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Hi! I'm Ashley.

Welcome to my corner of the internet!

I’m so excited to share a little bit of my kitchen with every single one of you. To help you feel like a part of our home, I’d love to tell you a little more about myself and my (not so little) family!

I’m a happily married mother of three that loves food as much as I love my family. I have three sons, Ian, Ivan, and Elias. I share these amazingly talented children with my husband of 15 years, Matt. Each one of our kids is a unique blend of both of our personalities, and I couldn’t love it more.

As you get to know my recipes, you’ll also get to know all of us and our family dynamic. One thing you’ll quickly notice is that we thrive in organized chaos. We love to stay busy and push ourselves to the limits. That’s why most of my recipes will have tips, tricks, and shortcuts to keep them as quick and simple as possible.

From a young age, I fell in love with food. One of my fondest memories was eating dinner around the table with my parents and just spending some quality time bonding over a homecooked meal. That’s a tradition I vowed to pass on to my children, and what better way to do it than with some delicious comfort food?

Through the years, my love for food evolved from eating it to selling it. I spent 17 years as a food merchandiser for a large corporation. I loved learning about new foods and talking with my customers about new recipes and how they paired the flavors of their ingredients. They were truly my inspiration to invent my own recipes and replicate some favorites from my childhood.

As the years went by, I met some incredibly talented chefs and home cooks. I have learned more from them than I could ever repay. Since I can’t put a price on friendship and knowledge, I have decided to pay it forward by sharing some of my favorite recipes and cooking techniques with you all.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you create some amazing memories around the kitchen table with my love-filled comfort cooks!

My Favorite 


Tuscan Chicken Pasta | Simple Creamy Pasta Dinner

Tuscan chicken pasta is chicken breast in a rich sauce of cream, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and a variety of cheeses all on a bed of pasta.

Hashbrown Casserole – Funeral Potato Recipe

This hashbrown casserole recipe is cheesy, creamy, rich, and packs the perfect punch. Whether you need the perfect side dish to take to your next holiday gathering or a side dish that the whole family will love, these funeral potatoes are a perfect choice.

Six Ingredient Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

This Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is an over-the-top cheesy take on a family favorite. Rich, creamy, cheesy, and made in under 30 minutes.

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