Hi, I’m Julie. Welcome to This Gal Cooks.
This history of this blog
I learned to cook at a young age because my mom taught me how to cook recipes that I picked out in cookbooks. You don’t have to start young, though. I believe anyone can learn to cook at any age, all it takes is a little persistence and a lot of love for food and being in the kitchen.
I began this blog in 2012 when my love for cooking recipes and my love for surfing the web intertwined. “This Gal Cooks” was born as a way for me to save and share the recipes I made from cookbooks or found online with family and friends and creatively express my love of cooking.
This blog has grown to a place where you will find over 400 savory, sweet and healthy recipes that any level of cook can prepare in the comfort of their own home.
I’m a Florida native, a wanderlust, a dark chocoholic, online shopping enthusiast, health and nutrition nerd, and craft beer aficionado. I live with my boyfriend Ken and our little gremlin dog Kahlua.
I began this life in Gainesville, FL during the wee hours of the morning on a most likely hot September day. I was adopted when I was 5 weeks old and grew up in Lakeland, FL. I currently live in South East Florida in the small town of Stuart. I’m an accounting assistant by day, blogger by night. I love traveling – my favorite state to visit is North Carolina but I fell in love with Minnesota when I vacationed there, even though it was during the bitter, snowy cold of December. One day I’d love to visit Montana, California, Oregon and Arizona.
I love all of these things, in no particular order:
- music, art, television
- the outdoors
- mexican food
- Game of Thrones
I don’t really like any of these things:
- loud noises
- long movies
- pop-style country music
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I hope you enjoy my blog. Thanks for stopping by.