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Tess Gardner - Food Blogger

Tess Gardner - Food BloggerTess Gardner is a stay-at-home mother, recipe developer, and author of the blog SCK Recipes.

Her passion for crock-potting stemmed from her desire to host large dinner parties and prepare them, with all the necessary accoutrement, efficiently. Hence slow cooking became a way of life for Tess and both she and her family couldn’t be happier.

“I love being able to prepare dinner and dessert simultaneously," Tess said. "This frees up quite a bit of my time allowing me to focus my energy on other interests and responsibilities.”

A self-described ortho-lacto vegetarian with pescetarian tendencies, she is happily married to her loving carnivore husband, Dan. The couple recently confessed to their families, after nearly a decade marriage, that they eloped, while in Nevada, after only knowing each other for a couple of weeks.

“We avoided the whole WOW factor, and that’s a good thing”, Tess said.

A true Artisan by nature, Tess not only cooks and bakes, she also makes her family’s home, health and beauty care products from scratch using all natural, eco-friendly ingredients.

“It’s very rewarding knowing that we planted, nurtured and harvested the items we now use in everyday life," Tess said. "Keeping our carbon footprint to a minimum is our way of maintaining some sense of balance in an off-balance world.”

And when not kitchen or competing at a local cook-offs, you’ll find Tess hanging out with her five year old daughter, Amanda, who also share her mother’s cooking interests and currently stars in her own YouTube cooking show: The Kindergarten Chef

Tess' Links:

SCK Recipes






Tess' Recipes on AllFreeSlowCookerRecipes:

All-Day Pineapple Chicken

All-Day Tortilla Soup

Bacon Wrapped Egg Bundles

Classic Beef and Broccoli

Classic Chicken alla Cacciatora

Comforting Chicken and Dumplings

Delicious Split Pea Soup

Hot Tots Breakfast Casserole

Old Fashioned Slow Cooker Meatloaf

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cake

Red and Wild Cherry Torte

Thrifty Almond Streusel Cake

Hearty Sweet Potato Dressing

Mulling Spice Mix for Giving with Apple Cider

Slow Cooker Barbecued Country Style Ribs

Slow Cooker Peanut Clusters


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