Hi! I’m Mila, the Girl and the Kitchen.
And I know good food!
Having worked in many incredible restaurant kitchens as a chef, I know what it takes to make delicious food with simple ingredients and bright flavors! I believe that anyone can make great tasting food by knowing a few of the tips of the trade. Read along with me as I teach you how to prepare incredibly tasty and wholesome meals made with simple ingredients that are loaded with flavor in no time at all!
I am the recipe developer, writer, photographer and chef of this blog! Girl and the Kitchen is also a thriving private chef and boutique catering company in the Chicago area, specializing in servicing many homes on the North Shore.
I am a mommy to a gorgeous baby girl named Charlie and my sweet youngest son Marcel and wife to my loving and wonderful husband, Mark. They are frequent guest stars on this blog. I have always created a culture in our family that to love is to cook and to cook is to love.
Everyday I take my passion for cooking and my knowledge as a chef and turn it into incredible recipes for my friends and family. My recipes are always full of flavor, made of fresh ingredients and incredibly delicious! Most importantly all the recipes you will find here are designed, tested and created by yours truly and taste tested by my family and friends!
As a cooking school graduate, I chose blogging over restaurant cooking because I wanted to share the tips, tweaks and tricks I had learned in school. And while I love explaining how something works or why a certain technique is used in a recipe, you will find that many of my favorite recipes on here are my mom’s and busbushka’s recipes. Because that is where the heart and soul of cooking really lies for me.
No matter what you are cooking it should be fun and easy not complicated and finicky! My best recipes are born from the heart and always have a great story that comes along with them! I believe that no matter what I cook, I will always make sure my guests bellies are full of food and aching from laughter!
“Never a foodie. Always a chef. Typically healthy. Sometimes a disaster. Slightly neurotic. Severely Russian. Somewhat American. Frequently dramatic. Forever in love. These are my recipes and stories about my affair with food, love, life and a little bit of crazy. ”
XOXO Mila the Girl and the Kitchen