Hi, I’m Heather! I’m hunting through cookbooks, magazines and blogs for new recipes to delight my family, my friends, my kids’ teachers and more.
I live in Denver, Colorado with my husband, our two kids, two cats and a tiny flock of urban chickens. I have a background in retail sales (gift shops, clothing shops, Sur La Table and Great Harvest Bread Company – bliss!), writing and law, but have been cooking and baking since I was around seven years old, when my mom denied me an Easy-Bake Oven but let me use her big oven instead. For my law school graduation, my parents gave me my first Kitchen-Aid stand mixer which is still running like a champ.
Until age 8 I lived in a small township in eastern Michigan about 40 minutes from Lake Huron. Both of my parents come from big families, so there were lots of big family gatherings all year round and the food was pot-luck. Aside from running around in a semi-unsupervised herd with my cousins, my favorite thing about these get-togethers was the food. I loved the variety of the dishes, I loved seeing family favorites on the long buffet table as well as new dishes to try, I loved aunts and great aunts and grandmas and my mom sharing recipes handwritten on index cards and scraps of notepaper. I loved the dessert table (and still do). Maybe food isn’t love, but my love of food is ingrained in my cultural heritage. I think this quote sums it up nicely:
For is there any practice less selfish, any labor less alienated, any time less wasted, than preparing something delicious and nourishing for people you love?
– Michael Pollan
I started this blog to share my tried and true recipe finds so that it’s easier for everyone to get the best results possible for their baking and cooking time (and money). It’s just more satisfying to spend time in the kitchen when things turn out well! And it’s so very, very gratifying to share good homemade food with your people.
Please feel free to comment with your favorite recipes and food memories, too — sharing food experiences as a community is not only fun, but elevates it from the ordinary.