This Gal Cooks


Welcome to my blog This Gal Cooks. I’m Julie. Let me tell you a little bit about my blog and about me!


I began This Gal Cooks 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 recipes with family and friends and creatively express my love of cooking. The inspiration for the recipes I share comes from magazines, cookbooks, meals I’ve had at restaurants and from other blogs. Sometimes I create my own recipes too!

About Me

I’m a Florida native, a wanderlust, a dark chocoholic, online shopping enthusiast, health and nutrition nerd, and aspiring photographer. I live with my boyfriend Ken and our pup McFluff. RIP to our beloved dog Kahlua.

Ken, Me, our beloved dog Kahlua

Me, Ken and McFluff in North Carolina at one of the Blue Ridge Parkway viewing areas.

Our pup McFluff

I began my 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 Risk Manager 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 for Christmas 2015 and Summer 2018. I also loved North Dakota and South Dakota when I visited there in Summer 2018.

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