Carrie Tyler, food blogger behind www.talkingmeals.com, sitting on front stoop with coffee.

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  My name is Carrie Tyler.  I’m a food lover, recipe developer, former caterer, entrepreneur, wife, and mom to two girls living in Hoboken, NJ. 

Are Dinners Stressful?
They don't have to be!
I'm here to help...

Talking Meals is a blog where I share my recipes, tips, and strategies to help make cooking family dinners easier for you. 

For busy families, dinners should be approachable and delicious and as a busy mom, it MUST BE EASY!   To get started, click here for my Free Printable 5 Simple Steps to Easy Family Dinners!

Busy Moms Need Easy Dinners

As a busy mom, I know how challenging it can be to plan out and then cook dinners during the crazy week.  But with a little planning and prepping ahead with EASY recipes, YOU CAN DO IT!  With a Certification in Nutrition & Healthy Living from Cornell University, my recipes focus on balanced comfort foods with a healthy twist – that are EASY TO MAKE!

Carrie prepping food with knife at counter in kitchen.

Why the name, Talking Meals

Growing up, my family didn’t always talk around the dinner table.  But when we did, those were the times that I felt most connected and felt the most love. 

I believe that food gets people talking which fosters relationships which is what life and happiness are all about!  Today, some of my best conversations with my family are at the dinner table.  A great meal can feed not just the body but also the soul when it’s shared with others.  That’s why this blog is called Talking Meals.

A Little More About Me

Food makes me happy!  I love planning and thinking about food, reading about and looking at food, and COOKING food!  I want to help others to embrace all that cooking and eating food with family and friends has to offer!  I have always cooked meals at home, starting as a child in my mom’s kitchen.  I can remember very little, putting ingredients in their individual bowls so I could pretend I was on a cooking show.  A favorite was making stir fry egg noodles.

in 2001, I moved from a suburb of Chicago to New York City to become an “important business woman” and worked in Marketing for years, met my husband and was married, then quit my job to pursue a dream in food…I started a catering business called Carrie’s Catering (so original!).  For 4 years, I was a small, but successful catering career in NYC.  I loved it!

I ultimately closed my business down in 2010 after the birth of my first daughter because it was nights and weekends and I didn’t want to miss that time with my family.  I went back to working for large corporations in Marketing and I did that for years…until MAY, 2018. 

Why I started this website

After years working for large corporations, I felt like something was missing in my life and came to realize two important things.  First, I wasn’t passionate about my job.  I was passionate about food and sharing that food with others.  Second, I didn’t feel like I was helping anyone.  I wanted to give back, to be a service, to put smiles on faces.  So, I started this blog, Talking Meals as a way to share food with others and in May of 2018, I left my corporate job to take the scary leap into the blogging world full time. 

I  believe that when people eat together in their home it not only feeds their bodies, it feeds their souls and nurtures open and loving relationships.

I want to help more people cook or just eat more meals at home and TalkingMeals.com is my way to help.  I hope you enjoy the site and its content, share in the discussions, cook more, and join in my eat-at-home movement!

THANK YOU so much for being here!

Talking Meals and www.talkingmeals.com is a brand website managed under Home Gourmand, LLC.