Hello & Welcome! My name is Tina. I live with my husband, Lou, and two daughters. I have been cooking happily since I was around 8. I grew up in a large family and as the youngest child in the family, I spent a lot of time helping my Mom in the kitchen. I learned all the basics from working by her side.
I love all aspects of food: the colors, the aromas, the textures. It is my passion! I love trying to cook anything I haven’t attempted before. I love experimenting with new techniques. I try to perfect dishes I’ve prepared lots of times. I always want to develop the best way to prepare a dish and serve it in an inviting and beautiful way. Watching people enjoy my food makes me happy. When I go out to eat, I always love to try something new. I find inspiration in every menu and meal. I hope you’ll join me on this journey and hopefully I can provide a little inspiration for you!
I have been creating, writing, photographing and publishing my own recipes here since 2013! I have published over 200 recipes! – to view them click “Tina’s Recipes.” I love all kinds of recipes: totally homemade, semi-homemade and those “project” type recipes that are fun to conquer! Some recipes are on the healthy side and some are once-in-a-while treats! I’m all about balance!
I have competed in recipe and cooking contests! Most notably, I was the 2012 Grand Prize Winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest and the Runner Up on Food Network’s America’s Best Cook. You can read more about the contests here.
Since 2016, I have been representing KitchenAid on QVC! I love sharing my passion for cooking and baking with all the wonderful Foodie viewers! I post the schedule here and all the recipes I demonstrate here!
Feel free to reach out on the “Contact” page – I’d be happy to answer any questions!
Piney Lake, CO
Adventures & Cooking, Sometimes Cooking is the Adventure!