I don’t know when I became so fascinated with being in the kitchen. I’ve always loved food. And my parents taught me how to cook (except how to boil eggs, I still call my mom every time I want/need one). But I think that my love of cooking grew overtime. I have always enjoyed entertaining. Another skill taught by my parents. And I think that my desire to share more and better foods with friends and family lead to me cooking and experimenting with food more. My refusal to believe that I couldn’t make something because it was too difficult (except for those darn boiled eggs) probably played into it a little as well. Now I find myself talking about food all the time with friends. We text each other about what we made for dinner last night. So what better than to start a blog where I can share all of these great recipes?
But food isn’t everything. I married my best friend less than a year ago (who is a blast to cook with). We are constantly on the go. Between the gym, our overly needy dogs, spending time with friends, seeing movies, reading, our ministry, all the other fun stuff we do, and of course, work, our lives are pretty full. So the need for simple (but still tasty) meals are a necessity for us. So bear with me as I try to figure out this cooking thing and maybe along the way I will figure out how to boil an egg!
My passion for cooking began when I moved to Gainesville for college (Go Gators!). Ok, actually it started more like survival rather than passion. Living at home I was spoiled by my amazing cook for a mother and never really had a need to find my way around the kitchen. Fast forward to the end of my first semester and my limited recipe repertoire of peanut butter & jelly, grilled cheese, and tuna fish sandwiches was starting to get very old very fast. I had a crazy idea (I get lots of those) to invite some friends over to our apartment for a pre-Thanksgiving feast. How hard could it be? After several phonecalls to our mothers, plastic gloves and duct tape, and an itty bitty oven fire my roommate and I survived our first Thanksgiving… and much to my surprise, I loved every minute of it.
Outside of the kitchen you will probably find me spending time with my husband, playing with our (six year old) puppy, eating Thai food, working out, reading, hanging out on the boat, entertaining our friends, enjoying the beautiful outdoors… all while trying to forget about my addiction to food
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