Hi there, I’m so happy you stopped by! Welcome to Little Chef Within. I’m Vicky, the Mom behind this food blog. When I started Little Chef Within in 2016, I had newborn twins at the time, along with four other kids. Yes, you don’t have to tell me how insane it was; looking back, I’m not sure how I managed to compose even one cohesive sentence, let alone an entire blog! My goal was to teach my six sons how to cook, and as a homeschooling family, I planned to blog about our kitchen adventures. I had big ambitions, but, as you might guess, my energy eventually faded. Looking back, I can see that the Lord had His hand on me, guiding me to make choices that would leave me with no regrets! This guidance helped me fully enjoy my time with the twins during their early years, just as I did with my other children. Although I gave up blogging, my passion for food photography had just begun!

Fast Forward to 2022, I graduated from Pretty Focused Photography School, and then in 2023, I was the first one to graduate from their new Recipe Development Course. I’m constantly on the lookout for ways to get better and sharpen my skills, because I always want to be improving at what I do!

Most days, you’ll find me in the kitchen, apron tied, hair up in a bun, cooking up a storm! Beyond this blog, I work as a Professional Food Photographer and Recipe Developer. I create delicious recipes, make them look as tempting as they taste, and then sell them in my Shopify Store. Each week brings a new set of recipes and fresh adventures for my crew to enjoy! So when I say there’s always something cooking around here, I literally mean it, LOL!

What to expect:

Around here, you’ll find easy family-favorite dishes that please even the fussiest eaters, plus plenty of delicious bread recipes!

Whether it’s whipping up simple 3 Ingredient Biscuits, or tackling a more time-consuming Homemade Bread recipe, my goal is to inspire you to get in the kitchen and discover the Little Chef Within!

5 Fun Facts About Me!

  1. I celebrated the big 4-0 during my 6th pregnancy with the twins!!
  2. My favorite animal is a pug, they’re just so cute!
  3. My favorite song is Victory in Jesus. (This changes like the wind, but at this moment, this is the song in my head!)
  4. My favorite vacation spot is Pigeon Forge, TN.
  5. I took 3 years of French in school, but don’t let that impress you. I don’t remember much except for Je m’appelle Vicky, and Je ne parle pas français. You know, just in case I ever encounter a Frenchman and I need to tell him my name is Vicky and I don’t speak French. LOL!

Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 118:24 


When I first started my blog, my goal was to inspire my kids to develop a passion for cooking. I truly believe that we all have a hidden “Little Chef Within” and with some nurturing and fantastic recipes, anyone can become an incredible cook!

Despite being diagnosed with Celiac Disease 11+ years ago, I continue to explore ways to create meals that I can enjoy together with my family. Along with the standard recipe, I make an effort to provide gluten-free alternatives in my recipes, just in case there are others out there with a mixed household like ours.

I highly recommend this Honey Oatmeal Bread recipe. It’s made in a bread machine, so it’s very easy and not time consuming.

I would encourage you to start out with simpler recipes like pancakes and this quick and easy Chicken Noodle Soup. Remember-just keep going and you’ll get better with every dish!

If you have any questions, please contact me: vicky@littlechefwithin.com. Or visit my Contact/PR page.

My sincere wish is for you to explore our recipes and find some that you love as much as we do!

So take those aprons out and get cooking, and don’t forget about the tiny hands that always eager to help!