So, who am I? Your new best foodie friend!


Oh, hey there! I’m Valeene, and if you peek into my kitchen, you’ll find me juggling spatulas, sticky fingers, and endless giggles – yep, I’m a stay-at-home mom on a mission to make cooking as joyful as a kid’s laughter.

Picture this: pots bubbling, spoons clinking, and a dash of flour floating mid-air (okay, sometimes it’s more like a flour explosion, but let’s keep that between us). My days are filled with adventures in flavor, mini-chef helpers, and the incredible challenge of whipping up meals that make everyone at the table go “Mmm!”.

Why do I do it? Well, because food isn’t just food in my world – it’s love served on a plate, memories shared over a pot of stew, and the little moments that make life, well, deliciously unforgettable. Whether I’m trying out a new recipe, reviving a cherished family tradition, or creating a mash-up of both, my kitchen is my canvas, and ingredients are my paint.

Now, don’t get me wrong – I’m all about keeping it real. Expect kitchen mishaps (the epic cake collapse of 2017 – don’t ask), triumphs (when the kids finally fell in love with broccoli), and everything in between. And yes, I know what it’s like to cook while answering a thousand questions about dinosaurs, playing referee to sibling kitchen squabbles, and occasionally having an audience of furry friends that just can’t resist a tasty smell.

But you know what? That’s what makes it fun! My little helpers are becoming mini-chefs right before my eyes. We’re all about turning meal prep into a playful adventure, because who says you can’t dance while you dice or sing while you sauté?

So, if you’re a fellow mom, a busy parent, or just someone who loves a good home-cooked meal, grab a seat at my virtual kitchen table. Let’s swap stories, share recipes that are big on flavor and low on fuss, and remind each other that it’s totally okay to have chocolate chips in our pancakes – because sometimes, you just need that extra sprinkle of sweetness.

Thanks for joining me on this crazy, flour-covered ride. Remember, in this kitchen, love and laughter are the main ingredients, and every dish comes with a side of heartwarming chaos. Stick around, and let’s turn everyday moments into extraordinary memories, one spatula flip at a time!

Cookingly Yours,