Glenna Muse-Food Blogger
Glenna Muse, author of A Fridge Full of Food…and Nothing to Eat blog, was raised by two professional cooks, her mother and her grandmother. From her Grandmother, who ran the Jupiter lunch counter in downtown Springfield for twenty fives years, she learned organization, meal planning, and the blessings of gardening. From her mother, also a Jupiter lunch counter manager and mother of five, she learned creativity on a frugal budget, cake decorating, and that good food doesn’t come out of a box.
The experience she gained as sergeant-in-arms in her mother and grandmother’s kitchens led her into a first career as a hotel convention and banquet planner where she spent most of her time hanging out in the kitchens driving the chefs crazy with questions and learning the mechanics behind planning meals for small groups to large conventions with banquets. Her second career in respiratory therapy brought a new focus to Glenna in a “food as medicine” philosophy. The body, in its most miniature form, is composed of cells and the health and structure of those cells is absolutely made up of the foods and beverages consumed. We are literally what we eat.
Glenna’s food style is eclectic, believing that life is too short to miss out on anything. While the dominant portion of her cooking revolves around fresh, real, from-scratch recipes, she also occasionally indulges in pop culture favorites and anything that makes her smile (think fried Twinkies).
Glenna has been published in The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Yankee Magazine, The Dabbling Mum, University of Oklahoma’s School of Medicine Literary Journal, Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul—Second Dose, and has a book of Preemie-through 1 year old baby knitting patterns, titled Warm Hats for Wee Noggins, available through Leisure Arts Inc and Amazon.com, with supporting blog Knitting for the NICU. She lives in Springfield, Missouri with her husband, where she works as a respiratory therapist, charity knitter for local NICU’s, and freelance writer. She is currently designing another Preemie knitting pattern book and is writing her first novel.
A Fridge Full of Food...and Nothing to Eat Blog
Knitting for the NICU
Recipes from Glenna on AllFreeCopcyatRecipes.com:
Homemade "Hostess" Cupcakes
Springfield-Style Cashew Chicken
Copycat Joe's Crab Shack Mahi Mahi
Homemade Baklava Bars