Frequently Asked Questions

I am often asked questions about myself, the site, or the content that I create.  This is a space that you can find answers to those questions.  If there is something else you want to know, that you don't see answered here, feel free to contact me.  I am pretty much an open book….


A lot of times I try to recreate the meals that I have had at a restaurant or out somewhere. As of lately a decent amount of things are inspired by my desire to make as much from scratch as I can.

My copycat Zuppa Tuscana and Chicken Gnocchi are good examples of that.

Also because we only eat chicken, turkey and seafood I also try to recreate meals I formerly ate with beef and pork, but in a new way.  My Tuscan Turkey Burgers will put any beef burger to shame.

Yes! Feel free to share my recipe posts using the social buttons found on the bottom od the page on each.

However, you MAY NOT republish my recipes.

Feel free to include recipes in round ups or reference them in posts using no more than one photo with a link back and proper attribution. C'mon, thats only right….

When I started this blog we were a no beef or pork household. Although I might occasionally backslide with a good ribeye steak.

When my hubby and I got together that was his preference. While he made it clear I didn’t have to modify my cooking preferences, I actually enjoyed trying to keep it fresh and fun in the kitchen within those limitations. But as of 2022 we transitioned to a hybrid pescatarian/vegan lifestyle, so I like to share recipes alternative to my original recipes now too.

Often times my recipes can easily substitute different meats in according to your preferences.

If I can and it doesn't take all the hours in a day to make something from scratch, I usually try to.  Even if I don't make it from scratch, I try to do homemade.

And yes, there is a difference!


I find great joy in watching my home transform. Projects are how I personalize my home to work for me and my family within our budget.

Also, working on the different projects are usually therapeutic for me, and serves as a creative outlet.

My kitchen used to be my favorite room in my home, hands down. But it is now a close second to my home office. The kitchen is the nucleus of the house to me.  In our last home, we did quite a bit of work in there!

My home office is where my crativity gets to take flight. But it is also a space I can relax in too.

But my my bedroom is a category all it's own! It is my place to hide from my kids of escape and quiet.

About the Site

Kenya Rae is updated at minimum, twice a week (unless I am on vacation). That includes publishing new posts, but also updating old posts to make sure they have the most up to date information reflected. Currently, I do not have set days, but if you always want to know what updates have happened, you can always subscribe to a weekly update here.

My site is completely designed and run by me.  I am a DIY'er so I am sure that comes as no surprise…lol. But I also have a website and systems business that provides services for other small business owners just like me – Studio117 Creative.

About Kenya

Nope! I’ve never had training. And while my mom always cooked I wasn’t interested in learning until I got older and moved out.

I am a self-taught home cook and I am led completely by my taste buds.  I had a great role model in the kitchen, my mom.  Although she didn't officially teach me to cook, I would occasionally watch her.  Now we love to exchange recipes and cook for each other.

I do have an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences, and an MBA.  As well as having my insurance license, Lean6 Sigma Green Belt certified, and a few other random certifications.

Prior to blogging full time, I was a Financial Analyst for the Department of Defense.

When we moved to NC in 2016, the hubs and I made the decision for me to stay home since our youngest was still a toddler, and to help us all get acclimated to our new area.

I used blogging as my “job” while at home, then went on to work for a few places that helped me learn more about the industry before starting my own coaching business in 2020. And then launching my website design business in 2022.

I am a full time passionprenuer.

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How Can We Work Together?

If interested in working together, you can check out my work with me page to get an idea of how we can do that.  If you have another idea, but don't see it listed, contact me directly and we can chat about it!