Hi there! I’m Elena, the creative force behind A Is for Apple.

I live in Australia with my husband and two beautiful, very active, and always hungry boys. I know firsthand how demanding feeding a family can be. That’s why I’m passionate about creating recipes that are not only delicious and nutritious but also quick and easy to prepare, even on hectic weeknights.

two boys are plying at the beach

Here in my kitchen, I concoct culinary creations that are easy to make, won’t strain your budget, and have earned the coveted “kid-approved” seal from my discerning family. Only the recipes that pass the “deliciousness test” with at least one of my picky eaters make it onto this blog.

a photo of me in the kitchen

I started this blog with a deep-seated belief that the dinner table is the heart of a home. It’s a place where families gather to connect, share stories, and create lasting memories over delicious, home-cooked meals. I believe that cooking from scratch is not only quick and easy but also a rewarding and budget-friendly way to feed your family.

As a child, I cherished the moments spent around the dinner table with my family. I’m immensely grateful to my parents for instilling this tradition in our home. Today, I can’t imagine not having dinner with my husband and children at our family table. It’s a precious time we share, filled with laughter, conversation, and the warmth of togetherness.

My recipes are designed to be simple and straightforward, using everyday ingredients that won’t break the bank. You won’t find any fancy techniques or exotic ingredients here. Just honest-to-goodness cooking that’s packed with flavor and wholesome goodness.

  • Quick 15-minute meals to satisfy those hunger pangs in a jiffy
  • Easy dinner recipes that won’t keep you slaving away in the kitchen
  • A plethora of chicken dinner ideas, from baked to grilled to stir-fried
  • Better-than-takeout meals that will have you ditching the delivery menus
  • And everything in between to tantalize your taste buds

Be sure to give my Mexican chicken and rice a try – it’s a reader favorite and a staple in our household.

Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just starting in the kitchen, I’m here to help you create delicious and satisfying meals that your family will love. So join me on this culinary adventure and let’s make mealtimes a little bit easier and a whole lot more enjoyable!

So, turn off the TV, put away the phones, and gather around the table. Let’s eat together!