Hello there! Thanks so much for dropping by my site today.

About Me:  I grew up in Murray, Utah and am the oldest of 6 children. I earned a degree in Choral Music Education at the University of Utah, married the love of my life and have been a stay at home mom ever since. My husband and I live in Herriman Utah where we are raising 5 kids, ages 20 down to 11. Being a wife and mother is the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me. 🙂 Though I often tire of the endless stacks of dishes, dirty laundry and sibling quarrels, I can’t imagine my life any other way and feel  blessed beyond belief to have the opportunity to raise a family.

I am a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (yes, that means  I’m a  Mormon!)  You can read more about this wonderful church here and here.


About The Blog: Jamie Cooks It Up! has been up and running since October of 2009. There are over 1300 family friendly recipes living and breathing on this site.  I post new recipes 1-2 times a week, most often on Monday and Wednesday.  On Friday Mornings I post a Weekly Menu Plan, highlighting recipes from my archives.  My goal is to share fabulous recipes that are sure to put a smile on your face.

About The Recipes: Many of the recipes I post here have been passed on to me from friends or relatives. Some I find in cookbooks or online. Others are my own creation. I only post recipes that turn out fabulously well and have earned a thumbs up from my friends and/or family. I use basic ingredients that can be found in regular grocery stores.  All recipes come with photographs and step by step instructions.

About My Cooking Experience: Would you believe me if I told you there was a time in my life when my cooking repertoire consisted of One Casserole and a Big Pot Of Pioneer Taffy? It’s true. Believe me when I say it, man.  When I got married my skills were limited, I tell you. Then I started having kids and realized that I really love to cook. So, I cooked.  I made a few things that weren’t fit to feed an ugly dog! Even and ugly dog doesn’t care for burnt biscuits you know.  So, I practiced some more.  I studied up and cooked and baked and learned everything I could about the subject.  (I am still learning, even today!) My reason for telling you all of this is simple. Any one can learn to be a great cook. You just need a great recipe, some decent instruction and a little time to practice. You can be a cooking rock star, as sure as the sky is blue.

About the Photography: All of the pictures you see here have been taken by yours truly. Even the really ugly ones, darn it. I am a work in progress! I use a Canon t2i and natural lighting.

I hope you find some wonderful recipes here! Have a great day!