The Chef Wives are Talking (part 2) . . .

I’m back this week with another set of blog posts about being married to or dating a chef.  Just like last week, these posts are on lifestyle blogs (where the bloggers write about a variety of topics) and they just happen to be married to a chef.  🙂

I hope you enjoy reading them and I’m sure they would love it if you would comment on the posts if you can relate!

Before I send you on your way, I’m looking for chef wives and girlfriends to guest post on my blog. There are more details here, but I thought I’d mention it in case you had some time tonight and would like to write.  🙂

Happy reading!


The Chef Wives are Talking . . .

I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy reading what other chef wives and girlfriends have to say about this crazy life we live being married to a chef.

I’m guessing you enjoy reading about it too since you are on my blog right now.  (Thanks!)

If you’ve never written a blog before, it’s not as easy as you think.  A lot of time goes into writing posts and even more time goes in to promoting them.  (Because who wants to take all that time write a post and only have 5 people read it?)

It’s also a bit of a risk.  I’m just a normal person who is willing to share part of my life on the internet.  That’s a bit scary if you think about it.  I will always be honest when sharing about our family, and because of that, sometimes it’s really personal and I’m not quite sure how people will respond.  That’s tough.


How Much Do You Know About Food as the Wife or Significant Other of a Chef?

How much to you know about food as the spouse or significant other of a chef?

After 19 years of being married to a chef, you would think I would be a culinary genius. 

We have tons of cookbooks and recipes.  I’ve tasted more food than the average person. Our lives seem to revolve around food.  Vacations always have something to do with food and where we are going to eat.  We plan the meal or snacks for our date nights before we plan the rest of the night (if there is anything else we are going to do).

So why is it that I still know so little?


The Struggles of a Chef Wife – Loneliness


I think this might be the biggest reason that spouses and significant others of chefs find my website.  Many of us are sitting at home on Saturday nights while most of our friends are out and about . . . yet our chefs are at work and we are home by ourselves (or with the kids) and are lonely.

It’s interesting.  Loneliness has looked different to me at different times in my life.

When we were first married and my husband and I were working opposite schedules, I would get home, eat dinner by myself, and spend the night alone.  I was lonely.  I missed him.  I wished he could be home so we could spend time together.  I hated having all that time without him.

I found ways to occupy my time while he was at work.  I watched TV, worked on my weekly Bible Study, did pages in my scrapbook, etc.  But I would still think of him many times during the night and miss him.  I was lonely.  It was silent in our home and I struggled with the long hours he was working.  I hated having all that time to myself.

Fast forward 19 years and the loneliness looks different.  (I wish I had more time by myself – LOL!) (more…)

Going on a Hot Date with a Chef

My chef/husband has been off for 4 days!!

Sorry.  I don’t mean to brag, but it doesn’t happen often.  So when it does, I feel like telling everyone!!

While two of the days we spent as a family, 2 of the days were also school days!

You know what that means?  We can go on a date without having to pay for a babysitter!  Woohoo!!

As soon as I knew he was taking a few extra days off, I sent him a text telling him to save Monday morning for me.  🙂

Now I bet you’re wondering just exactly what we did for this hot date.

I hope you’re sitting down.  It’s pretty great! (more…)