Kelsey Banfield is the author of The Naptime Chef blog. She is a mom and a foodie and believes these titles should never be mutually exclusive. The Naptime Chef blog features a wide variety of family-friendly recipes, entertaining tips for casual get-togethers and ideas about how to make every occasion extra-delicious (while still being mindful of limited time and limited budgets). As The Naptime Chef, Kelsey’s goal is to focus on the pleasure of cooking and eating great food and how it can fit into family life.
Kelsey became The Naptime Chef when, as a new mom, she found the only time she had to cook was when her daughter was asleep. She quickly realized that naptime was a potentially great solution to her cooking dilemma: how to still enjoy making and eating great food but also realistically fit meal prep into her new life as a parent.
Kelsey’s first cookbook, The Naptime Chef: Fitting Great Food Into Family Life was published in March 2012. A tasty playbook of meals features recipes for the busy mom, all adapted to be made in a limited timeframe, without sacrificing quality or flavor. Her second cookbook is slated to be released in spring 2015.
Kelsey grew up in Cooperstown, New York, and learned cooking basics from her parents. She graduated from Emma Willard School, where she was a member of Emma’s Own Baking Co., and Bates College. She also spent a semester eating her way through Scotland and Europe while a student at the University of St. Andrews. She currently resides in southern Connecticut with her husband and two children.
See more of Kelsey on TheNaptimeChef.com.