The Stay at Home Chef is spearheaded by Rachel Farnsworth. This is the place where I share restaurant quality recipes you can easily make at home. I’m bringing back the family dinner in a really delicious way!

I'm Rachel and I'm bringing you restaurant-quality recipes you can easily make at home!

Meet Rachel

Hello, I’m Rachel and I really love food! I started cooking at age 11 when I put a half cup of baking soda into a batch of cookies instead of a half teaspoon. Because…what’s the worst that could happen, right? The cookies were a spectacular fail and it got me interested in cooking. I’ve amassed several years of both formal and informal culinary training over the years. Thanks to the wonderful world of the internet I’ve been able to pursue my dream of cooking professionally, all while cooking barefoot from the comfort of my own home kitchen. My recipes are used in restaurants and bakeries around the world, I’m a published cookbook author, and I’m able to work with some of the largest food and kitchenware brands in the world. Here on The Stay At Home Chef is where I share my recipes and recipe video tutorials with a worldwide audience–all for free! You don’t have to be a professional chef to make restaurant-quality meals at home. It’s my goal to help you feed your family delicious foods and give you the confidence to feel like the chef of your own kitchen.

Not only do I share recipes on this blog, I am also a published cookbook author. You can find my cooking show online on Facebook, Facebook Watch, and YouTube! Sometimes it seems like a lot, but like I said, I freakin’ love food. And I love sharing that love with others.

Obviously food is one of my greatest passions in life, but I suppose there is a little more to me than just food.

I am a wife and the mother of two school-aged children who are part of The Stay At Home Chef team. They often help in cooking and have even appeared in some of my videos. My husband, the go-to taste tester and programming expert, is a Computer Engineer by trade, but joined me on The Stay At Home Chef in 2017.

In 2017 a video I made went viral where I discuss my perspective on living life with a disability and what it has taught me. I suffer from a rare autoimmune disease. After experiencing congestive heart failure, liver failure, and kidney failure while I was pregnant with my second child, my life was spared when my doctors finally figured out I had Addison’s Disease. John F. Kennedy had it too, so that pretty much makes me cool. The disease ravaged my body and left me disabled. I even have a handicap placard. Instead of wallowing in pity I’ve chosen to defy my condition and find ways to revel in life despite my disability. Despite my best efforts, it still plays a major role in my everyday life. (you can read the long story here).

Contact Rachel

I love to connect with readers! No really, I do! If you’d like to contact me you can email me at rach@thestayathomechef.com.

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