Hey there, fellow food lovers! Welcome to MyGourmetConnection!
So you’ve landed in our little corner of the web, a recipe site born from many years of experience in the kitchen and wonderful shared family meals. If you’ve got a hankering to up your kitchen game, find some tried and true recipes, or just love chatting about good food, then you’re in the right place.
What We’re All About
You know, cooking is more than just throwing ingredients together. It’s about the stories, the memories, and the love that goes into every dish. Whether you’re in a hurry on a Tuesday night or planning a special Sunday roast, we’ve got something just for you. Fresh ingredients? Check. Tasty, reliable recipes? Double check. Forget about those fleeting food fads – we’re here to share our favorite dependable, time-tested meals.
A Little Bit of Our Story
Back in ’08, my daughter and I thought, “Why not share our food adventures online?” While we started with the idea of reviewing gourmet treats, turns out, folks like you were more into the special recipes we shared from our own kitchen. So, we listened.
Life has had its ups and downs. We’ve toasted to successes and mourned some deeply personal losses, including my mom, the incredible cook who started it all for me. But here we are, with new chapters and new faces. My son-in-law, with his professional camera skills, has jumped aboard. So, expect to see some refreshed photos sprinkled in amongst our cherished older ones.
Get to Know Lynne: The Culinary Enthusiast Behind MyGourmetConnection
Hello there! I’m Lynne. Before we set off on this delicious journey together, let’s get acquainted, shall we?
With more than four decades of kitchen experience under my culinary belt, cooking isn’t just a hobby – it’s a way of life. Ever since I was 13, my fingers have been seasoned with spices and my mind brimming with recipes. I owe much of my culinary foundation to my mother, a true maestro in the kitchen who believed in pushing culinary boundaries.
She’s the one who introduced me to the symphony of flavors, the intricacies of world cuisines, and the delicate dance of techniques. Encouraged by her, and armed with years of experience, my daughter and I carved out this digital space where I wear the hat of the primary recipe developer.
Things to know about me:
- I exchanged vows with my husband in 1976, and we started our journey together in Rhode Island. By ’93, the sunny shores of Florida beckoned, and these days, Saint Cloud is where we call home.
- Our home? It’s always buzzing with the purrs and barks of our little fur family. Picture three cats and a dachshund, who at almost 16, thinks she’s the lady of the manor. And, believe it or not, at one point, our furry brigade included five cats and four dogs! Talk about lively!
- When I’m not whipping up something delicious in the kitchen, you’ll find me sipping wine, getting lost in a good mystery novel, immersing myself in classical melodies, or devouring literature on – you guessed it – food.
Meet Erika: A Blend of Culinary Flair and Artistic Mastery
Hey there! I’m Erika, the one testing and editing all the recipes you’ll find here. When not laboring over the stove or pouring over our latest posts, you might find me collaborating with my talented husband, Tom, on the visual presentation, ensuring our dishes don’t just taste good, but look the part, too.
Dive deeper into my world:
- Outside the kitchen, I’m a mixed media artist with a penchant for the meticulous. One-inch scale miniatures are my forte, attracting collectors far and wide. What started as an obsession with sculpting drool-worthy 1:12 scale food has evolved into crafting uniquely themed dioramas. If you’re curious to learn more, a peek into my artistic universe awaits on The Petite Provisions Co., my personal site.
- While my hands mold art and whisk sauces, they’ve also held a journalism degree and played sonatas on the piano and violin. A classically trained touch adds melody to my life.
- Tom, my partner since 2006, doesn’t just share life’s adventures with me; we also harmonize our skills, diving into our shared passion for pet photography. And speaking of pets, our abode resonates with the playful antics of our two dogs and three feline friends.
Meet Tom: The Lens and Social Media Strategist Behind MyGourmetConnection
Hey there! I’m Tom, the newest member of this culinary team. Now, don’t let the newbie tag fool you. My lens has captured everything from delectable dishes to vibrant pet antics. With years in professional photography, especially in the realms of food, product, and our furry friends, I’ve mastered the art of making every shot count.
Beyond the camera:
- My background isn’t just about clicks. I’ve steered the ship in photography sales, managed photo equipment rentals, and yep, there’s a marketing degree in my arsenal. No wonder I also juggle the roles of social media guru and marketing whiz for our site.
- Off-duty? Craft beers are my calling. Stay connected, and I might just let you in on some epic food and beer combos.
- Just for fun: I geek out over games and pro wrestling. And my music collection? Well, let’s just say it’s a rollercoaster ride of genres.
Questions, Comments? Get In Touch
With years of culinary experience under our belts, we genuinely treasure the insights and camaraderie of our readers. Dive into the comment sections beneath our recipes; share your thoughts, ask those burning questions, or sprinkle in some of your own cherished cooking wisdom. We’re eager to embark on this delicious exchange with you. Let’s get the conversation cooking!
There are more ways to get in touch with us:
- Click here to send a message through our contact form
- Email us at – editor AT mygourmetconnection DOT com