About me


Hi there,  I am a New Orleans food blogger. Welcome to Swanky Recipes.

Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I moved to New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) in 2013 and have been here ever since.  I am in love with the culture, cuisine and southern hospitality Louisiana has to offer me.  I am obsessed with tacos, cheese, and cupcakes and I adore the Green Bay Packers!  I am an animal lover and have had yellow labs my entire life.  I am a relative of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Charles Ingalls.


If you’re new to Swanky Recipes and aren’t sure where to start, the Recipe Index is a great place to browse for recipes.  Of course, you can always use the search bar to search for keywords like cake or cookies.  For a few of my favorite sweet treats, check of my Churro Cupcakes, Lemon Sugar Cookies, and Strawberry Cream Mimosas.  If you like savory food, try this Sticky Garlic Sesame Chicken recipe, or my Loaded Baked Potato Salad.

I started this blog out of a passion for documenting my culinary adventures in the kitchen.  I enjoy baking on a sunny day in my kitchen developing recipes and adapting old family favorites.  Baking for the holidays with family and friends is something I look forward to most in life.  I have fond memories of helping my mom in the kitchen when I was a little girl even if it was just adding the flour and butter to the mixer.  My mom was the best baker I knew growing up.  We would often bake a recipe a night starting after Thanksgiving in preparation for holiday parties soon to follow.  This would amount to dozens of cookie recipes that would be frozen for all the holiday parties.

This blog has allowed me the opportunity to overcome so many kitchen feats.  From frosting my first layer cake to learning to make easy weeknight meals, I have learned how to utilize my time in the kitchen. I am forever learning new skills, and creating recipes to share on my blog.  I have met some amazing bloggers and have connected with readers throughout the world and have worked with brands I’ve always dreamed of.  Thank you for stopping by and sharing this passion of mine!


Please feel free to email me with any questions or comments as I most look forward to what you have to say.

Email me at Knotj5144@gmail.com



You can also find my work:

Country Living60 Christmas Cookies Recipes

Yahoo FoodFestive Christmas Cookies

Huffington Post –Rice Krispie Treats Pina Colada Drinks

BuzzFeedSlaw Sliders  / Chocolate Chunk Cookie  /  Brownies  / 34 Potato Recipes / Cookie Brownies

Teen Vogue

Cosmopolitan  Chocolate Poke Cake

Country Living  – Best Baked Potato Salads   Spring Cocktails

Better Homes and GardenBHG Food – Mashed Potato Mix-ins

Good House Keeping10 Holiday Punches 50 Best Cookies by Every State

Parade Magazine

Community Table

Womans Day Thumbprint Recipes  Caramel Apple Recipes

Walmart.com – Building photography backdrop

AOL.COM  – food section

MSN.COM/FoodSteak Dishes

Delish BLT Salad  M&M Cookies Most Delish Mimosas Pina Colada Twists

Philly.com Online Newspaper

You Weekly Magazine

Birch Box 

Crowd Tap 

 Brands & Companies I’ve worked with

Southern Living – social media influencer

Delta Faucet – social media influencer

Sweet’N Low® – Brand Ambassador for 7 months

Rubbermaid®- 6 month ambassadorship






Hidden Valley®


Weight Watchers®





Sargento® Cheese Slices

Progresso Soup®

Mike’s Hard Lemonade® / Palm Breeze

Sharpie Pens®


SUBWAY® Restaurants


Edy’s/Dryer’s Ice Cream®

Canada Dry Ginger Ale®



Silk® Almond Milk

Silk Cashew Milk


Hamptons Lane®


Ball park®

Pork Be Inspired

Heirloom Cookie Sheets


Hillshire Farm®

KC Masterpiece®

Birds Eye®

Reynolds® – 3 month ambassadorship

Tasteful Selections®

King’s Hawaiian

Pure Via®



Dunkin’ Donuts

Planters Peanuts

Classico Riserva

PAMA Liqueur

Wright Brand Bacon®

Tortilla Land®

Chevron / Texaco



Ling Lang® Asian Kitchen


NatureRaised Farms®



 Stop & Shop

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