I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.

Maya Angelou

zaakman at whatayummy.com

About Me

Hey! My name is Najah. I love cooking and creating new things. I learned to cook by myself at home. I enjoy cooking new things and developing recipes for the better.

I grew up in Oklahoma with my loving, sweet grandmothers who cooked in two different styles, and I learned a lot from both of them. My mom also helps me in learning new things.

In the fall of 2019, I started this blog on a whim. Relatives constantly asked for my recipes. I followed a few recipe blogs, and one day I thought to myself, “Hey, why don’t I start my own?”

So here’s the result. My blog evolves and changes, and I’m still learning. It is an art form. I enjoy writing my blog, and I hope you enjoy reading it and trying some recipes from it.

Please get in touch with me at [email protected] if you have any questions about brand partnerships, digital and social media strategy, project coordination with other influencers, appearances, speaking engagements, or any other ideas!


You’ll find my recipes range from classic and approachable to a few over the top! I try to bring back those good things my grandma made when we were children.

You’ll see boxed mixes, Cool Whip as well as from-scratch cakes and brownies! I try to appeal to everyone, but mostly my own family. What you see on the blog, is what we eat! If you’re new to cooking and baking, don’t be afraid. My recipes are easy enough for even you!

I share two new recipes each week, with a strong focus on dinner recipes and side dishes. But I love sharing the occasional healthy treat, too, Most of the recipes here fit into at least 3 of those categories, so you know they taste great and will make you feel great, too.

Thank you for your visit!