About me and the blog. I’m the cheese-obsessed creator of recipes you’ll find here. Simple, delicious, comforting and all from grocery store ingredients.
I’m food obsessed meaning I think about tasty, decadent meals, snacks and the wine that goes with them most of the day.
A contest winning soup recipe, a love of writing, family encouragement and a complete disregard for my lack of tech skills lead me to start this blog.
Why A Gouda Life? A play on words ~ a good life and a nod to my favorite cheese and and the usual 7-10 varieties of cheese found in my refrigerator on any given day.
I’m passionate about developing recipes that make all of us look like a kitchen ninja without spending all day at the stove. Many of these recipes I’ve been making for years. I love how they invoke memories the way only food can do.
Where does the recipe inspiration come from? Back in the day of noisy, chaotic dinners that usually involved spilled beverages dinnertime was important. It meant we all sat together as a family, sometimes squabbled and shared our day. Even though I didn’t know it at the time, it was the start of the inspiration.
My daughters, niece and many of my closest friends are staunch foodies and amazing home chefs. Time spent with them over good food and time also serve as my inspiration. I wouldn’t want to be on this journey without them. I’ve also taken many classes at SurLaTable and watched cooking shows like I was training for the Olympics.
Recently there was a second soup contest winner but what all these recipes have in common is achievable, mind-blowing food that’s made with love. They all come together with simple, grocery store ingredients and are the kind of meals you want to come home to. Many involve cheese. That’s not an accident.
I love this blog and everything it represents. I’m passionate about seeing it grow. If there’s something you’d like to see, I want to hear from you! I run with scissors and talk to strangers. If you can relate, follow join me on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM and PINTEREST.
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