Welcome to the Third Coast Yankee! I hope you will enjoy reading this blog as much as I have enjoyed creating it.
My goal is to share recipes that I have used for years as part of my cooking repertoire and to recommend new recipes that I have discovered from other sources and from you, my readers.
I named this site the Third Coast Yankee because I have lived on three coasts, and ironically ended up living on the third coast. I grew up on the coast of Maine, lived for several years on the west coast, and currently live by the coast of Lake Michigan, in the Chicago area.
I was inspired to start this discussion because I know many people who struggle with simply getting a decent meal on the table for their family on a regular basis. After years of practice I have mastered the art of simply getting the job done. I also like to think that the meals I make taste pretty good!
I truly enjoy cooking. My family has home-cooked meals every day that I make from scratch. From experience I know that any busy family can have the same.
The meals I cook are not super fancy; in fact much of my recipes rely on simple ingredients that I keep stocked in my pantry. But that is the point: Meals do not have to be complicated to be really good.
So keep on reading, and then grab a spoon, or a whisk, or a spatula, and join me in creating good food in the happiest place in any home – the kitchen.