Sunday, September 11, 2011

Welcome, welcome!

Ah, the much anticipated inaugural blog post...much anticipated by me, anyhow.  I've been excited to get started for months now on this page, and, well, here we go.   

I have written for Suite101 and Examiner as a food writer.  While I had great experiences on both sites, I look forward to doing this my way now, without pesky editors telling me how they prefer it done.  I intend to share my love of cooking, baking, and food, in general, with anyone who is willing to read.

I am addicted to the ooohing and awwwing that comes with serving up something great to eat.  That addiction started when I was a little girl and an eager assistant cook and baker to my mother, who as a mother of five children, stayed pretty busy.  When I would serve anything, and I mean anything, to my father he would respond as if I had just served him sunshine on a plate.  I have been hooked on making food and watching it recharge people's moods, and distributing a little guilty pleasure at times, ever since.

I am an avid home cook and it is safe to describe me as a wanna-be-chef.  I have a huge recipe collection that I began putting together over 15 years ago and I am still adding to it.  At times, I've wondered what I would ever do with all of those recipes...I'm fairly certain this blog is my solution.