Hi. I’m Ashley Stursa!

I’m not a fancy cook or a foodie, and I’ve never watched a cooking show.  In fact, I don’t even have cable TV.  I appreciate marvelous tasting food, healthful ingredients (usually) and the pleasure of sharing my creations with people I love.

My blog now has its very own PO Box!  Send me fan mail, letters, recipes, or whatever you feel like.  I believe hand-written letters and cards are special, and so should you!

PO Box 3611
Dublin, Oh 43016

Or, email me at thedrivencook (at) gmail (dot) com!


Any photo tips?

Natural light is my best friend.  My photos are taken with light coming through the windows, not a flash.

Where do you get your recipes from?

A lot of times they come from me.  I think about food a lot and brainstorm ideas all the time.  It’s a passion and is always on my mind.  I’m hungry just thinking about it.

Otherwise, recipes come from a few places.  My mom, who is a great cook.  I use The Joy of Cooking for basic recipes and tweak them to make them my own.  I also have a few favorite food blogs I frequently read.

Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman) and I at her book signing.