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Let’s face it …


Creating home-cooked, healthy and delicious food every day sure can beĀ a real drag. It’s a challenge to come up with meals the entire family will enjoy. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place! Hopefully, you’ll find a bit of inspiration here at Dishing Up Dinner.



Dishing Up Dinner Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs
Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs


Are you in a meal-planning rut?


I offer my readers great dinner ideas to get them out of their meal-planning rut. I’ve been in the same boat myself and it’s always helpful to find inspiration from a home cook who’s in the trenches, just like you.


My blog is for readers who want to eat home-cooked meals on a regular basis. It’s also for busy people who enjoy cooking and eating at home, but need practical, kitchen-tested recipes to support this important goal.


All my recipes use ingredients found at your local grocery store, so you won’t have to waste time and energy looking for unusual or hard-to-find ingredients. I don’t have time to create recipes with those ingredients and I’m sure you don’t have time to make them!


Dishing Up Dinner Beer burger
Beer Burger



A bit about me


I’ve been a home cook since I was a child. At the age of 16 I decide to start my own catering business where I specialized in minimally processed party fare and desserts. Nothing came from Sam’s Club and marketed as my own – I made everything from scratch!


Honestly, I didn’t like watching TV as a kid that much and would rather work with my hands and create something. So, I ended up in the kitchen cooking and baking. My mom is an excellent cook and taught home economics, so most of what I learned is from her – thanks, Mom! However, I’ve experimented (and failed a few times, too!) for years in my own kitchen.


I’ve been where you might be now … bored with my current selection of recipes and looking for inspiration. I’m busy raising two boys with my husband, Matt, in Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as providing proofreading and editing services as Co-Founder of Second Look Proofreading & Editing, LLC. However, I’m also committed to providing delicious, home-cooked meals for my family and sharing them with you!


And most importantly …


At Dishing Up Dinner, you’ll discover kitchen-tested, easy-to-follow recipes using simple ingredients found at your local grocery store. If you’re anything like me, creating home-cooked food is more than just making a meal … it’s an expression of love for family and friends.


I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to contact me here anytime!


Happy Cooking!