About Collard Valley Cooks - CVC
Why I started Collard Valley Cooks - CVC? First and foremost I wanted my two teenage girls to learn how to cook like my mama, granny, and maw maw. Since they are not interested right now, I thought I should make videos for them to watch when they got married. I am a stage 3 c breast cancer survivor, so I didn’t want to wast time. I started making videos on May 18th 2017! I put them on Facebook and CVC took off! CVC stands for Collard Valley Cooks, and Collard Valley is an area I grew up in. It is located in Polk County Georgia! My family had 100+ acres and we were raised in the country. I learned to cook from great southern women! My motto is “Where we cook like our mama’s did” and I want you to learn how to cook like they did too, because it is such a blessing and makes great family memories too!
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We have assembled a collection of our most favorite essential kitchen and household items that we use at nearly everyday at Collard Valley Cooks.
CVC - Cookbook Vol. 1
As I sat in my Livingroom on May 18, 2017 thinking about how I had survived cancer, I realized hadn’t taught my girls the ropes in the kitchen. I thought to myself “if this cancer comes back, will I have left anything to help my girls in the kitchen”. All I could think of was no. I then thought that maybe if I put my favorite recipes on video, my kids could go back in the future when they are ready and learn how to cook like their mama, grandparents, and great grandparents. That was it, I made my decision right then and there jumped out of the recliner and started videoing with my phone that day. I began posting video tutorials the next day on Facebook, and they were such a hit that I decided that I could teach more than just my kids to cook. I created a Facebook page, webpage and within a few months a YouTube page. It has been a blessing and something that I look forward to each and every day. My recipe fans began asking for a cookbook and because of their persistence and interest, my husband and I have put this together for you all!
CVC - Cookbook Vol. 2
Tammy started Collard Valley Cooks, CVC, in May 2017. Within four months she produced videos for over 100 different recipes and compiled them in CVC’s volume one cookbook. The success of the cookbook and YouTube channel rapidly exceeded our expectations. At that point we realized we needed to organize and form a company. Tammy has some physical disabilities, but she wanted to do what she loved most cooking and making videos for her viewers. This worked out, since I was soon to retire. I am presently editing videos, managing YouTube sites, cookbook sales and inventory, financial aspects, and consulting with Tammy in all phases of CVC. We love working together and have always been a team. Now we get to work together every day and have time to focus on the growth of CVC. Due to the support of our viewers, we felt it was time to produce this volume two cookbook. We hope this is a cookbook you will regularly use in your kitchen and keep cooking just “Like our Mamas did” making memories that last a lifetime.