Hi, it’s nice to meet you!

My goal is to provide you with simple home cooking ideas so you spend less time in the kitchen and more time on what matters most to you.

As a busy mom, wife, and small business owner, I know how tiresome it can be to make dinner after a long day. Easy Recipe Depot focuses on delicious dishes everyone can make quickly and easily! Read on to learn more about me, my team, and what we do.

Carrie from Easy Recipe Depot

Where the magic happens

More often then not, you’ll find my husband and I in the kitchen preparing meals together! We love to create new things together and enjoy yummy healthy food!

Where you can find me!

I’m an optimist by nature and enjoy sharing recipes, trying new craft ideas, planning for parties and events as well as organizing and decorating our home. When I’m not blogging, preparing meals or picking up around the house, you’re bound to find me hidden away in a castle under the stairs reading to my kids.

Introducing The Easy Recipe Depot Team

Meet Carrie

Carrie from Clutter Keeper

Carrie Ypma is the owner and chief executive officer of Easy Recipe Depot. She’s an optimist by nature and enjoys cooking and preparing easy meals for her family. When she’s not working on Easy Recipe Depot you’ll find her over at her blog, Ideas for the Home by Kenarry sharing more recipes, trying new craft ideas, planning for parties and events as well as decorating our home. You’ll also find her at her home organization blog Clutter Keeper®, and her craft blog Messy Momma Crafts where she shares arts and craft ideas for parents.

Carrie’s other passion is volunteerism and connecting people with opportunities to make a difference in their community. She’s one of the founders of an annual Women’s Service Day event. She also spent many years as the director of a short-term missions program for teens serving throughout the US, Canada and abroad.

Meet Kent

Kent Ypma from Clutter Keeper®

Kent is responsible for a lot of the behind-the-scenes work at Easy Recipe Depot including acting as a sounding board and providing technical support. 

By day, Kent is a design engineer and manager for an automotive supplier. In his spare time, he loves researching new tech toys, fishing at our cottage and watching the Seahawks win.

Meet Annie

Annie Kearns is an independent contractor who focuses on SEO strategy, editing and writing blog posts and other digital content. Annie grew up in a small town in Kansas with a passion for writing and a hunger to experience the world “beyond the rainbow.”

Today, she lives in West Virginia with her husband and their blended family of 7 children. Together, they have a West Virginia food and travel blog called Venture1105.

Meet Samantha R.

Samantha from A Home to Grow Old In

Samantha Root is an independent contractor who serves as the Social Media Manager and Affiliate Marketing Manager for Easy Recipe Depot. Samantha has lived in Massachusetts her whole life. She grew up on the ocean and recently moved a couple hours inland. While the home was pretty much move in ready, she loves adding her personal touch to every room.

Being raised by a very creative mother who was always working on a craft, Samantha enjoyed getting involved and to this day still learns from her. She loves going to the beach, cooking, and crafting with her husband and their three boys.

Meet Keri

As an independent contractor, Keri Houchin serves as our Pinterest Marketing Manager and Graphic Designer creating images for Easy Recipe Depot. She is a writer, creator, wife and mom of two from Texas.

She began her blog, One Mama’s Daily Drama, when her teens were little as a way to help parents navigate the chaos of family life. She is passionate about planning, organizing and helping other parents find practical solutions to everyday challenges.

Meet Samantha M.

Samantha Moltke is an independent contractor who serves as the Newsletter Writer for Easy Recipe Depot. Sam is a Florida native who now lives in Colorado where she works in human resources by day. In her spare time, she loves cooking delicious goodies, hiking with her dogs, writing amazing content and spending time with her husband.