Welcome to Keeping It Simple Blog!
Hi! I am so excited you are here. My name is Melissa and I started this recipe website a few years ago to share recipes that I have been cooking for family and friends for years. This site actually started as a place where I was documenting recipes for family members but began to grow from there.
If you are not sure what to try first, my Italian Baked Zucchini , Pork Bolognese and Coconut Curry Ramen Soup have been made over and over again by readers and they love it! Some favorite desserts by readers are my Pizzelles , my favorite Carrot Cake Recipe and Italian Bread pudding if that is what you are craving.
About the Author:
If you are new here, I love writing easy recipes that everyone can cook, no special skills required. I have worked in restaurants for over 10 years and I have been cooking for many more than that 🙂
I love helping other cooks improve their cooking skills and sharing recipes that are as simple as possible but still amazing. I also love getting ideas from my readers too, so please let me know if you've tried a recipe and any special touches you added!
My cooking style is cooking with real food ingredients and I love showing others that cooking with fresh food does not need to complicated or stressful. I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and two kids (both teens). When I am not cooking, I am focusing on my other love of being outdoors and gardening.
I cook global recipes and some classic American ones too. You will also finds lots of Italian inspired dishes since that is my background and what I grew up with.
Much of my food inspiration comes from friends and family over the years, some from restaurants I have worked in, and lots of my inspiration comes from traveling around the country and the World. I love learning new, easy recipes from different cultures and sharing those here with you.
Whether you are a foodie like me or a beginner, all of my recipes are easy and manageable. I hope you enjoy the recipes!