How Did the Sister’s Cafe Begin?
Hi and welcome!
I am Melanie, the oldest sister of the Sisters Cafe!
I started this little blog in 2008 thinking it would be a fun and easy way to share recipes with my sweet sisters. When my younger siblings (3 sisters and 1 brother) got married, I presented each of them with a binder full of my tried and true favorite recipes to help them get started in the kitchen.
Over the years we all got in the habit of sharing recipes with each other that we thought would be a worthy addition to our recipe binders. As you can imagine, when I was introduced to blogs I knew it would be the perfect way to share all of our favorite recipes, create an organized online cookbook resource and stay connected with each other! Little did I know what wonderful connections we would make with others all over the world! We love all of our blogging friends so much!
We hope to inspire you to create wonderful food for those you love! After all, cooking and baking really is a labor of love…good food brings your family together and can nourish the soul, as much as the body!
Welcome to the Sisters Cafe!
I am currently living in the beautiful South (Chattanooga, Tennessee) with my husband Brad and our 5 ( yes five) sweet sons. Since I am surrounded by boys, I especially enjoy the “girl time” this website provides! I love being a wife and a mother and believe it is my greatest work, so I put my heart and soul into creating a happy and nurturing home for my family. I have a strong testimony and faith in Jesus Christ and am a firm believer in the scripture that says through small and simple things, great things are brought to pass! I think this applies to the ritual of sharing daily family meals together… over time this simple act creates strong families! That is the main reason I cook and bake… boys love food and it brings them home, together and around the kitchen table!
You are welcome to visit my other blog Melandboys, where I celebrate family life, share ideas (including my weekly menus) and love to connect with other women!
I absolutely adore my family and love my role as mother and wife. I am married to a great guy and have 3 precious children, Gabe, Nyah, and Ian with one on the way! After 8 years of working as a NICU nurse I decided I was ready for the hard stuff and became a stay-at-home Mom…and I’m loving it!vvThere are so many things I appreciate and cherish in life. I love babies. I love to travel and see new places. I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love to curl up in front of a fire and read. I love photographing my darling kids. I love to teach and share. And I love to create things, from baking muffins to planting a garden. I have discovered that it’s the simple things that make me the happiest!
I am a woman of faith. I am a wife, a mother, a sister, and a daughter. I am a homemaker and a Physician Assistant. I am a Cougar (Go BYU!) and a Bengal (Go ISU!). I live in Highland, Utah with my little family. My days are full of craziness, but I find that life is best lived in a beautiful mess! I married my husband and heart complete in 2006. Griff and I now have three darling children and one on the way! We spend our days having adventures (the least of which is cleaning the bathroom).
As for me personally? I have a love affair with nature and refresh my soul by hiking, camping, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, and snowboarding. I adore curling up in a warm quilt with a good book or just sneaking in a few pages between diaper changes. I play softball when I can, and I pack in as much time with my family as possible. And of course I love cooking! I confess this was a developed taste, but with beloved sisters like mine… how could I resist?
I’m the youngest sister and so I have been able to glean from the fabulous examples of my older sisters all my life. They have always been an inspiration to me! I have been married to my wonderful husband Jed and we have five children. We are active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My happiest moments and greatest fulfillment comes from being a wife and a mother. As a homemaker, I enjoy creating a spiritual, safe, and happy haven for my family. Besides cooking and baking, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, sewing, gardening, getting together with friends, attending my dance class, and watching BYU football with my husband : )
I’m Amy and I’m married to the only brother in the family, Matt. We have four sweet but crazy little boys that can definitely be a handful when they want to! I love to dance, exercise, and I’m a bit of a soccer fanatic. Some of our favorite ways to have fun as a family include: riding our horses, country dancing, BBQs up the canyon, and eating chocolate chip cookies while we watch movies- especially with our friends and family!
I freely admit that I was a completely clueless cook before I married into my family of sisters. But it’s a beautiful thing, with a little practice and some really good recipes, you’ll be amazed what you can cook up!