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About Me: The Beginning of Making Cents in the Kitchen



ABOUT ME: The Beginning of Making Cents in the Kitchen

Hi there! Welcome to Kitchen Cents.  I’m so excited you dropped in. I’m Rachel, the author, photographer, coupon-clipping foodie behind Kitchen Cents.  Here at Kitchen Cents you’ll find lots of delicious budget-friendly recipes right out of my family favorites, some time-saving tips and tricks and a few fun DIY projects/crafts.  I’m so thrilled to me sharing these.  I started Kitchen Cents to create a personal digital recipe book I can take everywhere and to share delicious budget-friendly recipes from my family to yours. Let’s make cents in the kitchen together.  This is me…

Rachel via Loi Vo Photography | KitchenCents.com

Here’s a couple tidbits about me.  I’ve been a foodie since I can remember.  Probably why you won’t find size 2 pants in my closet. haha  I love shopping… if I can make a purchase with a coupon, on clearance or thrifting, it’s like Christmas morning!  I have a crazy passion for baking but love cooking and food in general.  My mom saw my passion for creating in the kitchen when I was 12 years old.  I couldn’t get enough of the food channel over Christmas break and since then I have been making cents in the kitchen and sometimes big sweet messes.

I love baking.  I made my first wedding cake when I was 14.  It was all buttercream and very colorful.  The next one was made of fondant (which I prefer to work with) when I was 15.  I don’t do many cakes these days with 3 little ones at my feet but still get my baking fix with more family friendly kid-approved goodies.

I always thought I’d go to school in culinary arts and become a Chef–someone that made people happy through food.   I soon realized a profession in the food industry would come at the cost of a  family and my nights, weekends and holidays.  I chose family over a profession in food and am happy I did because my family is my world.  The three little ladies that call me mom are the coolest and cutest girls I know.  More about them below. 🙂

Rachel via Loi Vo Photography | KitchenCents.com

I’ve been married to Ryan, my best friend and partner in crime, since 2010.  He’s one of the smartest people I know and he loves my cooking.  Phew!  I think I sealed the deal with my Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup–it’s one of his favorites.  😉Rachel via Loi Vo Photography | KitchenCents.com

Together we’ve been blessed in welcomed 3 beautiful little miss into the world, Ember–our smarty pants thinker, Asha–our dancing flame that never stops glowing and Charra–(pronounced like CHarcoal) our big blue-eyed smiles-for-miles.  Yes, our little ladies have fiery “unique” names and we love them to pieces! <3  They are such great helpers in the kitchen especially when I’m whipping up some yummy brownies or get to taste some delicious homemade salted caramel sauce.

Rachel via Loi Vo Photography | KitchenCents.com

Anyways, enough about me.  I hope you love it here at Kitchen Cents and drop in to see what’s new.  I will be posting new content 2-3 times a week.

Photo Credit–Loi Vo Photography

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