I'm a 30-something, California native living in Los Angeles. Around 2008-ish I started an instagram account @traderjoeslist. I've been in the kitchen in one way or another - cooking, cleaning, assisting the chef of the house - since I can remember. Pat the Spatula came about as a way to bring smiles into the kitchen and as a reminder to not take cooking (or life) too seriously. I aim to continue to evolve Pat Cooks with quality, fun products that bring more smiles into your kitchen. Please enjoy the recipes page as a way to treat yourself to tasty meals with new, delicious recipes featuring Pat the Spatula added weekly. I hope you enjoy PatCooks and feel free to drop me a note if you have a product you would like to see on here. Cheers!