About Me


My name is Colleen and its simple.. I love food. Growing up I was always fascinated by the preparation of meals made by my mom. The sounds of the mixer, the smells throughout the house, the elegance of her slicing always intrigued me and before I knew it I found myself mixing things together hoping they would turn out as tasty as my moms recipes. I love the culture, art , and aromas behind food. Which lead me to study Public Health Nutrition at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Recipes and food preparation allow someone to step out of their comfort zone and explore something deep within them. Living in West Chester for 21 years, it has opened my eyes to the richness in food culture the town has to offer. West Chester has a passion for “buy fresh, eat local”. The restaurants and cafes emphasize hand picked, local and fresh ingredients in all of their meals by using  Kennett Square mushrooms, Doe Run Cheeses, Highland Orchard Fruits and Veggies, Lancaster County Black Angus Meats just to name a few.  This blog allows me to share with you my favorite simple recipes and the hot spot dinning locations in and around West Chester! Bon Appetite!

Find me on Twitter @Darlingtondish



4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Dani =) says:

    As a fellow Pennsylvanian that needs to learn to cook before graduating college, I’m looking forward to any recipes you have to share!

    • Thank you Dani! It all comes down to simplicity, fun, cheap eats, and no restrictions! Hope you will end up cooking and exploring food as much as I do 🙂 You might just surprise yourself in the end!


  2. Thanks for recently checking out and following my blog! I hope you get a chance to stop by again sometime and try a recipe or two for yourself! I look forward to following your future posts as well.


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