Hey there, I’m Ashley, the one behind the food and fun here at Food Wine & DIY. Thanks for stopping by!

From a young age I’ve loved to cook and make pretty much anything: food, art, a mess (whatever!). Now that I’ve had my own kitchen for a bit so I’ve become pretty much unstoppable.


Creating and sharing my own recipes is my favorite part of Food Wine & DIY. I also love to take a tried-and-true concept and make it my own, or use it in unique new dishes. The best part of all of this cooking is my live-in taste tester, occasional sous-chef and boyfriend, Kevin. He’s a very candid critic, or at least I hope he is, because he says loves pretty much everything I serve him!

While I love to keep it healthy, I truly believe life is about balance. There are plenty of sweets and treats around here so dig right in!


When I’m not in my kitchen or office I’m probably playing a sport, watching a sport (or some reality TV #guilty) or hanging out outside while the weather is nice. Once winter hits us here in Chicago though, it’s all about crafts and Sunday Funday football season for this gal! If you didn’t guess already, the ‘wine’ is simply just about all of the other fun stuff you’ll find around here, there’s not necessarily a big focus on wine itself (yet?).


Do it yourself (because there’s no guarantee someone else will, right?). I’ve always been proud of my handy, hacking ways. Fun fact: my mom drew a ton, and took a lot of art classes while she was in school, and my dad is still to this day a painter by trade. The best crafty-handy lineage a girl could ask for, right? In the first year that Kevin and I owned our first home we completely remodeled our bathroom, painted half of the rooms in our new condo, installed a new kitchen faucet and I was cranking out new duvets and pillow shams left and right on my sewing machine! If it’s short of removing windows and doors, we pretty much do it all.

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