Real food habits start early.

When I was a little girl, I watched PBS cooking shows with my Daddy…and I loved watching cooks around the world craft real food delights in their kitchens. I remember eating biscuits from Julia Child, watching new and improved recipes from America’s Test Kitchen, and watching recordings from Breaking Bread with Father Dominic. Little did I know it at the time, but the Lord would use those cooking shows in my life…for far more than just entertainment.

I didn’t know it, but as I watched, I absorbed cooking terms and recipe techniques that would eventually make their way into my own kitchen. As years passed, my parents and grandparents taught me how to cook real food too. Not only did I come from a long line of from scratch home cooks, but I also experienced it first hand: learning how to prepare real food meals, even in the midst of food allergies and dietary restrictions.

Rachel taking photo of apple muffins while laying on the floor.

I remember making my very first meal from scratch, all by myself. I couldn’t have been more than 13 years old. It was ham, and peas, and applesauce, and the stickiest gravy ever. Looking back, it probably didn’t taste all that great. (Thank you to my family for eating it anyway!) But I made it…all by myself, and I was so excited.

And that’s what I want for YOU too!

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If you know anything about healthy eating, you know that it’s almost impossible without cooking from scratch, using real food ingredients. Processed foods contain lots of chemicals, including preservatives, dyes, and artificial flavors. If you’re allergic to corn, soy, or dairy, that also eliminates many of the “healthy” options too. And if you DO find anything that contains a short list of real food ingredients, you will probably be paying half of your pocketbook for an itty bitty container of it…when you could purchase the whole food ingredients and make it yourself for a fraction of the price.

The problem? Nobody knows how to cook real food today.

Sure, we still have cooking shows, AND we have an internet full of recipes available also. But many of them are just too complicated, too fancy for the average real food family meal or the beginner just starting out. Cooking has become something we do on special occasions, when it’s really just something that’s designed to nourish your family on a regular basis, with wholesome, comforting, down home meals. I believe that cooking doesn’t have to be complicated; it just has to be delicious and practical.

So come into my kitchen, where I’ll teach you how to cook real food for real people.

You never know…it might just be more fun than you ever dreamed. 😉