A little about me:
This is my family; they are my entire world. We live in Missouri, far away from any other family members, so we are a very tight-nit crew.
My husband, Jeff, is the best guy you’ll ever meet, and also the funniest (and handsomest for sure 😉 ). He keeps us all happy and laughing, and I couldn’t ask for a better partner to journey through life with.
We met when we were 10 years old, and he has been my best friend ever since. I have some seriously hilarious pictures of us in our teenage years, that my husband has forbidden me from sharing here. One day I will sneak it past him 😉 . We grew up together in Park City, Utah—We LOVE that place and greatly miss the mountains, skiing, and the snow.
I love Fall-time—the best season of all! I love baked goods way more than candy. I love to travel, and my idea of fun would be sitting poolside, kid-free, with a great book.
I don’t like nuts in anything sweet, and I really, really hate folding laundry. I have an identical twin sister who I talk to multiple times a day, and helps out a ton with TBFS.
I love being a mom, and I’m pretty obsessed with the awesome little humans that Jeff and I have created.
Jackson, is our oldest. He’s hilarious, sweet, fun, smart and incredibly BUSY. He pretty much does not stop moving, ever…unless he is asleep. He keeps me on my toes.
Abby is next, and she is our “girly girl”. She loves her baby, purses, and insists on having her nails painted, and bow in her hair. She is the sweetest little girl and loves to follow her big brother around. They are best friends.
Matthew is our baby and he is completely loved and adored by his siblings. He is very mellow tempered and is completely happy to sit and watch the other two run around.
Three kids under the age of 5 keeps me extremely busy, but it’s the best job in the world.
Photos cred: EmilyBroadbent.com
About the blog:
After graduating with a degree in Journalism, I’ve worked for a magazine publication, an organic foods distributor, and a craft distributor. Eventually I decided to turn my hobby, and true love—this little blog here—into my full-time business. That decision came when I was pregnant with my second child. Jeff was in Law school, and I was on the hunt for a job. There are not many jobs you can take on when you’re 6 months pregnant, with an 18-month-old at home to care for.
We invested everything we had into this website. It was a HUGE leap of faith. It has since grown and transformed into a full-time business, and more importantly, the perfect job that allows me to stay home and raise my amazing kids.
It’s YOU that makes it possible. So thank you, wherever you are, for making the recipes I share, for commenting, sharing, and for supporting me and TBFS in any way that you do.
My family are the true critics and taste testers behind the recipes you see here, so you can bet that each recipe has been thoroughly criticized 🙂 . If a dish doesn’t get their stamp of approval, then I don’t share it.
The name “Tastes Better From Scratch” is courtesy of a motto ingrained in me by my Mom. I don’t think it was until I moved out of the house that I realized you could buy things like “pre-made” pie crusts or store bought jam. She taught me well that everything really does taste better homemade. It’s cheaper and better for you too.
I love to use real ingredients to make delicious homemade food for the everyday cook. I try not to use processed products, although you may see a recipe here and there with a short cut.
I love developing recipes that are simple and family-friendly, because cooking a homemade meal for your family (or yourself, roommates, etc.) can be easy, healthy and still taste good!
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