Hi, I’m Callie

I’m the smiling face behind “Good to Gather” – a blog that’s more than just a collection of recipes; it’s a warm invitation to the heart of our table, where taste, nourishment, and culture come together.

Hospitality is the heartbeat of my home. There’s nothing more satisfying than welcoming friends and family to a table laden with delights, sharing laughter, stories, and, of course, the delectable creations that emerge from my kitchen. Practicing hospitality is more than a tradition – it’s an expression of love and a testament to the warmth of community.

growing and gathering

Join me on this culinary adventure where family, friendship and food converge under the banner of Good to Gather. Together, let’s explore the art of crafting meals that are not only good to eat but also a joy to share.

Welcome to my humble kitchen, where the oven is always warm and so is the fellowship- because every meal is an invitation to create lasting memories.

It is Good to Gather.

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Fun Facts About Me

I’d rather be

holding a baby

Listening to

the Arcadian wild

grateful for

my family

Favorite place


my weekends


best snuggle buddies

my little ones

Where this all began

I married my high school sweetheart at the tender age of 18, and my journey as a wife, mother, and homemaker has been a process marked by the daily rhythm of freshly prepared meals. In my kitchen, I enjoy crafting nourishing dishes from scratch – meals that captivate the taste buds and also create a beautiful, exciting picture on the plate.

As a proud mama of seven, my kitchen is a gathering place where the delightful chaos of family life meets the aroma of freshly baked goodness. I might not have fancy equipment and a perfect kitchen, but I do have a well stocked pantry and lots of little hands eager to help.