Hi! Welcome to our food blog, Hostess At Heart. My name is Julie and the master of all that is grilled is John. We live in Nebraska, also known as the “Heartland”.
John and I met in college and have been married for over 38 years. We have two married children and one adorable granddaughter that seems to like food as much as her Nonna (me).
I started Hostess At Heart to share my love of cooking with family and friends. I wanted a place to share recipes with others looking to prepare something that they can feel good about. On occasion, I will make recipes that are just delicious and have nothing to do with watching my waistline. I will apologize right now for going off the deep end once in a while.
We love to entertain (thus Hostess At Heart), whether it’s just hanging out with friends and family, or planning a special event. I keep ideas simple, inexpensive, and impressive enough to make folks feel special.
When I’m not in the kitchen we like bicycling, traveling or sharing a bottle of wine with friends. My Sous Chef is never far from my sight.
For me, joy is the Champagne bubbles of the soul. The simplest experiences can give me that internal effervescence, whether it’s seeing the first robin of spring or being elbow deep in bread dough. I hope you will stay awhile, share what you enjoy, and come back to visit often.
I answer all of my own correspondence and love your comments, feedback, and questions, so don’t be shy! I get a lot of my inspiration from you and wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for your support. My email is [email protected](dot)com.
Oh, and in case you haven’t noticed yet, I have a tendency to overuse exclamation marks!!!!!