WELCOME to my blog and please visit often! I have fabulous family and friends, who after hearing me chatter and dream of creating a blog, finally talked me into sitting down one very cold Sunday morning and doing it. I'm a new blogger and a self-taught cook, and with inspiration from my mom, Ina Garten, and an obession with cookbooks and food photography, I have whipped up some delightful meals in my kitchen. 

My morning ritual involves strong coffee and visiting my favorite foodie blogs. Over the last year, I feel I have befriended the women behind these blogs, and am inspired by their love of food and creativity. I believe a meal is meant to be shared with close family and friends, at a table, with candles and real silver, and a bottle of wine. 

My daily blog ritual (in no particular order): 


  1. Congrats on your new blog baby! I look forward to being your test subject for all of the tasty treats!

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  3. I've had this on my calendar for 5 months, and I can FINALLY say this.
    Happy 1 year on the blog! I've found many good recipes as our friendship has grown!
    I love you and Josh :)