We are Alan+Amanda. Thank you so much for being here!
Before we can tell you about where we are today, we need to rewind a couple years. We were living a pretty great life, had two successful careers, traveled extensively and cooked really good food together for some really great friends.
Then, we had a baby. Life’s greatest curveball and the best experience of our lives. But Alan was still working 60-70+ hour weeks, and it was if he had more of an existence than a life. Not the way we wanted to raise a family. We realized we wanted to live a slower, simpler life. Spend more time at Alan’s family ranch, raise our son in a small town and be able to spend much more time together as a family. We wanted to live life every day, not just on the weekends.
So, we sold the home we had made together, left behind a host of amazing friends, moved to the beautiful Texas Hill Country and embarked on a new adventure. Today, we have so much more family time and we spend our weekends at the ranch or exploring the local wineries, markets and parks.
The recipes you will find here are a collection of ones we have developed together along with some of our standby favorites. We prefer our ingredients to be fresh, local and organic. Our cooking is inspired by our travels, our simple love of good food and our pleasure in sharing it with those we love. We hope you can find something here to take to your own table.
Happy Cooking, Alan + Amanda