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Thank you for visiting CookingWithCandi! I decided to do this site as I was trying to get all of my recipes together for my daughters to have. But then I thought, why not share? I have the time now, and cooking is definitely something I enjoy more today than ever before. I won’t throw the kitchen sink at you but I’ll share the recipes that I think people will most enjoy–the ones that have been successful, tweaked, cooked, cooked again (and again and again) and basically tried and true. Real true. Most of my recipes were originally inspired by many sources (Food Network, friends, family, etc.) and over the course of many years, have been changed and edited to become my own. If I remember who gave me the original recipe I will always try to credit them. Forgive me if I don’t, and please feel free to let me know if you gave it to me!

The recipes on this site are dishes that my friends and family have been enjoying for years. The majority of what I share can be cooked everyday. Cooking dinner for the family, mostly. But when the holidays roll around, I will share some of my tried and true fan favorites. I’ll also provide tips on setting a beautiful table, keeping cool when you are expecting guests, items you’ll need in the kitchen, and other general tips on entertaining.

My wish is for you to find meals and ideas here that will keep you and yours eating happily and healthfully together for many years but I also hope that you have fun, play in the kitchen, are inspired to cook more, and all the while, feel free to converse with me and ask questions!

I love the “cooking zone!” It’s my happy place.

” You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces–just good food from fresh ingredients.” Julia Child

To send Candi a question, advice, a favorite recipe or anything else, email cmk55@sopris.net

40 responses to “About

  1. love love love
    can’t wait toshare cooking with you…

  2. I just visited your website. It is inspirational and makes me want to cook again. I used to love to cook… but got tired of it. Good luck!
    Camille Bauer

  3. Candi, just opened my moms computer and saw your site. She has sent me your recipes numerous times but this is my first time here. Just wanted to tell you that I love it and think you have some great recipes on here. Keep them coming!

  4. Candi love all the recipes and have tried a few already..keep them coming I am totally enjoying your site. Hope everyone is good by you and send Joel and the girls my love. xoxo

  5. cookie you are famous

  6. Hi Candi
    I’ll have to try some of these recipes – they look great! Please let Kerri know that Robert will be in touch by email so she knows who he is. He is a good cook also so I’ll share your site with him. Was great to see you both !

  7. Need more recipes ! Rosh Hashana and family… Good food equals love. I heard your recipes are great and easy… Looking forward to tasting your recipes. TY

    • thanks, just got back to NY , there are a lot of recipes on here already. I will be reblogging this entire week and will be posting old ones. Thanks for your support, how did you come to me? if you don’t mind my asking. Happy Healthy New Year

  8. I was at her most beautifully set Thanksgiving Table, along with her beautiful family whom I love dearly. The food was really spectacular! Alot of work went into making this day special for everyone….you successed! I’m so Thankful for you in my life!

  9. Thank you for following my blog. Hope you enjoy the recipes.

  10. i think i’m gonna love your blog Candy….
    you definitely cooking with love and passion….
    keep sharing and inspiring then…

  11. Hi! It’s Sharon, Kerri’s roommate from SAS! I’m so happy she told me about your blog. I’m really getting into cooking and I’ve already taken many reciples and put them into my own collection, with credit to you, of course! Can’t wait to scour your site for more! xoxo

  12. It gives me great pleasure to nominate you for the versatile blogger award and thank you for being so inspiring! see the award here and post it to your wall if you so desire:

  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 Looking forward to seeing all your yummy food.

  14. I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Blog award! You can check out my page here for the info, etc:

  15. I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! Find out more here: http://fightforthebite.wordpress.com/2013/11/24/liebster-award/

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  17. Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my stuff lately. Really appreciate the support.

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  20. Hi Candi, thanks so much for stopping by at my blog, Lynne’s Recipe Trails and for the ‘like’ on my Carrot and Nut Cake. I look forward to visiting your blog soon. Have a great week ahead.

  21. Thanks for stopping in and liking my Buckwheat post. I am going to check out your blog. So far I like the Passover Cobbler recipe. I wouldn’t have thought to put in Strawberries, but I like to try new ideas.

  22. Thank you for dropping by my blog.

  23. Hi there!!, love love all the recipes you post!! I always find something fabulous!! I hope you can figure this one for me…..I’m looking to bake a whole Hebrew national salami in a pastry crust!! I had it at a party last year and the hostess pretty much looked the other way when I asked for,the recipe!! Having a cocktail party in a few weeks and I would really love,to serve it!! I KNOW you will be able to come up with this!!!
    THANK YOU!!!

    • I never made that but I would imagine you can wrap with the Pillsbury Dough from supermarket and just bake till crust gets golden brown, different from my recipe but would probably be delicious. What could be bad?

  24. Hi, I came across your blog. Great work and content. I just followed your blog. I am a foodblogger from Canada, and I enjoy getting inspired by other bloggers recipes and food ideas. I invite you to visit/follow my blog at: https://zest4foodblog.wordpress.com.
    Cheers, Angelika

  25. I would love to get your recipes emailed, can I sign up for them?
    I have heard nothing but great things about your recipes.
    Thank you

  26. Hi, I also love the cooking zone. I love your site!

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