Welcome to my kitchen! I’m glad you stopped by. My name is Rebecca and I love to cook – it’s that simple. What is showcased on this site is derived from that love. I delight in grocery shopping, reading food articles, talking about food and testing new recipes. I started A Pleasant Little Kitchen because I want to extend to you my need to create in the kitchen. Whether you’re searching for confidence to stand up to the cutting board or searching for camaraderie in food creation, let the information presented here be a part of your story. I hope that A Pleasant Little Kitchen will inspire your kitchen and all those who occupy it. I want it to help you create delicious food in order to nourish those around you. Everyone has to eat – why not make it tasty and enjoyable?
To the unconfident cook, abandon your fear of the kitchen and bravely walk into one of your biggest challenges. Here you will find attainable recipes, tips on kitchen organization, and the odds and ends of general cooking. I want to transform what is a non-pleasant in your life into a confident, enjoyable experience. Let the words of an old family friend encourage you: “I’m not a good cook; I just know how to follow a recipe.”
To the confident home cook, continue your pursuit of culinary happiness, and make this site your companion and inspiration with its recipes, kitchen projects and food memories. A happy cook makes good food. I hope this site pleases you. Make yourself at home.
To the new home cook, congratulations on one of the most enriching and rewarding hobbies you will ever find. Use this site as a resource in your foundation of food knowledge and technique. Embrace your inexperience and find your own kitchen rhythm.
A Pleasant Little Kitchen is a work in progress and it’s meant to always change and grow. There are times I like to strip off the confines of recipes and simply experience throwing ingredients together to see (and taste) how it works. There are times that I study recipes and exercise the instructions exactly as it states. That’s how I work and A Pleasant Little Kitchen will reflect that. Not all posts will be about food, and some days I may just be silent. Let’s face it, when you cook a lot, you clean a lot.
Food has weaved itself into my life since childhood. I did not come from white tablecloths and ivory towers. I am a self-taught cook, who through trial and error, has discovered what a treasure tasty and creative home-cooked food can be. I am a wife, mama and historian. I love my dog and all things beautiful. So, welcome friends, to my humble yet pleasant little kitchen.