Welcome to my blog!  This is a place where I plan to document my ongoing obsession with recipes.  A little about me….

I’ve been married for 19 years to my college sweetheart and we have 3 kids, 2 dogs, and 3 chickens.  I’m drawing the line at a goat.

I’m a retired Nurse Practitioner and am currently a STOTT Certified Pilates Instructor.  I’m also a Weight Watcher’s Lifetime Member since 8/2010, having lost 25 pounds.  No, not lost…released.  I never want to find them again!

My favorite word is queue, I’m currently obsessed with Pho, and I’ve never met a cardigan sweater that I didn’t like.

After being shut-out in the biscotti contest at the Puyallup Fair in 2008, my Tropical Biscotti won the 2nd place ribbon in 2010.  I’m already dreaming of taking home this year’s blue ribbon.  Game on!

– Kelly



25 responses to “Welcome!

  1. Tina Ferari-Zimmerman

    April 26, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    So excited to follow your new blog. You are so inspiring, I love hearing about your new creations!

  2. Susan White

    April 27, 2011 at 7:46 am

    So excited Kelly!!! You are amazing and these dishes looked fabulous!

  3. Tammy Arnold

    April 27, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    You are the Betty Crocker of Puyallup! I am so proud of you for getting this started. So many people will benefit from it!!!!

  4. Allison

    April 27, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Go girl! You are a great resource and this will benefit so many people in our community. Thank you for sharing your passion with all of us. It is more than just food. It brings loved ones together and how beautiful to share healthy meals with the ones we love. You are the BEST. LOVE YA!

  5. Judy G.

    June 10, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    I am excited to start new recipes once school is out! Thanks Kelly for sharing!

  6. Ann Ries

    July 3, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Hi Kelly,
    Would love to get your recipes via email.

    • kelly.jean.aversa

      July 4, 2011 at 5:42 am

      Hi Mrs. Ries! Now that you subscribed to my blog, you should receive new posts in your email box 🙂

  7. Julie Kelly

    July 31, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Great ideas, Kelly! I like to cook when I have time and am always looking for new recipes.

  8. Kerri Tande

    August 1, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Looking forward to new recipes!

  9. Jan

    August 1, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Always on the hunt for interesting and tasty new dishes

  10. Leigh

    August 15, 2011 at 7:38 am

    I tried PB2 yesterday, it is delicious! I will make the skewers soon, looking forward to a low-cal secret weapon!

  11. veronicakaip

    August 16, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    I’ve been enjoying looking at these recipes and the pictures are so helpful! I’m looking forward to trying some of these soon!!! 🙂 Great job! 🙂

  12. veronicakaip

    August 29, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Okay, my next creation from market goods this week is a salsa verde. I love the stuff and thought I’d try my own with fresh tomatillos and peppers….I can look for something off the internet, but thought I’d check to see if you have one you recommend…??? 🙂

    • kelly.jean.aversa

      August 29, 2011 at 12:37 pm

      Check out my shrimp fajita post. I made a roasted tomatillo salsa that was fantastic! For some reason I didn’t put it in recipe format, so it’s just a paragraph before the actual fajita recipe. 🙂

  13. veronicakaip

    August 29, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Ugh. I even read that post……..just didn’t remember it being in there. I knew I’d asked for a reason. 🙂 I’ll check it out, thanks!!! 😀

  14. Rosa Gallagher

    September 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Kelly, I am so excited for you! You are an amazing women! I love your blog and the Biscotti was fabulous! Can’t wait to read about and try your recipes.. Keep me posted on the salsa!

    • kelly.jean.aversa

      September 20, 2011 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks Rosa! No ribbon for my salsa this year, but I’ll try again!

  15. terriskitchenuk

    January 5, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Hi Kelly,
    Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog! I’ve added you to my blog under ‘other foodie blogs’ so anyone reading my blog could get to yours. It would be lovely if you could do the same for me and list me under your blogroll. Thanks. Looking forward to reading you often!


  16. Xellene

    January 22, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Hi Kelly,

    I’m a new subscriber. I just found your blog and just in time! My BF and I are on the points plus plan (actually, we’re getting back on it since we had an epic fail during the holidays). He does better with the program than I do though. However, I think your recipes will inspire me to be stronger with it. I look forward to trying them all!

    My heart melted when you mentioned Pho! I just moved to Rochester, NY from California and can’t find Pho anywhere here. I’m a big fan of soups and Pho was among my favorite. ❤

    • kelly@dailyhomemade

      January 22, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      Welcome! I’m glad my recipes are inspiring…that’s my goal with this blog. Healthy, delicious, fresh and mostly easy to prepare from scratch dishes. I try to calculate the Points Plus values for all the recipes, even the decadent ones. I figure you can’t make good decisions without all the facts!

  17. louise dwyer

    January 22, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    What is m I s o? I know there is soup….
    Also where does one get fruity oil?
    Love your blog. How do u find the time? Hugs. Aunt Louise

    • kelly@dailyhomemade

      January 23, 2012 at 6:43 am

      Hi Aunt Louise!
      I’m not sure what you are referring to with m I s o? Which recipe were you looking at?

      Fruity olive oil just refers to extra-virgin, cold-pressed olive oil. I like Costco’s Kirkland brand for my baking.
      Thanks for checking out my blog! Kelly

  18. Maurine Harkness

    October 25, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Hi Kelly,
    I am trying to get a jump on holiday planning as we will be leaving New Years Eve for NZ with your mom and Nick, soooo, can you post or send me the recipe for the cookies with the Almond Roca? They were delicious and I like to add a new cookie to my holiday selection every couple of years. You know my kids say that if we have done something two years in a row, it becomes a tradition and we must continue it forever. So I do pecan crisps and toffee bars from my mom’s recipes and Stan makes cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning. Additions are allowed as long as the basics are covered. We loved seeing you and the kids this summer–how they do grow. Congrats to Anna and her student congress (or whatever its called), She is delightful and I know you must be proud of her and the boys.
    Thanks for sending me the recipe, It may be on your blog, but I didn’t see it.

  19. Michelle Lange-Pearson

    December 22, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Hi Kelly! Kate told me about your blog and I can’t wait to try some of these recipes. (By the way, I think my sister Louise was asking about miso (nearly a year ago now). It seems I saw a recipe for fried rice recently (your youngest wanted it for lunch the next day) but I just can’t find it now. Can you help? Thanks, and merry Christmas!

    • kelly@dailyhomemade

      December 22, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      Hi Michelle! You are looking for edamame fried rice. It should be under the vegetarian section. I can send a link when I get to a computer (I’m on my phone :))
      Merry Christmas!


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