Thanks for dropping by A Gouda Life. I’m glad you’re here. Pour a glass and let’s create something delicious!I’m Bernie – the creator of the recipes you’ll find here. I spend a good part of my waking hours preoccupied with food.
When I’m not thinking about food, I’m creating recipes, testing and retesting them, photographing the finished product and when they’re finally just right – passing them along to you.
The recipes I share are simple, delicious, comforting and contain only regular grocery store ingredients because who has time for a trip to a specialty market? I enjoy almost any kind of food, but my family like most has other ideas which can be challenging. That’s why you’ll find a variety of recipes – something for every appetite.
I like to share stories about the inspiration behind the recipes but if you just want to start cooking, feel free to hit the ‘Jump to Recipe’ button and start cooking!
How did a gouda life start?
A contest winning soup recipe, my life-long love of cooking and writing, family encouragement (“do it”!) and a complete disregard for my lack of tech skills lead me to start this blog. Another contest winning soup recipe just confirms that I’m doing what I should be.
I’ve been creating meals for my family and friends forever – that’s one way I show my love for them and I really enjoy seeing my daughters do the same. I love how they invoke memories the way only food can do. This blog is a place for them to find recipes for some of their favorite foods. I hope you find some inspiration here, too.
What’s with the name?
A Gouda Life is a play on words ~ a good life and a nod to my favorite cheese and the 7-10 varieties of cheese found in my refrigerator on any given day. It’s my to-go afternoon snack and if there’s any truth that cheese contains calcium, then my bones should be like titanium.
a gouda life recipe Inspiration:
When my kids were growing up, dinners were noisy, chaotic and usually involved spilled beverages. Dinnertime was still an important time because it meant family time where we could share our day. Even though I didn’t know it at the time, it was the start of the inspiration.
Today, my daughters, niece and many of my closest friends who are staunch foodies and amazing home cooks inspire me and I wouldn’t be on this journey without them. I’ve also taken many cooking classes at SurLaTable and watched cooking shows like I was training for the Olympics.
I love this blog and everything it represents. I’m passionate about seeing it grow because even though I write the content, it’s not about me. It’s about good food, feeding ourselves and the people we love and gathering around the table.
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