SAN MARCOS — Carolann Lucian stated she has all the time loved being within the kitchen. The longtime San Marcos resident stated she has early reminiscences of concocting tasty dishes to deliver family members collectively, together with making pancakes along with her grandparents. She’s even hosted a Thanksgiving dinner since she was a teen.
“One in every of my best joys is bringing folks collectively and sharing good meals,” Lucian stated. “Since I used to be 14, I’ve been internet hosting a Thanksgiving dinner both for pals or household. I’m all the time on a search to search out the most effective recipes for this dinner and stay up for it yearly.”
At the moment, Lucian is the proprietor of Apron Warrior, a meals weblog the place she presents recipes to oldsters struggling to search out wholesome dishes for his or her households. Though, she’s blogged about meals for 15 years, Lucian stated her target market has modified since changing into a mom to 2 women.
“My earlier posts have been written for the younger lady who wished to have scrumptious, from-scratch meals to offer their household and pals,” Lucian stated. “Now I write for the stay-at-home-mom with younger children, who wish to join with their children and family members inside and outdoors the kitchen. The one who nonetheless needs to have home-cooked meals even when time is restricted and who finds being within the kitchen a time to bond along with her children and make it a studying expertise.”
And the distinction between a single individual and a mother or father is big relating to the kitchen, stated Lucian, who develops her recipes from “inspiration.”
“Being a mom has actually modified how I prepare dinner,” Lucian stated. “I used to spend hours within the kitchen developing with new recipes and quite a lot of programs. That is unrealistic. Now my purpose is to have good, comparatively fast meals, ready from scratch.”
Apron Warrior has confirmed to be a hit within the on-line world the place Lucian has a whole lot of followers on Pinterest. Lucian stated a few of the fan-favorite recipes embody the Texas-style potato salad and the Dublin coddle. Her personal favourite dishes embody her mom’s lasagna and her grandmother’s bonbons.
Amy Nolan, a pal who has became a reader, stated she depends on Lucian for recipes.
“Her entries are all the time relatable, and I get pleasure from her less-waste, eco-friendly perspective,” Nolan stated. “I can all the time rely on her weblog for one thing scrumptious and inventive. I haven’t met a recipe of hers I didn’t get pleasure from.”
Nolan stated a few of her household’s favourite recipes from Lucian embody the Doro Wat stew and the spicy scalloped yams.
“I additionally discover that her recipes are simple to observe and perceive and wouldn’t show too troublesome to contain my children within the cooking course of,” Nolan stated.
However, Lucian, who has lived in San Marcos since 2007, isn’t seeking to simply dish out recipes.
“I hope to provide my readers confidence within the kitchen with regard to creating contemporary meals — even with little ones working round,” Lucian stated. “I additionally wish to give them concepts on the best way to embody and encourage their children within the kitchen with the prep and course of of creating a dish.”
Sooner or later, Lucian stated she hopes to attach extra to followers and develop extra sources for them. She additionally hopes to create a recipe e-book.
For extra details about Carolann Lucian or to observe her weblog, go to www.apronwarrior.com.