About

Hi, I'm Tina the Mom behind the blog Mommy's Kitchen. I created this blog back in 2008 as an outlet for my love of cooking, baking and recipe sharing.  

My blog focuses on family friendly recipes, old fashioned classics and whole lot of comfort food. I love creating meals that are simple, delicious, and perfect for bringing my family together at the table. 


Who is Tina? Well,  I'm a wife, mother, foodie, amateur food photog, and all around country girl. My days are filled with raising kids, endless loads of laundry and doing what I love, cooking, baking and blogging all about it. My childhood was spent watching and learning to cook from my mother.

I was raised on home cooked meals and eating together as a family. I currently live in North-East Texas with my husband and three children. I have to say my heart is in the south and always will be. When I was a little I remember sitting on the porch, writing down recipes from my mom and collecting some from books and magazines. I wanted to save them for when I was older and had my own family. 
Fast forward to today, and my children range in ages from 10 to 20. All of my children share the same joy of cooking as I do. I try my best to get them involved in the kitchen as much as possible. I'm so thankful that my mother taught me how to cook, and I want to do the same for them.

I think
today's families are leading very busy and over scheduled lives. Due to the lack of time they're choosing fast food over home cooked meals. I think families have gotten lost along the way and forget the importance of eating together as a family. My goal here at Mommy's Kitchen is to get families out of the fast food line and back to the dinner table "Family Style". 


How Mommy's Kitchen Started:
Well, honestly blogging started as a hobby and turned into so much more. I knew there were families out there struggling with dinner options. I wanted to get folks excited about cooking and not to dread mealtime. The more recipes I added to my blog the recipes people requested.

I couldn't believe the need for everyday family style meals. I learn through visualization, so I've set my site up with step-by step-recipes in full photographic tutorial. This way anyone can follow along! Sometimes it helps to actually see something prepared instead of just reading it.
 
Photography:
I'm not a professional photographer and I don't have anyone that photographs my food. All the photos found on Mommy's kitchen are personally photographed by me. I'm still learning the in's and outs on picture taking, but I can say I'm getting better.

My Kitchen:
A couple facts about about my kitchen. It is not very big and am limited on space, so it's definitely not anything fancy, but it is all mine. I know someday I will have the country kitchen of my dreams. Until then this is  it!


The difference between my Mother and I:
I remember growing up and cooking in the kitchen with my mother. Well, I did more watching than cooking. My mother thought kids needed to watch versus helping. In my kitchen it's the total opposite. 

I want my children to know they can help in the kitchen anytime they want to. They can even mess things up a bit, because it's all about keeping it real. Those are the memories I want to pass onto my children, cooking, baking and having fun. Hopefully one day they will pass on those traditions to their own children.

I hope my site inspires you to get back into the kitchen and cooking. If you don't know how to cook or don't like to, I hope you will give it a try. Cooking can be trial and error, and sometimes you might even crash and burn, but that's OK. 
 

Just remember to pick yourself up, dust off your apron and keeping trying, I promise you'll get it. Everyone has to start somewhere. Please invite your children into the kitchen and let them help out. I know personally that one day they will thank you for it. 


Gratefully, Tina