Hey y’all. My name is Serene and I’m the cook, photographer, and blogger behind House of Yumm.
Let’s start with the basics shall we? I am American by birth, California to be exact, a super small town up in the mountains by Oregon. And I’m Texan by the Grace of God.
I love Texas, the people here are the nicest. The cities here are the most fun. And the food??! Don’t even get me started on the food.
My husband and I live here with our 4 kids. Yep. 4. 3 girls 1 boy. The boy came last. And no we weren’t having babies to achieve a boy 😉
Soooo now is the part where I tell you what kind of food you can expect to find here on my little blog. To be honest I sometimes feel as scattered in the kitchen as I feel in the rest of my life. I love food. I love cooking food. I love giving my family a home cooked meal. And I like to think that the food I create has a little bit of Texas Charm to it.
I’m not all about fancy ingredients and difficult steps. I’m in a season of my life where I just honestly don’t have the time for that. Someday. But for now, while most of my cooking is done with a baby on my hip and a little ones underfoot I keep things fairly simple. Which doesn’t mean that if I’m given a little extra time in the kitchen I won’t attempt to create some beautiful foods like this Lemon Cream Crepe Cake. But most of the time I’m bringing out a tray of these Cuban Sliders to feed the masses (and by masses I mean my family).
My husband is Hispanic and we have a deep love for Tex Mex flavors and all things Texan, which plays a huge part into the food we eat. I love sharing family recipes from both my family and my husbands. I have so many memories growing up of my mom making certain recipes like, banana bread, and apple bread. And then there are the recipes that I get to learn from my husband’s family like these homemade refried beans!
If you read all of that..thanks so much!! I hope you enjoy exploring the recipes here. Stick around there’s plenty more of them coming! Leave me a comment when you try something to let me know how you liked it..or didn’t 😉