About Me

Hello and welcome to my blog, Stephanie Cooks! I'm Stephanie (obviously!) and I am thrilled to have you visiting my blog.

I started this blog in 2008 on a whim. I was a regular reader of cooking blogs and decided, "Hey, why not?!" When I originally began this blog my cooking skills were limited. I used mostly prepackaged items and combined them in one dish. To me, this was homemade. It was through this blog that my love for cooking has grown and developed. I challenged myself to make new things and eventually learned that I was far more capable in the kitchen than I had ever imagined.

I am far from a professional. I am 100% self-taught. I learn from watching others cook on TV, I learn from reading cooking magazines and cookbooks, and above all else I learn from blogs! I believe in cooking with real, fresh, and wholesome ingredients. I also believe in quick meals that use common ingredients.

One of my goals is to continue developing my photography. It's a well known fact that we eat with our eyes first and therefore I am always trying to take better pictures. When I look back to my photography in the beginning I am amazed at how far I've come, but I certainly still have a long way to go.

I currently live with my husband and faithful taste-tester John, as well as my beautiful and usually hungry baby, Landon. John is the best husband and most supportive spouse I could ask for. He is always behind my desire to cook new things and experiment in the kitchen. And best of all? He helps with the dishes! Landon is a true fan of anything covered in cheese... or frosting... my kinds of kid!

Aside from cooking I spend my time teaching. I am in my seventh year teaching. I spent the first four years in first grade and I am currently teaching fifth. I love both grades and truly enjoy my job. I am also very into yoga and trying to find a balance between my love of food and my love of fitting in my pants.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. It's my biggest hobby and I love having you to share it with.