Robin Blair is the Chef and owner of Cooking with C.A.R.E. At a young age Robin was taught the love of food from her grandmother, who was an extraordinary cook. After high school she attended culinary school at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. Robin began her culinary career in a prestigious Northeast Ohio Country Club. Starting at the bottom as a prep cook and working her way up the ranks. Due to the birth of her son, Donovon, she chose to leave the fast paced, professional culinary industry.
Donovon gave her the inspiration for Cooking with C.A.R.E. After leaving the culinary world she began working in typical office settings so that she could spend more time with him. Both began to cherish the family dinner hour and it is still a priority time in their home. Dinnertime is always filled with conversation, laughter and fun. After Robin began holding cooking lessons for friends Donovon suggested that she make it into a business!
Along with a heart for food Robin has a heart for our children and families. With 30% of our children overweight and a high percent using drugs and alcohol Robin's desire is to assist people in ministering to their family. This includes preparing wholesome, healthy and tasty meals for the family. The family dinner hour can and does affect these statistics. With 40% of our families not eating regular meals together Robin realized that dinner hour is jewel of time that we cannot allow to become obsolete. It affects not only the overall health of our family but the quality of communication in the home. Please see the "How can this help my family?" page for more information on the startling statistics.
Robin's first loves are God and her family. This is where her love of food comes from. She desires for us all to prepare "soul food" - food that tastes good and feels good. We need food that comes from the heart. Robin has a passion for all types of food specializing in healthy, home style meals that not only bless the heart and soul but also the whole body.
Our weekly meal plans, cooking lessons, food articles and blogs exemplify our name – C.A.R.E.
Confidence: Many online meal plans are either too simple or too difficult. Our meal plans have found that happy medium. Now you don’t have to choose between pigs in a blanket or lobster soufflé. Our recipes are kid tested and approved yet they are hearty enough for the hungriest man. No more cooking two meals. You can be confident in everything that you bring to your table.
Artistry: Get ready to get the creative juices flowing! We not only dish up home-style favorites but we introduce new and innovative recipes that will bring the inner chef out of anyone!
Resourcefulness: Money! We all need more of it. With our menu plans you will save tons of money from wasted food and trips to the fast food stops. You will be prepared and you will know what’s for dinner, every night.
Ease: Between football, ballet, PTA meetings and work who has time to slave in the kitchen? Our meal plans are meant to bring ease to your life. No more unexpected runs to the store for missing ingredients. Meals are simple and fast – many taking 30 minutes or less to prepare. We also incorporate crock-pot meals every week. Dinner will be a joyful experience, every time.