Hi, my name is Deborah and I live on 30 acres in a rural area of Northwest Arkansas in the Ozarks.  I have family roots deeply planted in the south. I’ve been called the Cast Iron Diva ever since my grandmother handed down her mother’s cast iron cookware to me and I started creating all sorts of recipes using them.

One of my passions is traveling.  I love experiencing different sights, cultures and food.  I’ve tried to travel as much as I can.  As a kid, we never lived in one place longer than 3 years and we lived in a few different places; California, New Jersey, Germany, Canada and Mississippi.  We also traveled a lot through Europe, safaried in Africa and took many road trips throughout the United States, I think that is when the travel bug bit me. As an adult I’ve taken many grand adventures, including South America, Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and across the United States including Alaska and Hawaii.  

My main hobby is cooking, I love it and don’t think of it as a chore.  Even when I worked 50+ hour weeks, I still came home made dinner and loved it. Nothing is like the gift of food, so much love and thought goes into creating a meal. It brings the whole family together at the table to discuss the days events, love, life, laughter, it’s all there and it happens over food.  What event in life doesn’t have food?  

I am also an avid photographer, which goes hand-in-hand with both food and traveling.


Food Travels

  • Ilha Grande, Brazil
    Ilha Grande, Brazil
  • Dublin, Ireland
    Dublin, Ireland
    Traditional Irish Breakfast - Temple Bar
  • Cloud 9 Dessert
    Cloud 9 Dessert
    Vancouver, B.C.
  • Nashville, Tennessee
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Street Tacos at Solario Cantina at The Gaylord
  • Vancouver, B.C.
    Vancouver, B.C.
    Filet Mignon
  • Fish & Chips
    Fish & Chips
    Fareham, UK
  • Johnny Rockets
    Johnny Rockets
    Voyager of the Seas
  • Gastown, Vancouver, B.C.
    Gastown, Vancouver, B.C.
    Nachos at Steamworks
  •  Avenue des Champs-Élysées Paris
    Avenue des Champs-Élysées Paris
    Charcuterie Platter with Champagne - Cafe George V
  • Blackpool, U.K.
    Blackpool, U.K.
    Pizza at Frank & Benny's
  • Universal City, California
    Universal City, California
    Cheese Platter - The Hilton
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Cappuccino at Cloud 9
  • Los Angeles, California
    Los Angeles, California
    Breakfast at The Original Pantry
  • Grand Cayman
    Grand Cayman
  • Seattle, Washington
    Seattle, Washington
    Relish Burger Bistro - The Westin
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Breaking Bread at Cloud 9
  • Washington, D.C.
    Washington, D.C.
    Charcuterie Platter at The Willard
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Pierre Maspero's Catfish, Hush Puppies & Fries
  • Hollywood, California
    Hollywood, California
    Rigitoni at the Hollywood Bowl Garden Box
  • Seattle, Washington
    Seattle, Washington
    Fried Cheese Curds
  • Princess Cruise Lines
    Princess Cruise Lines
    Chocolate Mousse
  • Juneau, Alaska
    Juneau, Alaska
    Halibut & Salmon
  • Coral Princess
    Coral Princess
  • Santa Teresa, Brazil
    Santa Teresa, Brazil
    Black Bean Pastries
  • Falmouth, Jamaica
    Falmouth, Jamaica
    Acai Berries
  • London, England
    London, England
    Bread at Côte Brasserie along the Thames
  • Dover, UK
    Dover, UK
    Breakfast Under the White Cliffs of Dover
  • London, England
    London, England
    Red Lion Inn - Pie and Ale
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Farmer's Market
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Cafe du Monde Beignets
  • Universal City, California
    Universal City, California
    Room Service at the Hilton
  • Royal Caribbean - Voyager of the Seas
    Royal Caribbean - Voyager of the Seas
    Stateroom Dining
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Poutine at Stanley's (Stanley Park)
  • Kauai, Hawaii
    Kauai, Hawaii
    Dinner at sunset on the Lanai.
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
    Calamari at Oceans 14