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A Different Kind of Foodie.

Here goes nuthin!! 
Nov. 28, 2012 4:12 pm 
Updated: Dec. 1, 2012 7:25 am
Alright, so I've decided to do this. I've been threatening to put my food thoughts out there in cyberspace for a couple of months now, and now I've done it. You're all in for it. But I promise if you'll stick around, I'll make it fun. I'll make it humorous. You'll laugh, you'll make fun of me. I'll make fun of myself. We'll laugh and cry together. (Ok, so maybe not cry- because there is no food emergency that is THAT bad, but we'll see how it goes. But it sounded good right?!)

Just as a warning- don't expect me to be the next Tyler Florence or Giada. Let's face it, I'm not a professionally trained anything, and I'll never be as hot as Giada. BUT- I've got a sense of humor, a love of food, and I'm long winded. Let's see how far that gets me.

This won't be your momma's food blog. I won't be posting recipes everyday for you all to try because "this is totally scrumptious and you can make it in 37 seconds flat!" I'm a realist. Life gets in my way too ya know. I work a full time job, I'm going to school (to finish a degree I should have had years ago), and I'm also in a band (we'll get to that later). And, I won't be running around to a million hot restaurants to tell you what to eat. I'm in a small town, and it would require much more driving that I'm willing to do. Even in spite of having a pretty fuel efficient vehicle- her name is Lola, and we'll get to that later too. This is going to be a collection of thoughts that crystallize my food experience. Cooking, eating, making, rolling, puking, whatever. I don't know where the "rolling" came from, so don't ask. And I hope there won't be much puking, but I digress.

I LOVE FOOD. I love to eat it, try to make it, talk to myself in my kitchen like I'm a celebrity chef- and also like I know what I'm doing. My life growing up has been around a table with my family, and I want to put down in writing everything that I've experienced before I get too old and forget it all. When we get together, it's always "Who's making what?" and I want to get you all in on the fun. So feel free to share (you all know I will be) and we can all be food friends. So have fun, live life- and laugh at me. You'll be doing a lot of that.

Tata, and see you in the foodie papers :)
Nov. 29, 2012 6:24 am
Welcome to the Asylum! I'm sure you'll fit in just fine. :)
Dec. 1, 2012 7:25 am
Thanks Doc! It's great to be here :)
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About Me
Music. Food. Family. Food. Playing video games. Food. Random. Food. New gadgets. Food. Wine tasting. Food. Trying new restaurants. Food. Taking pictures. Food. Sports. Food. Football. Food. Get the idea?
My favorite things to cook
Anything that I can successfully complete without burning down the house, and the food tasting relatively decent. Ok, I'm not that bad of a cook but that thought always looms in the back of my head....Oh, and desserts and baked goods are my bag.
My favorite family cooking traditions
"what are you bringing?" I love finding out what weird thing my sister might cook that we will all end up loving, or that my mom always asks me to bring the dessert. My mom is always the traditional one, my sister makes the ethnic stuff, and I love the sweets. Sugar cookies that are my Grandmother's recipe are tradition at Christmas, and my mom's Ham Pot Pie are a birthday dinner staple- even though she refuses to cook it now because it's so dang complicated. And messy.
My cooking triumphs
I've been making some pretty rocking sauces for ravioli. I've discovered a Italian vendor at the Farmer's Market, and I'm obsessed with his homemade ravioli. And my new sauce concoctions :)
My cooking tragedies
Oh boy. Where do I start?! 1000 words may not be enough room.... I made Stuffed Peppers for the first time (10 years ago) and had my mom and dad over for dinner- thinking it would be a huge success. Then, we dug in and I found out that you have to cook the rice before you use it in the meat mixture in the peppers. Duh. Needless to say dinner was a tad crunchier than expected. My first attempt at my Grandmother's Santa Sand Tarts (which is the sugar cookie that is a tradition in our house) was a bit of a debacle. Who knew that sugar cookies required sugar?! I mean geez. (If you don't get that, I don't know how to help you.)
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