes for your own commercial use, please contact me at [email protected] to further discuss.
Thank you so much for visiting. I hope I can inspire you to get in the kitchen and find your own passion for food.