About Tara Cooks

Tara on Nov 17th 2008

Hey there, and welcome to TARACOOKS.COM.  This web-site evolved from my love of cooking, and my family’s love of eating.  My family has urged me for quite a while to write a cookbook, or do something special with my recipes.  So I have heeded their request and with my hubby’s help (THANKS HONEY!) have launched TARACOOKS.COM.


I hope these recipes will call to your heart (or better yet, your tummy) and inspire you to slow down and renew your love of real food. Most recipes here at TARACOOKS.COM are prepared “from scratch.”  I try to minimize the amount of hydrogenated fats and preservatives my family eats and eliminate those bad guys from my cooking.  Remember a home baked dessert is a better choice health wise, than one purchased from the frozen food section containing hydrogenated oil, and a long list of additives we cannot spell or pronounce.


It is my heart’s desire that many of my recipes will be simple enough for everyday living.  May serving real, home cooked food be the norm, not the exception at your dinner table. Drop in anytime and see what’s for dinner.


See ya in the kitchen!

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  1. Devon Barlettanoon 01 Dec 2008 at 9:56 am 1

    Tara — this is awesome!! Chelsie is going to be so excited to find all of your delicious recipes on here (you know, she is the baker/cook at our house :) I can’t wait to try some of them out. Congratulations — your website is BEAUTIFUL!

  2. Katrinaon 01 Dec 2008 at 3:35 pm 2

    Tara, putting your recipes and your wonderful pictures on the web for all to see is a great and humane service to all mankind. You and Richard deserve this year’s Nobel prize! Thank you for this expertly done site…I will be here often!

  3. Taraon 02 Dec 2008 at 10:24 pm 3

    Thanks for coming over Devon. I do hope we can keep this site interesting enough to get repeat offenders! Chelsie is a sweetheart, by the way!

  4. Taraon 02 Dec 2008 at 10:26 pm 4


    Thanks for coming over and visiting me. You are one of the reasons this dream became a reality. Hopefully there will be something here you can cook, once you get your kitchen back! Thanks for cheering us on and for all your kind words.

  5. Tammy Leeon 03 Dec 2008 at 1:37 pm 5

    This is beautiful. You inspire me! I am totally going to make Mrs. Beard’s cathedral window candy this Christmas season. Merry Christmas. Love you all.

  6. tracy3906on 04 Dec 2008 at 9:37 pm 6


    Tara! Your cooking is legendary and I am so thrilled that you are sharing your cooking with us and in such a beautiful way too! THANK YOU!!!

  7. Taraon 04 Dec 2008 at 11:51 pm 7

    Thanks Tammy and Tracy for stopping by. There’s more to come so come back often.

  8. Alannaon 15 Dec 2008 at 5:05 pm 8


    This is really great! Now maybe I can make all the wonderful dishes you make that I love. Do you guarantee I won’t gain anymore weight with your receipes? Ha! Ha! I am hoping for a Biggest Loser Homeschool Moms show next season!

  9. Taraon 16 Dec 2008 at 10:21 pm 9

    Thanks for visiting me Alanna. The recipes don’t come with any guarentees, but the organic foods will do you less harm than the store bought treats for sure. Come visit me again soon!

  10. LeAnnon 01 Jan 2009 at 1:38 am 10

    Hi Tara!

    Your site is marvelous! The recipes look delightful and, from someone who loathes to cook , you’ve got some recipes here that I would like to try. Hurray!

    I’m so impressed with your high quality photos, too. Everything looks fantastic and is easy to read. Excellent job, Tara. 😀

    ~LeAnn (from HCA)

  11. Taraon 01 Jan 2009 at 8:25 am 11

    Thanks LeAnn. My husband is the photographer. He has some spare time on his hands right now, so he’s being creative. Come back and visit often!

  12. Kacyon 19 Jan 2009 at 5:27 pm 12


    What a wonderful and informational site!!!

    Very professional and fun!

    No doubt you’re the next Rachael Ray or Paula Deen!


  13. Jason Bybeeon 05 Feb 2009 at 3:04 pm 13

    When will the Bybee family “Sticky” recipe be given the Tara Cooks treatment?

  14. Taraon 05 Feb 2009 at 4:55 pm 14

    Hey Jason

    Should we keep some things secret??

  15. rhonda mooreon 02 Apr 2009 at 9:21 am 15

    i am so so proud of you! i couldnt believe i was reading about you until it mentioned your mom & dad. this is an awesome idea & i have already printed off every thing i can. congrats on going organic & really making a difference. your family is beautiful & i still remember the sweet kind girl than babysat my kids! i hope megan can use these with her son & daughter! keep up the good work!

  16. Taraon 02 Apr 2009 at 10:23 am 16

    Hi Rhonda!

    Thanks for stopping by and I hope you continue to enjoy the site. Hope you and your children are all doing well. It is hard to believe the kids I used to babysit now are grown with their own children. That makes me feel OLD!

  17. Connieon 02 Apr 2009 at 6:04 pm 17


    I read the article in the Post and decided to check out your website.
    It looks great and makes me hungry. You have always had some great recipes and I know that first hand because you have shared them with me.
    Good luck with this venture. I wish you great success. I look forward to watching your garden grow.


  18. Taraon 07 Apr 2009 at 8:31 pm 18

    Hi Connie,

    Thanks for stopping by. I hope there is something here that is useful and helpful for everyone. We are hoping the garden is successful. I’m sure we will be consulting Mr.Turner with questions. Come visit us, either here or next door!

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