Welcome to WHAT’S BARB COOKING? A website where I share my family recipes that I hold near and dear to my heart as well as new recipes that I’ve created.
Nice to Meet You!
Hi! I’m Barb, the creator, cook and blogger on What’s Barb Cooking?. I live in beautiful Northern California with my husband and two kids and I have an obsession with food!
From as young as I can remember, I have always been interested in food.
As a young child, I would rush home from school and turn on my favorite cooking show, Wok with Yan, while the other kids were watching The Flinstones. I have always been curious as to how recipes were created, what ingredients were used and how it was all put together.
I have Filipino roots and was born and raised in Canada, the land of diversity and multiculturalism. I grew up eating Filipino food as well as other amazing dishes from all over the world. I had friends whose families immigrated from the Caribbean, China, Italy and the Philippines so trying new and different foods was the norm for me. My mom was and still is an amazing cook and there was always a home cooked meal at home for us every night. We rarely went out to restaurants back then but I have so many memories of my mom in the kitchen making my favorite Filipino dishes. To this day, she will ask me before my family and I come over….”so what do you want me to cook?” because she knows I’m her biggest fan!
My passion for food has always been instilled in me. Whenever people ask me, what is the one thing that gets me excited, my answer is always…FOOD!
Nothing makes me happier than cooking a meal and sharing it with my loved ones. I find great joy and pride in rolling up my sleeves, cranking up some Taylor Swift, creating something delicious in the kitchen and watching my friends and family (especially my kids) devour it!
I hope my website inspires you to experiment in the kitchen as well, share a meal with your family and friends and create incredible memories around your dining room table.
I hope you enjoy my website and find some recipes you want to try out!
What You’ll Find On My Blog
- Easy recipes with only a few ingredients that you can find at any local supermarket. (Recipes with a million ingredients I can’t pronounce are not my thing)
- Kid-Friendly meals that will have your kids asking for more.
- Comfort food that feels like a warm blanket wrapped around you on a cold and rainy day.
- Recipes to feed a crowd. I love to entertain and feed people!
- Some healthy(ish) recipes.
This is not a health focused food blog. I use butter and will deep fry stuff. But I’ll also cook something healthy here and there. If that’s your thing, you have found your people and you are in the right place. Welcome!