Well hello there! My name is Debi and I’m so glad you found us!
Many people have asked me how a person goes from a career in law enforcement to becoming a full time successful food blogger. Well, let me start from the beginning …
Like most parents, I wanted the best for my family. I ate well during pregnancy, I breastfed, I exercised and made a lot of my kids baby food in the blender. So what happened? Well … life happened. I was working full time. I had 2 kids 18 months apart and before I knew it, I too was feeding my family a lot of the prepackaged ‘food’ for dinner. Why? Mainly to save time I guess. It was easier to throw chicken nuggets in the oven and make mac and cheese on the stove then to make something from scratch.
But was it really? Was it really ‘easier’? And at what price? Well my scale was providing that answer!
It was about this time that word was really starting to spread about the additives and preservatives that were in our food supply now. Food isn’t food anymore. It’s processed. We are eating more processed foods now than ever!
I realized I needed to make a change. We needed to “UN” process. I needed to get back to good ol fashioned cooking, which wasn’t a problem because I love food! Anyone who knows me knows I loooove to cook. I love to create. I am in my happy place when I am in the kitchen with a glass of wine, the music going and burners on!
I left my job in 2008 when we moved to the Midwest and I found myself with more time on my hands. I began throwing a lot of parties … dinner parties, holiday parties, football parties and I realized how much I really do love to cook. I was losing myself in cookbooks for hours at a time! I soon had a TON of recipes built up in my arsenal and constantly had people asking me for them.
So I finally decided during a very long cold winter in January 2012 to launch a website and share my recipes. I get it when people say they are too tired after a long day at work to come home and cook a meal, which is why our recipes are made for busy families. I get it and I’m here to help!
Fast forward to the end of 2019 and this website has kept me more than busy. It is now my full time job! How lucky am I??? We have over 240 recipes under our belt, with many more to come!
We even gave our website a facelift over the summer. We’ve streamlined our recipes breaking them down into even more categories, reshot some photos, and we’ve even started adding videos!
It has been my absolute dream come true to own this website, to create recipes and meals that have been made by hundreds of people and even made it on the front page of Google! The only thing better than living your passion is MAKING a living DOING your passion.
One of the great parts of having this site is hearing from all of you! I love reading your comments, answering your questions and hearing how a recipe worked for you.