I'm a freelance writer, editor, and recipe developer who loves the challenge of writing about something new. There's a book in here somewhere, and one day I'll write it. Until then, you'll find me writing and blogging about family and parenting, food and cooking, books and movies, etiquette and entertaining, and the occasional travel brag or political opinion.
Recent Published work:
I love to cook. It relaxes me. Chopping, stirring, tasting, and seasoning – all while listening to my favorite music or catching up on This is Us – is one of my favorite things. But I don’t always have all day to make it happen, and I love my mom’s easy recipes. This pork tenderloin probably came from a newspaper recipe, but I have it written out by hand. So easy, and so good! Cool Mom Eats, October 2018
When Cool Mom Eats asked for a recipe for easy, kid-friendly lasagna, I went to the back of the box. This recipe is combination of recipes from the boxes of various brands of oven-ready lasagna noodles. (But I couldn’t resist telling you how to incorporate a couple vegetables, just to use them up. But they’re optional!) Cool Mom Eats, September 2018
You know, that rice dish you made out of previous leftovers? Keep the party going with these delicious rice balls, which I made for years before I found out they were called arancini in Italy. Buon appetito! Or, you know, as we say around here, “Eat up, y’all!” These are so easy, it’s not even really a recipe, just a list of instructions. The Good Life, September 2018
Amy Nelson is an absolutely lovely person, and she knows food like… someone who really knows food. She’s practical and fun, sincere and charming, smart and generous, and totally down-to-earth. We could learn a lot from Amy about living the farm-to-table lifestyle, and I sure hope we get the chance. I didn’t cover a tenth of what we talked about in this interview, but read it any way. And when she becomes an even bigger star, you can say you’ve followed her career since the beginning. You’re welcome. The Kitchn, May 2018
This one is my husband’s invention, though he’s sure someone has done it before. But I can’t find it on the internet, so he gets the credit. Besides, I love everything he does on the grill, so. Find out his cool trick to keeping the grill clean. Cool Mom Eats, May 2018
I may not know much about wine (or maybe I do, or maybe I’m somewhere in between), but this is how I learned to order something I’ll like, wherever I am. Columbia Living/Charleston Living/Wilmington Magazine, May 2018