Hello, my name is Julie Deily…
If you're new to The Little Kitchen, you should start here.
I was born in Southern California and have lived most of my life in Central Florida, where I still reside. A child of Vietnamese immigrants, I'm a first generation Vietnamese-American. I have been married to a great guy, named Curtis, for over nineteen years now (woohoo!) and we have a little house that we love. Curtis is always fixing it up and adding to it. We are currently remodeling our kitchen!
We are a rescue family. We have two dogs named Angel and Eddie and one cat named Clone. Angel is 10 years old, Eddie is one and Clone, our cat, is 17 years old!
I'm a complete nerd and I'm proud of it. I graduated from college with a BA in Computer Science and was a software engineer for ten years. I do miss coding sometimes and sometimes I'll still tinker with code on my blog or for other projects!
I'm completely grateful for the work I get to do so thank you for visiting my website! I'm an Enneagram 7, so you know we like adventure (so I love to travel) and as an ENFP (Meyers-Briggs), you know as an extrovert, I love to connect with people and will chat with anyone!
About The Little Kitchen
I started this website and called it The Little Kitchen, in December 2009, at the urging of my sister.
I was laid off from my corporate job in 2012 and I have been running my business full-time ever since. I am a food photographer, recipe developer, and food content creator.
I do actually have a little kitchen. I too struggle with ideas for dinner. And I also know how frustrating it is when a recipe doesn't work. I only publish recipes on my website that are well-tested.
The food you'll find here is no fuss, usually quick and easy and I include a mix of homemade and a mix of recipes that cut corners and some would call them semi homemade.
But at the same time, I have a cooking and baking bucket list, I love challenging myself and hopefully, by bringing you along on my food journey, I can show you how easy it is to make that dish even though both of us thought it was difficult to make.
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; all photographs shared on this site and my social media accounts are taken by me unless otherwise noted.
If you have any questions such as what kind of camera I use, be sure to check out the FAQs first. If you have a recipe question, please leave a comment on that recipe article (just in case others have the same question!).
You can always send me an email ([email protected]) or use the contact form. I do try to get to every email and every comment that I receive but because of the volume, I hope you understand that I can't reply to every single one. I try to spend my time with my family and cooking up new recipes for you in my kitchen!
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