My philosophy in the kitchen is simple: Food should taste good. Food should be real.
I can't help but cringe every time I see a recipe calling for Splenda, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, or some other form of ingredient created in a chemistry lab. I use butter and sugar. I use oils and fats. I use real eggs. I am a perfectly healthy adult cooking for other perfectly healthy adults. (I do believe in skim milk and reduced fat cheese and lean ground meat but that's a different story.) I am by no means a "Paula Dean" type of girl nor am I another "Hungry Girl"
I love baking and cooking (the two are different) but for different reasons. I love baking (it's one of the things I do for stress relief!) because it's methodical and exact: there needs to be that perfect balance in order to have a tasty success. I love cooking (it's also a form of stress relief!) because it's not exact. I can take a pound of meat and come up with endless possibilities! I probably identify myself as a baker but mostly because I find that a plate of cookies is a bigger crowd pleaser than a plate of chicken!
People always ask: how do you stay "so thin" and eat THAT?! It's simple: I share my cookies and desserts and, occasionally, I work out.
I've started this blog to better share the goodness that comes out of my kitchen (FaceBook wasn't a large enough media) both from my own ideas and other bloggers I follow.
So welcome: this ride is just getting started.
(New posts are currently planned for Sundays and Thursdays but schoolwork comes first!)