Almost five years ago I started this blog with the sole purpose of transferring all the recipes I have made over a span of 40+ years to a permanent site where I could edit, add pictures and make these recipes my own. That evolved into something more – new recipes and blog parties. I now have over 900 recipes and many posts have more than two; such as a regular recipe and a Weight Watcher’s version; or 9 varieties of an appetizer.
As a Master Gardener I do enjoy gardening and you will find a number of posts sharing my experiences with veggies, flowers and herbs. There are new and old pictures, the kids when they were young and older now too. It’s my family blog 🙂
I have been cooking a long time, no specialty, as I like to make just about anything, or at least try to. I enjoy cooking/baking and I have lots of fun doing it, especially sharing with family and friends.
I have a BA in Education and a Masters in Library Science. I am an Advanced Organic Master Gardener and recently became a Smart Gardener too. Next year I will become an alumni and not continue to be active. Also, I became a Lifetime Member of Weight Watchers some years ago but have unfortunately added too many pounds to that milestone I once reached. I do have the tools and training for cooking a wide variety of recipes through additional education such as classes or conferences.
We use to live in the country on 75 acres and I had the luxury of a 40-x 120′ garden, which did not include the pumpkin and corn patch. Great times back then as Gene was a Jack-of-all-Trades who built my raised gardens, hauled compost and soil and jumped at the opportunity to make something for me. He was very skilled in building things; forget about pulling weeds!
Due to Gene’s health we moved back to the city and now have just under an acre. I still have some raised beds for veggies and many flower/herb beds around my home.
Yes, for a number of years this was on my license plate of my apple red Tahoe; JuJu G. A special nephew, Denny, called me Aunt JuJu when he was very young and could not say Judi. It stuck and many of the kids to this day call me that. This is why my blog is called cookingwithauntjuju.com.
In loving memory of this special nephew… ❤