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Welcome to the Jersey Girl’s Kitchen!

Hello and thank you for stopping by my NJ kitchen. My name is Lisa and I have a passion for cooking. I came from a large ethnic family with Italian and Croatian influences. Food was always a big part of our family celebrations. While growing up, money was tight in our family but there was always good food on the table. A meal doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive to be delicious. Whether you’re with family or friends, a meal is a great way to bring people together.

I love creating my own recipes and have been doing so ever since I can remember. Instead of following recipes, I like to read cookbooks and get ideas to eventually make things my own. I don’t mind cooking on the spur of a moment and most nights I can get dinner on the table for my husband and two children in 30 minutes.

I started this blog in 2008. At the time I was a stay at home mom that had left the corporate world. I needed something more than “being a mommy” and I also wanted to start recording my recipes. This turned out to be a great vessel to do both. Since then, food blogging has opened up a whole new world for me. I now also work part time in social media and take on many freelance writing projects.  I have met so many great people and I have been to so many new places because of it.

The journey doesn’t stop here. I have many new recipes to try, new places to see and more people to meet. I love getting feedback or questions from my readers.  You can always email me at jerseygirlcooks (at) Comcast (dot) net. I would love to hear from you!

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