Welcome to Good Eats Girl!

I’m Autumn…a mom to two little girls, a wife, and a teacher.  I’ve been an Iowa girl my entire life until we made a move to Illinois a few years ago.  I will always consider myself an Iowa girl, but Illinois is now home.  We have moved into a great community and met some wonderful people!


I love to cook and always want to try new things!  I strive to make lots of things in my own kitchen instead of eating out or buying pre-packaged meals all of the time.  This is a drastic change from a few years ago when cooking included opening packages and dumping things into pans!  My husband often comments about how drastically my cooking habits have changed for the better over the years.

I’m a big fan of meal planning.  I try to plan meals so  that we aren’t eating out all of the time which we have done in the past way too much.    Meal planning has been a lifesaver for us as we tend to have very busy schedules during the school year.  It saves a lot of time at night because we don’t have to try to figure out dinner…it’s already been decided.   It also saves us money which is always a plus!

The recipes I post are family friendly that have been deemed a hit in our house.

My Good Eats Family…

This is the Good Eats Guy.  He’s my number one taste tester and the first person I bounce ideas off of!


These are my littles.  They are also my taste testers and idea makers.



Thanks for stopping by and having a look around!  Let me know if you try a recipe…I always love to hear how things turn out!

7 Responses to “About”

  1. Hi, Autumn! Thanks for visiting my blog! Our food philosophies are very similar! :) I’m a teacher too! What subject/grade do you teach?

    • admin says:

      I’ve always been an English teacher at the middle school and high school level until this year….we moved due to my hubby’s job and I am trying my hand at being a reading specialist this year! It’s been a very interesting and challenging change!!

  2. Lindsay says:

    I am glad to see that you are back at blogging. I was in contact with you before your move to Illinois. I hope you are enjoying your new home! :)

  3. Melissa says:

    Hi Autumn! I’m a middle school English teacher, so I’m sure we have a lot in common! Nice to meet you! :D

  4. I use to live in Davenport Iowa and before that we lived in Sioux City Iowa. Born and raised in Nebraska but now we live in North Central California. I don’t intend to ever move from here but even so I still love the Midwest. The people are amazing and friendly there.

  5. Jodi says:

    Hi Autumn. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Like you, I’ve taught English at the middle school and high school level, but now I’m taking some time off to enjoy motherhood. :) I’ll make sure to check your blog often. Maybe I’ll be inspired to start cooking. :)

  6. Just came across your blog! I love it! So many delicious eats on here! I can’t wait to try some of them out! :)

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