Hi! I’m Sara. Welcome to My Imperfect Kitchen and my very imperfect life!


Tucked in among these pages you’ll find simple dishes for you and your family. There’s a good bit of baking that happens here too. We deal with it.

Baking Desserts

My Imperfect Kitchen was born as a way to share recipes and encourage people to cook! All the fancy-schmancy blogs and network TV shows looked “perfect” and heck, I burn toast. My skill-set was far from perfect but I still needed to get dinner on the table! I’m by no means a professional chef. I’ve taken a lot of cooking classes though, attended a lot of foodie events and continue to learn every day about the wonderful world of food! I’ve been blessed with some amazing experiences over the years!

Since My Imperfect Kitchen began, things have been busy! I started podcasting with my friend Gary over at “Food Blog Radio!” We have a great time interviewing bloggers from all over the world! You should tune in sometime! We’re worth it!

Food Blog Radio

I’m an exclusive food columnist for IEShineOn.com with my column, “Sara’s Kitchen Adventures: Recipes with a Local Flair.” I go “adventuring” to places all over Southern California and create recipes with local ingredients (Plus, I get to meet some seriously cool people!).

Sara's Kitchen Adventures

I’ve become a Master Food Preserver and served a year as a certified BBQ judge for the Kansas City BBQ Society!

KC BBQ certification

When I’m not in my kitchen, you can find me doing community demonstrations for the Master Food Preservers, bigger public events like LA Cookie Con and The Orange County Fair. I’ve been blessed to judge at local cupcake and pie festivals, judging National and International food competitions, such as The World Food Championships!

I love exploring new techniques, ingredients, recipes, and traveling the world seeking delicious bites of knowledge and shared-food experiences!

Let’s see… what else do you need to know about me? I do recipe testing for folks creating cookbooks. I love my family, coffee and Disneyland. I gave myself purple and green hair. I’ve won some cool awards recently and I’m on a never-ending quest to live a healthier life and lose a bunch of weight! This is my life in a nutshell.

No matter what happens, I believe life isn’t perfect, but it should always be delicious!

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Thanks for stopping by! Let’s chat again soon!

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