Welcome and thanks for visiting my blog! I'm Heather, creator of Heather's Homemade Kitchen, a mother of 3 (7 if you count my dear husband, Chad, and my 3 pups, Sally the Cocker Spaniel, Zeffie the Blue Tic Beagle and Ollie the Beagle). I have 2 girls and a boy: Bailee, Ava and Maverick. They are my world as any mother would say, and they keep this family extremely busy.
Zeffie was such a cute little puppy! Now she's all grown up.
We currently live in a little town in Northwest Wisconsin. My hubby was born and raised in Wisconsin and has never left, yet! I grew up in the wonderful state of Iowa! Yes, where the cornfields grow and the smell of pig manure consumes the air. It's really not that bad once you are used to it. I've actually grown to miss it believe it or not. It's home and home always holds a special place in ones heart, even if it is cornfields and pig poop!
Note: I need a picture of our new Beagle, Ollie!
My parents were full time workers plus entrepreneurs. They owned a small business in our small town and that is where I believe my love of cooking took off. I had already liked to cook, as I was the one in charge of my little sister while our parents were working. Besides cooking for my sister and my favorite little kids across the street that I babysat a lot for, I started cooking in my parent's restaurant. Nothing fancy, just burgers and fries mostly. It must have been the whole commercial kitchen and the food prepping that did it for me. I just loved to chop food and prep all the food for the next day's lunch special. It has just stuck with me ever since. I still love to cook and prep food and someday my kitchen will look more like a commercial one!
I started Heather's Homemade Kitchen as a way to share all my recipes with my friends and family. I'm still adding recipes often and I'm focused on sharing homemade family food, whether that be cooking or baking. I love to do both. I focus on homemade foods solely for the purpose that I know what is in the food. Sometimes I'll take short cuts, but mostly my recipes are from scratch. The kind grandma used to make when I was kid. The kind of food that brings your family together to create memories with. Let's make some good food and even better memories.
P.S. Fun fact about me: there are very few things I dislike to eat, but I will share one with you... Olives! All olives. Not sure what it is about them, but I am not a fan. Other than that, I'll eat almost anything or I will at least give it a try.
Photo of me and my hubby by the talented akatzmarkphotography
Photo of my kiddos done by yours truly!