About Us

 Recipes   Food & Health      
Resources  Community  Fun   


About the Author                       

A comment from Ed McManus:

"I think your site is great!  But I'm perplexed because there is no identification of who you are.  Perhaps you don't want that known, which is OK, but you might consider putting something on the site that explains just that, i.e., Sneaky Kitchen was created by a housewife in Wichita, Kansas who decided she wanted to share her ideas about healthy eating with the rest of the world.  I specifically wanted to know because I plan to include a reference to your ten commandments in a company newsletter I'm involved with (giving you credit),  and wanted to say something that would explain to readers what Sneaky Kitchen is."

I'm glad you enjoy the Sneaky Kitchen, Ed.   You or anyone else is welcome to reprint anything from the site;  please just give credit by listing the location:    http://www.sneakykitchen.com.

bess.jpg (11876 bytes)

Biographical information:

My name is Bess W. Metcalf.   Originally from a small town near Ithaca, New York, I've lived in Miami, Florida for more than fifty years.  My late husband Floyd, from Kentucky and Evansville, Indiana, gladly tested my cooking three times a day, and helped immensely getting started with many of the more technical parts of the site.

Both my mother (Alice Hine Williamson) and paternal grandmother (Ellen Annis Church Williamson), as well as many other relatives, cooked healthy diets with lots of whole grains, vegetables and fruits.  My mother instilled those values and habits in her kids.   My own qualifications are, simply, as a mother who cooked a (mostly) healthy diet for her children (in the early days on a very slim budget), as a grandmother, as an observer of other people's diets, and as a meal provider whose "victims" generally rate me as an excellent and innovative cook  (except for the occasional spectacular failure).    I have studied quite a bit of biology, psychology, sociology, language, marketing, computers and other subjects. I've played various musical instruments and have studied piano to the concert level.   I enjoy cooking and eating.  Having lived in and visited a number of places, I've watched people from many social, geographic and ethnic groups cook, and tasted their foods.  Living in Miami so long, I speak fluent Spanish and tend to have a Hispanic slant to my cooking.  I read a lot, watch cooking and science shows on cable TV, and for this web site, do research on the internet.  I also spend quite a bit of time experimenting in the kitchen.

I have many opinions and ideas I believe are valid, although I don't have a degree.   But then, experts with titles are always disagreeing with each other.  We can learn from them and from each other.  In the end you have to depend on yourself--  your own research, your own knowledge and your own budget-- to determine what is the best diet for you and your family.  

To badly paraphrase Irving Berlin's heroine Annie Oakley in the musical "Annie Get Your Gun":   "Anything I can do, you can do better....".

As for the reasons for developing the web site:    First, I hope I can contribute something.  Second, part of the reason for the site (obviously) is commercial; otherwise I couldn't justify the time and expense required.  Last, I like to write and to do computer programming, and this gives me a vehicle to do both.   See the page entitled "Why the Sneaky Kitchen?" for more information, and "Assistants" for photos.

Please be advised: this is your site, too.  Contribute and help others, learn and enjoy!

Fuller Brush and Stanley Home Products
Fuller Brush,Stanley home products,handles,pumps,accessories
Fuller Brush,Stanley Home,bathroom,toilet
Fuller Brush,Stanley Home,clean,polish
Clean & Polish
Fuller Brush,Stanley Home,clothes,clothing,laundry
Clothes & Laundry
Fuller Brush,Stanley Home,dust,clean,scrub
Dust & Scrub
Fuller Brush,Stanley Home,floors,wood floor,tile,floor cleaner
Fuller Brush,Stanley Home,furniture,leather,upholstery
Fuller Brush,Stanley Home,germ busters,antiseptic,germ killers
Germ Busters
Fuller Brush,Stanley Home,home scents,deodorizer,odor control
Home Scents
Fuller Brush,Stanley Home,kitchen,kitchen cleaners,dishes,clean-up
Fuller Brush,Stanley Home,kitchenware,pans,knives,choppers,sieves,bowls,strainers.kitchen tools
Fuller Brush,Stanley Home,rugs,carpets,upholstery,clean,stain removal
Rugs & Upholstery
Fuller Brush,Stanley Home,outdoor products,car care,patio,yardwork
Outdoor & Car Care
Fuller Brush,Stanley Home,personal csre,cream,creme,lotion,facial care,hair,hairbrush
Personal Care
Fuller Brush,Stanley Home,glass,windows,mirrors
Windows & Glass

kettle cleaners,kitchen cleaners,Stanley Home Products,scrubbers,stainless steel

degreaser concentrate,Stanley Home Products

dust mop,dry mop,wooly-bully,stanley home products

bath clean,bath and shower brush,long handled brush

The Sneaky Kitchen
Fuller Brush & Stanley Home Products
All About | Arts | Contributors | Crafts | Freeze It! | Fru-Gal | Fun & Games | Glossary | Go Green | Holidays | How to Do It | Humor | Ideas | Inspirations | Music | News | People | Pets | Poetry | Recipes | Security Stories | 10.Commandments | 20th Century  
Web Site by Bess W. Metcalf   Copyrightę April 1999 - 201