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Let’s face it …


I know creating home-cooked, healthy and delicious food every day sure can be 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!


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. 


Are you in a meal-planning rut?


At Dishing Up Dinner, 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! You can try my Spaghetti & Turkey MeatballsEasy Chicken Burrito Bowls and more!



Spaghetti & Turkey Meatballs is a healthier take on this traditional comfort food.
Spaghetti & Turkey Meatballs


A bit about me


I’ve been a home cook since I was a child. At the age of 16, I decided 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 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 …

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


Happy Cooking!