Hi and Welcome! I’m Joanna and I’m the creator of this blog. I am a writer, a photographer and a cookbook author. My husband Remo also helps me and does all the behind the scenes stuff, like tech support, accounting, etc.
We also have a new pup, a Blue Merle Australian Shepherd and his name is Indiana Jones. He’s the cutest dog alive, yes I know I’m biased, and he’s super active and keeps us laughing all day long. Many times you’ll see me share pictures of him and his shenanigans.
As long as I can remember I’ve always loved to cook and putz around in the kitchen. I’m seriously passionate about food and I do consider myself a foodie! I love all food and I will always try everything at least once, well maybe except bugs. I won’t try bugs and cats or dogs! But everything else goes.
I am totally self-taught and have no formal culinary training but I have been cooking for over 20 years. I’ve learned from my mistakes because there have been mess-ups in the kitchen, but I think that’s what makes us stronger and better at what we do. I love Julia Child’s style of cooking but I love to simplify meals, so that they are more attainable for the everyday cook.
In my previous career, I worked in the IT world doing software development and while it was the job of my dreams for many years, it was quite stressful. Years ago I turned to cooking and blogging to relieve stress and started my first blog, which is quite successful and popular, Jo Cooks. Why start another blog? Why not! I just love what I do.
I also love to bake and I find baking quite therapeutic, so every once in a while you’ll see something from me in the baking department. But most of all you’ll see delicious, fast meals that are perfect for busy weeknights.
I love to take old recipes and put my fresh takes on them to make them easier yet still burst with flavor. I will make you crave home cooked meals, fresh and made from scratch every night of the week.
I am also the author of “30-Minute One-Pot Meals” cookbook, so check it out and find lots more of my creations.
What’s better than 30-Minute Meals? How about one-pot recipes? Now you don’t have to choose–yes you can have both! Avoid spending hours in the kitchen and filling up your sink with dirty dishes.
This book offers 80 recipes with full page size picture for every single recipe. This book will soon become a staple in your kitchen! 30-Minute One-Pot Meals provides practical and ingenious secrets to simple, fast, delicious and minimal-mess recipes. Chapters are broken down by cooking vessel, including baking pan, saucepan, skillet, casserole dish and much more.
You can order the cookbook at: