The kitchen is the heart of my home. It’s where my recipes meet ingredients to create a special type of authentic dishes that are filled with the flavors of love and laughter. I’m Shakita Huerta, and I welcome you to my website. I hope that as you read my blog, you are inspired to experiment with healthy, sweet and savory meals to create memories in your own kitchen.
For almost as long as I can remember, I have seen the magic that home cooked recipes can bring. Every taste and every hand picked produce, truly takes me back to days on the farm. Our kitchen has always been the sanctuary zone for every member of my family as a child and now as an adult. No matter the time or the day you best believe that our kitchen is always filled with mouth watering aromas.
As a young child, I first discovered how the power of home cooked meals could truly reshape our mental/emotional clarity, how food can encourage healthy relationships around the table, and bring love, laughter, even tears into a home (darn those onions!!).
My sweet grandmother, taught me how to scramble eggs when I was about 6 years old; It only feels like it was just yesterday, as my eyes were fixed on the way she moved her wrist to whisk those eggs. She made me feel so accomplished, as she joyfully ate my scramble eggs with tons of cracked eggshells! HA-HA 🙂
Over my teenage years, learning to cook brought me closer to my family. Cooking became my creative outlet during the summers, when my dad wanted me to make him 3 meals a day! 🙂 Mom taught me the importance of using fresh herbs and seasonings- and she was right. Seasonings and herbs are the magic ingredients for creating food for the soul!
As a mother of two and an Army wife to an awesome soldier named The BURRITO MAN (aka Josh), I’ve found that the kitchen is where our kids learn the most. Not only does it leave a big mess for me to clean, but its where my kids get hands on learning about measuring, following directions, family memories and the importance of understanding where their food truly derives from.
As a person, Shakita Huerta is about making beautiful family memories, authentic recipes and strong healthy bonds in the kitchen. She is an Army veteran with seven years of service to our wonderful nation. In addition to creating delicious recipes, Shakita Huerta is attending school to become an engineer. In her spare time Shakita loves to read math books, experiment with food photography, cooking and going on adventures with her family.
As a company, Shakita Huerta is all about creating delicious food, one plate at a time, for any lifestyle. You’ll find a variety of recipes in the foods section of the website. She strives try to make mostly healthy meals, but she has been known to throw in a little curve ball, every now and then. So, grab your appetite because you never know what you’ll find in these pages!
Thanks for stopping by!