My name is Mandy and I’m just an ordinary gal who loves to cook. Although, I didn’t always feel that way. Don’t get me wrong, I could throw together a meal if I had to and I dabbled a bit in baking, but when I got engaged and moved in with my now husband, reality slapped me in the face and I soon learned that my cooking was mediocre at best. I knew nothing about spices or flavors (isn’t that what salt & pepper are for?) or different cooking methods (chicken gets baked, pork chops get fried…and so on and so on…yikes!); nor did I have a clue about other types of desserts besides cake and cookies. So in an effort to live up to my part of what my hubby calls our “marriage contract” (that is I cook most of the meals and he takes out the trash and does the yardwork, among other things….I definitely got the sweet end of the deal on that!) I started trying new recipes. Over the years I’ve gone from following recipes exactly the way I found them, to getting a little more adventurous and altering them based on others’ online reviews and comments, slowly making my way to make my own changes, to most recently being able to create my own recipes!
I am far from a world class chef, but I think I’m probably like a lot of you “at-home cooks”…who are just happy in the kitchen creating delicious food. And that is what this blog is for…to share the knowledge I have, to share my learning experience (because when it comes to food and cooking I’m learning everyday!), and to connect with others who also have a passion for cooking.
Recently I have made some important changes to my life to eat whole, real foods as well as regularly exercising. This blog is still a cooking blog, but has evolved to include healthier recipes, fitness advice, motivation and a little bit of life that the average Joe or Jane can probably relate to. I hope I can help or inspire some of you through my own experiences!
So I hope you enjoy what I have to offer and I look forward to hearing your feedback, thoughts, tips & comments.
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