About Julie Deily of the little kitchen

I am Julie Deily

The quick rundown…five things about me:

I was born in Southern California and have lived most of my life in Central Florida, where I still live. I have been married to a great guy, named Curtis, for over ten years now (woohoo!) and we have a little house that we love. Curtis is always fixing it up and adding to it. Most recently, he redid the floors in most of the house all by himself (nights and weekends). I have no idea what his next project is going to be.

I’m a hoarder of photography props, I love butter way too much and I love my friends and family dearly. I am involved in my community, the food blogging community (cookie swap, food blog forum) and love hanging out with other food bloggers (meetups). I love that food nourishes our bodies but at the same time is a huge force that brings us all together. There are so many truly unique stories that go along with food and our experiences with food. This blog represents my story and I’m glad to bring you along with me on that journey.

You can find me on instagramtwitterfacebook and pinterest. If you make my recipes and share photos on social media, please be sure to @mention me & use the hashtag #thelittlekitchenrecipes (especially if your account is private) so I can see them! (Photography above by Mikkel Paige)

About The Little Kitchen

About The Little Kitchen

I started this site in December 2009 as a way to share recipes with family and friends. I know that sounds cheesy but it’s true. Over four years later, working on The Little Kitchen blog and working as a freelancer doing recipe development, food photography, social media and blog consulting is my full-time job.

The name ‘The Little Kitchen’ comes from us actually having a little kitchen!

The old logo for the little kitchen is actually the layout of my kitchen!

The kind of food you’ll find here is no fuss, usually quick & easy to make and consists of a mix of homemade and a mix of cutting corners. I also struggle with getting dinner on the table and I often talk about that. I love food but I don’t consider myself a food snob. I don’t judge others for their food choices and I don’t want anyone to judge me.

I am a firm believer that you don’t have to have a huge kitchen to make gourmet meals. What you see on The Little Kitchen is what we like to eat. There are no pretenses, I only share what I like. The same goes for products and brands, I only share the ones I love and the ones that actually go into my shopping cart or products you will find in my kitchen.

I’m a home cook and I take my own photographs. My photography arsenal (right now) includes:

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The Little Kitchen is a registered mark owned by Julie Deily and  {just a little note} to please ask my permission before reposting any of my photographs anywhere. Please do not copy any recipes I have posted on this site without permission. If you do decide to repost, at least rewrite the instructions in its entirety and link back to my site. Copying and pasting is NOT cool. This is an awesome article about recipe attribution.

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