Welcome to my kitchen! Pull up a chair, grab a slice of cake, and let's chat.

Janel Hutton (aka NellieBellie)

As a mom, wife, business owner, and all of the things....I'm right there with you in the thick of looking for easy, delicious, and nutritious meals that my family enjoys and I love making. 

From newbie home cooks to experienced chefs, limited budgets to sky's the limit, from cooking for 2 to cooking for 12...I know you will find great recipes, ideas, and tutorials to help you enjoy cooking just a bit more!

The smallest steps, like learning a simple make ahead breakfast can really impact your entire day: bye bye morning stress, farewell cranky kids, & hello energetic & super-productive me! Just imagine what little changes in how you approach making meals can do for you…

Somewhere along the way, we forgot that meals have a simple job...feeding our bellies. Let’s reconnect with meals that are easy for us and enjoyable, getting back in touch with the process of creating meals that brings the best out of us. You’ll find that you don't have to be a chef, create Pinterest worthy meals, or even spend hours to make this happen. Food should feed our bellies and souls. You don't need to be a chef or have a silver spoon to make that happen.

photo by wolderman creative

We should all know how to cook what’s best for us without ever feeling stressed or insecure in our kitchens.

Of course we should always eat as healthy as possible. But to be honest, many of us grew up eating fairly unhealthy and are overwhelmed at learning new ingredients and skills. I strongly believe that knowledge comes from practice, and nowhere else. So sharing know-how to make practicing easier is super important at NellieBellie. Happiness relies on how kind we are to ourselves. 

Make what you know, learn better when you can, and enjoy the process. The kitchen is a safe place!

what NellieBellie offers

Detailed Recipes, Cooking Tutorials, Cooking classes, Meal Planning, Workshops etc.

Your Stories

We are proud to be a part of your success!

 I'm crazy about my 2 kids (16 and 21), husband, and 2 spoiled rescue dogs. I love to eat, entertain, and drink wine. In that order, pretty much. Sometimes in reverse.

My husband and I owned a small business for over 15 years that we recently closed allowing me to focus full-time on my passion... getting families more moments connecting.

I totally try to get myself dressed and to my office each day like a proper #girlboss. But a couple of times a week I'll be curled up on the couch with my laptop, Say Yes to the Dress on, and a cup of coffee (one of many!) sitting on the coffee table. Yes, the same coffee table that I tell my family not to use because it's on the beautiful white rug. So hypocritical!

The oldest of ten kids, I'm incredibly bossy. But am usually always right (no really, it's true! I know when to pick a fight and that, my friend, is the key to seeming super smart). The rule in my home is that the oldest never has to give up their seat. Which means, I always have a comfy spot to sit while my kids (younger than my siblings. Well, my oldest is older than my youngest sibling.) often are on the floor.

Starting things. Getting "pretty good" at things. Cleaning. Talking. Being kind. Sharing. Dressing up. Decorating. Painting (gross!). Growing things outside (but I don't currently have a garden.). Cakes. Soups. Cocktails. Breads. Salads. Coffee. Basically, all food. I'm crazy good at it. Being creative. Planning parties. Speaking. Making people feel comfy. Hosting parties.

I've been featured on many websites, magazines and brands throughout the last 8 years. Some included Better Homes and Gardens, Woman's Day, Cottages and Bungalows, Country Living, Reader's Digest, and many more. I was also a Stillwater Gazette Columnist for 1.5 years.

You don't have to be a great cook or know how to read a recipe. Grab a frozen pizza and bottle of wine and share it with a friend. Learn how to bake a cake with your kids while laughing at how poorly it turns out. Or, master a recipe here on NellieBellie and feel like a SuperHero (heck, I'll send you a sticker!).

Enough about me. I hope you enjoy reading NellieBellie and find resources to help you in your own home and kitchen.


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