Hi. I’m Clare 👩‍🍳.

Before I introduce myself, let me clarify what I’m not. I’m not a chef, nor do I possess any formal culinary training. Unlike those who learned the secrets of Italian cooking from their Sicilian grandmothers, my culinary upbringing consisted of occasional moments baking cookies with my mom. I’m not versed in the intricacies of fancy sauces or gourmet delicacies, nor do I speak the language of haute cuisine.

I’m just an ordinary girl with a busy family who happens to love cooking (mostly because I love eating).

I believe that recipes should be both easy and delicious.

You won’t find me attempting anything too complex here. I enjoy combining simple ingredients and flavors to create mostly healthy recipes that anyone can make. I use everyday ingredients, avoiding fancy terminology, and provide step-by-step instructions to share my favorite recipes with you. If you find something here, my hope is that you’ll try it, enjoy it, and feel empowered to conquer the kitchen or at least get dinner on the table during the busiest of weeknights.

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