Friday, January 8, 2010

Why a food blog?

I've wanted to start a food blog for a long time. I love to cook and bake, although there was a time in my life, not very long ago, when I never though I'd say that! I didn't grow up caring much about anything I considered "domestic," but as I got older, and entered the season of my life of having a young family, slowly I found myself loving doing things like cooking and gardening. (Just like you said I would, Mom. :-)

So why now? No particular reason, but... the combination of the start of a new year, some friends asking for advice on thrifty shopping and cooking, a friend of my revamping her food blog, and certain unnamed family and friends saying something to the effect of "more pictures of your kids, less recipes" about my personal blog... and suddenly I'm excited and inspired to start a food blog of my own!

For a disclaimer: I'm not a gourmet chef- in fact I have as many or more big fat fails in the kitchen as I do successes (and yes, I'm sure I'll blog about those too!). I'm just a wife and mom, hopefully doing my best to feed my family well, while being the best steward I can of God's immense blessings on our family. For me, this means cutting coupons, shopping the sales, and slowly moving to more healthful options for our family, while at the same time coming up with food options that work for us: crockpot cooking, one pot meals, baking at home, and getting my toddler involved in the kitchen.

I have so many ideas, and thost of you who know me (well, that's all of you I suppose) know that when I get excited, I want to put it all out there! But I'll restrain myself and stop for now.

Happy Cooking!


  1. Yay! I will add this blog to my blog roll. Maybe I can actually DO some of things you & Anjanette blog about :)

  2. Your first post says "cockpot" - just thought I would point that out.


  3. Hmm... thanks, Allison! Definitely fixed that one. You get double your usual editor's salary. :-)

  4. Did this idea come from the movie Julia/Julia by any chance?! Haha You're crazy T!