Hi! I'm Ashley,
but my friends -- they call me Slo. I live in Nashville, TN with my husband Sean and our two Golden Retrievers, Beckett + Wally. I grew up in a small town in northeast Ohio then moved to Chicago for college when I was 18. I ended up spending the next 14 years in Chicago, falling in love with city life, GREAT food, and of course my husband. We moved to Nashville a few years ago, "to do something new," as we tell people. Moving to the south has been a wonderful change of pace for me and I've really enjoyed getting to know a brand new city, food and all.
I have wanted to start a recipe blog for a long time to share the recipes I love to serve my friends and family. My recipes cover a range of cuisine, difficulty and formality, but the most important thing to me is how delicious it is. They reflect my midwest upbringing along with my endeavor to try new and exciting flavors and my now southern roots.
My style of cooking is flexible. I enjoy making things from scratch, but I also appreciate a good short cut. I love making recipes my own and changing them up from time to time for a different flavor. I encourage you to make these recipes to YOUR taste. Don't be shy to throw in some pepper flakes for spice or swap butternut squash for broccoli. Serve it over brown rice instead of potatoes. That's the beauty of cooking. There is always room for edits and evolution.
I hope my recipes inspire you to cook for the ones you love. To me, there's nothing better than gathering around the table for a home cooked meal with the ones you cherish.