Hello! My name is Marilyn and I am the recipe developer, product and recipe tester, and editor here at Maven Cookery. I am a best selling cookbook author.
To me, cooking is a creative expression and a way to unwind. I appreciate that not everyone feels that way. So my goal with this site is to show you how you can make great food your family will love using simple ingredients and tested step-by-step instructions.
There are many things I love about what I do, but two things stand out - I get to taste test many different foods as I am developing recipes. I meet so many really great people.
Many of my favorite experiences have been sharing great meals with family and friends. My mom taught me how to cook. Her amazing comfort foods and use of garden fresh vegetables influence my cooking and the recipes you will find on Maven Cookery.
What You’ll Find on Maven Cookery
I am obsessed with small kitchen appliances, gadgets, and spices and I incorporate these into my recipes. With inspiration from down-home comfort foods, I develop recipes that not only are bursting with flavor, but are easier and faster for today’s home cooks.
As a cookbook author with over a dozen published titles, my recipes contain detailed instructions that anyone can use to make delicious meals. These recipes have been tested and many have been reviewed and tested by my food editor.
My goal is to help you get wonderful food on the table in less time and with less hassle. I will explain why I recommend using certain ingredients and why certain steps are important.
If you are a more experienced cook or don’t want to take the time to read through the whole blog post, feel free to just jump to the recipe. Everything you need to make the recipe, will be in the recipe card.
I am confident you will be able to take away some great recipes that you, your family and friends will truly appreciate. And please, if you have any questions or comments reach out to me here or on social media.
Marilyn Haugen has been featured in TODAY.com, Brit + Co, Instant Pot, Backpacker.com, NJ.com, DailyMail.com, Kosher.com, Montreal Gazette, Robert Rose, Foodgawker and Yummly, among others.