Hi Everyone! Though I don’t look like a diva in this photo, I become one in my kitchen every day. Why a Diva? Just because it’s fun and quite out of character for me. I grew up in the restaurant business in the St. Louis area and seem to have always had something to do with feeding people since I was very young, either serving, catering, cooking or mothering. My seven siblings and I all worked in our father’s restaurants at one time or another. Dad was very much a part of the home cooking too, teaching us with love and with his special flair in the kitchen. Mom, being an RN as well as a fine Southern style cook, more the pioneer stock, has imparted her love and wisdom as well, especially with aspect to health and working within a strict budget (we used to go through 8 gallons of milk a week).
Being taught how to cook with such love, I enjoy sharing that love through this blog. I also enjoy sitting together at the dinner table with three children of my own and a very appreciative husband (who is only allowed to cook bacon). It is better than waiting at the drive-thru for the empty calories and additives. By being conscious of what goes in (or stays out) of our food I’m taking care of the ones I love. Cooking at home saves tons of money as well and having parents who grew up during the Great Depression has taught me so much about getting by on a shoestring yet ensuring a healthy combination of foods that nourish and satisfy.
Here you’ll see some of my favorite classic and original recipes and how to make them your own… for the ones you love. The stage is now set for all of us Divas (and Divos) of Delicious to start performing. Let the show begin!