Hi, I'm Renee!
I learned to cook from my mama at a very young age. I was always interested in cooking and baking, and I watched her every move in the kitchen. I remember learning how to make brownies from scratch at 5 years old - alongside her with assistance of course!
In the second grade, without Mama helping me (or even knowing what I was up to), I decided I'd make potato salad...homemade...by myself. What a surprise! Apparently, all without instruction to do so, I had even washed the potatoes well! Needless to say, mama said it was delicious. Maybe she's a bit biased, but I'd like to think it was!
Now, over 40 years later, I still have that same love for cooking and baking that all started from a very young age. Making people happy with my culinary creations truly makes ME happy!
As I've gotten older, I've altered some of my less-healthy ingredients for more healthy ones, and I do some things differently (almost no fried foods any more, minimal refined sugars, etc.) so that my family and I can live a healthier lifestyle.
I'd love for you to join me on that journey here on Meal Garden!