I’m Philia, or as most people know me, Phi – pronounced like “Fee” – and I’m all about making mealtime a little easier for busy people through simple recipes, product recommendations and step-by-step instructions.
If you’d like to get in contact with me, I can be reached at phi (at) sweetphi (dot) com (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with my amazing family of five. We have three kids; proud big-brother Ben and our twins, Frankie and Freddie! My husband Nick continues to be my #1 fan and best taste-tester/hand model around.
In addition to being the creator of this amazing online space (THANK YOU for visiting sweetphi.com and being part of the community), I am the author and photographer of two cookbooks! With the kids all underfoot while I try to be a working mom, I know a little something about being busy.
This online space is full of easy, approachable recipes, neat finds I come across, and chronicles of family life.
Being a working mom, I especially love my 5-Ingredient Friday series, as I never know what groceries I’ll have in the house and I certainly don’t have a lot of time to make a complicated dish with a thousand ingredients! I am also all-about prepping meals ahead of time and keeping them in the freezer to heat up during the busy week!
If you’re new to SweetPhi, thanks for reading! Here are some links to get you started:
- Eggless Waffles
- Balsamic Grilled Vegetables
- 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes
- Sour Cream and Chive Turkey Burgers
- Perfectly Baked Salmon
- Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup
- Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Five Ingredient Friday Series
- Freezer Meals
- Slow Cooker Recipes
- If you don’t have time to cook, try meal delivery (I’ve tried over 10 services and compared them in this post)
- Sign up for my weekly newsletter here (it’s pretty, newsletter gets sent on Fridays!)
Q & A
How do you spend your days? Something surprising people don’t know about me: I work full-time outside of running this blog. I help run a natural products company called True Botanica where I spend my days working on operations /manufacturing. Then I come home and love spending time with my family (I spoke about it a little in this post). The next question I always get is: how do you manage all that? The short answer is I don’t do everything at once and I have amazing people around me…but mainly lots of planning and scheduling! I am a pen-and-paper planner girl (this is the planner that keeps me sane, it’s the 3rd year in a row I’ve used this brand of planner). Now that I’m a mom, I have a diaper bag (this one) that doubles as a computer bag/carry all. I’m super passionate about this blog; it’s my creative outlet and what I truly look forward to working on. I love all the interaction and community feel, please always comment and share because I love hearing from you!
How long have you been blogging? This one always blows my mind: October 24, 2011 was my first post!
What type of camera do you use? I use a Canon 7D, but that was not always the case. I started with a little digital camera and my iphone (true story, lol) and then my first dslr which I got as part of a whole Canon Rebel kit. When I travel I use this Samsung mirrorless camera and it’s absolutely amazing – it takes amazing pictures and is not as heavy as my dslr so it’s great to just throw in my purse and go.
What are your favorite apps? I have a whole bunch of fave apps I use to run my blog as a business, check out my resources page here.
What are Nick’s top 5 favorite recipes? I made him answer this and some of his answers surprised me: bacon cheese dip, butternut squash gnocchi, back bean pie (this is so good!) beer brat & caramelized onion pizza, and salted caramel chocolate chip cookies– but he likes when they’re made by putting the caramel on top like this. He also said that the whole bowl and these tomato tarts needed to be included in his list. And lastly, I am including chicken salad! Nick swears to not like chicken salad, but the most recent two times I’ve tried different recipes, he has loved them both! This was the first meal I ever cooked for him.
As always, I love feedback and hearing from you. I’ve created a ‘Reader Recreations‘ page, so if you ever make a SweetPhi blog recipe, I’d love to see the end result! If you ever have a question, suggestion, feedback or just want to say hi, feel free to leave a comment on a post or shoot me an email at email@example.com
Other ways you can find me:
- Follow me @philiakelnhofer on Instagram
- Like @SweetPhiBlog on Facebook
- Follow me @SweetPhi on Pinterest
- Follow me @SweetPhi on Twitter
- Subscribe to @SweetPhi YouTube
Thank you for stopping by,
Interested in collaborating with me on a project? I love working with companies and brands to create quality content and share it with my readers. More information on my partnerships page. I offer the following:
- Recipe Development
- Editorial Content
- Food Photography & Styling
- Product Giveaways and Reviews
- Brand Representation
- Social Media Syndication
- Travel Features
I’d love to learn more about your project and would be happy to provide further information and my media kit. If you’re interested in seeing a few samples of where the SweetPhi blog has been featured, click here for my press page.
If you’re interested in working together or have a comment/question or feedback, just write me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the form below!
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