All About Me

Hey Y'all!  

Let me introduce myself. My name is Mandee and I'm The Kitchen Wife.  I am a self-taught home cook, recipe developer and blogger.  

I live in the hills of Wild Wonderful West Virginia where I am a lover of Christ, wife to John, and mom to my son Camden.  My passions include books, music, and of course coffee. Oh, and one more thing, I love to cook!  However, that wasn’t always the case.  As little as 10 years ago I was burning water.  Like many of you, I would watch The Food Network and flip through cookbooks thinking to myself “I will never be able to do that.” But I made it my mission to learn how to cook and after many hours poring over cookbooks, devouring cooking shows (as well as numerous kitchen meltdowns), I did it!  Now I work hard to inspire home cooks like you with simple recipes from my kitchen to yours.  There is a little something for everyone around here so dig in and make something yummy for dinner tonight!

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, Happy Living, 
~The Kitchen Wife~


  1. How have I not seen your blog before?!?! I think I'm in love. ;)

  2. Hahaha Well thank you! I am so glad we were able to connect! Feel free to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc as well!! :)

  3. I'm so glad you're a West Virginian too! Born and raised in Wyoming County, I met my husband at Marshall University and after graduation moved to his native Monroe County. I just found your blog, subscribed and am having a hoot reading past posts. Blessings....