About

Welcome to my food blog.  I started cooking when I was five years old. I created a peanut butter and jelly pie. It got rave reviews (from my mom) and I haven’t stopped cooking and experimenting since. This blog is geared to the everyday busy family, Mom or Dad doing the cooking, who strive to put good food on the table on a daily basis. I try to make the ordinary extraordinary using simple ingredients and keep it as healthy as possible. I have a wonderful wife of 23 years who works full-time. We have three great kids: 10, 12, 15. I have been doing the majority of the cooking for most of our marriage.

Like most we have had our difficulties with jobs, health and positions in life. Due to economic circumstances and disease that effects my vision, we switched roles over the last six years. During this time I returned to school and earned another degree and I do my best to run the household. My wife would agree not everything is done the best, but she would agree that no matter what we always have a good, healthy, tasty meal on the table.

Cooking is my joy, passion, gift, hobby, and hopefully a form of income. I enjoying cooking the most when I am giving back and making people happy with food. Food is a large part of our lives. I have spoiled my kids with food. We are members of a dinner group, with great friends, for the past 16 years. I enjoy catering, on a volunteer basis, for local charities. I almost made the cut for Master Chef.

My plan is to create a weekly menu that is easy to follow, using simple ingredients and cooking techniques that will allow you to provide your family with something other than fast food during our busy weekdays. I will also provide recipes for entertaining and other gatherings where life provides cooking opportunities.

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Enjoy!!

27 thoughts on “About”

  1. That’s what I am here for. I do all of the cooking in our house and have since we’ve been married. (23 years this Saturday)
    I hope to inspire other husbands to get into the kitchen. I think I’ve inspired more of my friends wives than their husbands. :))

  2. I enjoyed reading your About page, and love your passion for cooking. I look forward to seeing your posts and finding some new recipes!

    1. Shari, Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. I hope I didn’t put you to sleep reading about me… :))) I look forward to checking out your creations on your blog. Thanks for sharing. Quinn

  3. Nice to meet you! I admire your passion for cooking and also the name of your blog! 🙂 I see a lot of Mexican cuisine and I am doing a Mexican series for the next few weeks so will definitely mention your recipes! 🙂

    1. Hi Indu. Thank you for stopping by my little blog and taking the time to comment. Yes I tend to cook a fair amount of Mexican inspired food. From dessert to lasagna and crock pot dishes. If I can help you with your series or if you would like to use one of my recipes please let me know. Quinn :))))

      1. Hi Quinn, thanks absolutely. I plan to do a round up post as a last post and I shall include several of your recipes in that post as embedded links to ur site of course! Hope that’s ok! Many thanks!

      1. We’re neighbors. I’m in Liberty Twp. You have a great blog. My little blog is still in its infancy. Getting ready to make the switch to self-host @ WP(dot)org. Not sure if I have enough followers. Slow and steady. If you have any advice please feel free to send it my way :)))

  4. That is just wonderful! Your ‘about’ page that is…really enjoyed getting the scoop to your blog and family. Hey – I’m in the NW corner of Ohio – love connecting with other bloggers.

    1. Thank you. Life has Its challenges and opportunities. Seems to be a few of us in Ohio. I rather new in the blogging world. Trying to make a go of it full time since February of this year. Growing slowly but growing. If you have any advice I’m all ears.

  5. I think you are on the fast track ahead. Interacting with other bloggers…linking up at parties..cooking ‘real’ food..youre doing great! Go gettum! 😃

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