Welcome to the Jersey Girl Cooks food blog.
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.
The Jersey Girl Cooks food blog was started in 2008. At the time, I was a stay at home mom that had left the corporate world a few years before. I realized I needed to do something for myself 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 have met so many great people and I have been to so many new places because of it.
Recently, I wrote my first cookbook, Super Easy Cookbook for Beginners, which will be coming out in August, 2018. I am so thankful to Callisto Media for giving me the opportunity to write this book. I want everyone to get satisfaction out of cooking like I do and this book is a tool for anyone to do that. It is a collection of 120 recipes that use only five main ingredients. There are no long grocery store lists or complicated equipment needed to make these recipes. This book is perfect for the beginner cook, busy person or anyone that wants to make easy meals for their family.
My love for food does not stop in my kitchen. I also like to try different restaurants, attend food festivals, visit farmers markets and explore food in different cities. I hope you will follow along in my journey through the kitchen and beyond.
I love getting feedback, suggestions or questions from my readers. You can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you!