About Me

Hello and welcome to Let’s Dish, where I dish about my favorite foods and recipes. A friend once described my culinary creations as “uptown foodie meets real life,” which sums up my cooking philosophy perfectly.

After all, I feed three hungry boys and a hungry husband every day, so I try to keep things simple in the kitchen. I rarely cook anything that takes a long time or has a long list of ingredients. But that doesn’t mean our meals lack flavor or flair!

Some of the recipes I share are original creations.  Others are my adaptations of recipes I’ve collected over the years. You’ll find recipes from friends, favorite cookbooks and food blogs, and a few special recipes that have been handed down from grandmothers and great-grandmothers.

On Saturday mornings from May to October, you can usually find me at the local farmers market.  I love having access to all of that fresh, locally grown Colorado produce.  If there’s a farmers market where you live, I highly recommend checking it out!

And yes, I’ll encourage you to visit the farmer’s market one day and share a recipe made with canned soup the next, because sometimes you just need to feed the family in quick, no-hassle fashion. I keep artisan oils and vinegars in the pantry and a tub of Cool Whip in the freezer. That’s what uptown foodie meets real life is all about.

I have a degree in Advertising from Brigham Young University. As a stay-at-home mom to 3 boys (ages 9-16) I love the opportunity to use that education here at Let’s Dish.

Please feel free to share your favorite recipes and cooking adventures with me. And if you try a recipe and enjoy it (or even if you don’t) please feel free to leave a comment or email me at letsdishrecipes(at)gmail(dot)com.  Thanks for visiting!




  1. Hi Danielle! I just found your blog through tastespotting and I like what I see. I also like to make simpler things, without a ton of ingredients or super expensive either. Thanks for the tips on your camera!
    Jenn@ http://www.slim-shoppin.com

  2. Danelle, i have a question for you since you are a food photography expert. I live in a basement apartment that doesn’t get great natural light through windows. Is my best bet for a good pic to take my food outside to photograph?

  3. I just found your blog this morning while looking for a recipe for Nanaimo Bars. I can’t wait to try some of your recipes. They all look great.

  4. Hi Danelle, I came by way of FTLOB and glad I did! Your blog is gorgeous! And the recipes – I can’t wait to try them. Nice to meet you.

  5. I found your comment after you commented on my blog(Wife or Something Like it) and now I am obsessed with yours! I wish I had your photography skills! You’re amazing!

  6. I love love love your blog and your recipes <3

  7. Hi Danelle! I love your blog and it has enspired me to start a recipe blog of my own. Your recipes are amazing! Can I post some of them to my blog page to share as long as I credit you as where I got it originally? Just made your cheesy basil stuffed chicken and it was amazing. My family and I look forward to using more.

  8. Danelle – I am loving your blog! I’m curious if you live in Utah only because it’s where I currently live and I have a really hard time baking (I’m originally from Oregon). If your recipes are already high altitude based, then that will make my life way easier! Happy cooking.

  9. Mary, I live in Colorado (but we used to live in Victoria, BC, so I know how you feel). My recipes aren’t necessarily adapted for high altitude, although I have made my own changes to several. But they are all recipes that seem to work for me here.

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  11. your blog is gorgeous :)
    you and I could be BFF’s – I LOVE to cook, simply sweet with few ingredients! LOVE. :)

  12. I found your site on FoodBlogs.com and thought I would stop by to check it out. I just subscribed to your blog feed and can’t wait to see what your next post will be!

  13. Danelle, I just found this website where you can collect all your favorite online recipes and make shopping lists. You should become a partner, so I can save some of your recipes there. Let me know if you do. http://get.ziplist.com/partner-with-ziplist

  14. Or, try this link. You probably don’t have to become a partner, just get a short code. http://get.ziplist.com/how-it-works/zipthis-much-more-than-sharing

  15. Sarah dimare says:

    What happened to the berry cobbler that you had on here?! It was the best!

  16. Hi Danelle,

    I knew I’d like your site when I saw the cranberry swirl bread. Little did I know I’d like it even more since we share a very unique name. I love to cook for my kids and grandkids. You have some great recipes and I’ll be following coming back often. So nice to meet a fellow “no I” Danelle.

  17. good site

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