About Chandra

I am the preppy girl that creates all the recipes and photo’s here at the The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen.   As the wife of a very picky eater with very definitive likes and dislikes, (Mostly misconceptions of what something may taste like.) I can honestly say that every recipe on here is “Stevie Approved!”

I am the Great-Granddaughter of German immigrants and I learned to cook in my mother’s and grandmother’s kitchens. As I grew and gained experience in my own kitchen I took the lessons I learned and branched out and started new traditions mixed with Old World styling.

I was raised by a very artistic and talented mother, and if I inherited just a tad of her abilities then I consider myself very lucky. In primary and secondary schooling I was always heavily involved in art and drama. I still have a great passion for the theater. I think that a household should have a healthy dose of dramatic flair. I feel that food should be prepared with quality and fresh ingredients, and that meals should be served with love.  I believe a home should be comfortable and beautiful at the same time, and that an organized home is a happy home!

I hope that you enjoy your time here at The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen.  I started this blog as a creative outlet for myself.  I had no idea that I would find it so fufilling and have such a good time with it as I have.  I love reading the comments that you all leave for me as it brightens my day and helps me to grow and advance the blog.  My goal  is to reach out and let women (and men) know that cooking is fun, easy and so rewarding! If you like what you see here I hope that you will become a follower and tell your friends and family about me!

Thank you so much for spending time with me Today!


  1. sandy downs says:

    I finally opened your site. Totally impressed! Do you take your own pics of food? I want to try some of these fabulous recipes…..however perhaps a diebetic twist on some of these would be better for me. You are welcome in my kitchen anytime (Preppy Lady) Love you, Sandy

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