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Hi! My name is Joy, owner of Pure Joy Living.
Among other things, I’m passionate about cooking. I get excited tinkering in the kitchen: trying new recipes, learning techniques, and injecting Southern flavors into my dishes.
However, this was not always the case. In fact, it wasn’t until I married my husband that I began my kitchen adventures.  Back then I was often frustrated and intimidated. I had never been taught how to flour a pan, make a roux, or melt butter without burning it. Heck, I didn’t even know the difference between real butter and that junk in a tub! (For the record, that’s called margarine… wink, thumbs up)
The thing I did know was I loved great food, and if I had to fail a bunch to finally get it right in my own home, then by golly that’s exactly what I would do.
I’m here to tell you, though, cooking great-tasting food at home is not as hard as you may be thinking. If you can follow a recipe and learn a few basic techniques, then YOU too can cook. You can bring Pure Joy to your family.


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