Hello friends!! We are the husband and wife team behind Oh, Sweet Basil. A food blog all about reinventing dinner. Cade is a marketing director at Aspen Ridge, the best transitional rehab facility in Utah and Carrian stays at home with the kiddos. We love health and fitness, being together and a lot of good food. Cade is especially drawn to all things southern because he was raised in South Carolina and of course cookies, brownies and ice cream. Carrian was born and raised in Vancouver, Washington so she grew up loving fresh produce from the garden, granola and all things green and lush. Together we are pulling from the favorite recipes we grew up with, reinventing some of the oldies but goodies and sharing new finds that are just too good not to post about.
“Reinventing Family Dinner”
Having dinner around a table with home cooked food is somewhat of a lost tradition these days. We sincerely believe that getting back into the kitchen and making your own food versus eating out all of the time is not only healthier for your weight, but for your mind and spirit too (plus it saves money!). We love that being in the kitchen together opens up opportunities to really talk to each other. Making memories in and outside the kitchen will last a lifetime, and will allow you to build better relationships with each other.
We have three children who are our everything. You may have followed our journey and know already that Carrian suffers from Hyperemesis Gravidarum and it has been a great sacrifice for the everyone to bring each child into our family. You can click the link to read more about our journey. These three kiddos are involved very much in our recipe development. We believe families should be in the kitchen together and that it is essential to teach kids from the very beginning about food and let them help. Sometimes it can make things slower or messier but no matter what we know we are creating memories and teaching skills that they absolutely will need in life.
We try really hard to only wear the hat of parents when the kids are up and around as we don’t want to look back on their childhood with too many regrets about working instead of being a family. Once they are off to school or in bed we use our time wisely and get things done for this site. The weekend, though occasionally a time to experiment with recipes is generally only for the family. We turn off our devices and just hang out together.
Get cozy with us and join us around our dinner table!
We can’t wait to “meet” each of you. We love reading your comments and emails. Get in touch with us by commenting or writing through the contact tab. Feel free to ask questions, get advice for cooking/baking, and leave some love when you try a recipe. In fact, if you do, use the hashtag #ohsweetbasil and tag us @ohsweetbasil so we can see what you made!