About me!

About the Site

Hi! I’m Jill (aka Busy Mom). I like healthy (most the time), frugal (most the time), and delicious (always!). I usually keep things simple. On this site, you will find recipes for BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, DESSERT, and SNACKS.  I know it can be challenging coming up with a complete meal, so I try to include side dish ideas in most of these posts to make your life a little easier.

If you’re interested, you can also check out the FAMILY MEAL TIME TIPS and HEALTHY EATING HABITS categories.

The Beginning

I began writing this blog in 2010. It started out as My Strawberry Apron and became Busy Mom Recipes in 2014. In 2010, I had recently been married, finished school, and had a sweet little newborn boy. While I wasn’t ooing and awwing over my adorable husband and precious baby, I really enjoyed the challenge of making tasty and nutritious food on a tight budget.

One day, one of my brothers called and during our conversation he asked me what kind of food I eat. That got me thinking. What kind of food do I eat? And what kind of food do other people eat?

Near that same time, I had compiled a list of my favorite recipes and sent it off to another brother of mine. I really wished I had pictures of the recipes to send him as well.

And thinking of my little boy, you know, when he’s all grown up and craving some old childhood favorites, I wanted him to have easy access to the recipes he remembers.

All these reasons combined with little stray scribbled-down recipes around the house, I considered starting a recipe blog! And with the support and major encouragement of my husband (not to mention his tech skills!), I finally got started. And he is always encouraging me to keep it up.

About Me


I have always enjoyed cooking and baking. But I think my favorite thing is when there are several people happily crammed in the kitchen, all helping make a meal come together. I also believe it is so important for families to sit down around the table and share regular meal times together. My husband and I have a three-year-old ninja and a spunky two-year-old princess. Both are great kitchen helpers!

Three food-related dreams of mine:

  • plant and maintain a garden
  • go fishing, catch a fish, cook it over a fire and eat it
  • teach an at-home basic cooking skills class

Come join me on this never-ending food and recipe adventure! Please explore the site and let me know what you think!

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