Hello!  I am Chandra and this is my blog.  I am the recipe maker, photograph taker, content writer, and everything lover about The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen.

I started this blog in 2012. I wanted to create a place where readers could find great recipes and learn new cooking and baking skills.  Food has always been a passion of mine.  I began to learn to cook as a young girl from my mother and grandmother.  As my life progressed and I moved all over the country, I  lived literally coast to coast with a few stops in between, my cooking experience grew.  I was happily exposed to an amazing array of exquisite regional cuisine.  Throughout my whole crazy whirlwind life there has been only one constant. My love for cooking.

In 2017 I enrolled in Culinary School to round out my education in Baking and Cooking.  This blog is designed to teach you to be a better cook.  No matter your skill level you will find recipes and techniques that will help you grow.  You will notice that the recipes and posts change direction starting in 2018.  I have over 300 recipes that were created prior to that date, these recipes are all my own original content and are great, easy, family friendly meals and treats.  All the recipes and lesson posts will look a bit different than the early posts but no matter when I developed and wrote them you will love them all!


In my life outside of the blog I have a husband I adore, a step-son that is like my own and the best most loving 2 little dogs!   Both my husband and now my son serve in the Air Force and I am very proud of them!  We own a Brewery and Tap Room in Kansas City, MO.  CALLSIGN Brewing. where we create handcrafted Ales in the traditional English Style.  We are a small family, but we have lots of love and a great time together.

I am so glad that you have come to The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen today.  I know that you will love the recipes.  Be sure to sign up for emails and to follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram to keep up to date on all the recipes and happenings here!