About Susie

My name is Susie and I have been a Chicagoan my whole life. I was born and raised in Highland Park, a northern suburb, and after graduating from Drake University I married and moved to Deerfield, Illinois.

I have always been very active in sports and exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but my passion for food has always brought me back to the kitchen. As a young girl I loved creating recipes for my family and friends try.

Cooking is like therapy for me. The shopping for the ingredients, the preparation, the aromas throughout my house, and the finished product give me such a sense of accomplishment. Nothing is better than having my four boys walk in to the house and one by one saying, “the house smells awesome, what’s for dinner?”. It is, by far the best part of my day!

I never received any formal training, just a couple cooking classes for fun over the years. I love buying cookbooks, reading cooking magazines, and pouring over my cookbooks to find the perfect recipe.

I initially created this blog to share recipes with family and friends, and it has turned into a favorite past time. I love meeting passionate foodies like myself and sharing our journeys in the culinary world.

I also want to thank my family and friends for being the best taste testers, and for all their words of praise. Oh, and a huge thank you to my husband for being my biggest fan and best dish washer:)!!

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