My name is Ali and I love to blog about recipes that I have made. I am a single mom of a 6 and 4 year old girl and boy. They are truly awesome kids!
The inspiration for the name of this blog came about when I was watching one of my favorite shows...
"I don't even like kids. They always have jam on their hands. Even when there isn't any jam in the house, they get jam on their hands. I can't deal with jam hands." - Luke from Gilmore Girls.Unlike Luke, I do like kids, having two of my own that rock pretty hard. The name stuck with me though, and I thought it would be a good representation of getting your hands dirty in the kitchen and having fun.
I have been blogging about food since 2004. That has added up to a lot of meal plannin', picture takin', and taste testin'. While I have changed blog names and URLs in the past, (you know how that goes when you pick a name out of desperation because all of your top choices are already taken) I have put down roots in this website. To give you an idea of what I enjoy blogging about here are some handy shortcuts.
Sometimes I cook healthy-ish food (leaning towards the 'ish')
Impossible Banana Ice Cream
Grilled Portobello Sandwiches with Garlic Herb Mayo
Butternut and Acorn Squash Soup
Other times I cook really indulgent food
Pepperoni Mac and Cheese
Spinach, Bacon, Swiss and Cream Cheese Quiche
Lemon Ooey Gooey Bars
I cook from scratch
Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Blueberry Crumb Bars
Baby Bluebird Cupcakes
But I also am not afraid to bust out a cake mix or other convenience product
Barbecue Chicken Pizza
Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies
Banana Butterscotch Cake
I write about food blogging
Is it wrong to post recipes?
Tracking your recipe index and to-do blog list
Photo & Recipe Attribution
As far as social media goes, I am not on twitter, instagram, facebook or anything else. I'm sure I am in the minority when I say this, but I just don't like them. I find all those sites to be a bit intrusive and time wasters for me, so I stay away from them. If you would like to talk to me, just leave a comment or send an email.
I'm so happy that you have taken the time to visit Jam Hands. Please contact me anytime with questions or to share how a recipe turned out, or just to say hi! Happy cooking. - Ali