With my sister Annie, I started this blog back in 2009 to share recipes and connect with fellow food-lovers. Annie has since departed the blog to work on her master's degree and focus on teaching.
I rarely cooked or baked until 2006, when I lived on my own for the first time. I started out baking cookies and brownies for coworkers, and then got into cooking when I discovered The Pioneer Woman's step-by-step tutorials. I quickly realized that I had a passion for food, and did what any rational person would do - subscribed to Cooks Illustrated and roughly 100 food blogs, and learned as much as I could through trial, and lots and lots of error.
I love cooking breakfast, baking cupcakes, and making giant hunks of meat in fancy pots. As an ex-vegetarian, those are words I never thought I'd type. I cook to a really dorky playlist containing mostly Broadway showtunes and country.
When I'm not in the kitchen, I enjoy reading, happy-houring, photography, trying new restaurants, and wasting time on the internet watching stuff like this, this, and this. Cheap wine, guacamole, and funny people make me happy.
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