I wasn't raised in a foodie family. My Mom had a hand full of "go to" dinners. Monday night Meatloaf, and Tuesday night Tuna Casserole, etc. Many of her recipes called for canned soups, and the sides consisted of processed boxed foods. Both of which were high in sodium and/or fat. Many of my comfort foods ended up revolving around those items. Mac and Cheese (yes the blue box folks), cream of mushroom soup, etc. I hated just about anything in vegetable form and refused to eat them.
In 2004 I underwent Gastric Bypass surgery, which helped me to lose 160 pounds. Through that process I began searching for new recipes to showcase great food with good flavor. It became all about quality to me.
In 2010 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had been in school full time, but ended up having to drop out due to surgeries and recovery time. I am now cancer free, but during my time at home my kids pushed me to start my own blog. That was in May of 2011. Now I can't imagine what I would be doing other than this. Cooking has become a passion to me. I used to say I lived to eat, now I live to cook.
If you cook with love you food will show it!
my awesome sous chef and boyfriend Kevin
I give thanks to my wonderful Father for loving me and supporting this blog and EVERYTHING I do!!
Feb 1937 - Nov 2011
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org