I feel that I am the prototypical modern American mom... because just like many of you, I wear many hats during the day as I juggle my responsibilities. During "work" hours, I work as a professor of Anatomy and Physiology at a private Christian University. When I get home, the real work begins as the mother of four beautiful children (3 boys and 1 girl). I grew up in South Louisiana where the best food in the world is routinely brought from the garden and the water, and put on the table. Everyone in my family of origin is a wonderful cook, so I guess it is just natural that I show my love to my family through food. I love cooking and eating... and teaching my children the art and techniques of being in the kitchen. My mother taught me that there is always SOME part of the cooking process that even small children can help with...so my kids are indeed very familiar with the kitchen, the kitchen tools, use of homegrown herbs, etc. I hope you enjoy my blog.
If you are a frequent visitor to my blog, you have seen my kids grow and mature... and now they are in most of the posts as my kitchen helpers.
I may post more step-by-step directions and photos than you would prefer; but my goal is to make even the newest and timid cooks feel confident enough to try these recipes. So in this regard, my posts become almost like a "paint by numbers" project where you just follow the steps and the photos until you get to the end!
I enjoy cooking, traveling, reading, wine and food pairings, scuba diving!
Meet the rest of the Cooking Staff at our house -
This is Lovely Lily. She's the youngest. She is featured in the majority of the recipes from 2012. I can promise you that this little girl knows how to crack eggs better than most adults!
This is Canon. He's next. Not a big fan of sharing the "chopping table" with Lily, so he mostly helps me out if Lily is napping.
This is Brady. He's the one that helped me win the StoveTop Hero Video Cooking Contest. We also wrote a children's fictional book together a few years ago.
That foxy man next to Brady my husband, Gregg. Yes. Life is good!
This is Nicholas. He's my Mr Dependable, oldest. Not the biggest fan of cooking in our house, but definitely knows how to when I need him!
This is my stepson, Gavin. Sometimes he helps with cooking, and sometimes with photography. He has a great eye for photography and all things digital.
This is my stepson, Jace. He and Canon are pretty tight.. and usually caught up in playing video games together. But sometimes he's definitely in kitchen help mode!