About Carol the Cook

Hello! I’m Carol.

I also go by Carol Anne since my parents had a thing about naming me and my siblings after other family members which made holiday parties really confusing. You can call me Carol Anne too but only if you promise to say it with a southern accent even though I’m from Rhode Island.

It just sounds better, doesn’t it?


If you’re curious why I started this blog and what it’s all about, head on over to the Start Here page. If you want to learn a little bit more about me personally, then keep scrolling.

My Cooking Philosophy

People remember how you made them feel more than what you made them eat so relax and have fun in the kitchen. (This one should be obvious since it’s what this blog is about.)

My Favorite Food

To eat or to cook? Either way there are too many favorites to choose. Chocolate, French bread, heavily salted roast chicken skin, my mother-in-law’s to die for beef stew. Mint chocolate chip ice cream? So many more come to mind.

Dine In or Dine Out?

I like eating out, I love eating in. Except when it comes to sushi. I’m always happy to go out if there’s sushi.

Foods I Feel Guilty for Eating but Eat Anyway

Frozen fried calamari and chocolate chips with a spoonful of peanut butter. Not together! Though my husband still teases me for mixing Brussel sprouts, key lime yogurt, and green olives together for a snack while pregnant.

What I Do for Fun Outside the Kitchen

I don’t leave the kitchen. Just kidding (sort of).

I really enjoy hiking and swimming. Partly because they’re fun, mostly because they’re how I justify eating so much.

Enough About Me, Let’s Talk About Food

As much as I could (but don’t want to) go on talking about myself, let’s get back to why you’re really here. Learning to cook for pleasure in this hectic modern world we live in. Have you had a chance to check out any of my favorite posts? Give them a read and let me know what you think!