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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 30 years. I married my best friend. Who could ask for more? 

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I am a mom to two amazing kids. I have a son and a daughter who are grown. My son has a Masters’s in Theology and works for Liberty University. My son has 2 dogs Arthur and Morgan who are spoiled grandpups.  My daughter is married to a great guy Bradley who is a chef. They have 2 pups, Molly and Andy. Molly is a little Instagram Star. Nicole has started her very own cooking site Garlic Wars.

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I had a passion to help others, so I went to school to become a nurse. I worked in hospitals and doctor’s offices. I worked with many amazing doctors and nurses.  I was a nurse for over 20 years, and I loved doing it. I decided to take a step back from nursing to focus more on my site. 

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My Blogging Journey 

I love cooking and sharing what I make with you. I have a love for trying new gadgets like my Instant Pot, Sous Vide, and Air Fryer. 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. I always use easy-to-find ingredients. 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

I love to sew and use my embroidery machine to make special gifts for the ones I love.

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

I also love to read and watch Netflix. I love Outlander and have become slightly obsessed.  

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


Thanks for reading about me.

Kimberly C Bryson

Tuesday 19th of July 2022

Thanks for the wonderful recipes!!!


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