Hi, I’m Jackie, Founder of Jackie Cooks and Drinks, and a BIG believer that cooking, creating and entertaining should be FUN.
I have always had a passion for entertaining and cooking. In a previous life I worked with engineers and clients to make products (in a nutshell). In some ways, I feel like I am doing the same, now. Only now, my clients are family, friends and brands, and my product is served at the table, buffet, and bar.
The story of how I carved out my own little spot online with a blog and social media started after I married my husband, Justin. I found a groove experimenting in the kitchen, cooking for our two feisty, loveable kids and entertaining our amazing friends and family. This insanely warm (and mildly insane) cast of characters would sip (or chug) the cocktails I had shaken (or stirred) and would taste and enjoy the food and parties. I quickly realized that cooking, baking, and entertaining were not only therapeutic to me, but I could share these joyful experiences with family, friends, and now all of you.
I love seeing the outcome of new recipes, tweaking traditional classics, and the reactions from those who enjoy them! A lover of great wine, dark beers, and tequila, I not only drink them but cook with them as well – and while I’m sharing, I especially like to drink them while cooking with them.
It all comes together with entertaining, because food and drink are better when shared! Ever since my husband and I were dating we have loved to host, whether it’s having a few friends over or an 80+ person party. I love sharing all of the details along with my tips and tricks that make gatherings sparkle and memorable.
I’m so glad you’re here, and I hope you take some time to check out the recipes, tips and my curated faves!