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About Me

Hey there! My name is Carla, and I am so glad you stopped in! I want to share a little bit about myself.  I have been married to my husband, Rick, for 28 years. I married my best friend. Who could ask for more? 

I am a mom to two amazing kids. I have a son and a daughter who are grown. My son studied theology, and you can see his site here: My daughter is freshly married, and also enjoys spending time in the kitchen testing new recipes like mom. 

I had a passion to help others, so I went through school to become a nurse. You could find me in hospitals, doctors offices, helping those who were sick get the care they needed. I was a nurse for over 2o years, and I loved doing it. I decided to take a step back from nursing to focus more on my site. 

me and rick

My Blogging Journey 

I love to make food for my family. It has always made me feel good to watch them enjoy the meals I made and served them growing up. You might know that I have a love for my Instant Pot, Sous Vide, and Ninja Foodie. If you love fresh and flavorful recipes, you came to the right place. 

I always strive to share tried and true recipes, that will set you up for success in the kitchen. Whether you are a beginner or experienced cook. You can always find something delicious here on Adventures of a Nurse. 

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When I am Not Working

You can find me sitting outdoors soaking up the sunshine watching my dogs run and play. I have four amazing and adorable dogs. Simba, Zina, Taz, and Daisy. They are like children to me. 

I also love spending time with my family and enjoying nature and the quiet peacefulness of the outdoors. 

Thanks for stopping in and make sure to subscribe, to stay up to date on my latest kitchen creations. 

the puppies

Thanks for reading about me.
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I have a brand new Contributor to my blog! My sister Jen she is like the craftiest person I ever met. She will be doing DYI Projects and Craft Reviews for you to read. She is one amazing person. She is my little sister 6 years younger than me but I actually look up to her. She has made a great life for herself and I could not be more proud of her.She is married to a great man Brad and  has two dogs Alex and Wally no children.  She loves to do scrapbooking and gardening.  I hope you enjoy her additions to the blog. Her Screen name is  PPRPLUSPICS.  She loves Sunflowers Perfect for her always sunny and warm 🙂


Friday 30th of April 2021

Can’t wait to start trying some of these recipes.


Wednesday 8th of April 2015

Hi Carla! I saw an article about you in our paper- I live in Utica too! I blog as well, and I haven't really met anyone else from the area that blog...especially with so much success! I was really inspired by your story. I'm glad to have read it!


Adventures of a Nurse

Thursday 9th of April 2015

You have an awesome site as well! I do not know any other bloggers from our area! I would love to meet up with you.


Wednesday 25th of February 2015

Nice blog, keep up the good work!

Samantha Rodney

Sunday 30th of March 2014

Found it


Sunday 30th of March 2014

Found the egg!!