Tasty Tuesday: A New Cook Is In the Kitchen of Women Living Well

A new cook is in the Kitchen of Women Living Well and I can’t be more excited!!! Not only is Janelle the new cook for Tasty Tuesdays but she is also the newest addition to my personal Good Morning Girls group (Becky in the middle is also a new addition to my personal GMG group)! Woohoo!

Janelle has popped up a few times on Women Living Well. Once she brought an amazing Pineapple Pretzel Fluff to my house and I immediately took pics and posted it. And about a year previous to that Janelle ran my first 5K with me!
Janelle and I also happen to be BIRTHDAY TWINS! We were both born on August 26th (although I must admit I am much older lol!)! Isn’t it funny how God works?!!
Next Tuesday I will feature her first recipe but first here’s what Janelle has to say:
Oh, how I love to cook…just the thought of cooking gets me so excited! Some of my favorite memories have started by being in the kitchen preparing meals for a celebration, a person in need, or simple meals for my own family. I have also been blessed to share these memories with my children on chairs, pulled up to the kitchen counter, eager to help and learn.
Ephesians 2:10 says “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Cooking is one of my favorite ways to serve our Lord and I truly believe it is a gift he has given me to share with others.
I come from a long line of amazing cooks – not chefs – not professionals, just simple Italian ladies who insist on feeding every soul who walks through the door. Many of the recipes I will share with you are “Secret Family Recipes”-so bear with me, if you have ever known an Italian cook, we typically don’t like to measure. For the sake of this blog, I am willing to give up “pinches” and “handfuls” for teaspoons and cups.

I am a wife and mother of 3 young children. I hold a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in Journalism and Mass Communication with an emphasis in Advertising. After being in the work force for a small while we became pregnant with our first child. I then decided to work from home and went to school to become a real estate appraiser. After baby # 2, I found out that working from home wasn’t as easy as it looked and became a full-time stay at home mom. My husband owns and manages a local Hedge Fund.
I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends, attending and hosting bible studies, entertaining, reading Christian books and traveling. I am a people-person and am happiest when surrounded by others.
Thank you for this opportunity to serve you!

Having Janelle cover Tasty Tuesdays will free me up to write extra posts on the new Good Morning Girls site. Also, to be honest, cooking is one of my weaknesses, so I look forward to learning off of Janelle!

Although it was hard to admit that I needed help here on Women Living Well, I am so glad I opened up to Janelle and told her on a warm July night that I was overwhelmed. She is an answer to prayer. So join me in welcoming Janelle for Tasty Tuesdays!

And Walk with the King!

I am participating in Tempt Your Tummy Tuesday, Dining With Debbie , Balancing Beauty and Bedlam and Tuesdays at the Table recipe exchanges. For more blogger recipes go to these links.


  1. Great to meet you, Janelle! You sound like you have a passion for life and God most importantly.
    Looking forward to trying some secret family recipes! 🙂

    Have a great Tuesday!

  2. Welcome, Janelle! You seem like such a sweetheart. Warmness just bubbles out of you : ) What a blessing you are!

    Looking forward to your recipes every Tuesday! Have a blessed week, friend.

    Lots of love,

  3. Welcome! What a GREAT name :-). I too am a "Janelle". Looking forward to your contributions on Tasty Tuesdays.

    Courtney thanks as always for your honesty. We ALL need help. You showed us once again that admitting that is OK!

    Blessings to you BOTH!!!


  4. janelle you will be find every thing that you cook is great, looking forward to it every tuesday morning.would like to be training for a running marathron on tuesday morning also lol thanks and a blessed day connie

  5. Thank you all so very much for the warm welcome. I am just so grateful to the Lord that he has opened my life up to more Sisters in Christ! Again, thank you for allowing me to serve you! Thanks be to Courtney for inviting me in! Now…..Let's Get Cookin! WOhoo! Amen!

  6. Life is full of "6-degrees of separation" situations! I just watched your video at Money Saving Mom, wandered over here, and had to laugh. I grew up in Kent, went to MBI, and my daughter's birthday is August 26. How fun is that!

  7. Welcome Janelle to Women Living Well! I am so incredibly excited for your Tasty Tuesday contributions!!! I don't know you personally but I've heard wonderful things about you from Courtney! So excited for you to join her and help lessen her load! 🙂

    Love God Greatly!


  8. Hi Janelle-

    Looking forward to your posts!!! I am a huge fan of this blog – usually read it late at night when I'm reflecting (usually on how little I know and how much I need to grow in my faith and marriage). It really inspires me, as I have recently gotten married and am preparing for children someday!!!

    What a small world by the way…. you looked familiar right away when I pulled up this post. Then I scrolled down to the picture of you with the kids & your husband, and I realized why… your husband used to work for the firm I still work for. I didn't really get to know him but I remembered your pretty face from his computer background. Everyone was commenting how pretty you are. and I remember him being really excited b/c you welcomed another baby (he said something to the effect that, you had just gotten your hair done and he sent you on a spa day to relax after having your baby).

    I'd read Courtney's wonderful blog even if she lived on the moon, but what a small world!

    So anyway- just wanted to say HI and looking forward to your posts.

    Take care 🙂


  9. Ladies, what a small world it is indeed! I am so thrilled to get to know you! Courtney is as amazing in person as she is on this site-She is so submissive to our Lord and spreads her light to everyone around her. There is so much beauty in women who love Christ! Please use me as a resource-if you would like to make something and don't have a recipe, just ask. If you have a hard time making something, let me know. I am here for you! Also, if you have any suggestions-would love them! If you don't enjoy cooking, I really hope to get you comfortable in the kitchen and build your confidence- if you love to cook, I am looking forward to sharing new recipes! Love to you all! Cooking for Christ, Janelle

  10. Hi Janelle, lovely to meet you! Us Aussies are coming into spring and so I am all motivated and in the midst of re-doing my menu plan, so looking forward to some tasty temptations!
    Have a lovely week,

  11. Carolyn, looking forward to sharing with you! It is so amazing that as I am going into Autumn, you are going into Spring! So far apart, yet close because of Christ. Can't wait to help add new recipes to your list. Love, Janelle

  12. Welcome, Janelle! I look forward to seeing you here! I have just one more thing to say, "Nom nom nom…" 😀

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