Hi there!! Thanks for visiting! My name is Sara.
My motto is: Life isn’t perfect, but it should ALWAYS be delicious! This is me…

16 Months

Ok! Ok! So, it’s not a recent picture, but it’s so cute! Look at those chubby cheeks! (Some things never change!) This is me now…

My Imperfect Kitchen Sara DeLeeuw

I love cooking and sharing recipes, from every-day delights to gourmet style desserts. When I’m not in my kitchen, I’m out taking classes or going to demos and learning the latest dishes. I enjoy trying different cuisines, exploring everything about the food industry and meeting people who share my passion!

I am married to my best friend, Steve! We met at summer camp and have been together nearly 30 years. He is my hero, chief spider killer and master taste-tester!

Sara and Steve

Besides a shared love of food, (Steve is AWESOME with the BBQ!) we’re huge hockey fans! Our team is The Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings!!  We’ve been fans since before Wayne Gretzky was ever on the roster.

LA Kings Hat

We have three children, who aren’t children any more. We’re nearly empty nesters and I haven’t figured out how to go from cooking for five, to cooking for two, but I’m trying!  Another thing about my children? It’s a project to get a photo that doesn’t have one or all three of them being silly!  They might get that from me…

Sara and family

I love music, reading, traveling, coffee and cookies! You will often find me taking pictures with my iPhone 4s (though I recently upgraded to a gorgeous red Nikon D3100! SQUEEE!)

Jarvis my Nikon camera

Because I use my phone so much, I have a ridiculous amount of iPhone covers. Some women collect shoes or purses, I have over 20 phone covers. Steve is very thankful for this, as phone covers are much cheaper than shoes! Ha!

Just like the title of my blog, I am not perfect. Thank goodness! Perfect is boring. Perfect means there is nothing else to learn or strive toward. In my kitchen, there are always new things to learn and try, sometimes more than once! OOPS!

Imperfect Muffins

The flavors of my life are both sweet and savory. There are success’ and imperfections. So, grab a cup of coffee and come sit at the table with me. Let’s talk about recipes, celebrate great food and possibly solve the problems of the world with homemade cookies!!   Who’s hungry?

My Imperfect Kitchen Sara DeLeeuw

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” –Anna Quindlen