Hi, I’m Lindsay. I’m all about cooking real food like a real person. While I love using fresh, organic ingredients and eating healthy, it’s not always reality. Let’s just be real and cook the way we need to in order to get our families fed and happy.
On The Live-In Kitchen you’ll find fresh, mostly vegetarian meals as well as a few (occasionally healthy) treats and snacks. Most recipes can be made in well under an hour with kids under foot (I would know!). I think everyone can cook real, flavorful food without it being too complicated.
I started this blog because I love food and cooking, but didn’t always feel that way. As a kid I was very picky (condiments on white bread or hot dog buns were a staple of my diet). Thankfully this is something I grew out of as I got older. Still I didn’t realize how much I could really enjoy food because I didn’t know how to make it. My husband and I believe in rather traditional rolls as husband as wife, and after getting married I realized that I was going to be doing a lot of cooking for a long time to come. If I wanted to enjoy any of it, I’d better figure out what I was doing. I taught myself to cook and bake from there using cookbooks and the internet.
What you won’t find here are lengthy stories and in-depth photos of each step in the process. That’s because I’m a busy stay-at-home mom who doesn’t have time to photograph every little thing and chances are you’re too busy to look at it. I just want to let you know that cooking can be much simpler than you may think. If you have detailed questions about a recipe please feel free to contact me or just go with your instinct. That’s how you learn and make a meal your own!
I have a wonderful husband of 11 years who is blessed to own his own company and work from home. I also stay home and homeschool our four wonderful and crazy children. My first daughter is seven and is most definitely smarter than any adult I know, myself included. She loves to read books, color, and help me bake. My first son is five. He loves to sing and has a real gift for giving compliments. He eats like a horse and I fear his teenage years. My second son is four. Most of the time he is literally attached to me at the hip and is the only one in the family who enjoys all the same foods I do. Our youngest daughter is almost one and might be more loved than any other baby on earth.
Aside from cooking I also love to travel, read, watch HBO, and get outside. You are likely to hear about these things here or there along the way.
I’m so glad you’re here and I hope that I can bless you with some cooking knowledge or a great recipe!
Interested in working with me? Check out my Work With Me page!