About me


I’m so glad you’re here. Welcome. My name is Kelly and I’ve recently decided to start a personal blog to help me get my recipes in order. I thought I’d like to share the stories behind a lot of what I make around here. I like all kinds of food but my husband and three kids don’t. It can be a challenge sometimes. What’s important to me is that we all come to the table and eat together. It’s almost always homemade, from scratch, and made with fresh, honest ingredients.  I’m not into heavily processed things but sometimes I will look the other way and make a small exception.

My three daughters are all starting to venture out on their own.  My oldest is making her way post-college in New York City.  My middle daughter is in college and my baby will be joining her this fall.  They are all beginning to show some interest in cooking and my hope is this blog will be a cookbook for them, a place for them to find and learn how to make all their favorites and more.  My dad and his mom were great old-world cooks who didn’t write anything down, no recipes.  Luckily, I learned a few things but much is lost, just my memories.  I want my cooking and family recipes to keep going with my children and I hope you find recipes here to inspire you.

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I get a lot of what I make from my recipe drawer, which is kind of amazing given the complete mess you’ll find when opening that drawer. I have a ton of clippings, printed out pages, handwritten notes, recipes from my family and friends, and the most frequently used recipes are all stained and ripped from use. It is a feat for me to find what I’m looking for but I always seem to manage to find it. Hopefully this blog will get it organized.

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So how did I name this site. Well, it was hard as everything I came up with was taken. I kept going back to something with bluebird. I live in the woods outside of St. Louis in the start of the northern part of the Ozarks.  It is beautiful here. It’s like living in a treehouse in a national park. We have lots of wildlife and yes, bluebirds. I love watching them nest and you’ll often find me staring out my kitchen window watching them. So that’s the inspiration for the name. I always have hungry mouths to feed too!  And soon we will be official empty nesters.  Oh no.

And one more thing. I have to be the most tech challenged person in the world. I am late to the party on everything, I just got my first smartphone. My husband and kids lose all patience with me when I am on the computer. This will definitely be a work in progress.

If you want to get in touch with me, you can leave a comment or email me at kelly [at] thehungrybluebird [dot] com. I just need to figure out how to check it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Kelly

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  1. Beth Horner

    June 10, 2015

    For anyone who knows Kelly, knows what a great cook she is! You will love everything she shares here, and will probably inspire you in some way. I can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us, Kelly!

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    1. Kelly

      Thanks so much Beth!

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  2. Kathy Brennan

    July 2, 2015

    Hi Kelly – My sister, Ann Harmon (Jinnie’s oldest living friend!) told me about your new website…..and it is beautiful. The recipes look great and the photography is excellent. I will be trying the chicken recipe very soon. We just returned from a “memory lane” trip to Chicago, Riverside/Berwyn, Iowa City (our alma mater) and Des Moines. Please say “hi” to Jinnie from the Brennan’s…..and congratulations on the blog!

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    1. Kelly

      Kelly

      July 3, 2015

      Kathy, thank you so much! Your trip down memory lane sounded great. I will definitely pass a hello on to my mom. She talks to Ann all the time.

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  3. Kelly, my mouth is watering & I can’t wait to try some of these dishes. I’ve never been one to follow many blogs, but you have a new fan. Keep the stories & recipes rolling. Yum, yum. Claire will love this, as well, now that she’s in culinary school. Hugs, Bonny

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    1. Kelly

      Thank you Bonny. I’m glad you like it. I’m having fun with this. I wish I could go to culinary school, way to go Claire. For now, I’ll have to stick with what I know. Hugs back to you.

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  4. Hi Kelly!
    While planning the Christmas meal I read your blog to pick up some ideas. It is very good. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you and your family.
    Gloria, Aaron’s mom

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    1. Kelly

      I’m so glad you liked it and found some ideas. Hope you are all having a wonderful time in New York. Have a very merry Christmas with your beautiful children.
      Kelly

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  5. Sharon Hartwig

    July 8, 2016

    Kelly, what a wonderful way to collect recipes for your girls! I am having such fun reading through your recipes. They all look delicious ~ and if you are technically challenged, it doesn’t show.

    We have been empty nesters for a couple of years now and it’s hard to get motivated to cook for just the two of us. Congratulations on such a lovely project for your family!

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