Hi there! I’m Aileen Clark.

headshot photo of Aileen Clark, owner of Aileen Cooks.

I am the founder of Aileen Cooks and creator behind all of the recipes and projects on this website. My mission is to connect with other moms through delicious recipes, projects, and family-friendly travel.

I have published two cookbooks, The “I Love My Instant Pot” Affordable Meals Recipe Book and The “I Love My Air Fryer” Affordable Meals Recipe Book. My third cookbook is scheduled to be released in August 2023, The “I Love My Air Fryer” Comfort Foods Recipe Book. Learn more about my cookbooks here.

I started this blog after struggling to find myself as a stay-at-home-mom of two young children. I wanted to share delicious recipes, helpful homemaking tips, and fun projects with others while also having something that was for me. 

I am amazed by how far this blog has come and am grateful for each and every reader who takes the time to read my posts, try my recipes, and share on social media.

Fall family photos. 1 year old photo shoot. natural light photography. blue and light pink outfit ideas.

This is my family. My husband, Sean, works hard every day to provide for our family. He is an amazing father. Watching him connect with our children makes me love him even more than the day I said: “I do”. We have four kids (youngest not pictured) and live in Northern California.

In addition to sharing new posts here 2-3 times per week, I love pinning new ideas on Pinterest, connecting with others on my Facebook Page, and sharing the personal side of Aileen Cooks on Instagram. Make sure you sign up for our newsletter, too! 

Here are some of my popular posts, to get you started:

Master Bedroom Reveal

Grey wingback chair, white nightstand with grey lamp and grey bed bed with white floral bedding.

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Tacos

instant pot salsa chicken tacos in crispy taco shells with fresh tomato and lettuce

Parent Command Center

A Weekend Away at Clearwater Beach

A yellow lifeguard tower on the sugar sand beach of Clearwater during sunset.

Fish Cakes (30 Minute Meal)

Easy and delicious fish cakes made with tilapia or cod. This 30 minute meal is kid friendly, too.

Cute and Easy Burp Cloth Pattern

These are so cute and easy! DIY Burp Cloth Pattern and Tutorial using cloth diapers, flannel fabric, and ribbon. Burp Rag Pattern from aileencooks.com.

Thank you so much for stopping by my corner of the internet. I hope you can find something to encourage you here.