About A Simple Pantry
Welcome to A Simple Pantry, where you’ll find inspiration for any meal and every occasion with tried-and-tested recipes, step-by-step tutorials, and occasional cooking videos that help you prepare easy gourmet dishes the whole family will love.
Why “A Simple Pantry?” I grew up a picky eater. I hated most fruits, mushrooms were my enemy, and I had no idea what an avocado even was while growing up. It was sad. After my first daughter was born, however, I knew I wanted her to develop a better palate than my own and was resolved to learn all I could about cooking.
Realizing that other people in similar situations could benefit from learning alongside me, I launched A Simple Pantry in order to provide families recipes without crazy or inaccessible ingredients, but with easy instructions and deliciously quick execution.
Since its humble beginnings, A Simple Pantry has turned into an online destination visited by hundreds of thousands of people a month who cook and share ASP recipes from their kitchens around the world.
Fan Favorite Recipes
- The Best Damn Bacon Jam
- Authentic Red Enchilada Sauce
- Breakfast Bacon Fat Bombs
- Banana Peach Green Smoothie
- Chickpea Falafel Pita Tacos
About Karly Gomez
I am a video host and home chef who develops all the recipes, styles all food, takes all the photos, and washes all the dishes (when I can’t enlist my kids’ assistance) for the delicious creations coming out of my kitchen!
I spent years working inside and out of kitchens across the country, trying new foods and learning from the chefs who created them. I’ve been behind the scenes of large corporate kitchens at Rainforest Cafe, as well as local fine dining kitchens at Campiello and Torey’s. After my time in the Air Force was over, I spent many nights working at a small Mom & Pop restaurant beloved by the city of San Antonio: Good Time Charlie’s. And when I returned to San Antonio nearly six years later, I attended special events with Taco Cabana and bootcamps with the Culinary Institute of America and Dairy MAX.
I’ve developed recipes for brands such as Smithfield, Starbucks, MARS, Unilever, KING’S HAWAIIAN, and New York Times Bestselling nutritionist Yuri Elkaim.
I live in Owatonna, Minnesota with my four daughters, Afton, Delaney, Vivienne, and Charlotte.