The Adventures of Kitchen Girl

About Me

Hello and welcome! I'm so glad you've come for a visit. I'm Sherri Jo, kitchen adventurer extraordinaire! Ha! Okay, not really... but I do love to be creative and try new things in the kitchen. Cooking and feeding everyone around me is my favorite pastime, hands down. I spend the majority of my time thinking about, dreaming of and working with food. (And eating it too, of course!) Whether I am cooking up an old family favorite or developing a newfangled concoction, you can most always be sure to find me among my pots and pans with a spoon in my hand and a recipe in mind.

Outside the kitchen, I'm the Mother of 3 amazing children. Two teenagers and a tween. They are my life. Not a single day goes by that they don't surprise me with just how wonderfully unique and special they each are. I'm incredibly blessed to be their Mom. I have tattoos, listen to everything from rap to rock, love the Green Bay Packers, am a voracious reader, think Harley Davidson motorcycles are divine and can play the bodhrán. I tend to be an eclectic soul. I'm a little of this and a lot of that. I love to laugh, I cry while watching sappy movies and have been known to throw around a naughty word now and then. I love with all my heart, I am fiercely loyal and try my best to do good within a world that can sometimes be a difficult place to navigate.

My children are the reason I started this blog back in 2008. One day I wanted to make my Grandmother's recipe for potato doughnuts and realized it had never been recorded, since she had always made them by memory. That day I decided to make sure the family favorites that my children are growing up with are documented, so that they can continue on with our traditions, if they chose to. Since then it's grown into a way for me to connect with others who share my passion for food and feeding their loved ones. I love hearing about folks using my family's recipes and enjoying them with their own families. It's so fulfilling to know that what I share here inspires people to become creative and daring in their own kitchen.

My views on food and cooking are such that I aim for homemade as much as possible but I am not against using ready made, boxed, canned, frozen or pre-packaged items now and then. There is a time and place for fast and easy meals when you have a family to take care of. Sure, scratch cooking is always best but I'm not going to fret about using a can of cream of mushroom soup or a boxed cake mix in a pinch. I love vegan and vegetarian cooking, though we are most definitely an family of omnivores. We love ethnic and exotic cuisines as well as good old fashioned American comfort food.  Our family motto is "try it, you might like it" when it comes to most things in life.

Thank you for stopping by and spending some time connecting with me. I'd love to be able to connect with you, too... feel free to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram by clicking on the "Social Media" tab at the top of this page. If you'd like to send me an e-mail, you can do so by clicking the "Contact Me" tab above. While you're here, if you're still hungry and looking for more, take a look at some of my favorite food blogs by clicking on the "Food Blogs I Love" tab. You're sure to find something that hits the spot and fills you up there.