About Stephie Cooks

Stephie Cooks is about creating memories around the food we share.

My mother grew up learning to cook and bake from her grandmother. She, in turn, passed her knowledge on to me. And I, in turn, am passing what I have learned on to you through this website.

For me, cooking for others and sharing food is an emotional experience. It is something that comes from the heart. Good food brings people together in a way that few other things can.

Some of my favorite memories take place around the dining room table; even in the worst of times, it is around the table that my family has found the strength to smile and laugh.

I will never claim to know everything about food or cooking; I simply have a passion for food, discovering great recipes, creating new memories, and passing those recipes on for others to enjoy and create memories of their own.

I live in the middle of Illinois with my husband, daughter, and our menagerie of cats and dogs. When I’m not in my kitchen or at my computer writing, you can usually find me curled up with a book, working on a new crochet or cross stitch project, or binging something on Netflix.

I also enjoy chatting with my friend Megan about every topic under the sun on our podcast I’d Rather Stay In. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere you get your podcasts!

Headshot and family photos by Kathleen Curto Photography.