I am a native of the Ann Arbor area in Michigan, and have lived in the DC area since December 2005 with my now-hubby Craig. We finally tied the knot on May 17, 2008 in a vineyard in Northern Virginia, after meeting at Michigan State 6 years earlier – Go Green!
This blog is about cooking, wine, and also food in general. I’ve been pursuing cooking as my primary hobby since my senior year of college, and I love it. I try to cook dinner at least 6 nights a week for the two of us, and I enjoy having friends over for dinner as well, although it doesn’t happen as often as I’d like. I particularly like Italian and Asian food, so those tend to feature prominently here. Sources of inspiration include Food Network, Food and Wine magazine, and many of the other great food blogs out there. My biggest influence, however, is the foodie household I grew up in with parents whose palates expanded throughout their adult lives and who brought my brother and me along for the ride. I was a picky eater as a child, but not anymore!
I do not have much of a sweet tooth, and I much prefer cooking to baking, so you will not find many desserts here – hence the title. However, being a part of the food blogging community has exposed me to more recipes I wouldn’t normally find, and has inspired me to try some baking I wouldn’t otherwise have done. For that reason, I chronicle occaisional baking adventures as well.
Hope you enjoy!