Welcome to The Recipe Patch where you will find recipes to make life easy and delicious!
Welcome to The Recipe Patch!
My name is Mary and I am so happy you stopped by.
I am a self taught cook, who in my younger years used to burn everything I made. Cooking was the last thing I wanted to do. Then I grew up, got married and decided I needed to learn how to cook grown up meals. You know, more than hot dogs, pasta and chicken nuggets. Learning to cook and bake became very exciting to me .
I started The Recipe Patch a few years ago as a hobby of sorts and a way to save and share my recipes. I love writing stories, journals, and I love blogging.
Taking A Break
I had to take a break due to some health issues for the last two years. Since I am back, I look forward to adding new recipes and some new baked goods.
For my day job I work three days a week as a Medical tech in a Family practice which I absolutely love. I love serving people and helping take care of them and perhaps making their day a little brighter, easier and bring a smile and warm heart to their day. It is a way to pay it forward and do what I can to make someones life easier when they don’t feel good.
Now that I am healthy I can spend Some time dedicated to The Recipe Patch. I have some catching up to do to add some new recipes. I hope you look forward to seeing that.
I love spending time in the Kitchen cooking and making recipes for friends and family. My goal is not only to continue adding new desserts but have some quick dinners and meals that save time but are still full of flavor with little cleanup!
Life is soooo busy and there is so much to do everyday. I think after so many years of shopping and meal planning easy recipes are so much more important, however, there is no need to compromise on taste.
I grew up in a kitchen filled with love that was part of the center of our home. From that I learned to love cooking and gardening. I enjoy them together when weather allows me to take great produce from the garden and incorporate it in my menus for healthy and delicious recipes, and foods that are nutritional. To me there is always room for dessert so you can find some special goodies here too.
Cooking is something I now love to do. If you can’t find me outside messing around in the garden you will find me in the kitchen. I love spending time preparing special meals and baked treats. To me baking is an art and since I love to draw and paint as well, baking cakes and decorating the treats I make is an artistic expression. I like to make them look pretty.
I love the fact my husband says it always smells great in my kitchen. The house is always filled with great aromas that find their way through out, drawing people into the kitchen, the heart of my home. Cooking or baking for someone to me is truly an expression of love.
The Recipe Patch is full of recipes for light and easy meals, delicious treats, comfort food, and garden fresh recipes. I Love baking in the winter on a snowy day waiting for that time in spring when the weather breaks and when there isn’t huge piles of snow left on the ground here in Central New York. In the Spring the sound of the birds singing early in the morning wake us up to new beginnings each day. Gardening reminds me of new life and a chance to watch dormant seeds break through the ground to grow into fruit and produce that can be made into great recipes to share.
So I am happy you are here and hope to make your life easier, and more delicious! Thank you for letting me share my story and my heart with you.
Keep an eye out for upcoming changes to The Recipe Patch, and I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s exciting!