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Momma Cuisine

A video blog of simple recipes for busy moms.

About this blog

Johanna M. Cook is a mother of three, living in Aurora, Illinois and founder of Momma Cuisine. As Momma Cuisine, her mission is to show busy moms that "Great Everyday Meals" can be done with simple ingredients and basic cooking techniques.

As a college student, Johanna dreamt about becoming a professional food writer and began to study Magazine Journalism at Columbia College Chicago. However, what was supposed to be a simple hostess job while going to school made her crave to learn more about the restaurant industry, leading to a 10 year career as a "front of the house" manager. This gave her an insider look into how chefs prepare meals, as well techniques that may have only been taught in culinary schools. Her career has also exposed her to how to create an event for guests in her home.

After getting pregnant with her third child, Johanna decided it was time to focus on her growing family and leave the upscale dining scene. Then, while on maternity leave, she began to dabble in the world of blogging, simply using it as aself expression tool and a way to exercise her long lost love of food writing. The personal blog began to grow and grow into what is now MommaCuisine.com, which focuses on sharing recipes that can be simply made during a busy week while juggling kids, chores, work, etc. It also includes lifestyle articles like travel, fashion, and home and garden. Readers can also easily log on to the Momma Cuisine Community and join groups like Gluten-Free Mommas, Vegetarian Mommas, Baking Mommas and more, to connect with like-minded moms and share recipes and cooking tips. In addition, you can watch Johanna's recipes come to life on her Momma Cuisine Show, You Tube channel, www.youtube.com/mommacuisineshow.

Garlic parsley butter and homemade granola


Posted Apr 3, 2012 11:41 AM

Use this Garlic-Parsley Butter for baked potatoes, steamed vegetables, garlic bread and any roast! And the homemade granola recipe will be a treat for your whole family.
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Homemade Raspberry Vinaigrette


Posted Mar 13, 2012 2:13 PM

Salad dressings are easy to make, and healthy, too. Momma Cuisine shows you how to make this favorite.
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Whipping Cream


Posted Feb 28, 2012 10:56 AM

Momma Cuisine's showing us a simple recipe today: How to make homemade whipped cream.
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Pantry Basics for Great Everyday Meals


Posted Jan 23, 2012 4:41 PM

Johanna Cook provides a basic list of ingredients you should always have in your pantry - so you can cook anything at any time.
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Recipes: Beef and Root Vegetable Stew


Posted Jan 9, 2012 10:55 AM

Stews are classic winter fare and can make for a fabulous meal using inexpensive cuts of beef. Since stews are cooked at long periods, using inexpensive cuts over higher-priced cuts makes better sense as it cooks long enough to get yummy, tender.
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Planning for your holiday party


Posted Dec 12, 2011 12:03 PM

Johanna M. Cook with advice on making your holiday party a great success - and easy on you.
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Cranberry Lacquered Chicken


Posted Dec 1, 2011 12:52 PM

Johanna M. Cook has a great glazed chicken recipe to make with Thanksgiving's favorite condiment.
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How to cut a bell pepper


Posted Nov 23, 2011 11:12 AM

We cut vegetables all the time, and often wonder, "Am I doing this right? Is there some trick I don't know." Today, Johanna Cook shows us how to properly cut a bell pepper.
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How to Make Homemade Katsu Sauce


Posted Nov 16, 2011 10:54 AM

Always wanted to make Japanese Katsu sauce? Watch this video from Johanna Cook and find out.
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Brussel Sprouts with Applewood Smoked Bacon


Posted Nov 8, 2011 12:23 PM

A great side dish for Thanksgiving. You can even add cranberries and nuts.
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