Hello! I’m Vicky, and I’m so happy you stopped by!

As a busy mom of 6, and also a recipe developer and food photographer, I spend a large amount of my time in the kitchen! I cook the foods I grew up eating, in the Appalachian hills of Kentucky. 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. This is the reason my site regularly mentions gluten-free options.

No need to worry, this isn’t a strict GF blog. 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.

Around here you won’t find any complicated hard to cook recipes. I only share no-fuss meals that are easy to get on the table. I depend on time-tested, old-fashioned recipes passed down through generations. It brings me joy to add my own touch to these classic dishes, reviving and celebrating the cherished recipes from the past. So each and every recipe has been created by me, with you in mind.

If you have any questions, please contact me: vicky@littlechefwithin.com

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 musical artist is David Crowder.
  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 

Updates: April, 2023

Some of you may remember me from 2016, the year I first started Little Chef Within. I had newborn twins at the time along with 4 other kids. Yes, you don’t have to tell me how insane I was, looking back I’m not sure how I even managed to put together one cohesive sentence, let alone an entire blog!

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!

Is the 3rd time the charm?

I tried to revive my blog a few years later, but just didn’t understand the process and eventually gave up. Blogging isn’t what is used to be, no more telling stories and posting a blurry food pic! This time around I’m much better equipped. Looking back at my old posts, the pictures make me cringe and also appreciate how far I have come. The one thing that has been consistent is my love for food photography is still here!

So if the old saying is true, the third time’s the charm, then get ready to be hearing a lot from me with my blog up and running again! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sticking around. I’ll be cranking out new recipes weekly, so stay tuned…

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