About Our Savory Life

Welcome to Our Savory Life! I’m Bri. And I cook with my husband, affectionately referred to as beau :)

For us, we found very quickly that cooking isn’t just about food. It’s about telling a story. It’s about inviting others into our lives. Our crazy, delicious lives. This is our savory life.

So pull up a chair. Join us as we journey through this life, with Jesus as our aim, bringing people together around a table filled with food, love, and many, many stories.

Who Are We?

We’re just two people who fell in love. And shortly after marrying had this conversation,

Bri: “What do you mean the budget does not allow for us to eat out every night?! What will we do?!!”

Beau: “We will grocery shop and cook.”

And thus our journey began. I reluctantly stepped into the kitchen. And I fell. I fell hard. And I am talking about falling in love.

We found out how much we truly love cooking.

I also love writing. So you see, a blog was so obvious!

We want you to write your own story in your own kitchen with your own family too.

Our mission statement

We want to encourage our readers to:
Cook at home more. Eat healthier. Cultivate expertise and confidence as a cook. Share your food with those you love!

In a snapshot: Cook. Eat. Cultivate. Love.

We don’t want to just throw a recipe out there and leave you be. We want you to grow as a cook.

So this blog is for those of us that want to cook more at home and be confident in the kitchen without needing to go to culinary school.

Why is this important to us?

It’s what I needed to start my journey in my own kitchen. It led to a deeper understanding of food and wiser decisions about what we should eat.

Best of all, it led to some seriously delicious meals. Meals we love to share with our friends and family.

How do we accomplish this?

We give you our recipes! I include helpful tips – at least tips that helped me.

Most of all, we share our stories behind the food to inspire you to look at cooking in the kitchen as an adventure, a story in its own right. Like I said above, we want you to write your own story in your own kitchen with your own family.

In the end it is all about you using your kitchen and your skills as a cook to bring people together around your table for a delicious meal, some fellowship, and a lot of love.

We think Jesus first set this example for us when He broke bread around the table with His disciples. We want to follow in His steps.

Welcome to Our Savory Life.

How Our Savory Life Began

Now you know all about Our Savory Life. If you want to learn HOW it all began, well here you go:

This is a story. It’s a birth story. The birth of Our Savory Life.

On April 8, 2011 I married Beau. It was truly the best day. You should read about what led us to this lifetime commitment.

As a newlywed I knew I had to start cooking. Either that, or it would be hot dogs every night for dinner. And while tempting (cause this girl loves a good hot dog), something had to be done. I had to master my kitchen.

For the first few months I was in the kitchen experimenting. Lots of experimenting. I was on the phone with my mom A LOT. I started to pick up tricks and tips. I started to figure out what we liked and didn’t like. Spices started to make more since. So did heating a pan.

One day I was in the kitchen cooking and it hit me. I really love cooking. Something else took me by surprise, Beau was often in the kitchen with me. I started to call him my sous chef.

I also realized that I did not just like cooking, I liked learning about cooking. I would research the “best” this and the “best” that. How to’s and what not to do’s. I learned (and am learning) a lot. I started to share what I learned with friends and family. And they liked what I had to share :)  That made me happy.

As I sat in our reading room one morning with coffee in one hand and my prayer journal in another, something else struck me. I liked cooking almost as much as I liked writing. Maybe more.

The thought occurred, I should write about food.

And that is how Our Savory Life was born.

On Sunday morning , Dec. 9, 2012 I was standing in church, worshiping and the name “Our Savory Life” kind of hit me.

On 12.12.12 Beau and I were talking about this food-esque blog and the name, “Our Savory Life” kept resonating with us. Because it’s not just about food. And it’s not just about me in the kitchen. It’s about us together and finding delicious recipes that our friends (and we hope you and your friends) can enjoy.

It’s about telling a story. Our story. This is our savory life.

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  • Sheri Hudson - Love this blog!!!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne - Found your blog! I look forward to seeing your creations!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Bryant - Love you both & love your blog:)ReplyCancel

  • Anne Crowther - First of all I like that you are a believer and you include Jesus at your table and secondly I want to eat healthy and love to cook so we have a lot in common.
    I have been on the wheat belly regime for over a year now and \I am looking for some new recipes. I hope you have some that I can use. I will keep in touch.ReplyCancel

    • Bri McKoy - Hi Anne – it does sound like we have a lot in common! I hope you find some good recipes :)ReplyCancel

  • Alysha Boles - Who would have thought that just deciding to explore recipes for “pot roast” would lead me here! The Lord is AMAZING! Your blog is going to be a huge blessing to our life and I am so glad to have found it. We “try” to eat pretty healthy. We want our two children (Emily-5, and Joshua-6) to make healthy choices and know how/why. They love to cook with me in the kitchen, but I am a simple cook for the most part. I can’t wait to try new things and expand my skills in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing your gifts!! :)ReplyCancel

    • Bri McKoy - Aly, I just loved your comment! So heartwarming. So encouraging! I love how the Lord moves in our lives :) How sweet that your children love to cook with you! I hope these recipes are a blessing to you and your family!ReplyCancel

  • Erika - Hi Bri, I’m not quite sure how I found your you .either through Emily at Chatting at the Sky or Compassion. Anyway, I am happy to have discovered your blog!! Thanks for inviting us into your kitchen :)ReplyCancel

    • Bri McKoy - Erika, it is so wonderful to have you over on this little space of the internet! Isn’t Emily just the sweetest?! And you are familiar with Compassion – what joy! Thank you so much for visiting and for commenting. Made me smile big. Thank you. Thank you!ReplyCancel

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  • Kim Cascardo - I just stumbled across your blog….I a paleo eatin’ Jesus lover too :) :) Very nice to find you! And a compassion sponsor!ReplyCancel

  • Stella - I just found your blog researching how to brown chicken without it sticking to the pan. I’ve been using stainless steel pans for some time now and never knew about the one big drop of water sliding across the pan. That one posting is going to help me so much. I can’t wait to read more & try your recipes. Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

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