Welcome, I’m Cree, the recipe developer and food photographer, behind Cooking With Bliss. This is my little corner of the internet where I can be creative, inspired, and more importantly be myself and share all things food from my perspective.
Where it all began
My passion for cooking was inspired by both of my grandmothers as well as my great-grandmother. They were all naturally great cooks who made nearly all their dishes from scratch. Although they never measured out their ingredients, they always added the perfect amount of each ingredient to make their dishes taste amazing.
When trying to emulate one of my grandmothers' dishes, I would ask how much of a specific ingredient to use and their response was always, “Oh baby a little bit of this or more of that” then they would go on to describe how the texture and consistency should appear. I would just hope and pray that mine would turn out just as great.
It seemed as though everything they made was made with so much love. Everyone who stepped foot into my grandmothers’ home knew that they would be fed some delicious food. If you came hungry, you would definitely leave full. They were great hostesses and everyone was always welcomed with open-arms.
My great-grandmother owned a local restaurant, and I recall as a little girl watching the waiters serve the guests and my great-mother walking over to the different tables engaging in conversation, and making sure her guests had everything they needed to enjoy their meal. Moreover, she always made people in the neighborhood feel so welcomed.
As I reflect on their life and the experiences I had watching them cook or just being in their presence in the kitchen, I believe my grandmothers and great-grandmother would be proud to know that my passion for cooking is an extension of them which ultimately led to Cooking With Bliss.
What you’ll find on Cooking With Bliss
I am a huge proponent of big bold flavors and under seasoning should never be an option. On Cooking With Bliss, you will find simple recipes that are both casual and elegant and that’s perfect for:
- Weeknight cooking
- Entertaining family and friends
- Planning your holiday dinner menu
- Planning a romantic dinner for your significant other
Fun facts about Cree
- My kitchen has to be clean and tidy before I actually start cooking
- When cooking, 98% of the time, I clean as I go, so I have less to clean at the end
- I’m not a coffee drinker, but I love Califia cold brew coffee (i.e mocha, vanilla and cafe latte) does that make me a coffee drinker?
Feel free to check out the Recipe Index where you can browse different categories on Cooking With Bliss.
There is also a How To Category that we are currently building out that offers tips and tricks for cooking and using different cooking techniques.
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