About Me


Isabel Is a self taught home cook who took her passion to the next level. Isabel is known for her love to entertain; hosting big crowds, creating dinner parties or preparing a dinner for two, food for her is a connection, so no matter how big or small the occasion, to Isabel it's always special. 

Isabel took to entering recipe contests and realized quickly she was good enough to win! To her surprise after winning, she found she was hooked and has been actively entering and competing in recipe contests and cooking competitions for the past 7 years. As her culinary skills increases, the more Isabel enjoys the creating, the blending and the pairing of food; that is how her unique creativity grows. 

This blog was created to be able to continue to create and to have the ability to connect with liked minded people as she shares her love of food and all the joy it brings. After all what is art if it is not shared?

Along with creating recipes, Isabel found it was imperative to be able to showcase her recipes through photography.  Although she strives to be better everyday, despite her modesty regarding her photo's she has become quite good, in fact several of her photo's were featured on the Chew. 

Although Isabel spends a great deal  of time on her craft her true passion and most important thing to her is her family. Isabel is a mother of two adult children, a loving wife and a grandmother of 3 rescue fur babies.  She has 3 rescue cats who she adores. 

Isabel lives and is a native to the beautiful town of Poughkeepsie, NY which is near the Hudson River, where Isabel and her husband enjoy many community events, local venues and boating in their spare time.