About Jennifer Cooks
I’m Jennifer Locklin, author and owner of Jennifer Cooks. I am passionate about good food, cooking for family and friends, and creating recipes that form lasting memories from one generation to the next.
I am a trained cook. I attended culinary school many years ago, but I certainly wouldn’t claim to be a chef. It was a great experience and deepened my love for cooking, but I have to give credit for my real training to spending time along side my mom and grandma in their kitchens from the time I was a little girl. I think spending time in the kitchen with a good cook is priceless and teaches you all of the nuances of creating good food. For me, cooking is more than just a recipe with a list of ingredients and steps; it’s an art and an act of love for those you are feeding.
Family recipes are a cherished treasure of mine and that’s the main reason I started this blog back in 2009. Cooking and creating recipes are my true passion and this blog is the place I share those experiences and tested recipes with the world.
You’ll find a little bit of everything from my personal adventures in the kitchen to many loved family recipes.
Do you know how to cook? If not, I encourage you to start learning. Everyone can cook; you just have to decide that you’re willing to try. Will you mess up? Absolutely! I do all of the time and it’s frustrating and sometimes embarrassing, but in the end I learn something new, and that’s what makes cooking an adventure, a never-ending learning experience. Heck, Julia Child didn’t learn to cook until she was almost 40 and didn’t host her popular show until she was 50!
If you know how to cook, but find it a chore I want to inspire you get creative and enjoy the experience.
I hope you find inspiration for cooking and creating here, and remember to breathe in the aroma, savor the flavor, and hear the sizzle!