Hey, There! I'm Ashley.
Hey y’all and welcome to Pink Owl Kitchen! I’m Ashley, a girl who loves being in the kitchen and bringing people together with delicious, homemade meals.
A true Southern girl, I was born and raised in Jackson, MS and now reside right outside of Memphis, TN. I am extremely proud of my Southern heritage and it has a huge influence on the recipes you will find here at Pink Owl Kitchen. From collard greens, to catfish, to simple weeknight meals and everything in between - expect a good dose of fresh, homemade food infused with touches of the South!
How I Found My Place In the Kitchen
It was around age 18 that I began to get in the kitchen more and discover my love and passion for cooking. I’ve since discovered that I gain so much joy from creating homemade meals that bring my loved ones together.
I have a wonderful husband of five years and this guy has a HUGE family, which is something I definitely wasn’t used to in the beginning, coming from a very small family. I eventually established myself as the go-to chef and hostess for all of our family gatherings and these things were huge, y'all! I'm talking close to 100 people sometimes!
When I saw how much joy and togetherness my food brought my new, very large family, I thought maybe I could also bring that same joy to other families by sharing my recipes with home cooks from all over. And so Pink Owl Kitchen was born!
When I'm not in the kitchen, you can find me curled up with a good book or tending to my indoor garden which has grown to around 40 houseplants. I also love to exercise and get outdoors for a nice run or walk when I can.
our family is growing!
My heart is so full and I'm excited to share that my husband, Marlon, and I are expecting our first child in December of this year! It's been a long journey getting here but the ups and downs were preparing us for this blessing.
I'll be sharing pregnancy updates on my Instagram page so be sure to follow along as we embark on our greatest journey yet!
I am overjoyed and filled with excitement as I bring you along this journey with me! Grab a cup of coffee, settle in and take a look around. I hope you love what you find here at Pink Owl Kitchen!