About/Contact Me


Let's start with how to contact me. The easiest way is by email: cookaholicwife@gmail.com 

Or reach out to me on Facebook or Twitter.  I also have Pinterest and Instagram

Brand Ambassador/Reviews/Etc. 
I'd love to offer you a product review, promote your brand on my blog and social media and/or develop recipes for you. Please contact me through email regarding these inquires. (Please note the advertisements on my blog are provided through Foodie Blogroll and Google Adsense and I do not have the ability to chose my own advertising.)

Who I've worked with:
Wholly Guacamole, Chobani, Man Crates, Pic Monkey, The Wynn for Vegas.com and I'm starting a monthly collaboration with Three Peas Services

And now, let me tell you a little about myself:

My name is Nichole and I'm the crazy person behind Cookaholic Wife. I live in Maryland and I am quickly approaching my thirties. Tom and I got married in September of 2010 and we have two cats, Gidget an Itty.  A few months after Tom and I moved in together (and I began cooking almost every night) I decided to start this blog. 

September 17, 2010 (this was not planned. I'm just glad he didn't drop me)

That was way back in November of 2009 (which is just crazy for me to think about. I've been blogging for 5 years already!? It feels like just yesterday I started.) 

This is Itty. She's a weird one. I mean, a Himalayan. 

I am most content in two situations. The first is when I'm in the kitchen baking something and the second is when I'm reading a book at the beach or somewhere near the water. My retirement goal in life is to be a beach bum. 

tattoo, on my left ankle, as proof of how much I love the beach. 

Cook, Bake, Enjoy:
The tagline for this blog came to me during my typical weekend routine. Sunday mornings I start off by cooking my breakfast and lunch for the week, baking a treat or two and then enjoying the extras. 

Nothing Makes Me Happier Than Feeding People
If I had two taglines, this would be the second one. It is the honest truth. I have taken over hosting all of the holidays and we have as many get togethers as possible throughout the year to feed (heh, pun not intended) my desire to cook for others. 

If you're still interested in learning more about me, here is the detailed version of why I began cooking. 

I Owe My Life to the Mr. Ice Tea Maker 

My mother has no interest in cooking or baking. She also has the attention span of a goldfish when it comes to those things. (Which is apparently 3 seconds) Food in my childhood was typically overcooked and under seasoned. I'm sure it didn't help that I was a picky eater, either. To find out why, I owe the invention of the Mr. Ice Tea Maker my life, read this post: My Mom Can Burn Water, Can You? I swear on my Kitchenaid, I'm not joking. 

As a teenager I got bored of the burnt and overcooked foods so I started where I think most people do; cooking Ramen, making those prepackaged side dishes, baking chicken, etc. 

My first successful non-packaged recipe was crab dip. There was a local restaurant that my first boyfriend and I used to go to quite frequently that had amazing crab dip. I decided I was going to make it for the boyfriends birthday. It turned out amazing and I began making it for every party or just anytime I could. I still have a lot of pride in that recipe, since it became my own creation, and people loved it. I had a few people tell me it was as good as that local restaurant. It took me a long time to share it, but I'm glad I did. I call it Nichole's Famous Crab Dip

By the time Tom and I moved in together, I had amassed a small collection of recipes and figured I might as well put them to use. I've also always loved writing and spending some time on the internet lead me to realize there were tons of cooking blogs out there. Cooking and baking had become a new hobby of mine so I hopped on the blogging bandwagon and the rest is history! 

Since you can't come through the screen and taste what I've prepared, I do the next best thing. I blog the recipes and hope someone will find it, make it and love it as much as I do. 

If you have any questions or comments about a recipe, please feel free to comment on the post or shoot me an email! I'd love to hear from you. 

I hope you enjoy the recipes!
~ Cookaholic Wife