Hi! We’re the Downes family and we’re so happy you found your way here to The Downes Home!

I’m Danielle, and I’m a fifth grade teacher by day who created this blog as a creative outlet to share all of my favorite recipes and other things I love. Barry and I met online in 2013, got married in October 2017, and live in New Jersey. We welcomed our daughter, Chloe, in January 2019…and she’s been keeping us on our toes ever since. 😉 We welcomed our son, Jason, in August 2022 and are loving life as a family of four.

While I’m the main author of the blog, Barry and I decided to create this space together as a place to share our lives and all the things we love – mainly recipes, but also musings about marriage, family, travel, health, and tips to make life simpler and sweeter. Who knows…maybe you’ll see Barry here in the future also with some posts of his own. 😉 I hope you enjoy your stay in our little corner of the internet!