I'm a thirty-something, newlywed, elementary teacher that moved from my home-state of California to the wild, wild west of Montana a few years ago.
I've been cooking for myself the past 10+ years and now that I'm married I am excited to cook for two people and even for some family holidays. I enjoy trying new recipes, reading cookbooks and cooking magazines, watching cooking shows, going to farmer's markets, trying new foods, and eating out.
Unfortunately, over the years I have lost track of where recipes went, what recipes I loved, which ones I or my now husband did not love, and what little changes here or there I made to make a recipe quicker, easier, or how I adapted it to my location at 6200 ft. and being one hour away from a grocery store.
This blog is my attempt to keep all the recipes I try (including family recipes passed on from my mom and grandmothers) in one place so I never lose track of this stuff again and eventually have a record of recipes that I want to continue making in the future.
I prefer recipes that are relatively quick and easy without a million steps or having to make everything from scratch. To me, tasting good is more important than a perfect presentation. However, sometimes or more like when I'm in some moods, it's fun to try a complex dish, a Julia Child recipe, or baking something using no pre-made ingredients.
I mostly cook by myself as my husband isn't big in the kitchen except for his famous french toast or BBQ skills. I like to use organic ingredients as much as possible and living an hour from a big grocery store means each week I have to pre-plan really well.
“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure.