“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” -Julia Child

I m a twenty something, Austin, Texas resident that is passionate about cooking, travel and the lovely city I live in!

When we travel to new places we learn how to not only embrace change but find joy in it. Those experiences create depth, knowledge and stories. With that said, there is nothing like coming home and reverting back to what is known.

Food is such a big part of all our experiences. We idolize it when we travel but we also find comfort in it at home. It is so much apart of our histories. It can define our stories.


“Until I discovered cooking, I was never really interested in anything.”


114 thoughts on “About”

  1. Thanks for following my blog. Hope you enjoy the recipes.

  2. Thanks for visiting The He Said She Said Experience and liking our post about Worst Cooks in America!

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog and for the like. Lovely blog you have 🙂

  4. Thanks for stopping by Alicia Tastes Life! I am looking forward to reading your stories and trying the recipes!

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog. You are lucky to be in Austin. It’s such a great food city! I would cut off my right pinkie toe to have an HEB or Central Market where I live. : )

  6. Love your blog and love your ideas! Enjoy!

  7. Thank you for stopping by simplydaisies. Come again anytime!

  8. Thanks for the follow! I like what you have going here on your blog; I’ll be sure to keep an eye on you for more tastiness!

  9. nice to meet you here dear…thanks for visiting my blog..love to read your post

  10. Hi, thanks for following my blog! I am looking forward to keeping up with yours.

  11. You have excellent taste in idols. Julia Child can do no wrong. 😉 Thanks for following Going Forward!

  12. Thanks for following thedaysman. I love the clean design, “fresh” philosophy and clear steps on your site.

  13. Thanks for following my blog, Jessica. Hope it appeals to you.

    I love your taste in idols btw.

  14. Thank you for following, Curious Bites! Hope you continue to read the posts and enjoy! (:

  15. Effing love it! Fresh ingredients are king!

  16. Hey JKM, thanks for following Sweets and Sweats! I love what you have been posting. And I just recently went to Austin for the first time – it was amazing. Look forward to more from you …

  17. Hello! Thanks so much for dropping and following my blog. It’s great to find an Austin blogger, as I will be moving there from Australia mid-year!

    • Wow! Super neat! You’ll love it here, Austin is such a fun and inspirational city! If you need any restaurant suggestions, let me know!

  18. Hi, Jessica. There can never be too many Texan foodiephiles. 🙂 Love Austin except the traffic is worse there than DFW. 😮 Good food scene and just a great place.

    • Texas pride!!;-) I would agree, traffic is horrible here but the food scene does make up for it! And there is nothing like the Texas hill country- i love it here! Great blog and look forward to trying out your recipes!

  19. Thank you for liking my post. You have some fabulous looking, simple recipes on here. I look forward to trying some of them and seeing your future post.

  20. Love what you say about food playing such a prominent role in our lives, our stories! So true. It’s funny that you call yourself a “wannabe”–I think you are a chef already. Thanks for following my blog, in which food is also a frequent feature, along with anything that seems to relate to our health.

  21. Thank you for the like on my post about one of my favourite Northern Irish meals the Ulster Fry! I love good food but according to my husband I am not necessarily skilled at preparing it! I too love travel and love trying local food. I will keep an eye out for your inspiring receipes.

  22. kirkhams said:

    You have an interesting site with some top-notch photos. I look forward to making a big batch of chicken fried rice this weekend; reading about it here has set up a craving!

  23. Lakshmi Loves To Shop said:

    Namaste…thank you so much for following my blog A Really Easy Recipe 🙂 I look forward to following yours too…Lakshmi x

  24. Hi Jessica, thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave such a nice comment. I love your URL — good fresh ingredients is indeed what it’s all about!

  25. Great pics & food. Thanks for the follow!

  26. Thanks for following my blog!!! I will do that asparagus spears one day!

  27. Thanks for visiting my blog and following !

  28. Thanks for following Tuppershare!

  29. Thanks for following my blog!

  30. Hey there!

    Congratulations! I’ve just nominated you for the Leibster Award !

    It’s a well deserved award.


  31. Thanks for checking out my blog! Yours makes me hungry! I love to cook as well and will be trying out some of your recipes 🙂

  32. Thanks for liking my posts. You have some fab recipes. Would look forward to reading…

  33. Thanks for following my blog! hitswiththemrs.wordpress.com

  34. Hey there! Thanks for stopping by and deciding to follow my blog. I love your site here so I’m definitely excited to read future posts of yours.

    Happy Eating.

  35. lagrancostanza said:

    Your blog is awesome! So many ideas and recipes, I’m totally over the moon. 😀

  36. Thanks for being my 300th subscriber!!

  37. Thanks for the follow! I love your blog its so neat, and with great photos! I shall come back and browse tomorrow!

  38. Thanx for liking my blog! I love your Julia Child quote. I am definitely going to check on your blog..

  39. Hello hello!

    Good news! I’ve nominated you to receive the Best Moment Award!!!

    Congratulations and feel free to pass the award on.

    Keep up the great blogging!


  40. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog! Love yours as well 🙂 Good food from fresh ingredients and you can’t go wrong!

  41. Thanks for following thebrookcook! I am looking forward to reading your blog as well :).

  42. Thanks for the follow, JKM. Your blog looks great and I really look forward to making regular visits as I am sure I’ll always find something of interest here.

  43. What is your favorite thing to cook/bake? Just curious….

  44. I like that you *found your passion* in cooking:) I look forward to seeing more of your work…your photo here is extravagant simplicity, a wonderful paradox:) (And *thank you* for the “like* at my place!)

  45. Thanks for following my blog. Love yours and the photos with the recipes.

  46. Thank you for stopping by cottagegrovehouse and liking my post! You have a fine blog here!

  47. Thank you for the follow! Great stuff you have here!

  48. Stephanie said:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’m excited to have found a yummy blog to follow… I’ll definitely have to try some of your recipes!

  49. Thank you for following my blog!

  50. Thanks for checking out and following my blog! I hope you find some recipes you can easily recreate for yourself as well. I look forward to following your posts in the future!


  51. I need some help….when people view my blog on their phone’s they can’t see the text unless the “download the site,” do your readers have the same issue, or is there a way I can fix it? Thanks for your help!

  52. Thanks for liking my post. Cheers!

  53. Hi Jessica,
    Thank you so much for stopping by our blog and for following! You have a fantastic website here yourself and we look forward to exploring it more! Cheers! 🙂

  54. Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my post. I look forward browsing through your posts for try some of your recipes.

  55. So glad you’ve followed Little Bit Sweet! I’m definitely going to give a few recipes from your site a try. The Balsamic pizza looks yummy!!

  56. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog “Sweet Spell Bakeshop” =)

  57. Your blog is so cute and an inspiration to me! Thanks for sharing your passion with us.

  58. What a lovely site! Thanks for following try this travel. I love your recipes and pictures.

  59. Love it!!

  60. Thanks for visiting revolutionarypie. I love the design of your blog!

  61. Thank you for following me! Your page is divine….and delicious looking 🙂

  62. Hi there! Thank you for visiting my blog 😀 I feel a connection with you because of our love for cooking, and not to also mention we’re around the same age. My sister is actually moving to Austin soon, and I’m super excited to visit when I can. I have never been to Texas before, so are there any must-do’s? Anyways, you have such a variety of recipes here, and I can’t wait to try them for myself 🙂

  63. Hi Jessica..I like your blog. Will try some recipes. Thank you for sharing 🙂
    By the way..thank you for following my blog too..

  64. Hey Jess,
    thanks for checking out my blog! 🙂

  65. Love your blog, so many recipes and delicious looking food I want to try out! 🙂

  66. Geneviève Blanchet said:

    Hi, thanks for following my blog. I will try your parmesan asparagus, it looks really good and the asparagus in my garden are ready! Your blog is very nice!

  67. Oh wow just LOVE your blog!

  68. Kaesey said:

    Hi! Thanks for following my blog. We roast a lot of asparagus in my house; I’ll try the parmesan version!

  69. Thanks for stopping by http://www.domesticingenuity.com and subscribing to my website! I look forward to reading more of your recipes and posts!

  70. Trinity said:

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by the Writer’s Stuff! You might also like Cuppanatter, my real recipe blog!
    I like your pizza recipe of 1 May, and look forward to snooping in your corner of the Web!

  71. Hi, thanks for the follow. I love your recipe for sweet potato chips 🙂

  72. cjmcook said:

    Thanks for following my blog, Sincerer Love. I am looking forward to seeing more of your recipes. These look quite tasty. Definitely will try some of them.

  73. Thank you very much for stopping by and following my little photoblog!
    Your blog looks tasty and I will surely drop by again 🙂
    Have a great week,

  74. Thanks for following my blog JKM. Your recipes look great. Can’t wait to try a few.

  75. Thanks for following our blog Jessica 🙂 Your pictures are gorgeous and its making us really hungry!

  76. Trinity said:

    Hi Jessica! Thanks for stopping by The Writer’s Stuff! There’s more from the Art of Cookery to come, so following will get you everywhere! 😉 You might also like my blog Cuppanatter. Your blog looks great!

  77. Thanks for dropping by and liking my post. I will have to try some of the recipes on your blog! 🙂

  78. Hi Jessica, I’ve recently started following your blog, and I really love it! So I nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award 🙂 You can read more about it here: http://lepetitartichaut.com/2013/06/23/the-super-sweet-blogger-award/

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