I’m so glad you’re here!
get to know me
As a wife of over 30 years, and the mother of three adult daughters, I’ve been lucky enough to do many things in my life. Most recently I’ve worked as a professional cook and baker and I now spend my days developing and testing recipes – and sharing them with you!
In our house, we get up with the sun and don’t stop working until late in the night, so breakfast or brunch are usually when we sit down and share a meal as a family. Join me at the kitchen counter, where I cook for my busy family, starting first thing in the morning! We’re going to have some egg-cellent adventures!
food is life
Food is not just fuel, it is life. It is new experiences, new colors, and new challenges! I love to watch someone’s face when they taste and enjoy something that I’ve created. Through my blog, I want to help you to feel confident that you can create delicious things too!
Professional Cook and Baker
how i got here
I’ve led quite the eclectic life, so far. I’ve been an RN, a bookstore owner, the manager of a mega-bookstore chain, and several years ago I followed my culinary dreams and secured a job as the morning baker in a fabulous pastry shop on the Jersey Shore. I eventually left the bakery, but I came away from the experience with new skills and excitement for the future!
From there I kicked in the door of (okay, messaged on Instagram) a local casual fine dining restaurant and was invited to stage (intern) with their James Beard nominated chef/owner (he was also on Top Chef 🤫). I gained invaluable experience from him and his incredible staff of chefs and pastry chefs. This later led to the opportunity to work with some amazing chefs and butchers at the New York City Food and Wine Festival. I have been blessed.
leaning into my passions
In my time with such talented chefs and bakers in both the restaurant and the bakery, and working at the NYCWFF, I’ve gained a wealth of knowledge and skills in both sweet and savory cooking. It has made a huge difference in the foods I cook, the recipes I develop, and how I cook at home as well.
I had always considered myself primarily a savory, dinner focused cook, with the occasional dessert or breakfast pastry, but with my family’s schedule, more and more of the recipes I was developing were for breakfast and brunch, so I’ve decided to put most of my focus on sharing recipes to help you start your day – with the occasional dinner and dessert.
My recipes are never overcomplicated, and always approachable. I give you the whys and the hows for all of the steps and I try to make you feel comfortable trying new flavors and techniques. Let’s work together to have a delicious day, every day… but first, we brunch!