Hi there! Welcome to The Country Cook! I’m Brandie Skibinski, the recipe developer, creator and foodie mastermind behind this comfort food blog!

Here on The Country Cook you will find simple recipes with easy to find ingredients. My goal is to share approachable, family friendly recipes that anyone can cook. I do my best to give you lots of tips and tricks to help your meal turn out perfect every time!

Whether it is my famous Butter Dip Biscuits or a classic like Southern Fried Chicken or even some fall-of-the-bone Baby Back Ribs, my goal is to always make you look like the star of your kitchen and have everyone begging for seconds!

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As a kid, I loved to cook and make meals for my family. My Mom taught me what she knew and I read cookbooks like they were novels! But as I grew older and got busy with life and work, I didn’t cook much at all. Then when my son was born, I was able to stay at home with him for a couple of years and I began to reacquaint myself with my kitchen and my love of cooking. I remembered all those things I loved about feeding the people I love. 

I also found that I enjoyed cooking and baking as a stress reliever. I often took leftovers into my co-workers who would in turn ask me for the recipes. So, I started this blog back in 2010 as a way to share those recipes with everyone instead of writing them out by hand every time. I took terrible pictures with my cheap little digital camera and wrote up recipes with very little detail. It was as basic as you could get! But with time, effort and some training, I got better and better. I learned from readers and followers on how to make my recipes better and how I could help grow this website to be what this newfound cooking community wanted and needed. And boy did it grow! Now with over 3 million views a month, The Country Cook has become a place where folks can come and find easy recipes with lots of photos, videos and simple instructions that are easy to follow.

I’m a regular home cook, like most of you, doing my best to get a good meal on the table for my family. I don’t always get it right. I still make a lot of mistakes and I still burn things occasionally. I try to make all the mistakes first so that by the time the recipe gets on this site, you will know you’re getting a recipe that has been thoroughly tested and foolproof!


This is a question I get asked a lot and I’m so grateful that people want one from me! I have recently come out with a small cookbook with some of my favorite dinner recipes (that you can purchase and download instantly or you can buy on Amazon and download it directly to your Kindle or buy a paperback copy). Here is the link to check it out!

If you’re new here, let me introduce you to my most popular (and personal favorite) recipes! Just click on the links or images below to take you to the full recipes!

The Best Crock Pot Lasagna recipe from The Country Cook

The Best Crock Pot Lasagna (+Video)

Close up looking at a bite of delicious, squash casserole.

Squash Casserole

Closely looking at Air Fryer Garlic Butter Steak Bites.

Air Fryer Garlic Butter Steak Bites


Taco Bell Mexican Pizza (+Video)

Tuna Macaroni Salad recipe

Tuna Pasta Salad (+Video)

Easy Layered Taco Bake dinner

Easy Layered Taco Bake (+Video)