A Food Blog for Home Cooks and Foodies

I’m here to show you that you don’t have to live in the big city or have a lot of money to eat like you live in big city or have a lot of money.

My name is Christy, and I am a country girl living in the heartland who cooks up easy gourmet recipes for my husband and I almost every day.

Join me as I put gourmet twists on classic recipes right here in our 170-year old midwestern farmhouse.

Follow me to come back for seconds!

Favorite Seasonal Recipes:

Sweet Cajun Blackened Steak

Sweet Cajun Blackened Steak

If you have never had a blackened steak, then you need to try this easy recipe! Sweet Cajun Blackened Steak can be on the table in 30 minutes. The molasses in the sauce will do most of the blackening for you, so you don’t have to worry about undercooking the inside of the meat… unless, of course, you like it rare.

Savory Cold Strawberry Soup

Savory Chilled Strawberry Soup

The most amazing summer soup recipe idea! Try this chilled strawberry soup to serve as an appetizer with your next home-cooked, gourmet meal. It is definitely strawberry, yet delicately savory and complex… your dinner guests will never know it only takes 15 minutes to make. Get the recipe!

Meet Christy:

Food is my passion! Learn the story behind the blog, and how I learned to cook as I tell all the juicy details in About Christy.

Get Inspired!

Need some inspiration to get cooking? Sign up to receive my recipe newsletter.

* indicates required
Please do NOT send the following recipes:

Explore More Recipe Ideas:

Entrees and Main Dish Recipes

Main Dishes

Gourmet Salmon Spread Recipe

Appetizers & Snacks

Easy Shrimp Scampi With Kale

30 Minute Meals

Healthy Eating Recipes

Healthy Eating

Dessert Recipes