I found this mug in the Detroit airport in… 2007? My mom and I were on our way home from a two week trip to France. I was in my second year of college. I found this mug and between the dog and the inscription, I couldn’t pass it up. It has been my favorite mug for years now, because it reminds me that I need to make sure I have fun with what I’m doing whenever I can. I realized that even when I’m up to my ears in baking and stressing about whether I’ll have enough done for one of my holiday parties, I’m still having a lot of fun. I can’t really say that about any other up-to-my-ears stressors in my life. So this blog is a way to follow the mug’s advice.
I will be posting once a week, possibly more, about my various kitchen adventures. The blog serves a few different purposes. First, it is a way to get me to cook and bake more often, rather than wanting to do something in the kitchen, then sitting on the couch all weekend. Additionally, I love to try out new recipes (I’m a bit addicted to Bon Appetit and Sunset magazines), but I tend to do so for parties and things where I am planning to share my yummies with people. Kind of not the place to try out a completely new recipe. It’s taken me a few years, but I’m starting to understand that. So the blog will be a place for me to experiment with new recipes and techniques, especially those around gluten-free baking. I have a number of gluten-intolerant friends, and I don’t like excluding people from yummies. I mean, what other purpose is there to making good food than sharing with people? And if my experiments are successful, I can share with people at work and at the bank and at Mikal’s internship and really anywhere, because I sure don’t need to be eating everything I make. If its not successful, I can pan it and try it again later.
I would love feedback on the site (it’s going to be going through quite a bit of futzing, because I haven’t gotten it exactly how I want it yet), especially if it’s acting funny. I would love to hear your experiences with various recipes and techniques, because I am always looking for ways to make things better.