Hey, thanks for dropping by! I’m Amy, the behind the scenes creator of this blog Lolachef.
Lolachef is the nickname I gave my daughter years ago when she was relentless with offering help in the kitchen. Today her enthusiasm for cooking remains and she is my mini Sioux chef. A dual meaning when read slowly from left to right lol a chef. I do not have any formal culinary training, just years of obsessing, experimenting, and trial and error.
On this blog
The hardest part of this blog for me is the idea of posting a recipe permanently as is. I feel there is always room for improvement or tweaking. So many times I would remake a recipe that I had on the blog and think, “I should have done it this way!” My new approach to creating recipes is using a method with the important tips and key ingredients to obtain the best outcome for each recipe.
Everyone has different tastes and styles of cooking/baking depending on individual backgrounds and experience. I don’t think there is only one way of doing anything. Why should there be? That would be boring.
Take coleslaw for example, there are so many different methods and ways to variate the original. Depending on where you are from will affect your opinions on what it “should” be. A great example of how to know your audience.
On this blog I will try to breakdown each recipe to help you make it yours. I do like to give my versions of recipes and DIY projects a bit of a creative edge.
I like to keep things simple using fresh ingredients cooking from scratch as much as I can. Also, reusing as much as I can in recipes and DIY projects. My favorite DIY projects are refinishing old unwanted furniture. Although I do go a bit overboard with the creativity sometimes. I try to create a less wasteful lifestyle… which also saves money. Having homemade staple items on hand makes it easier to stay on track.
I grew up watching my grandmother cook everything from scratch. In fact, if you asked her for spaghetti she pulled out homemade pasta. Nothing beats homemade pasta made with love with your own hands. I’m pretty sure if you offered to open a box or a can of anything, you would hear a slow motion record scratch in the background…followed by eerie silence.
Most of my DIY projects are upcycles and repurposing anything old or forgotten because I feel that recycling is important. Although I am creative I am NOT mechanical. Luckily, my husband is. He helps me reassemble and repurpose projects that work properly if not better than before.
“By the power of grayskull” – what? no one remembers He-man?
Okay, here he is seriously working on a project. He doesn’t like the internet so we will call him Hairbie……you know cause the long feathered locks 🙂 He helps with the structure and security of my designs. With his help we won’t fall though any chairs and decor that I hang wont fall out off the walls…..we are all a little safer. I shop a lot of local antique shops for items to tackle. He helps me carry out the really huge pieces that he kinda doesn’t want me to bring home. Basically, he is my free assistant.
Yes, I was married before pixels! If you haven’t already guessed I love to add a little bit of silly! 🙂
I invite you to follow along & hope to inspire your own creative ideas. Sign up to my newlsetter below and grab my free recipe ebook. These are all the dessert recipes that people always ask me for!
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