my kitchen weapon of choice
my spatulas – i have a bit of a collection. i could not live or cook without a good spatula.
who i cook for
my husband & my girls, our families when they’re in town, and all the friends i’m allowed to invite over.
favorite foods to cook
i am the creative-type so i like to cook when i can mess with it a bit. but ever since becoming pregnant with baby #2 i have had a crazy sweet tooth, so i really enjoying baking these days.
my happy place
my kitchen. these days, my oldest daughter loves to help me in the kitchen, so i am loving having someone in there creating with me. i am also happiest as i watch people i love enjoy the food i make, so dinner parties are a major happy place for me.
also: reading with my kiddos before bed or family lip-syncing performances and kitchen dance parties.
favorite foodie show
i could watch giada for hours, her and the lovely way she cracks her eggs. i am also a huge fan of guy fieri’s diners, drive-ins & dives… i would love to travel around the country and eat eat eat! and the best thing i ever ate… LOVE that show.
first thing i ever cooked for my husband
burrito pie (one of my all-time faves in my recipe arsenal). and he had fifths.
apron or no apron?
sometimes i get so excited to make something that i forget to put it on, but i have a super cute one that i got for christmas years ago from anthropologie.
favorite kitchen gadget
do my tongs count? and my whisk. i get really excited when i get to use my whisk.
what i listen to while i cook
most often it’s the beastie boys, anything from the 90s, marc broussard, or the beach boys – you know, something that makes me happy & energized. but when i bake, i put on the samples, amos lee, patty griffin, or esperanza spalding.
all of the recipes i post are recipes i have
tried | played with | created or adapted | loved
and have been dying to share with you.
this is my collection of my favorites…