stephanie

Stephanie: Blogger

Stephanie is the blogger behind Son Shine Kitchen. She loves all aspects of preparing food from making a meal plan and grocery list to preparing, cooking, and baking.

justin

Justin: Designer

Justin is the man behind the design, layout, graphics, and more recently photography for Son Shine Kitchen. He also enjoys eating all of the delicious food after photographing.

tyler

Tyler: Sous Chef

Tyler is a wonderful older brother and loves to help in the kitchen. His favorites include dumping ingredients, mixing, cracking eggs, and rolling out dough.

ryan

Ryan: Taste Tester

Ryan is the younger brother who just loves to eat. He will help in the kitchen when he wants, but prefers to watch the food in the oven and eat it when it's done.

My Story | A Work In Progress

Origins

I was born and raised in Southwest Florida and graduated from North Fort Myers High School in 2006. I lived in the same house from the time I was 1 through graduating high school and moving out to college. I have a fantastic set of parents and a beautiful younger sister. I went to FGCU my Freshman year of college and decided it wasn’t the place for me and started applying to UCF.

College

In 2007 I moved to Orlando to attend The University of Central Florida. I started playing Ultimate Frisbee at midnight with a group on campus, and that’s where I met my husband, Justin. He graduated in 2010 and went on to get his Master’s Degree; I graduated in 2011 with my Bachelor’s in Digital Media.

Family

We got married on March 10, 2012, and soon found out we were pregnant with our first child. We had a house built together, and after being there for a few months, our first son, T, was born in June. Right after his first birthday, we found out we were pregnant with our second child.

Moving

Halfway through my second pregnancy, we decided we wanted to sell our house in Orlando and move to the Houston, TX, area. We moved in December, then in March, our second son, R, was born. Now we are loving the Texas life, living in a great community and raising our adorable, funny, crazy, loving boys together.

About US

We love to try new foods and new recipes. I am always cooking up something new, and constantly have others asking for my recipes. That’s why I decided to start this blog! I love to cook, I love to bake, and even more important, I love to eat! We have been working on a backyard garden so we can grow our own food as well.

About ME

In a nutshell: I am a native Floridian living in Texas who loves to be in the kitchen cooking, baking, organizing, and making delicious new foods for my family. Also known as boy-mom, wife, daughter, sister, photographer, nerd, adventure-seeker, beach-lover.

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Banana BreadBanana Bread covered with oats on a slate serving plate next to a brown towel and a bread knife on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

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