Meet Angela

Meet Angela

Welcome to my blog. I am Angela, the petite mom behind The Short Order Cook, and I am happy you found your way here. I started this blog as a community for families to come together through all things food including, family recipes, kids learning to cook, travel eats, and adventurous palates.  Whether you are a novice or foodie, and no matter your budget, I hope you and your family will feel right at home here.  Please pull up a chair and let’s dig in.

The Short Order Cook Story

In 2005, The Short Order Cook began as a personal chef and recipe testing business in California. I enjoyed cooking for families and helping them eat healthy even with a busy life. During this time, I started a family of my own with my husband. We welcomed micro-preemie boy/girl twins into our family and two years later along came another son. After many successful years behind other people’s stoves, I decided I needed to focus on my own family and my corporate job.  I always knew that I would resurrect the business someday. That time came in 2018, after a 6-year hiatus. The Short Order Cook has made a comeback now as a food blog where I hope to help others gain confidence in the kitchen, try new things and involve family and friends.

self portrait standing on stool in kitchen reaching into upper cupboard

All About Me in 8 Food Facts

  • I am a credited recipe tester in, The Good Home Cookbook.
  • During a stint as a recipe tester for a brewery, I was paid in beer.
  • I do not have a sweet tooth but l cannot be trusted with anything salty that’s left unattended.
  • My cocktail of choice is a very dirty vodka martini. (shaken not stirred)
  • I loathe mayonnaise, oysters, and lamb.
  • I cannot get enough cilantro even though my husband hates it.
  • Hollandaise sauce is something I have yet to master, to my husband’s dismay since he loves eggs benedict.
  • My favorite cities to visit and eat in are Rome, San Francisco, New York, and Prague.

All About Me in 8 Life Facts

  • I am born and raised in California (minus a few years as a toddler living in New York).
  • I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in my early 20s and have been honing my grain-free, paleo, and keto cooking skills to keep as healthy as possible.
  • My husband and I met at a Raiders game and our love connection was featured in a Sunset Magazine article about my professional chef business highlighting my tips for tailgating (and finding love as a bonus)!
  • My husband was a vegetarian before he met me and he has been making up for all those years without bacon, short ribs, and abalone ever since.
  • My petite stature reaches a towering 4’8″!
  • My kids have an adventurous palate including escargot, creme brûlée, and sushi.
  • Our terrier mix dog, (princess) Leia, is happy to taste test anything we cook.
  • My favorite number is 8, obviously.

What About You?

Questions or comments? Please send me an email at [email protected] or comment below.

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Self portrait sitting on the edge of the kitchen counter with hands folded


3 thoughts on “Meet Angela”

  • You do not list the amounts of each ingredient for your Crepini lasagna. I was planning on cooking it tonight, but beside starting with tomato sauce and 2 crepini there are no instructions. Help!

    • There is a recipe card at the end of the post that has all the ingredients amounts and step-by-step instructions. I hope this helps and has everything you are looking for to make the crepini lasagna.

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