Featured Chef - Jessica DeMay
Q: Tell us a little about yourself?
Hi! My name is Jessica DeMay and I run the blog Jay’s Baking Me Crazy. Jay is my nickname and my husband came up with my site name. I’ve been married for 10 years and I am a foster mom to one sweet little girl. I am a follower of Jesus and he has put a passion on my heart to food blog and foster babies. I live in Michigan and love exploring all it has to offer- cute coffee shops are always a must on every trip!
Q: How did you get involved in cooking?
The mom of my high school boyfriend loved cooking and baking and she played big role in my love of baking. I started trying recipes, making cookies and breads and found so much joy in it. I went out and bought all my own pans and started baking at home and pretty much never stopped. :)
I met and married my husband at 19, and continued to bake, but also started cooking meals as well. I discovered I love that just as much!
Q: Describe your cooking style?
Easy, quick, healthy and delicious!
Q: How did you learn about grass-fed meats?
The first time I remember having it was at a restaurant. It stuck out so much in my mind how much better it tasted than regular beef. After researching it more, it made so much sense to buy grass-fed.
Q: What is your favorite recipe featuring grass-fed meat?
Q: You’re stranded on a desert island; luckily you’re stranded with your top 5 ingredients and must-have kitchen tool. What are they?
Real salt, coffee (not an ingredient, but very necessary!), eggs, grapefruit, and cashew butter. My favorite kitchen tool is an immersion blender, but I’m not sure that would benefit much on an island, so I’ll say a good sharp knife.
Q: What is one of the best cooking secret/tip/piece of advice you've learned?
Season every layer- if the dish has many components, season and taste along the way. The end result will be so much better than just sprinkling salt on at the end.
Q: Is there anything else you want to share?
Thank you so much to Tressa and US Wellness Meats for letting me share my recipes!