about me


I'm so glad  you're here.

Let me introduce myself. I'm Meredith. A photography nerd who loves to cook, bake, and mix drinks to share with my loved ones. My sous-chef (and the master chopper of many of the items featured on my page) is my husband Dave. He is also my #1 taste tester but is followed closely behind by our daughter, an adventurous eater, who likes to try all of the fun things we create in our kitchen. Spending time planning fun meals and working together in the kitchen is one of the greatest joys of our marriage. Which is one of the reasons I'm here. I want to share this joy of cooking, creating, and experimentation with you!


I grew up in a family of great cooks and bakers, with my mom and grandma being two of my greatest kitchen inspirations. Although I grew up in the city, we always had meals that could be classified as "good farm cooking". Hearty, healthy, and uncomplicated meals made with fresh ingredients - similar to what grandma made on the farm (which has been in our family for over 100 years!). Most meals would be made to purposely create enough food to have leftovers for the days ahead. Today we'd use trendy terms like "eating organically", "using fresh and simple ingredients", and "meal prepping" to describe my family's food. It wasn't until I was in college that I realized that not every family ate home-cooked meals every night, which was a revolutionary concept to me.


I'm a big advocate of using what you have and purposely choose standard pantry items for most of my recipes (there are some exceptions though...hello matcha powder!). I do my best to eat seasonally and like to use ingredients grown and produced locally. You do not need a big, fancy kitchen with all kinds of gadgets to create amazing food. A few basic tools will get the job done. My goal is to provide you with reliable recipes so you can create delicious food for your family and friends. 


I hope this page helps you find new recipes that you love and motivates you to make some happy memories in your kitchen. Now let's get cooking!

Meredith Recipe Developer Our Love Language is Food

Fun Facts


I spent a decade as a vegetarian. While I’ve incorporated meat back into my diet, we continue to make a majority of our meals meatless each week.


I love breakfast. I love breakfast food, I love making breakfast, I love going out for breakfast with friends...breakfast is just the best!


My mom and I have a Christmas cookie baking marathon every year. We typically make at least a dozen different kinds of cookies, mixing up both family favorites and a series of new cookie flavors we haven’t had before.

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