My very first memories of being in the kitchen were sitting on the kitchen counter dipping strawberries in the sugar bowl and sneaking chocolate chip cookie batter when I thought Mom was not looking.
I started baking in 4-H. I have come a long way from my first batch of cookies were I mistakenly mixed up baking soda and sugar. Oops!
Casseroles were a favorite growing up. We tossed in all kinds of garden vegetables, and home raised beef to make delicious meals for our family.
My favorite thing to make is desert, surprise! I seem to have inherited my Grandpa’s sweet tooth. Lucky for me both Grandpas had one!
I am learning and loving bread. I was scared of yeast for many years and thought bread baking was too complicated for me. Since starting this blog I have had a huge change of heart.
Meat is another favorite! I start my meal planning with meat in mind and find it fun to build a main course around it. We eat a lot of beef, but enjoy pork and poultry as well.
I love the time I spend in the kitchen, as it gives me a creative outlet. There is never a lack for new recipes, ingredients or techniques too try. I attempt to keep my meals uncomplicated and tasty.
One of the greatest things about cooking is that you’re never too old to find new tricks or to see the error or your ways. ~Kristen, Editor of Real Simple Magazine, July 2011
Your comments always make my day and I enjoy what you have to say. Feel free to send me feedback on the recipes you have tried. There is always a little room to tweak recipes and I am open to suggestions. I also encourage you to send me your favorite recipes to try.