I had always been interested in baking, focusing on pies and a few pastries, but this was the first time I really started getting creative with main dishes. I loved having "guinea pigs" who were enthusiastic to try out my new recipes and with a few laughable missteps (ie, super briny chicken - I used 2 tbsp. of salt in a marinade instead of 1/2 a tsp.) I began to discover that cooking for the people I love is a true passion of mine.
I love to cook, am a bit of a messy one and my inherent clumsiness has resulted in my husband hiding the mandoline when he's not home and available for suturing (I can't blame him, the first time I cut myself on it I was assembling the thing!). Still, my passion for cooking continues to grow and my confidence in the kitchen has led me to share my triumphs and a few messy failures here on this blog.
I hope you find inspiration in the stories and recipes you find here and please contact me with any questions or stories about your own tasty messes, I love to hear from my readers!