Hello! Hello! I’m the food blogger, recipe developer, photographer and grocery shopper here at Savor and Savvy. Right here is where I offer you simple, easy, and yummy recipes with a meal prep focus. I show you all the tips and tricks I have used over the years to keep my family from eating out all the time. As a former working-out-of-the-home mom turned stay-at-home mom, I understand the pressures of working and raising a family full time.
I used to joke that I would run two shifts in my house. The first shift was when we got up until 3pm – getting everyone to work and school and getting all of the chores done. The second shift was 3pm-10pm when we needed to get from school to multiple activities and somehow get dinner on the table or pick it up on the run. Yes, many meals were eaten before swim practice in the car.
This crazy schedule led me to start making as many simple and yummy meals I could – just to get through the week. When I explain about how to meal prep meals, it is because that is what we had to do if we wanted home cooked meals – and we only had ONE kiddo to run around. I’m giving you all the tips and tricks to keep you from eating out every night as well.
About Savor and Savvy
I started blogging in 2017 on our sites, kitchenlaughter.com and cutthegrime.com as a hobby with my husband, Jason. In 2018, we took it to the next level and got serious with Savor and Savvy as a true income source for us. We started transitioning from recipes we made for dinner to SEO related recipes that users are looking to make in their own kitchens.
The dedication to show up everyday has allowed me to work 100% from home with a flexible schedule allowing me to pick up and visit my mom for a week or my son who goes to university overseas.
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What You’ll Find on Savor and Savvy
Basics | Food and recipes have been a part of my life since I was a very young girl. I started out learning to make bread and butter pickles with my mom and Gram and making jam from freshly picked fruit every summer. Being raised with humble beginnings has led me to learning to cut corners and offer money and time saving tips to my readers. I spent several summers working with my mom who worked on a federal grant to provide nutrition education to kids at parks during summer break. That just would not happen in today’s age, but back then, we carted the week’s creation to help the kids learn to make healthy food and snacks at home to a different park five days a week.
My first realization that an “oops” in the kitchen can be a new recipe was when I went to make a homemade cake when I was a young teenager and accidentally put potato flakes into the cake instead of dried milk. The cake was AMAZING and I didn’t know I made the error until my mom pointed out we didn’t have dried milk. Ooops!! A lot of cooking and baking intimidation ended after that day.
Air Fryer Love | It comes through very quickly that my favorite kitchen appliances are my two air fryers. You can find me making basics like Frozen Waffles so your kiddo will eat breakfast before school along with an easy Tri Tip to make before heading out for the evening soccer game.
Young Adults | Surprisingly, many of my readers are young adults who are learning how to cook, use appliances, find substitutions, eat out of a pantry until payday and meal plan. I think that is due to the “0” intimidation approach towards my recipes with step by step instructions with photos for each step. Break it down and you can do it.
We are a fun family of three! Jason and I grew up in the same town and went to middle school and high school together. No, we were not high school sweethearts. He dated my best friend! We have been married over 30 years, moving with the military to Virginia 3 times, Ohio, California and South Carolina.
I graduated from Limestone College with a degree in Business and a Masters Degree from Webster University with a degree in Human Resources Development. I worked many years as a Director of Human Resources in the hotel industry before making the decision to stay home with our son, Spencer.
I love hearing from our readers and our 30,000+ email subscribers. Yes, I do answer all my emails so if you have a question about a recipe or an email that I sent, send me a quick email and I usually get back the same day. Some of my readers email often and I sincerely love it.