Chattavore is a destination for people who want to feed themselves and their families well every day! Inspired by generations of Southern home cooks, the recipes found here are made from scratch – most of the time, anyway. These are homestyle recipes with a modern spin. I love to take recipes that I find and figure out how to make them with the freshest ingredients and the fewest dishes to wash after!
My goal is to give you reliable recipes that are easy but fresh and not lacking in flavor! My easy ideas, tutorials, and how-to advice will help you maximize your time in the kitchen and approach mealtime with more confidence. I’ve got everything you need to get an easy dinner from scratch on the table on a busy weeknight or a lazy weekend – whether you’re looking for a 20-minute dinner, ways to use your Instant Pot to save time in the kitchen, or slow cooker recipes that will be ready for you when you come home, Chattavore will help you find the answers that you need!
Hi, I’m Mary – the home cook, recipe developer, and photographer behind Chattavore! I’m a self-taught (well, Food Network) taught cook who grew up eating amazing Southern food in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Whether it was church potluck cooking, my grandmother’s painstakingly measured and planned dinners, or my working mother’s easy but delicious weeknight dinners, I had big shoes to fill when it came to learning to cook!
Life can be crazy, which means that getting dinner on the table can be a challenge (more often than not!) and my mission is to take recipes that may seem impossible to pull off on a weeknight and figure out how to serve them on a Tuesday. I love experimenting in the kitchen and finding ways to make things a little fresher and healthier and totally satisfying and craveable. I’m not promising that I never slip in a little mayo from a jar or American cheese, but you can be sure that 90% of the recipes on Chattavore are made from scratch.
I’m here to prove that delicious, (mostly) Southern-style food doesn’t require a deep fryer or hours of work in the kitchen. As a professional educator, I love sharing not just recipes but tutorials for making navigating your kitchen a little less daunting. Let me show you how to eat well and save time while washing as few dishes as possible!
I want to hear from you! Tell me about yourself and what recipes and tutorials you would like to see on Chattavore.