Hi and welcome! I’m Lauren Allen, and this little corner of the web is my online kitchen! I’m the recipe creator, writer, and photographer behind everything you see here on “Tastes Better From Scratch”. I’m so happy you stopped by!
Where It All Began
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.
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 come from a long line of amazing cooks. I have many fond memories of experimenting in the kitchen with my twin sister. We jumped at the responsibility of making dinner for our family and loved experimenting with our own “creative” recipes.
The Path That Lead Me Here
About The Blog
Tastes Better from Scratch has continued to grow both in front of and behind the scenes. We have been fortunate to develop a loyal and diverse readership that brings more than 10 million readers per month and our social following continues to grow on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Youtube. We’ve been featured by USA Today, Country Living Magazine, Yahoo, BuzzFeed, MSN, and others.
The best place to find the right recipe for your family is through our Recipe Index. There you can search for recipes by course, main ingredient, cuisine, or by cooking method.
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About Our Meal Plans
We are also known for our FREE Meal Plans. Each meal plan contains one week’s worth of recipes, along with a printable grocery shopping list with everything you need to make each recipe as well as an estimated cost per recipe and meal plan!
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Whether you are new to the site or a TBFS foodie, we are SO glad you are here. It’s YOU that makes this website 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.