About This Ole Mom Blog
I created This Ole Mom Blog as a way for me to document and share all the recipes I made for my family and for my youngest son, who is a very picky eater.
Over time This Ole Mom has blossomed into a place that receives thousands of visitors a day, and since many of my readers expressed how much they love my site and all the fantastic feedback I received from people that visit my blog, it inspired me to make This Ole Mom my full-time job.
Now I get to share all the delicious recipes I love and create, the places I travel to, and all my crafty projects with all of you on a more regular basis. In hopes to inspire each of you, like all of you have encouraged and inspired me!
My name is Kim. I’m a proud mom of one ten – year old and two adult children. I live in South Louisiana near New Orleans with my husband, our little boy, and our fur baby, Ginger.
Even though I love and live around one of the most incredible and most diverse cities, my dream is to live on the road traveling the country with my family in our RV, and be a road schooling family.
Until that dream happens, I’m content homeschooling my son at home and taking our camper out for adventures when we can.
My love for food is inspired by my grandmothers, who always grew gardens and had home-cooked meals on the dinner table. They both shared their passion for our Cajun and Spanish heritage and their love for cooking with me, especially Cajun and Creole food.
Though I miss both my grandmother’s cooking, my maw-maw always cooked her food from scratch. She made the best homemade biscuits, black-eyed peas, oxtail stew, turnip greens, smothered pigs’ feet, collard greens, and creole gumbo. The only food I complained about eating that she cooked was tripe and cow’s tongue! YUCK!!
Sadly, I have forgotten how to make a few of my grandmother’s dishes, and the ones I remember, I have changed them up slightly to make them easier to duplicate. Also, as a homeschool mom lacking extra time, I know the importance of having easy recipes to fix for dinner. That’s the reason I try to make my recipes family-friendly and easy to follow, like casseroles, one-pot meals, and Instant Pot recipes.
In My Spare Time
I enjoy being outdoors, traveling, and taking the camper out on the road for new adventures with my family. In addition, my ten-year-old son and I enjoy biking or going on hikes whenever we get the chance.
We can get lost in the woods for hours looking for animal tracks and taking turns identifying plant and flower species!
We are also huge crafters and board game geeks! We are always trying to find new board games to play. Right now, our favorite games are Jenga, Uno, Connect 4, Rock Paper Scissors (Card Game), and Checkers!
Also, I have a huge sweet tooth for chocolate and ice cream. I enjoy doing science experiments with my son, reading everything I can about history, and learning about new gadgets and technology.
You can usually find me on the couch at night snuggled up with a big fuzzy blanket watching movies with my family.
Here’s a few of my most popular content on my site for you to check out.
- Fried Soft Shell Crabs
- Cheesy Broccoli Pasta Skillet
- Instant Pot Ribs
- Little Smokies with Grape Jelly
- Breakfast Casserole
- Corn on the Cob
- Mac and Cheese
- Cajun Boiled Red Potatoes
- Fried Soft Shell Crabs with Crawfish Sauce
- Cajun Shrimp Maque Choux
- Crawfish Balls
- Cajun Chicken and Sausage Pasta
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Just to name a few.
- READER’S DIGEST
- THE HUFFINGTON POST (HUFFPOST)
- COUNTRY LIVING
- Tex APPEAL MAGAZINE (A Central Texas Magazine) February 2014 go here to see Publication feature on pages 16-17.
- 121 BEST FOOD BLOGGERS to Follow in 2020
- Top 20 Louisiana Mom Blogs and Websites To Follow in 2020