Welcome to Home Cooking Memories! I’m Brandie and this is my blog. I’m married to David (who is my assistant too!), we are parents to 4 adult children, and we live in Las Vegas, NV.
I started my first family blog in 2004, but Home Cooking Memories was launched in early 2010. As my children became older, I came to realize that the food I was cooking, was creating memories and traditions for my kids. That they had clear stories of the first time I made a dish they loved, or they remembered the specific details surrounding a certain meal. The memories have happened even when I didn’t realize it. And the memories happened even on the most simple meals, like tuna melts and hot dogs.
Even if you don’t like cooking, or you feel too busy to cook, the good news is that you don’t have to create complicated recipes to create cherished food memories. An easy dinner that takes you 30 minutes can be a family tradition, it can create family bonds, and it can be the meals your family remembers for the rest of their lives.
Because of this, you’ll find that most of the recipes at Home Cooking Memories are easy to make and/or don’t have a lot of ingredients or steps.
While most everything behind Home Cooking Memories is me, I don’t do it alone. My husband plays a large part — he assists with photography (particularly at events), occasionally shares his own content and is the biggest cheerleader a girl could ever hope for. Oh, and he has two more important jobs: being my taste tester and chief dishwasher. I cook, he cleans. Pretty sweet deal, if you ask me.
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