Saturday, September 18, 2010

Why are we here?

Since I have never really taken much time to introduce myself to my readers (possibly because I know most of you), it seems after a year of blogging about kitchen stuff, it is time to ask the question: Why are we here?  Well, I am not so sure about the rest of you people, but I am here because:

  • I love food!  In my family growing up, food meant LOVE.  Breakfasts at the kitchen table included a have-it-your-way indulgence by my mom.  I would get whatever I wanted (from omelets and oatmeal to cinnamon toast and lemon pound cake).  Sack lunches were filled with homemade goodies and, often, a note from mom saying she hoped I was having a good day.  Dinner was always something tasty and satisfying.  But the common theme to every meal was the healthy dose of love included in each bite.  

  • I am not in any way loyal to recipes.  Thus the name of the blog.  I rarely make the same meal twice.  My husband and I just passed our 6th anniversary but we broke the 1,000 mark on recipes long ago.  This could be thanks in part to my college roommate.  We had a deal: I cooked, she did the dishes.  Sadly, the only thing she ever wanted was teriyaki chicken and rice.  Let me tell you, two years of the same food does two things for you: put you off wanting teriyaki chicken ever again and take back the reigns in your own kitchen.  But, man, if you ever need to know every way teriyaki chicken can be put on a plate, I'm your girl. 

  • I am not a food snob.  That doesn't mean I don't like good food, it just means it doesn't have to be fancy to be extraordinary.  There's no putting on airs here.  I am a Texas girl, trained to make Tex-Mex and Southern foods with love, not condescension.   Often, you will find comfort foods and simple flavors with fresh ingredients.  

  • I am not perfect and neither are the recipes I try.  The most notable mess in the kitchen in the last year was not spared from a review on the blog.   We have a policy in our house: If it is horrible, we will order out.  There aren't a lot of horrible reviews, but we keep it real around here and let you know how it can be improved or when the only improvement is forgetting it ever happened!
So now that you know a little about me, I will let you in on a little secret...

I am attempting to become the next food blog star!  (I know!)  This competition is sponsored by and is just starting this week.  The first challenge requires me to tell you about my blog and why I should be the next food blog star.

I am not really looking for stardom (I don't think I can handle the paparazzi), but am hoping to make it to some of the later rounds so I can stretch my blogging muscles (locating them might be the hardest part).   In the spirit of the stretch, I have some things planned for this fall and winter (my favorite time in the kitchen!) and I look forward to sharing some new recipes I have gotten from some of my readers! 
So if you like what you have heard so far or you just want to push me to try new things on the blog: VOTE for me (I feel like I cam back in high school, running for student council) by clicking on the little thing to the right with my picture on it (starting Monday).  I would make campaign promises, but those are always broken and I would never do that to you (you see what I did there?). 
Here's to new adventures!


Lindsay said...

Great Post! I just gave you a vote! You can check out my entry here: Thanks and Good Luck!!

Lick My Spoon said...

you got my vote!