Hello! I'm Gwen Wolken and I’m so happy you are here! I started blogging as a way to share my recipes with my family and friends. Sharing recipes, connecting with you, and making friends along the way is a lot of fun!
I love recipes that create a flavor for the palate and are healthy, simple, and easy to make. You will find that most of the recipes I share are gluten-free, paleo, or low in sugar as it is the lifestyle that our family follows.
From early childhood, my mother taught me that cooking was love. She was a good cook; however, I always found that I took her recipes and tweaked them to bring more flavor. She had a love for Mediterranean cooking and an arsenal of Jewish recipes. I share these recipes as well but tweaked them for a more modern taste.
The ingredients I use will be those that are easily found in your grocery store or can be bought online with a quick click!
I am a die-hard chocoholic. When I need a break from healthy I am always grabbing some seriously 70%+ dark chocolate. I will share my chocolate recipes and other desserts with you as well.
Being a foodie, I am on the lookout for interesting and unusual ingredients. I promise to share these with you especially when my husband and I travel. We love to travel!
I live in the Chicago area where I am lucky enough to have many interesting and creative restaurants to try. I am a Mom to three adult boys, two of whom are married. All of our boys enjoy cooking when they have time and I have found that they are also very creative in the kitchen. This morning one of them shared a picture with me of scrambled eggs topped with pesto!
When I am not cooking, I love to sing, play with our dogs, work out grudgingly, always have a needlepoint project handy, read, play pickleball, and volunteer often. I hope you enjoy the blog and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!