Welcome to my kitchen! This is a blog that is evolving as my life does. I like food, but I don't have all the time in the world to cook. So lately, I'm going with simple, easy recipes. I may switch that up occassionally and post something time-intensive, but that isn't what I'm about these days. If that sounds like you - I hope you enjoy some of these recipes.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Welcome to my kitchen!

So since my blog is titled Amy's New Kitchen, I thought some of you might be interested in what my kitchen looks like. (This also helps to post something since I've been gone camping all Memorial Day weekend, and all the awesome food I prepared for the trip, I forgot to take pictures of. Der.)

When we moved into our house the kitchen was the best thing in it. Everything was fairly nice and semi-new, except the fridge, but I could deal with that so I was happy. But when we started to remodel the rest of the house, the kitchen really didn't fit our style. So we vamped it up a bit so that it fit 'us'! I love it. I love bright colors and went big with the color for the kitchen. One weekend when Jeff was out of town, I went crazy-and then sent him a picture message to show him my hard work! I'm pretty sure he wrote back, 'Wow-now that's ORANGE!' and was probably pretty frightened to come home...

I had intentions of sponging a darker yellow over the orange to give our kitchen a more Tuscan feel-but that just hasn't happened yet. Maybe one day....

Here is my awesome kitchen.  It's nothing gourmet, but it's home.

Plenty of counter top space!

I absolutely love my new gas stove.  We had an electric cooktop before and had a gasline put in so that I could have a gas range.  I love it.  And the double oven isn't bad either.  ;-)
I love that I can watch cooking shows while cooking too!

Our old fridge sucked.  There is no other way to put it.  This one was a steal of a deal though.  I think we paid less than $900 for it. 

Our wine/liquor rack.

Looking from the kitchen into the living room.

I love my magnetic knife holder.  It keeps all my knives sharp and is easy to access.

These pictures (found here) were the inspiration for what I wanted my kitchen to look like:

This is what our kitchen looked like originally-4 years ago. A LOT has changed!

So, this is my happy place.  It's my therapy office.  And the gathering place when people come over.  I absolutely adore my kitchen and even more so, adore my husband for making it happen!  He picked out all the appliances and did a fantastic job!  He treats me like a queen and I'm so lucky to have someone who loves me that much to provide me with a kitchen that makes me happy every single time I walk in it. 


  1. I love your kitchen. You are a lucky lady :)

  2. Thanks Jessi!! I love your whole house!