Hello! I’m Joanne, the creator of Wine Lady Cooks. I started this blog about 10 years ago when I retired from my full time job.
When I realized I didn’t have hand written recipes from my mom I thought a blog was a way to journal recipes my family enjoys and to pass on to my children.
I started the blog making recipes my mom always made. After a few years, I changed my cooking style to fit my hectic schedule.
If I’m over-scheduled being retired, I realized most everyone who has a family is in the same boat. So quick and easy and sweet and savory recipes are what I share.
I hope the answers to these questions will give you a peek into my kitchen window.
Where do you get your recipes ?
Many recipes I’ve made are what I remember from my mom. I’ve re-made many of those recipes giving them new life. I’m just a home cook, so of course I find recipes in magazines, cookbooks and the newer, low carb recipes are from many talented bloggers.
I have also remade many of recipes to be cooked/baked in the Air Fryer. This has become my favorite appliance. I must say that cooking chicken in the air fryer always comes out moist and tender. Since chicken is the most popular protein my family eats, the Air Fryer is my best friend.
What kind of recipes do you make?
Family Friendly!!! I cook and bake what I know my family will enjoy. You might notice there are a few foods I do not often use, #1 – because my family does not like them; or #2 – it’s a food group that has been put on the list of “Foods Not Included On This Diet” list”.
I also enjoy desserts. The tide has shifted for us since we need to be on low carb, low sugar diets. I have eliminated refined sugar by substituting Monk Fruit along with using grain free almond and coconut flour in some newer recipes. To fit this theme I also try to go dairy free when possible. I have made many desserts in the Air Fryer as well.
Where do you get the photographs on the site?
I take every photograph – the good, the bad and even the very bad! One thing about photography, the more pictures you take the more you learn – eventually.
Why the name Wine Lady Cooks?
I know, you might be thinking it’s not a great “food” blog tag line. When I started blogging I also had a wine web site. On that site I was adding my recipes with wine pairing suggestions. After a few years I noticed the recipes were getting more hits than the wine info. So I kept the name Wine Lady Cooks since I do really cook, and added the tag line and bakes, quick and easy, sweet and savory.