About Rosie



Hey there I’m Rosie! Welcome to my blog, I Heart Recipes!

I was born and raised in Seattle Washington, and I grew up in a single mother household along with my younger brother. While growing up, we struggled just like anyone else in the “hood”. We weren’t strangers to food stamps, nor were we too proud to stand in the food bank lines. Whatever we had, was what we had. There was no ands, ifs, or buts, about it! Like seriously, we practically lived off of beans and rice, chicken, and greens up. Being “poor” taught me how to improvise, and make something out of nothing dishes. Now as far as actually cooking, that is something I’ve been doing since forever. My mother taught me how to cook at a very young age. Before I was 12, I could easily make a full course meal, without any assistance.

Fast Forward

Now I am a busy wife and mother. That loves to cook, bake, and share my recipes. I cook EVERYTHING from Soul Food/ Southern Dishes, Caribbean Dishes, amazing desserts, and more! Although, I love to make, and eat fabulous dishes, I am always very conscious on how much I spend on groceries( I’m very frugal!). Not only do I share fantastic recipes, I make sure that they are budget friendly ( well at least 90%) of the time. Other than sharing recipes, I sometimes share money saving tips ( couponing, and leftovers recipes), to help you stretch your dollar!

Please feel free to browse my recipes, and leave me comment or two! XOXO


  1. mary says

    lady you should be the next Paula Deen your food looks wonderful cannot wait to get home buy some can biscuits already have cinnamon thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Paula Kurth says

    Rosie – I just found your website and signed up for your emails. I love to cook and look forward to receiving your emails. Could you please tell me where to find your Southern Chicken and Gravy recipe. Thank you

  3. cassie says

    Rosie now that the Neely’s don’t have a show,Food Network should feature u.I’m searching your site everyday and making my own cookbook from your recipes.Glad I found u,your peach cobbler looks like the one my Dad always made for me until he died,can’t wait to try it.Thanks so much,keep those recipes coming

    • says

      Aweee. Thank you! I wish that the food network would reach out! That would be amazing! I hope the cobbler comes close to your dad’s sweetie!

  4. Jessie Sanders says

    was perusing the pics and comments and recipes on FB this afternoon and came across your recipe for Southern Smothered Chicken and signed into your site. am looking forward to chasing recipes through your blog. what a find. so far you’re awesome. good luck with the food network, hope they ump on the bandwagon and put you in front of the camera. xxxoooxxx wickedj

  5. Donna says

    Rosie, I’m from North Carolina, and I love good soul food, cooking,eating and feeding everybody in my Family, my sons and several adopted sons…Collards is one of my specialties I am now living alone for the first time so its hard for me to just cook for myself, I made smothered chicken breasts,Broccoli,Mashed potatoes and a strawberry cobbler for Dessert, will be eating leftovers tomorrow and the day after lol, I can’t wait to try your Collards recipe and several more…I’m following you on Pinterest now, Have you ever tried putting your collards in fat back grease after you boil them? I also add a little sugar to mine while their boiling I know thats not the healthy way lol but thoughts how I’ve always made them Bless you Thank you for this Beautiful Soul food Blog :)

    • says

      Hi Donna! I some times use fat back in my greens, but I’m not a fan of adding sugar to my greens. I think it maybe because I didn’t grow up eating them like that, but I know lots of people that make their greens with a little sugar :-)

  6. Lee says

    I found you on youtube and then visited your website which is now my absolute favorite. I love that your recipes are easy to follow and the ingredients are simple to create something delicious. I will subscribe and definitely support and pass the word along. I’m really glad I found you!

  7. annette skinner says

    I have been cooking a very long time! I know great cooks when I READ one! Your recipes are wonderful, simple ,and yet elegant when needed! Keep up the great recipes! You really SHOULD be on the FOOD NETWORK!

  8. says

    Hello Rosie how are u and your family doing i hope very fine ok great we thank god

    am sadia from austria and i just see your musterd honey recipe in youtube and i love it

    i realy want to something like on this ramadan this week isha allah / if god will

    soo i need something good

    Thank u
    Have a blessed day.

  9. Jody says

    Hi Rosie..You are the best I hope the Food Network will discover your talents soon!!! Thank you very much
    for sharing your tasteful recipes with us. The menu this week will be The Banana Muffins, The Bacon and Cheddar Quiche, The Salmon Croquettes & The Jamaican Beef Patties. (Yummo)

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