Welcome to Happy Honey Kitchen!
I’m Angela, the recipe developer, food stylist, and photographer behind all of the recipes on this food blog.
Happy Honey Kitchen started as a creative outlet to share my joy and passion for cooking. HHK is a space for (mostly) Quick, Healthy-ish, Always Delish recipes for busy home cooks. Plus, cocktails for happy hour!
My goal is to inspire creativity and happiness in your kitchen with recipes that fuel your body and mind.
A Little About Me...
I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. I currently live in Sugar Land (a suburb of Houston) with my husband, JJ, and our fur baby, Donnie.
As a teenager, I started cooking to help my parents get dinner on the table after work. Soon after, I discovered that I love cooking rather than it being a chore. The kitchen became my happy place.
In college, at Texas Tech University, I studied restaurant management and took wine and culinary classes with hopes of one day being in the food and beverage industry.
My goals took another form and I became a teacher, teaching preschool though 4th grade. After teaching for 10 years, I realized I had more dreams to pursue, so I packed up my classroom and headed home to share recipes!
What You'll Find on Happy Honey Kitchen
- Delicious recipes made with simple ingredients that I've tested in my own kitchen. I have you covered from breakfast to dinner.
- Approachable cocktails that don't require tons of crazy ingredients.
- A monthly email newsletter that highlights new recipes, life updates, and kitchen tips & tricks.
My favorite thing to do is go where I've never been.
I have a serious case of wanderlust! One of my hobbies is finding new destinations to add to my travel bucket list and planning trip itineraries. I’m always planning my next adventure!
A Few of My Favorite Things
- creating new recipes and growing this blog and community
- eating & drinking my way through food, wine, and beer festivals
- trying new restaurants
- reading mystery novels
- two-stepping the night away with JJ
- moving my body in a workout class, lifting weights, walking our dog Donnie, and riding my bike
More About Angela & the Blog
When I was in the process of switching careers, I was nervous about the big change. My husbands nickname for me is "honeybee", so he said "I want you to be a happy honey with whatever you do". The name felt right and Happy Honey Kitchen was formed.
Personally, I like cooking seafood for a date because it's a light meal. My favorite date night recipes are Chilean sea bass with a side of green beans or a decedent sherry cream sauce with lobster ravioli. Good luck on your date!
When I think of a quick breakfast, I want something that is portable so I can get ready or hop in my car while eating. My protein overnight oats are made in a mason jar so they are perfect to meal prep for busy mornings.
If you're making cocktails for a crowd, a pitcher of my frozen margaritas is always a great choice. You also can't go wrong with my fresh and fruity raspberry lemon cocktail. Cheers!
Angela's Favorite Recipes
We won't put a recipe on Happy Honey Kitchen unless it's been tested and tried multiple times. We love all the recipes in our collection, but here are a few favorites.
Happy Honey Kitchen has been featured on Food Talk Daily, Food Gawker, and Mind Body Green. Angela also won a Food Network Magazine fall cocktail contest with the Apple Cider Margarita.
If you are interested in working with me or just want to say "Hi!", send an email to [email protected] and/or follow me over on Facebook, Pinterest, TikTok, and Instagram @happyhoneykitchen for a peak behind the scenes of HHK.