A big thank you and shout out goes to my mom and dad for all of their help in the brainstorming and naming process of hugs ‘n kitchen, and for teaching me what the joy of cooking is all about.

To my boyfriend (and #1 taste tester) for all of his support and eager tastebuds.  Without his positive encouragement I probably would not be launching this blog right now.

To Amber Asay for donating her incredible talent and time to come up with this rockin’ logo, which is way cooler than anything I ever imagined for my blog.  Check our more of her talented work here.

To Meagan Ryan for designing my gorgeous, clean, beautiful website which is everything I wanted and more!  Check out more of her stunning designs here.

To Zack Spear for building my fabulous new website from scratch.  There are tons of cool features behind the scenes making it easy for me to share my recipes with all of you!  Check out some of his other awesome web development work here.

To Kelly Mangino for taking some lovely (if I do say so myself) pictures of me, so that I could have some “real” photos for my site, rather than grainy selfies snapped on my iPhone.  She is ridiculously talented, and if you are looking for a sweet and skilled photographer in the Orlando area, get in contact with her and check out her work here.

And to all of my friends who have supported my cooking and me along the way!

Hugs, kisses & yummy dishes… xoxo