As a Chef turned food blogger and photographer who spent an entire year cooking through Joanna Gaines Magnolia Table Cookbook Vol.1 and rediscovering my love for food all over again, I realized it was about the people and the love of caring for them through food that let my real passion shine!
15+ years of restaurant experience didn't hurt, but sometimes going back to the basics is what you need. Now venturing off into the unknown world of the internet with just the passion for sharing my creations with the world, I am learning and growing every day in the digital space and can't wait to see where this adventure takes me.
I currently live in Fort Worth Texas with my best mate CJ the Golden Retriever. My "Golden Boy". Check out my Instagram to see where we will adventure to next and follow along for the next story in my Magnolia Table Companion Guide.
I was inspired to share my insights on Joanna Gaines recipes with the world after my first try at the biscuits didn't go exactly as I would have thought. Read my very first post on the blog to see how it went, what I learned, and tips you can keep for when YOU make them in your home!
After sharing that first experience with some friends and being encouraged to share what I learned with the world, the blog was born!
Once I completed my "Magnolia Journey" I continued blogging and sharing my inspired recipes (my original KendellKreations) and have completely fallen in love with the creative process and the love I receive from each and every person that responds with joy when trying my recipes!
This blog will be a place to share my authentic self. I have not been around many authentic people in my life and so this will be somewhat of an exploration of my self through the life that I choose to live. I am more than just food and I will be sharing a lot of recipes but I will also be sharing my love for life. I am a Chef, a Brother, and a Son. I love the color orange and the crisp days of fall. I love pumpkins (uhh Orange!?), acorns, and putting up as many Christmas trees I can get my hands on! I strive to have more Hygge in my life and I want to travel as much as possible. I have chosen to not wait anymore. I will explore and discover and share with this community here. I love adventure and my big red dog CJ. I care for people through food and I crave community and good times. Words are LIFE and I will only stand for encouraging ones. Period. The people I choose to have around me are my family and I am looking to add the truest people to my pack. I love hard and deep and I can’t wait to find my person one day. So here’s to Life, Love, and Living it to the fullest!
I will be in search of this meaning for the rest of my days!
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why” - Mark Twain
I don’t know if I will ever find the answer but I will strive to get closer every day.