Welcome! My name is Ann, and I’m the blogger behind The Fountain Avenue Kitchen and the newspaper column of the same name. I create, test and photograph all of the recipes on this site and enjoy them with my family of boys – my husband and two sons. Our dog, Angus, and three backyard chickens round things out.

The Fountain Avenue Kitchen was actually my grandmother’s kitchen. It was the place where I first pulled up a stool and watched this amazingly funny and frugal woman who worked all day come home and turn simple, fresh ingredients into culinary wonders. The meals weren’t fancy but were always delicious. In my modern-day Fountain Avenue Kitchen, I create quick and easy recipes aimed to fit into our crazy, hectic lifestyles. The recipes are designed to be healthy and delicious, include lots of make-ahead components, and provide options based on individual taste and dietary needs. Of course, my mom always said “Everything in moderation,” so there are a few family favorite treats mixed in with the healthier alternatives. In addition, most of the recipes are gluten-free or can be easily modified to be so.


Check out the RECIPE INDEX for all the basics plus helpful and fun extras such as holiday gifts, DIY recipes, and a handful of crafts. If you try a recipe or simply have a question, I’d love for you to leave a comment. To receive email updates of new recipes, you can sign up below. (Don’t worry, I won’t use your email for any other purpose.)

When I’m not cooking, writing, or taking pictures, I’m likely enjoying time with my family in and around the fabulous city of Lancaster, attending a variety of sporting events, walking the dog with my husband or reading. To help burn off all the food I consume, I try to squeeze in a swim or Pilates class several times throughout the week. Of course, my very favorite part of the day is when I can sit down around the table with the ones I love, enjoy a meal and chat about the day.

So pull up a stool, page through the recipes, and say hi if you have a moment. If you have a question, be sure to contact me. I’d love for you to visit me on FacebookInstagram or Pinterest, too!

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In addition to authoring this blog, Ann is a health partner and featured recipe contributor for Lancaster General Health Penn Medicine. Ann’s Fountain Avenue Kitchen column appeared weekly for the better part of a decade in The Lancaster Sunday News and later LNP. She has done recipe development and consulting for a variety of national and regional food companies as well as local restaurants. Ann is also a regular contributor to Susquehanna Style magazine and several TV news shows, has worked with school groups, and been the featured speaker at various events…and she’s delighted you found your way here!

Awards & Clubs

2014 – 2016 Stonyfield Organic Clean Plate Club

2015  Presenter for PINK: A Women’s Event

2015 Cooking Demonstrations on Fox43 News

2013 -2014 Sargento Cheese Flavor Journey Correspondent

2013 Gulf Coast Seafood Top 100 Seafood Blogger

2013 Emcee for Lancaster General Health’s “Be a Heart Smart Woman” event

2012 Smart Balance Blogger Recipe Challenge winner for Crunchy Top Apple Cinammon Baked Oatmeal recipe