I grew up in a suburb of Detroit; the youngest of five children and now the proud aunt of nine adorable nieces and nephews.
I surround myself with amazing, creative, friends who constantly blow me away with their talent and kindness. I was a ballerina most of my young adult life and danced at Disney World for two years. I love reading, writing, movies and music, and ran an independent record label out of Detroit for a few years.
In 1999, my college english professor introduced me to another kid in my class, telling him "Nick Campbell, meet Marie Kelly, she's all you're going to need." I made him a mix tape and gave it to him the next week. On may 2, 2015, Nick gave me back that mix tape in front of the college where we met, only this time, there was a ring inside. I married the love of my life on September 5, 2015. The reception was at a rollerskating rink.
I make him breakfast almost every morning.
He calls me his Punk Rock House Wife.
While my work background is IT management, my passion has always been cooking. I love to serve; from dinner parties to backyard barbecues. I use cookbooks as a basis for meals, but I love to tweak the recipes and make them my own. I've explored cooking different kinds of meals from vegan dinners for marathon trainers to steak tartare on a special occasion.
I love french cooking, but can't always indulge. I love hispanic food in the summer, comfort food in the winter, and make the best stromboli (aside from my sister) you can enjoy all year.
After more than 10 years in Chicago, Nick and I decided to move back home to be near our families and get our puppy, Murphy. We looked everywhere in Metro Detroit. Nick actually found our home based on the pictures of the kitchen, knowing it was exactly what I'd want. Once I saw it, I fell in love. We moved into the perfect home in the most perfect town. Milford, Michigan has everything we could ever want.
I'm so excited to share my Milford Kitchen with you!