My blogging journey began on a whim in 2005. Content from an evening meal I made, Husband suggested I keep an online journal of my recipes, a blog. The Schell Cafe began that evening via a blogger account.
We named the blog The Schell Cafe after the restaurant Husband’s grandfather owned in the early 1900s in Cooper, Texas.
I never knew Grandfather Schell, but he must have loved serving great meals and having folks gather ‘round his tables. His son William B. Schell, my late father-in-law, finished every meal in the same manner, “Well, I have dined sufficiently.” From this strong line of men my husband inherited an appreciation for a meal well served.
This photo rests on a shelf in my kitchen and is a precious reminder to me that I am only writing a small portion of a much larger story. It’s an honor that nearly a century later, The Schell Cafe continues in my own kitchen, and on the pages of The Schell Cafe Cookbook.
In my early days of blogging, with three young children and a fourth on the way, cooking and writing was a creative outlet that truthfully kept me sane. For brief periods during the day I would chop, sauté and weave words into stories about the meals I was preparing. I settled into blogging as neither chef nor writer, but more of a storytelling cook.
Seven years later, I’m still storytelling. And cooking. I also share other passions on these pages—my family, faith and fly-fishing.
Welcome, friends. I’m glad you are here.
Kristin lives in Austin, Texas with her Husband and four Littles. When she is not cooking, writing, or fly-fishing she is most likely carpooling.