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About me

Hello there! Welcome to Tastes of Homemade. If you are looking for delicious, easy-to-make recipes, you have come to the right place.

I live on beautiful Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my husband of 28 years, our 3 dogs, and 1 cat. I love cooking, photography, reading, coffee, and Lego.

I have been cooking my entire life. I love the creativity of making something wonderful from a pile of ingredients. Rarely following a cookbook, I have always preferred to make something that was my own.

I’ve been developing recipes and sharing them with friends for as long as I can remember.

My goal with Tastes of Homemade is to bring you easy recipes with simple ingredients and straightforward instructions.

My recipes are tested multiple times and never published until I can be sure they work. Nothing is more frustrating than finding what you think will be an amazing recipe and only having it flop.

I do my best to create recipes with simple, easy-to-find ingredients, and I may slide in something fancier here and there.

I also share tips and tricks to make your cooking life easier. I want you to love being in the kitchen as much as I do.


For 20 years I spent day in and day out in an office job, as an insurance agent, to be exact. Let me tell you that there is nothing that can suck the life out of you like selling a product to people who do not want to buy said product.

For many years my friends and family told me that I needed to do something with food. I had always toyed with the idea but never had the time or energy to put in the effort or focus. Then, I found myself in a position where it was possible to leave the insurance career I was desperate to get out of.

I started spending more and more time making my dream of working with food and photography a reality. That is where Tastes of Homemade comes in.

Tastes of Homemade was born in 2019, though I’ve been creating, testing, and photographing recipes for the past 10 years professionally and for over 40 years for my family.

Some Fun Facts About Me

  1. I love animals. I have 3 dogs, 1 cat, and 2 fish tanks. I would have more, but then there would be no room for myself or my husband in our small house.
  2. I live on Vancouver Island, on the West Coast of Canada. It is pretty much the perfect place to live.
  3. I have been cooking and creating recipes for as long as I can remember. I’ve always loved being in the kitchen.
  4. I don’t own a microwave. I prefer reheating food in the oven or air fryer.
  5. I like sugar in my tea, but not in my coffee.
  6. Until 5 years ago, I absolutely hated eggs. I will now eat them, but only with runny yolks.
  7. I love reading and will stay up well past bedtime to read “just one more chapter.”
  8. I’ve seen almost every Canadian province and most of the United States.
  9. We rarely go out to eat, and when we do it’s usually to the local brewery for beer and nachos.
  10. When I’m not cooking or reading, my hobbies are macro photography and Lego.

Thank you for taking the time to check out my site. I hope you find a new favourite recipe and tell all your friends.

When you’ve tried a recipe, please be sure to leave me a comment. And if there is something you’d like to see; a recipe, cooking tips, or a how-to, please contact me. I would love to hear from you.