by laura janning

I have a Secret.... My Home Kitchen Tour

May 1, 2012

Sadly, I don't cook. My kitchen contribution, I clean and eat.
I can go the grocery store, come home and put the groceries away in the pantry, but I just don't cook
  Don't get me wrong, I can handle putting the milk and the bread on the table, but cooking is something that I really don't enjoy doing. 
    Now eating, that's another story.
My husband is a great cook and when we met the deal was, if we ever got married he would do the cooking and I would do the cleaning. 
  We got married, but I hang the Chef sign in the kitchen just in case.
Actually, this part of the kitchen was originally designed as the family room but we decided to switch things around and create an informal dining space. 
I love to eat at the table when there is a fire going in the fireplace. Our kitchen serves a lot of purposes for my family, beyond the most obvious.
From eating, to school work, to entertaining and don't forget cleaning
it's a place that we love and feel comfortable - we I just don't cook!

Bon Appetit!

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  1. your kitchen is beautiful- LOVE that fireplace! hoping one day i will be proud to show off my kitchen.... one day!

  2. So nice to know that I'm not the only non-cook! For your kitchen, however, I would try to do better! What a beautiful space. :) Liz

  3. i love love love this kitchen!!!!! i truly do and if you are ever looking for another cook to share the load with...i'm ready and willing and if i may say so...able : ) hugs and thanks for sharing this stunning kitchen!

  4. I DO cook but I wish I didn't! Nothing ever tastes as good when I make it myself.. I can't figure it out :)

  5. Beautiful kitchen, Laura! I love to cook, but often just don't have the time - however, if I had a kitchen like that, I'd FIND the time!!

  6. AnonymousMay 01, 2012

    It looks nice how you changed the rooms around. Your kitchen looks beautiful in the pictures.

  7. Love it, I do the cooking and baking, but the cleaning? oy, that is SO not my thing. I pretty much just clean as I go on a minimal level, then leave everything to my husband:)

    I still love your pantry door!


  8. Love cooking? I can't say I love it. Love eating? Oh yeah, and especially my own cooking! Cleaning.... hmmmm, maybe not so much. Love your family room turned dining area? YES, the whole feel is warm and says sit for a while, eating or not.


  9. Love love love...beautiful! I hope you will link up with me here:

  10. I adore your style and the entire look of your space(s) :o) I am inspired to decorate and renovate!!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  11. Your kitchen is beautiful. Love those 2 milk decanters and that white hutch. All of it is just yummy!

  12. Wow! Your home is Beautiful! Love the Chef sign and the pantry door of course, and everything else~ I'm now a follower

  13. You have a beautiful kitchen. I love to cook but would love a break at times :)


  14. Lovely post. I love the look of your kitchen!

    There is a link party going on in my blog today. I would LOVE for you to share this :)


  15. You have a very pretty kitchen! I would love if you link this Monday to the French party! My readers would love it!


  16. You certainly are keeping up your end of the bargain. Your home is gorgeous and so clean!

  17. I love the dining area in front of the fire place! Also, I have the same deal going on. I don't cook, I clean. Okay... I may assist with cooking/prepping but I just do not like it!!

    Amazing kitchen!

  18. I just love your kitchen, Laura! It's so warm and inviting, and I love the farmhouse feel of it. The fireplace is amazing, and I can only imagine how you all enjoy dining by it, especially during the winter!

  19. While it's not all white, {winks} it could not be any prettier! It's a gorgeous, warm, lovely kitchen!!!

  20. I have been searching endlessly for the exact look I want to "re-do" on my gross honey oak cabinets. Your "aged" white cabs are SHEER PERFECTION. Did you do them yourself? Tell me more PLEASE!!!!

  21. My husband doesn't cook so if I didn't cook, we would be eating out of a box every night! Love your blog and your kitchen. You are very talented.

  22. I've just found (via my friend KariAnne of Thistlewood Farm :)) and subscribed to your blog and am excited to review previous posts. Your home looks wonderful! As I was perusing, I came across this post, BEAUTIFUL, and wondered if you would share the color of green used in your kitchen, please.

    Thanks so much!

  23. I've been trying to find out a little more about this kind of stuff, thanks for sharing.


  24. Barb SandersSeptember 15, 2014

    What a great home. I also have very high ceilings and have been wanting to put up white breadboard and beams to break it up a bit. Trying to convince the hubs is another story. I don't cook either but do bake

  25. Awesome there, Great work, keep it up. I love returning back to this site and reading the quality content you always have on offer.



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