If you want to explore the kitchen more but aren’t sure where to get started, then BYOK is here to help you learn to cook and master your kitchen.


Cooking can be hard if you’ve never done it before, but BYOK was created to help you on your journey to becoming a home cook. From simple recipes to classic techniques, from knife skills to flavor profiles, I’ll be teaching the way I learned, that is, with patience, explanations, and (hopefully) all of the fingers that you started with intact. Click the about page to find out more about BYOK or start browsing recipes right away.


Recent Posts

Perfect Fried Chicken Breast

Nearly everyone loves fried chicken, whether its chicken tenders, wings, or a juicy thigh. You can have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner, eat it with waffles or salad, and dress it up sweet, spicy, or savory. No matter the way you look at it, it’s a tasty and versatile piece of meat.

Perfect Baked Chicken Breast

Baked chicken is great for busy nights or when you have guests and don’t want to be spending the whole evening in the kitchen babysitting your meal. It’s also one of my shortest method recipes, because the oven does all the work on this one.

Perfect Pan-Seared Chicken Breast

Learn the tricks to making juicy, perfectly cooked chicken on the stove in about 15 minutes start to finish. This is my go-to method of cooking chicken on any given night simply for the convenience, and once cooked, it can be stored away for other meals in the week.