Let me start by saying that I do not just love to cook like many other food bloggers. Food is a necessity in life-most of us have to prepare three meals a day, and most holidays and special occasions revolve around food. I grew up on Kool Aid, macaroni 'n cheese, hot dogs and frozen pizzas like most 80's kids. But somewhere between getting married and my husband losing 100 lbs., I realized that I needed to take our food into my own hands. If you have to do something this much, you may as well be good at it, right?
On to the personal stuff.
I. love. this. man. THIS MAN. He has been a huge part of my saving grace. He makes me laugh and is my encouragement. He ate burned grilled cheese for almost a year into our marriage before I pursued cooking. He makes the bed. He waters my flowers. He is my baby-daddy.
On to the second most important man in my life. Tim and I welcomed our first child, Judah, on November 11th, 2013. We were somewhat devastated to miss the 11-12-13 birthday, but once we saw those puckered lips, we forgave him for his speedy arrival. Judah is one laid back baby. His hobbies include kissing his mommy, partying all night long, listening to Glee music, driving in the car and laughing in his sleep.
I also have many hobbies. I love speaking Spanish, and I speak backwards fluently. Example: because=esuaceb. I can sing the entire Titanic song backwards. I take too many baths, am a fighter of mental-illness and am obsessed with Mexican food. I also have two beautiful princess-nieces and one nephew who truly believes he is Spider Man reincarnate. I buy them too many gifts.
In 2006, Tim threw up the eggs and pancakes I so lovingly prepared for him. I realized at that moment that I needed to learn how to cook. So I did. And it wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be.
I am now a human incubator to our first baby, little Judah, who is due in November, 2013. Tim is the Director of Student Ministries at North Hills Community Church in Taylors, SC, and I am spending my final child-less days working in insurance. We live quiet lives, but we eat well (most of the time) and are happy.
I love you all, and I hope you enjoy these recipes!