About Us


    The Cook

My initial plan for this page was to tell you how much I love to cook, but then it occurred to me that if I did that, I would just be stating the obvious.  I mean let’s face it, if I didn’t at least have some sort of passion for mixing things up in the kitchen, you wouldn’t be reading my cooking blog right now.  So I’ve decided instead to focus on other aspects of my life.


I grew up in Huntington Beach, California and right after high school I attended Brigham Young University, majoring in Accounting.  And guess what—it only took me 24 years to graduate!  That’s because I got married after completing just two years of school and then I supported my husband while he finished his education.  I spent ten years in the corporate world, and some of my blog posts are about the places I used to work.  It wasn’t until we adopted our three kids and all of them were in school that I got back to the books and finally got my degree.


I happen to love history, especially genealogy, and I have learned some interesting things about my ancestors.  My best friend likes to tease me about being related to Abraham Lincoln, which I’m not, but I do have a connection to him which I might share some day in one of my posts.

My family and I currently live in Provo, Utah.  I have included some brief tidbits about each one of them on this page as they are not only my official taste-testers, they are also permanent cast members of my blog.

I hope you are able to find something of interest on these pages and that you will come back often.
Happy Cooking!

A Note About My Recipes:

I have had some of my recipes for many years and have made adjustments to most of them.  Unfortunately, I don’t remember where a lot of them originated, and in those instances, I have made note of it in the recipe itself.  If you happen to come across one of these and you know where it originally came from, please contact me at the following e-mail address.   I will be more than happy to give credit to the deserving cook whose recipe I treasured enough to post it on my blog.


Supporting Cast Members

The Hubby
Chief Cheerleader
Head Dishwasher
Top Dog in Charge of Financial Support


The Oldest Daughter
Social Butterfly
Party Planner
Best Pizza Maker in Town


The Only Son
The Brains
Penny Pincher
Piano Player Extraordinaire


The Youngest Daughter
Russian Princess
Drama Queen
Number One Photo Adviser


Hi! I'm Laura. I enjoy sharing simple and delicious recipes that I serve my family and friends. To learn more about me, click here.

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