Fitness guru and dieting expert
Grandma Osmond was a great, yet mysterious cook. She described her cooking style as “me and Betty Crocker” which meant most of her dinners were a combination of cans, mixes, and creativity.
Once, after a particularly tasty dinner, we asked for her recipe. She showed us a box. We were shocked because OUR box results were never quite so spectacular.
So she listed the things she had added to it.
She wouldn’t have described herself as a creative cook, but taking a mix, and adding a few cans, and chopping in a few extra things. . . well, that’s a special kind of genius. One we aspire to.
Grandma Cowley was a 4-H-scholarship-winning home economics major in the ’30s. She faithfully preserved the produce from Grandpa’s giant vegetable garden every single year. Grandma also catered legendary Thanksgiving dinners catered entirely out of her tiny kitchen.
She taught us that you don’t need a fancy kitchen to make food that brings families together.
Our cooking philosophy is a nod to both of these great women. We like to take a creative and relaxed approach in the kitchen. We like to find little tweaks and fixes to make things easier, faster, and also healthier.
And then we use the 20 minutes we just saved on dinner to squeeze in an extra chapter of our newest favorite book.