Hi! I’m Ashley and I’ve been writing about food & recipes here at Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen since 2006. I want to help you (yes, you!) gain confidence in the kitchen so you are excited to cook at home for yourself and your loved ones.
My goal is to encourage you to cook delicious food at home no matter what your skill level. I’m here to walk you through the process in whatever format best suits you and your current lifestyle. Cooking can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be!
My legitimately tiny kitchen is located in Ossining, New York– a short train ride from NYC. My professional background is in graphic design + fine art, and I bring that aesthetic to my culinary creations.
I’ve taught in-person cooking classes to kids, teens, and adults locally for several years now. I’m thrilled to be able to bring these classes online to cook with people beyond my home base of Westchester County. You can check out my current virtual cooking class offerings here, or click on the “Classes” tab in the site navigation bar above.
I’ll be offering a range of classes for all ages with ingredients from around the world. I look forward to seeing you in class and exploring delicious dishes together!
Big Flavors started out as a place for me to record the meals that I cooked at home and share my successes (and failures!) with my friends and family. As my confidence in the kitchen grew, I began experimenting with new ingredients and flavors, and eventually started developing my own recipes. What started as a hobby has turned into a fairly extensive online resource filled with recipes for every occasion.
Some of my most popular posts are:
- Our Favorite Chicken Fajitas
- Falafel-Spiced Chickpea Flatbreads
- 30 Tips for Reducing Kitchen Waste
- Italian Sausage and Peppers
- No-Mayo Deviled Eggs
- Spicy Shrimp + Napa Cabbage Stir-Fry
- Instant Pot Braised Lamb Shanks with Tomato
- Bánh Bò Nướng: Vietnamese Honeycomb Cake
- Ricotta Cookies
- Epic Brunch Board on a Budget
- Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls with Shrimp + Peanut Sauce
- Our Favorite Steak Fajitas
- Veggie Cream Cheese Roll-ups
I am fortunate enough to have been able to turn my passion for cooking and feeding people into a career. I get to work with a wide variety of brands to create unique, delicious recipes that I feed to my own family and share with my readers. I have created delicious content for clients such as Stonyfield Organic, Barlean’s, General Mills, REBBL, The Kellogg Company, Bob’s Red Mill, Drizly, King Arthur Flour, Genova Seafood, The Coca-Cola Company, Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q, Tyson Foods, Inc., Le Creuset, Stoneridge Orchards, Nature’s Path Foods, OXO, OXO Tot, ShopRite, JCPenney, The Valley Table, UncommonGoods, Wayfair, and many more.
My work has been featured on Foodgawker, Tastespotting, Huffington Post Taste, Sweet Dreams Magazine, FeedFeed, Foodista, and Mamavation. Head over to my Press page for more.