Like most of you reading this blog, I have a passion for food. Especially cooking it myself. The fulfillment I feel when sparking joy amongst my closest family and friends when I make them something delicious…. it’s an accomplishment that makes me so happy.
I am a creative by nature. Raised by a mother who showed me the way around a kitchen. She cooked for us with such love, and we certainly felt it. My father is one of the handiest guys I know. I’m pretty sure he has a coffee cup given to him by one of his grandkids that says, “If Papa can’t fix it, nobody can.” He is always tinkering with something, somewhere. His determination to figure “it” out is something I admire about him. I am pretty sure that I got my love for all things homemade or “made better” from my parents.
2020 was quite a ride for all of us in so many ways. So many challenges and in some cases, so much loss. But for me, staying home more with my little family made me want to give them more of what my Mama gave me…. food cooked with love. I certainly did a lot of that, flipping through cookbook after cookbook. It is something I have been doing since before I was old enough to read a book.
This blog is a product of my very own test kitchen, no frills, no fuss, just my real life. I will share with you our family favorites and new inspirations. It is a step into my kitchen… so pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee or whatever you like and let’s start cooking together. I look forward to sharing as much as I can with all of you!
Joy Makers & Co.