“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
-J.R.R. Tolkien

Hello! I'm Carol, and I was once a sandbox chef. My childhood spanned the late 1940's, early 1950's; coinciding with the introduction of the first television cooking shows. I pretended to be a cooking show personality, broadcasting from our backyard sandbox.


A sandbox is a place to experiment and to perfect, whether it's a mud pie or a real one. Our mission at The Sandbox Chef is to help all of us become better chefs. But don't forget, a sandbox is primarily a place to have fun! Discover how much fun cooking can be!

The day we brought Morgan home.
That's me, holding Morgan.
My husband Ron has Tillie sitting in front of him.