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

My blog focuses on family friendly recipes and home cooked meals. I love creating recipes that are simple, delicious and perfect for bringing my family together at the table. 

Who is Tina? Well, I'm a part time child nutrition specialist, work-at-home mom, foodie, amateur photographer and all around country girl. My days are filled with raising my 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 have to say my heart is in the south and always will be. When I was a little girl 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. It was just something that I loved to do. 

Fast forward to today and I currently live in North Texas with my husband and three children. My children range in ages from 16 to 25 and all of my children share the same joy of cooking as I do. I'm thankful that my mother taught me how to cook, so I want to do the same for them.

I think
today's families have 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 become lost along the way and forget the importance of eating together as a family. My goal 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:
Honestly, blogging started as a hobby and turned into so much more. I knew there were families out there struggling with dinner options so, I wanted to get folks excited about cooking and not dreading mealtime. The more recipes I added to my blog. the more recipes people requested. It all just sort of took on a life of itself. 

I learn through visualization, so I've set my blog up with step-by-step-recipes in a full photographic tutorial.  Sometimes it helps to actually see something prepared rather than just reading about it. 

Photography & Photographs:
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 ins and outs on picture taking, but I can say I'm getting better.

How I do things:
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 at anytime. 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'll pass on those traditions to their own children.

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

Just pick yourself up, dust off your apron and keeping trying, I promise you'll get it. Everyone has to start somewhere. There was a time in my life that I too couldn't cook, so don't give up. Please invite your children into the kitchen and let them help. I know personally that one day they will thank you for it. 

Gratefully, Tina 

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