About Me

I’ve said for years that I thought the “art” of cooking was dying among women and now all of sudden home cooking seems to be the “new, up and coming thing” in every healthy living book and magazine out there.  But, I’ve been doing it my whole life.

I raised a son, alone as a single mother who worked 12-hour shifts as a nurse and still came home and cooked a meal (and packed him homemade lunches.)

I grew up in W.Va. where it was the woman’s “job” to cook, not just everyday, but three meals a day. My husband certainly doesn’t consider it my job, but quite frankly I do. I don’t care what anyone says, I love cooking. And cooking for my family is my way of loving them and caring for them in one of the best ways I know how.

I shop farm markets and use quality, local, organic ingredients and the produce I grow myself whenever possible. We have a garden this year where I grow my own lettuces, spinach, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, strawberries, peppers and herbs.

As you’ll see from post to post, I walk a fine line between being that country girl raised on all the rich southern foods I love and trying to be a healthy “foodie” that thinks about every little bite I take being healthy and whole. And because I’m not a fan of depriving myself, you’ll hear me refer to exercising in more than one post.

Please note that any recipe I use will be linked back to the original poster with credit given to them but I will use my own photo.

And of course, all photos on this blog are take by me with my IPhone camera, so please don’t steal. If you use one of my recipes, please link back to me, thanks.


7 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Looking forward to seeing what ya got cookin’. I make a few of your recipes that you have shared with me.

  2. My dauughter shared your recipe and your site this morning and we both are looking forward to your interesting recipes. Thank you for putting me on your recipe mailing list. pat

    • Hi to you and your daughter, Pat! Thanks for stopping by! Started the blog out of my obsession of taking photos of my food. Since I have lots of busy working women friends, I thought I would start this to include the recipe and if not the recipe, then just the idea. Sometimes we just need a different idea other than what we are making over and over again. I try to keep the ideas or recipes simple because I don’t have a lot of time either. Hope you get some new ideas and if you’d ever like to contribute a recipe, send it off to me and I will add it as a guest post. If you have a picture of the recipe/idea you submit, that’s even better! Thanks again and talk to you soon! 🙂

  3. I also agree that cooking and baking is a way of showing love! Isn’t there that saying that a man’s heart can be reached through his stomach? I believe it works not only for man, but for friends and family and also the other way round.

    Thank you for following my blog. I hope you will enjoy reading about my lunches.

    • And since most men and kids eat what mom makes, it’s up to us to keep everyone healthy. I’m glad to say my two grown boys have healthy eating habits to this day because of eating home cooked meals. My husband is just happy to have a wife that cooks. I’m sure he’d eat anything I put in front of him. LOL! 😉
      Can’t wait to read about your lunches. Thanks for stopping by!

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