What is a Maven?  The word “maven” comes from Hebrew, meaning “one who understands”. Malcom Gladwell, in his book The Tipping Point, describes a maven as someone who accumulates knowledge and helps others by passing it on.

So that’s me. My name is Carol Kelly and I believe I am a home kitchen maven because I am always seeking new information about cooking, eating and life in the kitchen. I would love nothing more than to pass it along.

My knowledge and passion for cooking and life around the table is born from my years as a wife and mother of five. I am always pursuing new ways to feed my family food that is nutritious but also appealing. I love using easy recipes with fresh ingredients, but I also love comfort food and baking. I express my love to my family and my husband of 27 years most often through my food.

The family dinner time is so important and yet it is slipping away through the allure of fast food restaurants and the pressure of busy schedules. The kitchen is the heart of our home. It’s where life happens. Life around the table fosters trust and security. It is a place to laugh, check in, tell stories, be encouraged and sometimes cry. It’s a place where relationships are built and both body and soul are nourished. There is something fundamental about breaking bread together. It opens hearts and minds. When we allow the occasional trip to the drive thru or meal in front of technology to become a habit, we need to hit the pause button and realize what we are losing. We need to make a conscious effort to reclaim the dinner table. It can be done, let me show you how.

My purpose and prayer is to inspire you to gather your loved ones around your table, no matter how big or small, and share life together.

“And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts.” Acts 2:46

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