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Hi, I’m Braghan!

Welcome to my delicious adventures in cooking! I am a self-taught home cook who creates and photographs all the recipes you’ll find here at Whiskful Cooking.

About Me

First off, I have a passion for cookies… I mean cooking. Well, let’s start honestly here: I love cookies and cooking! And I love to try new things. So cooking has always been a place for me to do both.

I’m a wife, follower of Christ, and stay-at-home mom to 4 kids and two messy dogs. They all keep me on my toes constantly. So when I’m not scraping up Play-Doh from the carpet, throwing a tennis ball for the millionth time, napping in the school pickup line, or tripping over the latest superhero toy, you can find me in my happy place- the kitchen.

Once my husband Ryan and I got married almost 15 years ago, one of our favorite things to do together was create recipes in the kitchen. We would start making traditional homecooked meals but then add a little of this and a dash of that until we made what we thought was the perfect dish. A few years later, we had kids, and now it’s more like, “Hurry, there are 15 minutes left to eat until one kid needs a nap, one needs to take a bath, one is headed to sports practice, and the other is scooping peanut butter from the jar using a lightsaber”. 

What You Will Find On Whiskful Cooking

Most of my delicious mouth-watering recipes are quick and easy that you and your family will enjoy making over and over again. Whether you’re in the mood for hearty dinners and comforting sides or old-fashioned desserts and kid-friendly snacks, I have just the recipes for you. I create and test them several times, often making and correcting mistakes so you don’t have to stress while you’re in the kitchen. All of my recipes are filled with ideas and tips to help you make the best possible food within your time frame and budget. And don’t worry, I have ideas that even your pickiest eaters will be begging you to make for dinner. Because I know just how hard it is to have to stomach chicken nuggets for the 10th time in a row.

My Favorite Recipes

I like all the classic family recipes that bring back many memories, like an old-fashioned pie or a comforting bowl of soup, often adding a little twist to make it my own. Here are just a few I make and enjoy.

crock pot creamy buffalo chicken soup in a bowl with crackers, a spoon, and napkin on the side

Crock Pot Creamy Buffalo Chicken Soup

Caesar Pasta Salad in a bowl.

Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe

slice of mixed berry pie with oatmeal crumb topping on a plate with a pie in the background and a bowl of berries

Mixed Berry Pie with Oatmeal Crumb Topping

Old Fashioned Creamy Sour Cream Cucumber Salad in a bowl with a cucumber and an onion in the background

Old Fashioned Creamy Cucumber and Onion Salad

best greek 7 layer dip in a dish with pita chips on the side

Best Greek 7-Layer Dip

top view of a jar of blueberry cheesecake overnight oats with blueberries, a spoon, oats, and another filled jar in the background

Blueberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

candied pecan and cranberry pear salad on a plate, in a bowl, and a pear on the side

Candied Pecan and Cranberry Pear Salad

caribbean jerk chicken on a plate on a bed of rice with black beans on he side and peppers in the background

Easy Slow Cooker Caribbean Jerk Chicken

My Kids’ Favorite Recipes

All the kids have a sweet tooth, so they love a sweet breakfast like pancakes with all the toppings, cinnamon rolls, or french toast. These are some of the top requests that I make for them regularly.

Crockpot Cheesy Taco Hash Brown Casserole scooped from a Crock Pot onto a wooden spoon.

Crockpot Cheesy Taco Hash Brown Casserole

Sheet Pan Pancakes with one scooped on a spatula with a bowl of strawberries and blueberries on the side.

Sheet Pan Pancakes from Pancake Mix

2 ingredient cinnamon apple pie cups on a wire cooling rack

Easy 2 Ingredient Cinnamon Apple Pie Cups

big mac turkey sloppy joe sandwich with fries

Big Mac Turkey Sloppy Joes

4 Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos close up

4 Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

cookie sheet of 3 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies with chocolate chips

3 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies

pan of Cinnamon Sugar Crescent Rolls

Cinnamon Sugar Crescent Rolls

a close up of a baking tray full of peanut butter pretzel m&m cookies

Peanut Butter Pretzel M&M Cookies