Heather | Creator | Editor in Chief |Writer | Recipe Developer
The kitchen is my sanctuary. I love cooking with my kids, but I also treasure the moments of silence when the kids are occupied and I can actually focus on my cooking. I love cooking for friends and family and hosting them over here to eat and enjoy, but I also love creating family dinners for my own little family to share. Who says spending time in the kitchen has to be boring? I hope to inspire your family kitchen with some new ideas, fun recipes and great tips. I am not proclaiming to be a perfect cook. Sometimes I try recipes or make up my own and they do not turn out how I thought at all. I burn things, cook meat too long, and even have been known to pinch ingredients in and not measure them (don’t tell my mom!). The decision of what to make, the creating, and of course, the taste, makes up the experience of cooking which I fully enjoy. Sometimes there is a lesson to learn for next time, other times, the recipe becomes a family favorite. I also love to share recipes with others. I often times count my blessings that I have some friends who sure do know how to cook and inspire me all the time. I think that sharing recipes is so fun and always keeps things new in the kitchen. My food philosophy is very easy. Use simple, wholesome ingredients to provide my family with nourishing meals that taste good. I hope this blog helps inspire you in the kitchen. I would love to hear your feedback too! Let me know if a recipe works for you, or if it didn’t. I may be able to help you tweak it so it works next time. Most importantly, let me know if one of them becomes one of your family favorites!
Chrissy | Writer | Recipe Developer
I am so excited to join Girl and Her Kitchen! I am a stay at home mom of two outstanding kids and wife to one terrific guy. I love cooking, baking and on occasion, crafting. I enjoy all holidays and entertaining, mostly because I get to feed people! Lucky for me, I grew up in a family that also loves all of these things. My maternal grandfather was born in Italy, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1926. He brought with him some amazing recipes. After my mother was born, my grandparents opened a delicatessen that also catered out of the store. Funny enough, that is what they called it, “The Store”. They served mostly Italian favorites like lasagna, ravioli, chicken cacciatore, and so much more! I am lucky enough to have most of those recipes, and I can’t wait to share them. You will find that I favor Italian cooking, but I also have some awesome recipes from my dad’s German side that I will also be sharing! Enjoy!