“…no one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.” -Julia Child

“What are you cooking tonight?” This is a common discussion among my friends. Most of us are stay at home moms, and most of us have really young kids, so what my friends are really asking is: “What are you going to try to put together for supper during nap time or in the crazy, mad rush hour  that happens right before your husband gets home and your picking toys up off the living room floor and deciding if you’ll change out of your yoga pants. And often, the conversation leads to, “I wonder what’s going on in ‘Honey’s Kitchen’.”


– This is “Honey”, wife, mother of two, “Honey” to two grandkids, and Master Chef of the Smith Household.

“Honey” is my mom. She has a love for cooking that goes beyond the art of cooking itself. It’s her gift. It’s her love language. And, in my opinion, as well as the opinion of all of my friends referring to “Honey’s Kitchen”, she is the very best at it. There was never a “fend for yourself” night at our house. Mom always cooked us healthy, balanced, better than delicious meal and then insisted that we all sit together at the table to eat it. She used the things that her mother and grandmother taught her, along with the things she taught herself about cooking through the years.


-No one loves checking out what’s going on in Honey’s Kitchen more than my son, Shep.

I think cooking for your family is a lost art. But, I think a lot of people are coming back to it. I see more and more of my young friends making a valiant effort to cook for their little families, even in all of the business of living life with young kids. I wanted to share my moms gift with anyone that wants to learn how to cook for their own family, improve on what they already know and do, or just want to see “what’s going on in Honey’s Kitchen.”


– Our Family, Honey’s best food critics


Neither mom nor myself are claiming to be bloggers, so we’ll see how blog savvy we can disguise ourselves to be. We just love cooking for our husbands and our kids and want to share with others some of the simple and fresh dishes we put together  most often. The purpose of this blog is to share recipes and tips to help make cooking for your family less stressful, and more enjoyable for anyone who reads. I was blessed to grow up with such great family dinners, and to see my mom serving others with the gift of food. I want the same for my husband and kids! Thanks for visiting and Happy Cooking!


Love and Blessings,

From Honey’s Kitchen



5 thoughts on ““…no one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.” -Julia Child

  1. My mom has also left me this wonderful legacy!! As young newly weds with no kiddos but crazy and different schedules it’s been hard to make meals for just two. Any advice? Hope you ll so kindly share some of your favorite “Honey” recipes soon!!


    • Caitlain, I am so glad to hear that you have a mom who passed along her cooking skills to you! Cooking for two can be challenging with busy work schedules, especially when they are not the same. The good thing about this spaghetti and meatball recipe is that you can put it together when you have the time and freeze in a couple of different ways. (1) Assemble raw meatball mixture, roll out meatballs, then freeze, thaw out when you’re ready to cook. (2) Cook the entire recipe, then freeze leftovers for later. (3) You can separate into individual serving sizes for use in meatball marinara sub sandwiches too. I hope this helps give you a few options! Remember you can always just brown your ground beef and add to sauce instead of taking the time to create meatballs. After you’ve eaten homemade sauce, you will have a hard time using the jarred varieties. Plus you will be proud that you have fed your husband something fresh and healthier too! Happy cooking!


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