The Cookbook is Here!

A Bountiful Kitchen Cookbook is filled with recipes, photos, recipe stories, lifestyle photos and special notes from me throughout the book. I hope you will love this heritage collection of recipes gathered in one book. The book lays flat and has a total of 368 pages.

Hi, I’m Si!

I was born in Okinawa, Japan. My mom is Japanese and my dad from the U.S. I have been married to my best friend, Grant for 40 years and have four kids- two girls and two boys, a daughter-in -law, two sons-in-law and 8 beautiful grand babies! When I started this blog  in 2008, we lived in Bountiful, Utah.

I learned to love cooking while I was going to Dixie College in the early 80’s. I took a bread and pie making class from a sweet lady, Mrs. Barton. She taught us how to make breadrolls,cinnamon rolls, donuts and my favorite- PIE. I was hooked! I loved that you could start out with flour, sugar, fruit, and an hour or so later end up with something that was beautiful, smelled wonderful and tasted so good!

me back in 1981 making donuts after class!

A Bountiful Kitchen started as a hobby, and blossomed into a full time business that keeps me busier than ever! I also teach classes at Orson Gygi in Salt Lake City, make regular appearances on KSL Studio5 and wrote a cookbook in 2022.

My greatest joy comes while spending time with people I love and making meals that create memories. So glad you are here! If you have a question about a recipe, leave a comment on the recipe or email me at [email protected]

Hope to see you in the kitchen soon!