Hi, my name is Jessica Maher a.k.a. Kitchen Belleicious. I am a stay at home mom who is for lack of a better word “passionate” about cooking (that other word would be obsessed). Cooking excites me, it drives me and keeps my creative juices flowing. I don’t have to be a famous chef or the Next Food Network Star I can just be Jessica in the kitchen. My whole purpose in doing Kitchen Belleicious was to encourage women of all ages to get in the kitchen and not be fearful. It’s not a scary place but a magical place, where you can make anything happen. I cook because an empty pan is a blank canvas. I cook because I can show my love, share my passion and create something out of nothing! Its my way of adding flavor to my life and being salt to this world!
Kitchen Belleicious was born out of my love for food and shear determination to take the fear out of cooking and stir in fun. My motto is Fearless in the Kitchen. The term be fearless in the kitchen means exactly that. I want you all to know that it doesn’t matter if you know how to “cook” or if you are an experienced chef. Cooking is just an expression of love and a way to create or re-create something that is YOURS. The dish doesn’t have to taste like your moms or even mine for that matter. Make the dish taste like YOURS. Recipes are just a blue print for you to use as a go-by. If you don’t have paprika well then subsitute it with your favorite spice, if you have a bunch of peaches on hand then make something up, toss some flour with oats and butter and you have a peach crisp on your hands! That is the point I am tryig to get across to you all. Just be fearless, try anything and everything with no hesitation and you will begin to find that you are one heck of a cook!
I am a mom to the most amazing two boys in the world. They are loving, energetic and both have a smile that is contagious. One look in their eyes and I melt and I know this is what the Lord has called me to do. Be a Mom! My husband is my rock, my best friend and my everything! I love my Lord and I strive each day to bring Him glory!