UPDATED 11/9/10: A woman’s gotta eat, right? That’s pretty much how this whole thing started.
As a child, I was not allowed near my parents’ kitchen. Well, I was allowed near it (even in it!) but with the exception of the microwave and toaster, I was not allowed to use any appliances. This might have been a result of my inability to cook. No matter how hard I tried, everything I cooked turned into a black, crispy mess. So when I left home for college, sheer panic set in when I finally had my own kitchen. I didn’t even know how to boil water! How was I supposed to eat? But armed with patient roommates (and eventually, a patient and hungry husband) and an extraordinary ability to follow directions, as well as that basic need to eat, I eventually learned how to cook.
This blog was born with the desire to pass what I’ve learned on to others. I am a self-taught cook. I would never even dare to call myself anything close to a professional cook. But I know enough to: a) not set anymore kitchen fires; b) feed a family on a budget; and c) teach even the most rudimentary skills. I hope you enjoy what I share!
Some other things about me (you know, the good stuff):
- I am a pescatarian who drinks milk and will, occasionally, eat eggs
- I love Vera Bradley bags
- I think stand-up comedy rules
- I am the most disorganized organized person you will meet
- I love almost all movies, music and books and I am very, very ecclectic. If someone ever tried to analyze my personality based on my favorite movies, music and books, his (or her) head would explode.
- I think that peanut butter and chocolate is the single best food combination ever
- I am a native New Yorker. And although I have not lived in NY for 15 years, I am still a New Yorker.
- My family is more important to me than anything else in the world
- I am a news junkie
- Desserts are my specialty