I’m Hillary and welcome to my kitchen!
You’re on this page ‘cause you wanna know who the heck I am, aren’t you?
When I started this site, my day job wass at an oil company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. My husband, Justin, was a medical student. Since then, we have relocated to Grand Rapids, Michigan for his time in residency. I now work at a nonprofit doing their “blog stuff!”
I love cooking, and he does the dishes. We’re truly a match made in Heaven.
Things you (don’t really) need to know about me:
- If I could live off of three foods, they’d be ice cream, chocolate and cheese.
- I like to have jam sessions in my kitchen.
- Inappropriate hip-hop music is my music of choice during said sessions.
- My favorite things to watch on TV are Jeopardy!, Food Network, and reruns of A Cinderella Story.
I started blogging for the first time when I went on a six-week trip abroad alone. It was a great way to keep my family informed about my adventures (and reassure my mom that I was alive). After returning, I continued its use as a personal blog, and had caught the “blog bug.” The next summer, I stayed in my college town (Tulsa) for an internship. From figuring out what I needed to eat everyday emerged a separate cooking blog. Since 2012, posts at SkinnyCookProblems were my outlet, for experimentation and sharing good ideas with others.
In early 2015, I felt like I had come to a crossroads about blogging. It was time to either go big, or go home. It was time to make the jump to self-hosting or quit altogether. After much prayer and pondering, I determined that my passion for cooking is too strong to give up on it. It was a perfect time to re-brand and get professional. Here I am, hope you like it!
I get JOY out of cooking, so I hope that you will #enJOY as well!