Hi, I am MaryJo, the food face behind Cool Bean Cooking. Why Cool Bean? It was a nickname from long ago that has stuck with me over the years.

MaryJo from Cool Bean Cooking in the kitchen

I am a life coach with a passion for cooking for the people I love. I’m lucky to be the wife of a very supportive husband, and mom to 3 amazing grown kids. I wanted to chronicle all the recipes that they grew up with, so the recipes (and the memories) would always be a click away from them, no matter where they were – and so this site was born.


I enjoy cooking for my friends and family but will admit to always trying to come up with delicious food to serve that is quick and easy. Those are the types of recipes you will find here. Ain’t nobody got all day to spend in the kitchen.


If you’d like to see what I do when I’m not cooking, check out my other websites, Cool Bean Living and Cool Bean Design.


Feel free to contact me for collaboration. Be sure to follow me on social media, and please sign up to receive email updates when new recipes are added.


Happy Eating!



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