My love of food and cooking began at an early age, when I’d stand on a blue trash can in my grandmother’s kitchen to be able to see over the counter, watching her cook fried okra and catfish and countless other delicious meals for my family.  From my perch on the trash can, I realized that, for me, food is much more than nourishment– it’s passion, an expression of love and care for family and friends and a large part of who each of us is as a person.

I followed suit in my grandmother’s backyard– with a pretend kitchen, mixing sand and rainwater into what I called “cantaloupe soup.”  Since then, I’ve always loved to cook for family and friends, and I hope to pass that love on to others who visit my blog.

When I’m not in the kitchen, I’m a Master’s student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.  I moved to Phoenix from my hometown of Austin, Texas, this summer.  Besides that, I love traveling with my fiance and trying new places to eat (of course)!

One Response to “About”

  1. Lisa Dvorak Says:

    Snap! You do remember! One of my very fondest memeories is of you preparing your “cantaloupe soup” in the backyard. Mama would be so proud of you, as I am, carrying on her legacy. She taught us well, and she taught us alot of awsome things to cook! Kudos for sharing your homegrown talent!

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