HEY THERE – it’s Allie! I’m a hot pepper & avocado obsessed gal living in Schuylkill County, PA with my sweet fiance, J (Jared). Over here in Small Town USA, we’re on a constant quest to enjoy life and make slower, country living cool again. We love anything that has to do with the outdoors, listening to Alan Jackson & Johnny Cash, black labs (counting the days over here until we can be puppy parents), and probably most of all…good food. The fortunate thing is – I love to cook it and he loves to eat my culinary creations. What’s even more fortunate for me is that he’s a very skilled dish washer.
We take two things seriously: our health and well being, and throwing a Real. Good. Party. It’s equally important for us to be able to preform in the gym, and to be able to pick out a stellar bottle of wine & make a DANG good Manhattan. To marry the two, I focus on both weeknight meals and entertaining inspiration, using real and whole food ingredients. Even better if those ingredients are local.
My cooking style has evolved as I have over the years. I grew up in a family full of athletes – healthy food wasn’t an option, it was a requirement. My sweet momma is also sensitive to gluten & dairy so I have learned to love cooking for those with restrictions. In college, Friday night dinners were spent with my closest girlfriends. In an effort to save a few bucks, we learned how to cook to feed 10 girls with about $5 to our names. Don’t ask me how many black bean dishes we made.
In recent years my cooking style has changed drastically. I no longer eat “skinny frozen meals”, count calories, restrict certain food items, or have any hard limits to my diet. I search for whole food sources to cook with, to create natural and fresh meals with the ingredients I have available around me. I eat to FEEL GOOD on the inside.
In addition to my online presence, I love to be active in my community. Speaking of community, it is everything to me, and I’d love to know what your needs are and how I can help through Miss Allie’s Kitchen. Please feel free to contact me via email in the Contact Me section above.
I hope you enjoy reading this blog and trying my recipes as much as I enjoy creating them. You can read more about what to expect from my kitchen: here. in April of 2017, I was able to leave my desk job to create recipes full time. For more of my foodie favorites, check out the other website I manage: PureTasteRecipes.com!
Lastly, there is one thing that will always remain the same for me: The thing I love most about cooking is those I’m cooking for.
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