Welcome to Fashionable Foods, where food not only tastes great, but looks great too!
For several years I have wanted to start a food blog but struggled to come up with a concept that I truly fell in love with. Since food is the one thing that sparks creativity in me, I knew that I wanted this blog to be all about fresh, homemade food with a creative twist. With the help of my family “Fashionable Foods: A Fresh Twist on Tradition” was born!
The way I look at food is a lot like fashion – different trends, styles of cooking, and of course, making it look great. Food has transformed throughout the years from the days of my great-grandparents making everything from scratch to the days of my childhood where fast food was the norm. I was fortunate enough to grow up with a garden and loved fruits and vegetables. I was an odd kid by the way; I would ask my mom to make me broccoli and I hated candy! It seems as though the current trend in food is a cross between “made from scratch” and “super fast” in that there are a lot of products available in the grocery store to help you along in cooking meals. This blog is all about homemade – if I can make it from scratch I will and I’m here to show you that making good homemade food really isn’t all that difficult.
I am lucky enough to have the recipes of the women (and man!) that I’m told I get my cooking gene from. That’s where “A Fresh Twist on Tradition” comes into play – taking an old family recipe and adding a new spin on it to keep it current and fresh. I am excited to share with you my favorite recipes as well as tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way. I hope I will inspire you to run into your kitchen and cook what you see here, and of course have some fun!
I currently live in Delaware, but am from a small town in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I attended college at Penn State University and received my degree in Nutritional Sciences. Throughout college I ran my own small catering business – “Katering by Keri” where I catered small luncheons and parties. I spend my free time enjoying life with my fiancé, family, and friends. Aside from cooking, I love nature and gardening, fashion and shopping, and relaxing with a good book.
I am, for the most part, completely self-taught when it comes to cooking and baking. As a child I spent a lot of time in the kitchen next to my mom (who actually hates to cook!) while she made cookies or just washed dishes. I also spent a lot of time with both of my grandmothers; I watched my Grammy Al make multiple batches of Italian Cookies and my absolute favorite Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. My best memory of my Grammy Beverly is her pork chops – she used to make them for me a few times a month! I learned a lot through reading cookbooks, watching cooking shows, and trial and error. I’m undoubtably fearless in the kitchen; always trying new recipes and pushing myself to try complicated things. I’ve learned that not everything will always turn out perfect, but I can learn from the mistakes I make.
After graduating college and moving back home, I begged my dad to teach me how to plant a garden. Four years later we have an impressive garden as well as a great father-daughter bond. Unfortunately since I moved, I don’t get to garden much anymore, but it’s the first place I go when I visit home! I urge you to try a hand at gardening – great ingredients make great food, so what a better way than growing your own?