Editorial Policy

Editorial policy

We, Sonja and Alex Overhiser, are professional recipe developers and cooking experts dedicated to sharing our love of food and cooking here at A Couple Cooks. This editorial policy outlines our commitment to providing you with high-quality, reliable, and delicious recipes. The summary: Every recipe is born in our kitchen and meticulously tested. We believe in transparency and using no AI shortcuts, just real food, real stories, and real joy. ‍️

Authenticity and originality

  • Every recipe on A Couple Cooks is original, created and tested by us in our own kitchen. We do not copy recipes from other sources. Instead, we use our culinary expertise to craft each dish to make sure it is unique and bursting with flavor.
  • None of the recipes or recipe photos on A Couple Cooks are generated by AI (artificial intelligence). Every recipe is written by Sonja and Alex Overhiser, unless it is a cookbook feature used by permission from the recipe author (noted in the recipe).
  • Transparency is key. We clearly identify any inspiration or adaptations used, and always give credit where it’s due.

Recipe testing

  • Every recipe is meticulously tested and refined multiple times in our home kitchen before publishing. We meticulously adjust ingredients, techniques, and instructions to guarantee success for cooks of all levels.
  • We use high-quality, readily available ingredients to ensure accessibility and ease of preparation.


  • Our food photographs are all taken by Alex Overhiser in collaboration with the art direction of Sonja Overhiser.
  • We take photos of the finished dish in all cases, with no food styling tricks, photoshopping, or AI intervention. We want you to see exactly what you’ll be creating.
  • In some cases, we may weave stories into our recipes, sharing our personal experiences, tips, and variations. All stories we share are factual based on our personal experience.

AI (Artificial Intelligence)

  • We believe technology can be a valuable tool, but not at the expense of authenticity. While AI may be used for spell checking and basic copyediting, all content on A Couple Cooks is human-crafted.

Transparency & disclosure

  • We are committed to transparency in all aspects of our website. We clearly disclose any sponsored content or partnerships, ensuring you can trust our recommendations.
  • We value open communication and feedback. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out at email@acouplecooks.com.

Our promise to you

At A Couple Cooks, we strive to create a space where you can find inspiration, build confidence in the kitchen, and share the joy of cooking with loved ones. We believe that everyone deserves delicious, homemade meals, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Thank you for joining us on this culinary adventure!