I'm not really sure if anyone is going to follow it (other than my wonderful boyfriend) but I'm doing it. Mainly because 1) it will keep me occupied, and 2) starting a blog was on my 2011 to do list and 2011 is almost over.
My kitchen is my favorite room in my apartment. I'm never without a full fridge and I have more cookbooks than I could ever cook through. Despite all of my cookbooks, I like throwing together random ingredients and creating new recipes. I view recipes as guidelines from which new and exciting things can be created by substituting and adding and changing the details. I intend to post photos and "recipes" for my creations... even if they're disgusting. I'm more than happy to take suggestions as well (if I get any readers). I believe that you can take any combination of pork, potato, and cabbage and throw it together and it will be delicious. I understand the importance of eating healthy but I like a hearty meal at the end of the day. I'm big on comfort food. I'll try anything twice; if I don't like it the first time, I figure maybe I did it wrong so I'll try it again. I always burn chocolate chip cookies but manage to perfect the intricate little Danish almond ring cookies. Sometimes I like to pretend I'm on Iron Chef and pick a random ingredient and see what I can do with it. This is how I figured out I don't like fennel. I also love random kitchen gadgets. I'm working on my plating techniques. I have a huge girl crush on Giada de Laurentis from the Food Network.
I'm 24 years old, from Madison, Wisconsin. I work for the state legislature. I'm also in the National Guard. And I work at New York & Company at the mall. Other than cooking and three jobs, my hobbies & interests include my cat (Tucker), shoes, bar trivia, reading, scrapbooking, Packers football, being Maid of Honor for two of my best friends, and anything Wisconsin Badgers. I have no idea what I want to be when I grow up.
Today, I had mac & cheese for lunch and Target-brand golden Oreo's for dinner. This is not typical. No photo or recipe for this entry but I do have a couple from Thanksgiving dinner that I plan on posting soon.