Welcome to The Seasoned Mom! Here you will find delicious, easy recipes for the busy home cook. Inspired by Virginia’s rich traditions, the changing seasons in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and our simple farmhouse life, these meals have been tried, tested and loved for generations. I hope that the recipes bring your family together around the table!
Meet Blair Lonergan
A born-and-raised Virginian, I’m a wife, mother of three, and busy home cook who shows love with food and enjoys feeding my friends and family with the comforting dishes that I grew up on.
After bringing home my third baby boy in less than four years, my world felt as though it had been turned upside down. I was an Ivy-league educated attorney, but I was overwhelmed by the responsibilities in front of me and unsure of how to manage my new home life.
With piles of laundry to fold, fussy babies to comfort, and a job to perform, just getting dinner on the table each night seemed like an insurmountable task. The stress of trying to live up to my own high expectations as both a parent and a professional left me exhausted and overwhelmed.
I needed to simplify my life and bring order to our chaos — starting with mealtime. I returned to the nourishing, family-friendly dinners that I was raised on, creating updated versions of classic farmhouse favorites. These quick-prep meal solutions accommodate our busy lifestyle, serve as an anchor in our day, and bring our family together around the table!
About The Seasoned Mom
Today, I am tremendously grateful to call this blog my full-time job. I left my legal career behind and now spend my days testing new recipes, photographing our favorite meals, and sharing them here for all of you to enjoy. What could be better?!
Over a million people visit The Seasoned Mom every month and make my recipes every day! My work has been featured in print publications like Taste of Home and Parade magazines, on many popular websites like BuzzFeed and Today.com, and I have served as a freelance recipe developer and food photographer for brands such as Red Gold Tomatoes and Old El Paso. This small business is an incredible honor and responsibility that I take very seriously. Thank you for being here!
I love your blog and look forward to it every week! All of your beautiful pictures and details make it feel as though I’m “talking” to a friend. The recipes I have tried have all been wonderful and are practical for our busy family. Thank you!
I have found your website SO helpful with meal planning. Every week, at least one of our meals (if not 2 or 3 or 4….) come from your website. Thank you for all of your hard work!
So many of your recipes are on regular rotation in our house. My kids get excited if I say I’m cooking a new recipe from your blog. Your hard work is appreciated! Thanks again.
So What Are You Waiting For?
If you need help getting easy meals on the table FAST, then you’re in the right place. Check out my favorite recipes like crispy fried chicken, Southern buttermilk biscuits, and Virginia Brunswick Stew! To start your day on the right foot, try my Amish Baked Oatmeal, Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, or a Baked Western Omelet. Looking for old-fashioned comfort? You’ll love these homemade Sloppy Joes, Chicken and Stuffing Casserole, Spinach Stuffed Shells, or Country Chicken and Biscuits. If you’re in a hurry, don’t miss my vast collection of “Dump-and-Bake” meals, which require almost no prep work. And finally, if you’re craving something sweet, whip up my Williamsburg Gingerbread Cookies, an easy Chocolate Pudding Pie, or an old-fashioned Apple Dapple Cake. Welcome to the country!