Hi! I'm Kelsey, and I have a passion for cooking, baking and of course eating amazing food. I have always enjoyed cooking, but I really started building up a collection of recipes and developing my own recipes in college. Eating out gets expensive quickly. With a little practice, I learned how to cook some delicious meals at home for a fraction of the price of going out to eat. I had some disasters along the way (namely jello, which I'm still teased about to this day, and it was 10 years ago). Now, most of my favorite meals are home-cooked! I love to eat great food, so I try to make healthy food taste as good as it possibly can. I spend a lot of my free time working on recipes, cooking for friends, and trying new restaurants, but I also enjoy traveling, running, skiing, and spending time with friends. I currently live in Chicago and work as a health and welfare benefits manager.
I have an adorable kitty, Leo. Within a few weeks of adopting Leo from the shelter, he jumped up on the kitchen counter, picked up a bag of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies in his mouth and ran across my apartment with the cookies! He sure has quite the personality. Leo is best friends with Taz, my parent's dog. Leo and Taz are both insanely fluffy, very social, and share an obsession with string cheese. My boyfriend Tony and I also recently got an Aussie puppy of our own, Zoe. Zoe is learning how to be friends with Leo. She is a big fan of peanut butter, Leo's cat meat, shredding toys, and naps. The pets all make occasional appearances in photo foods on the site.
My sister Sam is a graduate student who is still learning to cook. About five years ago, she asked me to send her some of my recipes, which ended up becoming this website! As Sam is relatively new to cooking, I try to make recipes as clear and descriptive as possible. Baking is a science, whereas cooking is an art. Sam started with cooking herself a few dinners a week and has worked her way up from buttered noodles to actual meals! She's made a ton of progress in the few years! She also has Celiac, so I have a lot of gluten free recipes and adaptations. Most of the pictures are ones I've taken as I make dishes, but my family and friends have been trying out some recipes and sending me pictures along the way!
New photos and recipes are posted frequently on Instagram!