About Me

Photography by Brenna Norman (The Hawk Eye)

Thanks for stopping by to learn a little bit more about me. 

I live in a small community in southeast Iowa.  I met my husband in high school and we have been married for over 30 years.  We live on dead end road on a farm just down the road from his family We have two girls.   My oldest was just 4-1/2 months old when she had a case of meningitis that left her with special needs. 22 years ago I became a stay at home mom to take care of her needs.  Now I use the time to do things for my family that I wouldn’t have time to if I had a job, like gardening and canning.  I used to also milk goats and make cheese but since our move we had to sell our goats.  I cook most of our meals as well as send the leftovers to school and work for lunches.

I started off sharing pictures of food I was making on my personal Facebook page.   I would get requests for recipes so I started a basic page for recipes.  One day I was watching “Julie and Julia,” a movie about a lady who blogs about working her way through a Julia Child cookbook.   I thought it sounded interesting so I thought I’d give it a go and figured why not. I share new recipes as well as old family recipes. I provide step by step photos to help guide readers through a recipe.  I hope to encourage my readers to try something new and prepare more foods at home.

My favorite chef is Guy Fieri.  Ever since I watched him on The Next Food Network Star I have loved his personality and cooking style.  I watch all his shows faithfully and even have a couple of his cookbooks.  When we were in St Louis a couple years ago my husband and I had to stop at one of his Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives places he had taped at. 

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Updated March 23, 2023

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    Diane Roark