I am a stay-at-home mom with an engineering background who likes to cook much much more than I like to clean. I’ve been cooking for as long as I can remember. When I was little I would cook with my Mom – mostly desserts. When I was a teenager my mother went back to school and I was given the responsibility of cooking dinner most nights. I haven’t stopped cooking. I also have been taking pictures of food for almost as long – meals I’ve cooked, parties I’ve had and meals at restaurants, especially on vacation. I even married a guy who likes cooking, eating and taking pictures of food as much as I do. Frequently we’ll cook together for our “at home date nights”. When I joined Facebook I started posting all those food pictures. After getting numerous requests for recipes plus pleads to start giving cooking lessons I decided to start this blog.
Some of my cooking is quick & easy weeknight recipes; some is more labor-intensive, but not difficult, weekend recipes. I get inspiration from my 200+ cookbooks, cooking magazines & the Internet. I like to try new recipes, especially on guests. I also LOVE to have themes to my meals. Most of my recipes are “from scratch” and use few processed items – no canned cream of XYZ soups here. My two boys (teen & preteen) are definitely spoiled in this regard and have become young food snobs. Additionally, I have a strong Type A personality (see “engineering background” above) and continually refine & modify recipes (I have been known to spend hours researching the best tuna fish salad sandwich recipe).
I hope you enjoy my pictures and my recipes.