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Hi friends! I’m Meghan, Meg for short and I’m a self-taught cook that has loved being in the kitchen since I was young.  Well, my mom deserves most of the credit.  She inspired me, educated me and encouraged me in the kitchen.  Growing up, preparing dinner was a family affair; we all worked together in the kitchen to accomplish something delicious.  My brother and I were never told we were in the way, even when our โ€œhelpingโ€ wasnโ€™t much help at all.  There are even pictures of me when I was just 3 or 4 sitting at my play table peeling potatoes.  I loved creating in the kitchen from the very beginning.

I am a stay at home mama to my crazy, adorable, amazing kids Noah (8) and Hannah (5). They keep me beyond busy and sometimes a bit crazy but I love them with all my heart. I also love reading, crafting, quilting and photography in my spare time.

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I love to experiment and create recipes using common, easy to find ingredients (that you hopefully already have in your kitchen) and turn them into something new and different. Just because your meal is made of staple ingredients doesn’t mean it has to be the same old thing.

My goal is to share recipes that are easy to understand and created with accessible, yummy ingredients. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you stick around to feed your family.



  1. Megs – I love the name you’ve chosen and I can’t wait to make the first recipe. The photos that go along with the recipe are amazing.

    I remember being maybe 9 years old and watching Kathe decorate a cake and just being amazed. Without your mom, I know I wouldn’t be half the cook/baker that I am.

    I’m already itching to see more, congrat and good luck! Love you momma!

    1. Thanks! I hope that you enjoy reading the blog! I am already itching to do another post! I have a pretty cool idea for Easter coming up that I found on another blog…it’s too cute! Love ya!

  2. Hi Meg! Just dropping in to say hello – I randomly had dinner with your in-laws tonight. I live in Kansas City and we go to the same church. We started talking about my food blog and they mentioned yours! So glad to “meet” you!

    1. Haha, that’s too weird! Glad to meet you too! I just checked out your blog and I love it! I’m your newest follower ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Wow! I am so impressed! I LOVE all of your recipes they look so tasty (I am the pickiest eater in the family)! I am eleven years old and I have just started my blog. I loved the sugar cookies had little crosses, and all your recipes inspire me much! I want to be a good baker and cook too!

    1. Thank you! I loved cooking and baking from a young age and as you can see, it continues to be a passion of mine! Good luck with your new blog…I will definitely be checking it out! It’s pretty amazing to have a blog at 11 years old.

      1. Its under construction, but its simplymajestical.wordpress.com !

  4. Hello there, Meg! You have an amazing blog and I’d love to follow you because I wanna get updates from your kitchen and see that cute little boy. ๐Ÿ˜€ Your recipes are great, too. I did not have any idea that I’ve baked one of the recipes you posted here. That was before, when I still don’t have my account here – a year ago. I was surprised when I saw it was from you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, have a nice day!

  5. Congratulations! You have been awarded:

    Versatile Blogger Award

    Participation is optional, only if you want to pass the awards to others. Please check your award at http://thenotsocreativecook.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/o-m-g-for-the-additional-awards/

    Again, Congratulations! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Love your blog!! your cookies look amazing!! thanks for following me, I am definitely following back and would love to try your recipes!!

  7. Your recipes look really delicious! I look forward to following you ๐Ÿ™‚
    -April from The Thin Kitchen

    1. Thanks so much April! Your blog is pretty amazing too!

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  9. I noticed on a post on Pinterest that you, like me, are a Husker.

    I grew up in Columbus and now am a transplant to Arkansas.

    I am jealous about you being able to get good beef, that’s something I miss is a good steak.

  10. Hello! I saw a quote of yours on Pinterest and I’m using it but I need to credit it and for that, I need your last name. So if you’re alright with it, can I have your last name to give you proper credit? Thank you!

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