Welcome to My Blog!

I hope this blog inspires you to try some new recipes, feel comfortable adapting recipes to your own cupboard ingredients and tastes, and makes you feel confident enough to take on cooking for two…or twenty!

I’m a thirty-something elementary teacher, California-born and current resident, with a few years in Montana and Oregon in between.

I enjoy trying new recipes, reading cookbooks and cooking magazines, traveling, going to farmer’s markets, trying new foods, and indulging at restaurants.

Unfortunately, over the years I have lost track of where some recipes went, which recipes I loved, and what little changes here or there I made to make a recipe quicker, easier, or how I adapted it to my location at over a mile in altitude.

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 and I call these longer recipes part of Project Sunday.

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure.
In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” -Julia Child

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