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Hi! I am Carlee and I like to cook.  I am a busy mom that loves to share family friendly recipes.  Many of them are homemade and from scratch, but I also love a good shortcut where it makes sense. 

Welcome to my little corner of the internet where I share favorite recipes that have been in our family for generations.  I also share fun new recipes we have tried and loved.

Headshot of Carlee.

I am usually known for my desserts, especially frosting but we do like to eat a great variety of recipes.  You’ll find lots of quick and easy dinner recipes and fun breakfasts as well.

This started as a passion project to try new recipes and preserve the recipes my family has always loved.  It has turned into so much more than that now. 

My whole family gets involved. They are all great taste testers, grumblers when I am taking too long to snap pics of something they want to eat and brain stormers when I need some help coming up with ideas.

Family picture of Carlee, her husband and Little Dude as a small child.

How it all began:

I  started 2015 off with a new kind of goal.  Rather than the promise to lose weight and workout more (both of which I would still like to do), I decided to do something a bit more fun.

I am collecting family recipes and trying them all.  Some are old recipes from generations past, others are new favorites that are go-to recipes for family members now.

Old black and white picture of Carlee's grandma, great aunt, and great-grandparents.

This blog was an afterthought.  Why not have a place where everyone could come to look for Grandma Ruth’s famous caramel corn, Grandma Rae’s famous SOS or Maw-Maw’s hamburger surprise?

You may make something that brings back a good memory or pick up a new favorite.

Old black and white picture of Carlee's great-great-grandparents riding an Ostrich.

It is amazing how quickly things change.  I thought this would be a fun way to curate some recipes and document as I made them.  My cousins may check in every once in a while and my mom would be the only one following along.

It has been fun watching the blog grow and a challenge to stay ahead of it.  I still have a lot to learn, but it has been an interesting crash course.

Black and white picture of Little Dude enjoying his first birthday cake.

Now that Little Dude is getting older, he is getting involved too. He is dragging me kicking and screaming into the twenty-first century and we are on YouTube!

So if you would like to see us doing some cooking together, be sure to check out our channel.  Below is our introduction, but we are building our library of recipes.

Check it out and give us a like or subscribe.  It would really make our day!

Thanks for stopping by Cooking With Carlee for a visit!

Thanks for sharing!