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Hey there!

I’m Laura Belle and so happy you’re here!

Like most of you, I’m not a professional chef, but I LOVE to cook. Sharing good food is one of my greatest pleasures. To me food has a way of bringing people together and that’s why Join Me In The Kitchen was started, my passion for cooking with family and friends.

I grew up in Florida. I have lived in a few other cities but have always found myself back here.

My mom was a single parent and while growing up money was tight but we always seemed to have delicious homemade meals. I learned how to cook from my mom and my grand mother. They taught me how to transform a blah boring dish into something amazing with simple everyday ingredients.

In my previous life, I worked in the fashion industry. I’m still pretty good behind a sewing machine to this day! I throughly loved my first career but I knew I wanted to pursue learning, creating, and sharing about the wonderful flavors of food!

I try to make easy dishes and eat healthy meals but every so often I just need a comfort dish like my Easy Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole or my grandmother’s family recipe for Crispy Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies.

My hope is that my blog offers something for everyone. Whether it’s an appetizer for the big game party or a healthy go to meal that you make over and over again.

I have some amazing family recipes to share as well as new ones that came to life while cooking with friends! You will find that most of my recipes are easy and don’t take too much time to make! You will find out on my blog that I’m more of a visual kind of person. I will shoot straight with the step by step process of a recipe and if you ever have any questions or want to share something, please drop me a line, I would love to hear from you.

So join me in the kitchen where there is ALWAYS an open bar, and open bottle of wine, and an open table for all!


Laura Belle