Hi Everyone! I’m Rosie and I’m the lady behind this blog. Off of this blog I am a proud mother, loving wife, and full time medical professional. So how did I get into this blog thing, and how did I Heart Recipes come about? Here’s a little bit about my background!
I was born and raised in Seattle Washington, by my Mother and her family. My mom came from huge, yet close family. Her parents had eighteen kids, 12 boys and 6 girl( no twin, quads, or..) Having such a hge family , I got to experience potlucks, and cookouts often. Every time we would have a gathering, I would station myself in the kitchen with my mom and aunt. I would observe everything they would do; From the potato peeling to the mixing. I thought it was the coolest thing ever! At age 5, I had made my first pot of spaghetti with my mothers assistance. The spaghetti was served at one of our many family potlucks, and shockingly received a lot of compliments. I believe that was the start of my cooking. I wanted to learn everything, and my mother had no problem teaching. When I was in Junior High my mother( who is a nurse) started working more, so I was in charge of cooking dinner on some nights. Most kids would have hated it, but I loved it! I remember finishing my homework, and rushing to the kitchen just to cook. At age 12 I was making complete soulful meals, and I’m talking about fried chicken, potato salad, and so on. It got to the point where I was actually trying to top my mothers recipes! One thing my mother had never perfected was baking. When it came to baking I was definitely influenced by my aunts. I would get recipes from my aunts, and practice until I perfected whatever it was that I was trying to make. It didn’t wasn’t long before I started re-writing a lot of their recipes and making my own. I’ve always been the type to think outside the box and try new things. I like to add my own twist to recipes.
How in the world did I end up on Youtube? It was actually a mistake. I was playing around with a former channel. My brother had asked me to make his favorite meal one night( Fried chicken, mac and cheese, and peas), and he actually recorded it. We we’re just being goofy, and I uploaded it on Youtube. Before I knew it, people we’re coming to my channel. I didn’t thin much of it until my birthday of 2009. I created another Youtube account, and I started uploading more videos. It was obvious that my cooking video out shined any of my other videos, and I believe that it had to do with my passion. You could could tell that I actually enjoyed cooking more than the makeup videos I had been doing at the time. I quickly tossed the makeup idea to the side, and started uploaded meals that I had made that week. People started to not only subscribe , and comment, but they were sending meal request. I quickly decided to start a blog, and here I am today.
Why do I continue? Because I love doing what I do. I lover helping others around the kitchen. I love giving people new ideas, and tips on how to save money on groceries. I will continue to cook, and share my recipes until I run out!