Kimberly and family
After graduating from Columbia College with a degree in History-Sociology, I spent a decade in corporate America (including Salomon Smith Barney and Time Inc.) working in consumer research and business analysis. After giving birth to my first son in 2004, I became a work from home mom because I couldn’t bear to leave my chunky baby with anyone else. Fortunately, I was able to merge my corporate and “mom consumer” skills to become a consultant and professional lifestyle blogger – on my personal blog (Mom in the City) and for various brands including Eggland’s Best, Hidden Valley Ranch, Kraft, and Pyrex.
I’m excited to share my personal collection of soul food recipes with you. I was born and raised in the Southern United States (Virginia), and that is where I first enjoyed eating traditional soul food cuisine. As the youngest of five children, I didn’t cook much, but I absorbed a lot of history sitting in Big Mama’s kitchen.
Later, I moved to NYC to go to college and I never left. Eventually, I married a wonderful man who also had southern parents. Since my husband and two sons love to eat southern soul food on special occasions, I have relearned how to make many of my favorite childhood dishes with help from research, family, and friends. While I wish that my Big Mama was still alive to give me some of her special recipes that no one else has been able to duplicate, my family and friends are happy with the dishes that I do prepare. I think (hope!) that you will enjoy them too.
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