Welcome to my kitchen.  I am so glad that you stopped by!

I am June.  I am a wife, mother, high school culinary teacher, food blogger, contributor to our local newspaper, practicing photographer and cookie enthusiast. 

About June, the woman behind top US food blog, Practically Homemade

My life revolves around the kitchen and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  While I enjoy cooking dinner for my family every night, baking is what really makes my heart happy.  I live in a very small town in rural Oregon with my husband, Darby.  My two children {Taters and Tales} have both grown and moved away from home but we get to see his sweet girls {Harley and Lanie} daily.  No shortage of taste testers around here.  Of course, our family wouldn’t be complete without our Yorkie and my assistant, Sage {aka Sagie}.  When I am not in the kitchen you can find me with a cookie in my hand, running and hiking with friends, traveling to visit my kids or watching the girls play ball.  

I talk a whole lot about my kids around here, so why not introduce them?  They would love to meet you too.

Meet Tater:

Tater, June's son, the woman behind top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Tate {aka Tater} is a Senior at New Mexico State College and majoring in Pro Golf Management.  He is my first born and my first love.  I tease that he is a 80 year old trapped in a 21 year old body because…it is true.  Tater is strong in his beliefs and will let you know about it.  When he doesn’t have a golf club in his hands {which isn’t often}, you can find him with his sweet girlfriend Yuli or behind the wheel of a virtual race car.  College has really been his time to shine and although I miss him so much, I am also so thankful that he has found great life long friends.

Meet Tales:

Tales, June's daughter, the woman behind top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Taylea {Tay-lee, aka Tales} is a go-getter and life of the party.  I always say that life would have been boring without her in our family.  She is sarcastic but sweet, energetic but loves to nap, has a mind of her own but is changes quickly and loves big!  I just can’t get enough of this girl but in the same breath…she wears me out!  She just moved back to Lakeview and is figuring out the next chapter of her life but I know that whatever she decides to do will work out to be beyond awesome {remember that mind of her own}.

Yuli, Tater, Harley, Lanie & Tales

June's family, the woman behind top US food blog, Practically Homemade