Welcome to my blog!

14 Sep

For as long as I can remember, I have loved to cook. It started in high school, watching episodes of Rachael Ray’s 30 Minute Meals with my mom after school. I started helping her make dinner and found that chopping, mixing, stirring and sauteing was therapeutic and stress relieving. I know that for many people, cooking is the last thing that they want to do after a long day at work, but personally, it helps me unwind. In college, I made fancy creations for dinner while my roommates survived on ramen, mac and cheese, and tomato soup with macaroni (I’m looking at you Ali and Sarelle!) 🙂

As I entered into my new life with my husband Matt, I was faced with a challenge. Matt is 6’9 and the dude can eat. A lot. He was also used to eating on budget of $20 a week. Seriously I don’t even know how that is humanly possible with how expensive groceries are, but he managed to do it. We faced a huge food budget challenge when we first moved in together. With my love of creating lots of new and exciting recipes and his frugality, we had to figure out a way to meet in the middle. After a year of living together, I think we have gotten into a nice groove when it comes to cooking. We use coupons whenever we can, check out what is on sale at the store that week and stock up on things we use frequently, and we figure out a way to always use leftover ingredients. Not only have we saved money, but I’ve been able to appease my hubby who hates wasting food. We also have a great routine where I do the cooking and he does the dishes! (Seriously, how lucky am I!) To give him credit, he does all the grilling which I truly appreciate. To me, cooking is a labor of love. I love feeding my husband, family, and friends and watching them get excited over something I made. It is the best feeling and why I love cooking for my friends!

My purpose of starting this blog is to share stories, recipes, and things happening in our lives with whomever might be interested! I have a lot of friends who look to me for culinary guidance (humble brag?) and I wanted to be able to share simple, healthy, delicious recipes that anyone from the beginner cook to the experienced foodie (Hi Aunt Liz!) can recreate in their own kitchen. Because I was blessed to get married this year, I have accumulated a lot more kitchen gadgets and tools than some might have at this stage in their lives. I will try my best to provide swaps and alternatives to a recipe wherever I can.

Thanks for coming on this journey with me! (I sound like a contestant on the Bachelor.)

Megan

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8 Responses to “Welcome to my blog!”

  1. Mom September 15, 2011 at 8:11 am #

    You continue to amaze me!! Great idea Meg!

  2. Lauren (@laurenvenzel) September 15, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    nice use of humblebrag!

  3. Jonathan Blackhall September 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    Hey! Cool blog! This is going to give us some good ideas of good food to make and eat. And smart choice by picking WordPress!

    • Megan September 15, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

      Thanks Jonathan! I initially looked into Blogger but WordPress was by far a lot more easy to comprehend!

  4. linda vilagi September 15, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    love this Megs! I’m a follower! Very cool…..love the pics! Uncle Scotty will love this dish
    Keep them comin
    Love ya!
    Linda

  5. Gail Novak September 16, 2011 at 7:00 am #

    I love to cook also, but hate it after a long day at work…..I would love some new tips.. after 36 years of making the same foods… I am in need of a change. and if Larry isn’t thrilled with the new cuisine…. I know people at work that will eat just about anything left-overs I bring in. This is excitiing!!!! Thanks Megan!!!

  6. Robin September 18, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    I love it! I may not cook much, but I still enjoying reading recipes (just in case) and your blog is great!

    ♥ Robin

  7. Candis Jones October 4, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    hahah, humble brag. love it.

    Loving your recipes too!!! Gotta try out those mexican spicey choco chip cookies 🙂

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