Hey there! Welcome to my Soapbox!

The place I created to share all my thoughts on life…. and food… with anyone that will listen. If you haven’t noticed, I like to cook and eat and talk about things I cook and eat so I hope you’re hungry because I love to create fun, simple recipes that you can easily make at home.

I am seriously obsessed with food. All of it. From crisp green salads to rich, cheesy pasta dishes, I LOVE.IT.ALL. And I’ve made it all. I don’t shun butter, in fact, it’s practically a food group to me. Chocolate is the cure for everything and wine just makes it all that much better. Throw in a bit of bacon for good measure and I’ll be your bestie for life.

My whole family loves to eat out…. a ton. So, a lot of my quick and easy recipes are inspired by dishes I’ve enjoyed while dining in my favorite restaurants. You’ll find something for just about everyone… from healthy-ish dinners to gut-busting desserts… even some gluten-free favorites that were unintentionally gluten-free! I love to cook with seasonal ingredients as often as possible and include easy to find products in my recipes making your trip to the grocery store quick and not a scavenger hunt.

Am I a trained culinary professional? Nope, I’m self-taught…years of kitchen fails have taught me a thing or two and my desperate need to make a better version of whatever it was I just ordered at my favorite restaurant have rewarded me with a few tips and tricks that I can now share with all of you. That and a whole website full of run-on sentences! My easy recipes are tried and true originals (unless adapted from a favorite…which is always noted in the recipe) that are approved by my own team of taste-testers…my very picky family.

The picky family? They consist of my little guy (he runs the house), my daughter (she’s never IN the house), my husband (he THINKS he runs the house), Cooper…the rescue dog (lover of pizza crust), Calvin…the rescue cat (lover of no-one), Penny….rescue cat #2 and Pickles, the hermit crab. (Pickles has since passed and is now replaced with Madonna, the Chameleon.) No recipe will ever show up on this site without their collective stamp of approval (or a very strong override by moi!)

In my spare time, I love to dabble in the fashion/home decor world….binge watch Friends….pretend I know how to garden….and flit off to NYC to stuff my face with tasty treats. 🙂 I appear regularly on my local Fox 29 Good Day Philadelphia, as well as, contributing to the Today Food Club!

All recipes, crafty inventions, photos, stories are my own unless otherwise noted.

If you have questions about any of the recipes or would like to partner with me, you can email me at Kellie@TheSuburbanSoapbox.com.