Hello, Welcome to Culinary Hill!

Portrait of Meggan Hill

Iโ€™m Meggan, the Executive Chef and head of the Culinary Hill Test Kitchen. I was born and raised in Wisconsin (go Badgers!) and now live in Southern California with my husband and 3 kids.

I love to combine my Midwestern food memories with my culinary education to create my own delicious take on modern family fare. Thereโ€™s nothing I love more than cooking for my family, friends, and every occasion! Food is love on Culinary Hill, and I know you feel the same way in your own home.

Around here, your favorite foods, from home-cooked lasagna to Sloppy Joes, from deviled eggs to ice cream cakes, taste even better than you remember, and the recipes are easier to understand, too! This is modern home cooking with a Midwestern heart, the kind of food you ate when you were growing up which still has a special place in your heart.

It’s All About the Recipe

I love to make recipes that are delicious and meticulously tested without sacrificing an ounce of their authenticity. No matter what your skill-level, a good recipe means success in the kitchen. I attended a 2-year Culinary Arts program in Southern California and graduated in May 2018, and thatโ€™s where I met Jana, our CH Food Editor.

We are both obsessed with developing the best possible recipes. We try to anticipate your questions during the development process so you have all the information you need right from the get-go. We are so excited for you to level up your culinary skills with tips and tricks for ingredient prep, cooking ahead, menu planning, entertaining, making pantry staples, and using up leftovers.

Where to Start?

If youโ€™re new to Culinary Hill, here are some great places to start.

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Iโ€™m so glad youโ€™re here and Iโ€™d love to get to know each other better!

Fun Facts

  • Education: I have degrees in Communications, Accounting, and Culinary Arts. I previously worked in software, branded products, healthcare finance, and international rights administration.
  • Family: I have 3 kids, Calvin (10 years), Charlotte (7 years), and Julian (2 years). The rest of my extended family is in the Midwest. My husband is from Aguascalientes, Mexico. We met in 2004 when we were both working at a family restaurant in Milwaukee, and he eventually solidified his path to the USA on a K1 visa (90-day fiancรฉ-style). 
  • Test Kitchen: Our physical test kitchen space is in Valencia, California. We use this space for testing recipes and making our content for social media. Itโ€™s fun! We hope to open it up to visitors someday.
  • Sister site: “Loma Culinaria” is Culinary Hill in Spanish, and thatโ€™s exactly what LomaCulinaria.com is. When recipes appear on both sites, youโ€™ll see a link between them. Loma is the brain child of my husband because his Mexican family and friends want to cook our recipes, too. The recipe posts are translated by Aurelia, a good friend of mine who lives in Mexico City. 
  • Gamer: I am a life-longer PC Gamer who has logged countless hours playing the Elder Scrolls games, Minecraft, and Roblox (I play Bee Swarm Simulator with my kids).
  • Favorite recipe: Itโ€™s impossible for me to choose a favorite dish, but here are my favorite recipes from the site. Some of my favorite ingredients include cheese (especially gouda, smoked Provolone, and Parmesan), arugula, poblano peppers, mushrooms, mayonnaise, potatoes, lemons, and bread. 

Meet the Team

Questions or comments about a recipe?

If you have questions or feedback about a recipe, the best place to say something is on the post. That way everyone can see and benefit from our interactions. I love answering reader questions!

However, I don’t have any expertise in specialty diets and I’m not a registered dietician. I provide nutrition information within the recipe card, but those are generated by a program and may vary.

For anything else, please email me at hello {at} culinaryhill {dot} com

Culinary Hill is a registered trademark of Meggan Hill.