Once dubbed “The Youngest Chef in Peru” and now the owner of the popular “Oak Hill Farms”, Carla Bushey is spilling all of her secrets to create simple and delicious food the whole family will love and that will crown you the Queen of your kitchen.

In her debut cookbook “Keepin’ It Real”, Carla shares stories from her life that will make you both launch and cry, and she proves how easy it is to skip the drive thru and cook with the kids instead! She shows readers that making delicious food doesn’t have to be difficult, and sometimes half homemade is perfectly ok!

So what kind of recipes does Carla share in “Keepin’ It Real”? Everything from breakfast to dessert to coffee and cocktails in between! She teaches you how to make some traditional Peruvian dishes like Tara’s Aguadito and Tacu Tacu a lo Pobre, some family favorites like Grandma’s Scones and Giga’s Key Lime Pie; unique, innovative starters like Lasagna Soup and Hot Hoagie Dip right down to some good old Mexican Street Corn and Jersey Style Pork Roll, Egg, and Cheese! And so much more.

With a variety of flavors and a whole bunch of different influences, Carla’s dishes share one thing in common - they will make your mouth water just thinking about them!! She gives you guidance but let’s you have fun and encourages you to think outside the box and break the rules! She’s the best friend you’ve always wanted in your corner! She wants nothing more than you to turn on your favorite music, pour a glass of wine, and just let loose in the kitchen without fear of messing up or having to be a classically trained chef like Julia Child.

The book is more than a cookbook; it inspires readers to live a life that’s filled with beautiful and messy moments, embrace imperfection, make amazing food, and be surrounded by those you love the most!