Hi, I’m Julie!

I’m a mom, wife, home cook, and food blogger.

In 2018 we (the team) rebranded our site to MealHack. Our focus is on simple practical meal preparation for the busy mom, dad, single person, and just about anyone else that wants to simplify the way they do things.

We don’t just cover food. We also cover topics on time management and wellness hacks.

If you ever need to get a hold of us we do our best to make ourselves available. We love comments and feedback.

As our blog has picked up steam, we’ve been fortunate to get to work with many different publications. Our writing, photos, and recipes have been featured online on The Guardian, Serious Eats, NBC’s “Today” Show, Grub Street, Food & Wine, The Huffington Post, Thrillist, Ladies Home Journal, Bon Appetit, Eater, Blog Her, Urbanspoon, and the LA Weekly, as well as in print for Down East, Indulge, Cigar Snob, Portland Magazine, and in the book, Blog Design for Dummies by Melissa Culbertson.

We don’t have any training or experience in the restaurant business, don’t own any fancy cookware, and have no special equipment. We don’t even own a decent knife. We believe, however, that anyone who cooks, regardless of skill level, can make interesting, inspired, delicious food. Our goal is to help our readers do just that.

Where do your recipes come from?
Our recipes are either original and created by us, or have been wrestled from the hands of family members, or have been adapted from cookbooks, magazines, or other blogs.

What is the general skill level required for these recipes?
Some of our recipes are super simple. Some are a little bit trickier. Often, we assume you know what some basic terms (liked the difference between “chopped” and “minced”) mean. When we can, we try and illustrate as many of the steps as we can using photos. But you certainly don’t need any kind of special training or background in cooking to successfully work with our recipes and produce amazing results.

How do I advertise?
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  1. I loved your demo on 207 showing us how to make Velveeta. On the printed recipe on the 207 website, it says 1/2 cup+ 2 tbls. of milk, but in your demo, you said 1 1/2 cups + 2 tblsp. I wonder which it is. Thanks.

  2. Sorry, but I received Jane’s message asking a question regarding one of your recipes. You might want to recheck and make sure she has your correct e-mail.

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