Well, I can pretty much sum myself up in three ways…
- I’m a wife to the most amazing man on the planet and a mother to some wonderful children, plus my Jack Russell who is basically my baby.
- I’m a second grade teacher and have been for 20 years now.
- I am absolutely, positively OBSESSED with all things food!
My poor husband, kids, and grandkids have to hear me ramble on about the recipes I dreamt up the night before and answer weird questions like which cheese would go best with what.
(This is probably why they encouraged me to start this blog.)
But I will tell you I show my love in food form.
So they do benefit from my creative foodie mind 😉
I get my recipe ideas from food shows on TV, things my mom and dad used to make when I was a kid, restaurant menus, and my own imagination of course.
When I get inspired by something, that’s when I add my own twists and changes.
I am a self-taught, home cook and I range from simple dishes that I can whip up quickly after teaching all day …to a little more adventurous dishes that I can enjoy cooking when I have more time.
I try to be healthy and cut calories when I can, but I also refuse to live in a world without bacon and the occasional deep fried something or other.
Everything in moderation, right?!
I am hoping you all can use some of my ideas, and benefit from this crazy fun food obsession of mine.
I just started a second website dedicated to all things grilling, smoking, and outdoor cooking! Check out IfYouGiveAGirlAGrill.com
My new cookbook is now available too! Check it out HERE!
And join my Grilling and Smoking Facebook Group!