About

Hi, I’m Karen.  Thanks for steppin’ into my kitchen!

I am a home cook who gets to cook for an amazing husband and two great kids, Luke and Julia.  Besides being in the kitchen a lot, I’m also in front of my computer, in the seat of my car (driving my kids somewhere), or in a classroom.

I have a lot of part-time jobs, not all of them paying.  I substitute teach in elementary schools, I’m an administrative assistant for a big company (known for its baby shampoo), a campus minister for an awesome Christian Fellowship at UC Riverside, and stay-at-home mom.

The only thing I do full-time is love my family, food and Jesus!  I love to watch TV shows about food, read food magazines and of course try out new recipes.

All of the food I cook is made right in my kitchen and many times is eaten right after a couple of photos are taken.  I’m sportin’ a Canon EOS Rebel XS Digital SLR with a EF-S 18-55 mm IS lens.  I have a lot to learn about food photography, so please bear with me!

For me, the best thing about cooking and baking is watching the faces of people who are eating my food…….pure satisfaction.  I hope you get some satisfaction out of my site and makes you want to cook or bake too!!

Thanks for stopping by.

23 thoughts on “About

  1. this is so cool Karen! Im proud of you, and so lucky to be the recipient of lots of these yummy treats! I wish you would make another batch of samoas….. hint hint! :)

  2. hi Karen!
    I’ve just added your blog to my favourite links. your dishes are amazing, i love your courage to try new recipes and the final effect each time.
    keep up the good work!

  3. Karen, help! Need some ideas for Catherine’s cake and goodie bags…I may chicken out and opt to ordering a cake :(

    She LOVES strawberries too! Thoughts?

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  5. Hi Karen! I’ve just recently come across your blog, kind of by accident, & have already made numerous dishes. They are amazing! Simple, flavorful and delicious! I’m not the best cook but still need to make 3 healthy meals, 5 days a week for my family and your blog have been a blessing!! Love it, thank you so much for sharing! Looking forward for more to come!

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