Hi there! Welcome to Simply Made Recipes. My name is Amber and I am the face behind it all. My husband, Aaron, helps me out in the kitchen and contributes a lot of the recipes you find on the site. If it has bacon or a lot of spice, you can thank him. We have been married for 10 years and have two amazing children. We have a passion for food and love cooking together. Sometimes during those busy days, chopping vegetables side by side for dinner is the best quality time we have that day with one another and we really enjoy the moment.
I started cooking when I was very young and I have very fond memories of being in the kitchen with my grandma making homemade blackberry pies or a delicious dinner from scratch. My own mother is a great cook and was always working hard on giving us kids a healthy meal every night of the week and I learned a lot about how to use very simple ingredients to make an incredible meal in less than 30 minutes from her. I want to share all of this with you. I think it is important to have the skills in the kitchen (most of our recipes require minimal skills) to be able to cook a nice meal and bring all your friends and family together to eat and bond and laugh.
Aaron had no experience in the kitchen prior to us getting married. I remember shortly after moving in together and asking him to get a pot of water boiling for me. The look he gave me was priceless! This man did not even know how to boil a pot of water? Oh goodness. I thought our relationship was doomed. Through the years, he has developed a passion for cooking and creating dishes. I know he enjoys the nights the I have had a busy, stressful day and he can make it home before me to start dinner so I am able to come home to a nice meal with my family without any extra work. I also know i enjoy those nights more.
My goal for Simply Made Recipes is to give beginner to intermediate level cooks the confidence to get in the kitchen to cook. For my beginner level cooks, I recommend starting off with some crock-pot meals. For my intermediate level cooks, I hope you can find some new recipe ideas for adding to that revolving dinner go-to weekly meal plan that we all have. All recipes are simple and use a minimal amount of ingredients that you will be able to find in any grocery store. The majority of our recipes are also very affordable and can feed a family without guilt of the cost.
We take all of our own photography on the site, unless otherwise noted. We do not ever use Photoshop and do very minimal light enhancement. Fake food props are never used. We want your meals to look like the photographed recipes, hopefully even better!
Thank you for stopping by and learning more about us. We hope you enjoy our recipes.