Welcome to A Pleasant Little Kitchen, I’m glad you stopped by. My name is Rebecca and I love to cook – it’s that simple.
I am here to tell you that you CAN cook. Throw out the belief that success in the kitchen is limited to the highly skilled and begin to pursue creating delicious meals. You are equipped to make good food. Whether you are a seasoned cook or novice, I want to inspire and help along the way.
The kitchen is more than a room to cook in; it is the space in which you feed the ones you love. Within these walls memories and food are made. It is a room unlike any other—the very thought of its purpose is a pleasant one.
There is joy and beauty to be found in the kitchen. From weeknight, minimal ingredient meals to multi-step classics, I have developed and photographed the recipes on this site to extend to you my affection for good food.
“The kitchen is more than a room to cook in; it is the space in which you feed the ones you love. Within these walls memories and food are made. It is a room unlike any other– the very thought
of its purpose is a pleasant one.”
There’s more to A Pleasant Little Kitchen than just cooking delicious food. It’s a way of life within the home: intentionally making time with others more pleasant.
Welcome others into your home with a smile and intentionality. Know that what you serve and how you serve it isn’t really the gift you’re giving. What you are offering is relationship, conversation, and acceptance—the real sustenance that keeps up going.
Today when you walk into the kitchen take a moment and catch your breath, relax. It is a good day to cook. And while the process of creating and dining in the kitchen will take minutes from the day, it is also giving life in return. Food for physical sustenance and gathering for emotional nourishment—breaking bread together is a necessity of life.
A Pleasant Little Kitchen is a resource for recipes, menus and methods to showcase the beauty of food and to develop cooking skills. On this site you will find seasonal recipes, topical menus and hosting advice that is designed to make your kitchen more pleasant.
Everyone has to eat; let’s make it delicious, together.
Rebecca White is a frequent Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News, blogger for Market Street and United grocery stores and author of an upcoming cookbook published by Page Street Publishing. Rebecca is a freelance recipe developer, food photographer and food writer. She lives in Dallas with her husband and two children. She loves history, tennis, books, Westies and feeding people.