about me

Hi I’m Rylee and thanks for visiting.

Wondering about the name yankeegumbo.com?  While I’m a sixth generation Wisconsinite, I’m convinced someone in my family spent some time in Louisiana.  Because I love the food, architecture, history, people, music and art.  I’ve visited New Orleans and Louisiana several times and I never get bored. I also love cajun food and starting making my own roux and gumbo a long time ago.

And like gumbo, this little blog of mine is just a big ol’ mix of all things that make my life.

When I’m not blogging, gardening, cooking or playing with my dogs, I work at my company, 5NINES which I started with Todd and Eric about 10 years ago.

I continue to find my way being an empty-nester as my daughters have gone off to college and beyond to seek their own paths.




  1. Nirmit Kapoor
    Feb 18, 2013

    Hello Rylee,

    I was searching some information on German Shepherd on Google and then I found your blog post “Is a German Shepherd right for me?”. Thanks for sharing your personal experience on this. And I think I am changing my mind from a German Shepherd as I know I will not be able to give so much time to my dog.

    Thanks & Regards
    Nirmit Kapoor

    • admin
      Feb 18, 2013


      Thank you reading my blog about my experience with German Shepherds. They sure are wonderful dogs. When the time is right, and you’ll know it, a GSD might be a really good dog for you!



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