Thank you for visiting my blog! My name is Alison. I am the mom of three fabulous kids and I love to be in my kitchen. I began baking when I was in high school. I baked a dessert every Sunday afternoon for my grandfather, Pops, when he came to visit. Once I got married, I began my role as “cook.” I started with three main dishes (Spaghetti, Chili, and American Chop Suey), and built from there.
Although I am now widowed with three growing kids, I am still committed to providing healthy meals for my family on a daily basis. The challenge with these roles as single mother and cook is time. Simplicity is the key. So, I have created a variety of recipes, shortcuts, and make ahead solutions to allow myself to feed my family simply. I hope that you enjoy the healthy, homemade, and frugal recipes that you find here.
My intention is to provide balanced and wholesome meals; however, I am not perfect. Do not be surprised when you find out that I have on occasion served chocolate cake for breakfast or bagels with cream cheese for dinner. Sometimes my sanity is more important to me (and to my family!) than the quality of our meal.
So, join me on my journey of healthy eating, made simple!