Laura Sampson of Little House Big Alaska is on a mission to teach modern family-oriented home cooks how to make old-fashioned foods new again. She shares her passion for home cooking, backyard gardening, and homesteading on her website and blog LittleHouseBigAlaska.com.
A wife and mom of 3 boys, Laura understands the struggles of trying to serve a home-cooked meal each night. She provides recipes and cooking hacks for busy moms to create dishes they may think take more time or skill than they have to make.
Her creative cooking methods include shortcuts and substitutions to prepare food quicker and easier without sacrificing flavor. Weary of her boys constantly eating her out of house and home she created an easy-to-follow method of dinner planning called the Meal Rhythm. Laura encourages other moms to eliminate the stress of figuring out what to eat each night in her Dinner Reset Facebook group.
Laura was featured on the BBC for helping others learn to love cooking and baking in her Great British Baking Show Bake-Along group on Facebook. Each week she and over 9800 other fans watch the show and then take to the kitchen to recreate what they’ve learned.
Laura supports the group by converting measurements and ingredients to American measurements, challenging members to try new recipes, and encouraging new bakers to greater heights.
A true believer in good old fashioned living in the last frontier Laura and her husband run the Palmer Folk School where they teach artisan maker courses in everything from cooking to blacksmithing. They also sponsor the Palmer Food Swap where community members can trade homegrown produce and fresh-made foods with others. They run both family-owned businesses from their homestead farm.
Laura lives in South Central Alaska with her husband, sons, dogs, and chickens. Connect with her online at @LittleHouseBigAlaska or contact her for collaborations at [email protected]