Welcome to Mountain Mama Cooks. A place for me to share recipes and musings from my day job as a personal chef. I live to cook, snowboard and get as many snuggles from my kids as I can. Not necessarily in that order.
Though you’ll almost always find me in the kitchen, life isn’t all bacon and buttercream. My husband and I live in Park City, Utah with our two young boys and unruly (but lovable) chocolate lab, Chubby. I work as a personal chef and have clients that I’ve been cooking for over 10 years. My work is mostly seasonal, working my butt off from November-March. My husband is a stuntman and travels quite a bit. Life is never dull around here and we seem to be on the go most of the time. When we’re not working we spend as much time as we can as a family skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and surfing behind our boat.
My life’s motto? Work hard. Play hard(er).
Want to know a little more?
- I didn’t really start cooking until college. I haven’t stopped since.
- I eat a piece of sourdough toast with butter for breakfast every single day.
- My motto when it comes to food is everything in moderation.
- My motto when it comes to exercise is simple. Break a sweat every single day.
- My dog loves my husband more than me. I’m mostly ok with it.
- I gave birth to both of my babies au natural. Yes, it hurt.
- Being a mom is the toughest yet most rewarding thing I’ve ever done.
- I talk to my mom on the phone almost everyday.
- Because of my husband’s job, we usually spend a few months each year living in New York.
- I didn’t go to culinary school. I do, however, watch a lot of Food Network. It’s kind of the same thing.
- I snowboard 40-50 days a year. Yeah, it’s awesome.
- In the ski world, there is a saying, “No friends on a powder day.” I like to think there are no husbands or kids either.
- My biggest pet peeve is noisy eaters. It hurts.
- I don’t like being late nor do I like when people are late.
- More than once I’ve been accused of being “too honest.” Just calling it like I see it.
- My favorite food city is New Orleans.
- I have naturally curly hair and because I’m
kind oflazy it’s usuallyalways in a pony tail.
- My daily uniform is yoga pants and a sweatshirt.
- I started canning a few years ago and I’m obsessed. I have a pantry full to prove it.
- My last meal would be a BLT on toasted rye bread. Heavy on the mayo, please.
- Or maybe it would be a roast beef and swiss dressed po boy from Domilici’s in New Orleans.
- Or maybe it would just be a big bowl of bacon.
- I’m not a big drinker but I do love a whiskey on the rocks.
- I like to watch television series in their entirety. Preferably in bed with the curtains drawn while someone else is watching my kids.
- I like my coffee heavy on the cream and sugar. I like my tea as is. I drink one or the other every morning with my toast.
- I LOVE Mexican food. I could eat it every single day.
- I hate to run but love to play soccer. I’ve been playing since I was 5.
- I love having breakfast for dinner.
- Every year I say I’m going to learn how to ski.
- I’m still on a snowboard.
- It took me 7 years to graduate college.
- I have a degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Utah.
- I met my husband in a bar.
- We were married two years later on the top of a mountain.
- 10 years later, he’s still my best friend.
And if that’s not enough, here’s a few places Mountain Mama Cooks has been featured. Thanks for stopping by!
- Article in the Desert News, featuring my Hot Artichoke-Parmesan Dip, highlight Super Bowl Appetizers. You can see the article here. January, 2012
- Cooking segment on local NBC’s local morning news, KSL am, sharing my Puff Pastry wrapped Turkey Burgers and other good Super Bowl eats. Watch the segment here. January, 2012
- I was featured as the spotlight blogger on Taste and Tell. December 2011
- Cooking segment on local NBC’s local morning new, KSL am, sharing my favorite trail mix and other great snacks for packing in your pocket when you hit the slopes. Watch the segment here. December, 2011
- Mountain Mama Cooks (and my family) were featured in the debut magazine of Foodiecrush Magazine (pp. 64-83) in the article, Apres Eats. December 2011