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Back in fall of 2008 I decided enough was enough and that I needed to get my recipes organized.
Have a place to put them down and a simple way to type up and record the ones that I make off the top of my head.
Even better if I could easily share them with my friends and family. And that is how Good Life Eats was born.
My name is Katie and I’m a recipe addict.
But most importantly, I am a mother.
Sometimes cooking the recipes I really want to eat takes a back seat to what’s more important, but that doesn’t mean that I’ve given up on the kitchen.
In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Being a mom of two busy children has given me new perspective in the kitchen.
I’ve found that I can prepare a delicious meal even with two kids fighting in the background.
And now and again, even with seemingly “nothing in the house to eat.”
And sometimes, all you need is a little cheat sheet to follow (rather than a recipe) for endless meal inspiration.
I’ve learned that just because I love trying new foods, does not mean that my son will also enjoy that.
Take the pickiest eater you know and times that by at least 5. Then add a bit of anxiety to the mix, a peanut allergy, and an extremely stubborn personality.
He’s still picky, but we’re making progress and he loves to help me out in the kitchen (I like that too…most of the time).
Now, writing for GoodLife Eats has become something of a hobby with benefits.
I also enjoy writing freelance food related topics a myriad of food related brands.
You can check out a catalog of my work right here.
I haven’t completed any formal food training, but I have been in the kitchen all my life.
As a child, I expressed an interest in food and cooking – creating a cake on the kitchen floor at age three, making Mom’s chili at eight, and progressing on to preparing family meals in my teen years.
I’ve always been in the kitchen and now GoodLife Eats has become my place to share what I finds good in the kitchen and in life.
For more about me and GoodLife Eats, please visit my FAQ page.
Chicken Tenderloins are baked in a sweet and savory honey mustard sauce with sprigs of fresh rosemary.
Easy Homemade Fudgy Brownies are the perfect quick dessert to whip up at home. They only take a few minutes and totally satisfy your chocolate cravings. Just like the recipe promises, they're easy! Plus, I bet you have all the ingredients on hand.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic are a fantastic side dish that is full of delicious flavor - caramelized, roasted brussels sprouts, savory bacon, and tangy balsamic vinegar.
Easy Smoked Chicken is a great summer meal. The chicken turns out incredibly flavorful, tender and juicy. Perfect for BBQs or any time you want to cook a whole chicken but want to do something a little different than traditional roasting.
Crock Pot Mexican Chicken is the perfect shredded chicken recipe for your next Mexican recipe. Packed with flavor and super tender thanks to hours in the crock pot, this recipe is sure to please!
Recipes like these Asian Salad Wonton Cups satisfy my cravings for cool, crunchy recipes. They also make great party appetizers!
Learn how to make a slow cooker ham with this delicious recipe for Slow Cooker Ham with Honey Marmalade Mustard Glaze. The ham slow cooks during your busy day and comes out with great flavor thanks to the tasty glaze.
Blending a few pantry ingredients together to make a spectacular autumn treat!
This Chocolate Almond Banana Smoothie is a delicious and healthy afternoon pick me up.
Homemade BBQ Chicken Rub features a mix of brown sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, and smoked paprika for a flavorful homemade spice rub.
Try this delicious rub on your favorite cut of chicken.
I recommend chicken drumsticks, a whole chicken, or skin on bone in chicken breasts.
Italian Chicken, Mushroom, and Zucchini Skillet is a super easy dinner recipe for busy school nights. It features pan seared chicken tenderloins, zucchini and sliced mushrooms in garlicky herbed tomato sauce.
Dinner just got super quick and easy thanks to this sheet pan meal featuring roasted pork, carrots, golden beets, red onion, Brussels Sprouts, and parsnips.
These Smokey Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges are full of flavor.
They're super simple to whip up and contain only 4 ingredients - Southwestern Pork Rub, Sweet Potatoes, Oil, and Cilantro for Garnish.
This easy roasted salsa verde takes just a few minutes to prep once you've roasted the veggies. It is perfect for homemade green enchilada sauce, smothered burritos, or simply as a green salsa to serve with chips.
This Cilantro Lime Broccoli Slaw is a tasty side dish to accompany any Mexican inspired meal. Pre-packaged shredded broccoli, carrots, red cabbage are tossed with jalapeño, lime, red onion, and red bell pepper for a refreshing side salad.