I’m Arleen, a former Corporate Catering Manager. I worked for many years in the hospitality industry creating special events. I live in Minnesota where we have changes in the seasons and a plethora of farmers markets, orchards and even wineries.
Cooking and creating dishes became a passion for me. I am NOT a chef or a professional photographer, just a homemaker who loves to cook. Sometimes here in Minnesota, we have long winters. Comfort food when it is cold outside will put a smile on anyone’s face!
I didn’t use to do a lot of cooking when I worked fulltime. Several years ago I had to have surgery and I developed PCS after the surgery which left me looking for a change in my career. I didn’t have much success finding a new niche being that I had some new limitations.
When we entertained guests in our home, they always asked for my recipes. I didn’t actually have recipes for most things that I prepared. I thought maybe I should start writing them down and sharing them, but how? Finding a forum would be a challenge. Writing a cookbook would be expensive and I wasn’t the best at taking pictures, especially since I had an inexpensive camera. My husband Brian who works in the IT industry, suggested I create a blog. So I started looking online at recipe forums and I thought he hit the nail on the head! A blog to share my recipes and get creative was the answer. So that is how Hot Dish Homemaker was born!
I am learning and expanding my blogging skills to create the best forum I can to share my recipes and kitchen tips. I hope you will follow me on my journey, try my recipes and let me know what you think!