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Lauren Bower

I don’t come from a family that cooks. I have a few recipes from my grandmothers and that’s about it. I’m self taught and went to the university of the Food Network. I became obsessed with Paula Deen and Ina Garten as a pregnant newlywed in 2006. Those two inspired me to dig deep in the kitchen and find my own style.

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I started making other people’s recipes to learn flavor combinations, what I liked, what I hated, and how to make things better for my family and our taste. Over the years I was tweaking recipes so much, they were no longer recognizable to the original cook and I realized I was creating and not just cooking anymore. It was time to share my food with the world and what better time than during a worldwide pandemic that closed all restaurants and forced people into the kitchen? Cooklikeamother was born on TikTok followed by Instagram in 2020.

I’m so glad you’re here. Let me help you in the kitchen.