About Me

A little about me. My name is Dani and I live in Colorado with my amazingly talented artist husband, Ryan Rice, and our sweet, funny and smart daughter. I work full time during the day, support our busy daughter by constantly driving her to events, and helping maintain a house and business.

In life, it’s so easy to get caught up in our families priorities, rushing from here to there, trying to keep the house clean, and keep everyone happy and healthy. But there’s something else that’s important, time for me. I’ve found over the last few years that no matter how busy life gets, I’m so genuinely happy cooking. 

I love cooking, and cooking makes me happy.

I am not a chef, but I do want a cool chef coat some day. I am not professionally trained, in fact I burnt pasta for my boyfriend once…it’s ok, he married me anyway. Over the years, my husband has taught me a lot about cooking…like how to boil the water first when making pasta. I’ve also picked up a few tips from cooking books, the food network channel and a lot from my husband.

Cooking is my solace. I have found great pleasure in having nothing really exciting to eat but a bunch of veggies some frozen meat and spices and creating some food that actually is edible! The ability to see things go from a pile of nothing exciting, to something very tempting is so much fun!

No matter how chaotic the day, being able to create something from nothing makes me feel like a super hero.

I don’t cook every night, and not everything I cook turns out well…I’ll save my strawberry pasta story for another time. But I try, I learn and I try to remember what works best.

I’m excited to share my life stories through cooking, share recipes with other real folks who never have time to cook, but relish every moment they have to dabble in their kitchen and also give a chance for all of us to laugh a little at life and remember, everything is going to be OK.

I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I enjoy sharing it.

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