No clue what to make for dinner tonight?

Are you completely bored with cooking the same recipes over and over and over again?

Then, my friend, you're EXACTLY where you need to be!

I LOVE helping bored and uninspired home cooks go from dreading cooking to feeling excited, confident and inspired to cook!

I'm so excited you're here!

I'm Lisa!

By day, I'm a food blogger and food photographer. And, by night, I'm one half of Foodies Across the Pond, cookbook author and podcast host with my amazing friend, Jane.

Phew....my plate is full, but I can't imagine life any other way!


In a hurry? You’ll love these recipes you can make in under 30 minutes!

Planning the main course is one thing, but don’t forget about planning a tasty side dish, too!

Perfect for when you’re hungry, but not TOO hungry.  Or if you’re going to a Summer party and need ideas on what to bring.

Most Popular Recipe in August

This isn’t your regular Sunday night roast chicken.  First off, an herb and spiced marinade infuses your chicken with insane flavor.  Then the cilantro dressing (YES, you can sub parsley!) takes the flavor to next level awesomeness! 

Bees Knees

I believe In...


cocktails ( and mocktails, too!)

coffee, always coffee!

Have you heard the news?

Jane and I have a podcast, foodie friends!

Grab your FREE 5 "I'm SO Sick of Cooking" Recipes

Download these recipes and your dinner is DONE! (how awesome is that!)

I pinky promise no spam ever, and I’ll never sell your info because those are both even worse than the smell of burnt toast!

did you scroll right to the bottom of the page?

Lol! I do the same thing!


I'm a coffee drinkin', empty nester, been married for 27 years, California girl who's lived in the beautiful PNW for the last 17 years.

I love to travel, watch cooking shows (fun fact, when I was in elementary school I used to pretend I had my own cooking show), and I can literally spend hours talking on the phone.

I created A Menu for You to help home cooks take their cooking to the next level, and become more confident and fearless in the kitchen.

I'm also one half of Foodies Across the Pond with my amazing friend, Jane, of Myrtle's Kitchen. We created FATP to share recipes, food, and stories from across the pond and beyond. We have a cookbook, a podcast and are currently working on cookbook #2!

So grab your favorite beverage, go pick out what you're cooking for dinner tonight and don't forget to drop me a message and say

Fun facts about me

Cooking is an adventure you take without leaving the kitchen.

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limeade, Shikanji
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