Hi, I’m Lindsay. I’m all about cooking real food (no margarine here, please!) like a real person. It is only on a very rare, fancy day that you will find me using unsalted butter in my cookies or making sure that cup of flour is perfectly scooped and level. Let’s just be real and cook the way we need to in order to get our families fed and happy.
I live in the Midwest where its perfectly reasonable to put on an extra five pounds over the winter. Heck, its survival. But that doesn’t mean I want to be eating junk all the time. I believe in cooking with real ingredients. Still, I believe in (almost) everything in moderation. A cookie crafted out of real ingredients every now and then probably won’t kill me.
I started this blog because I love food and cooking, but didn’t always feel that way. As a kid I was very picky (condiments on white bread or hot dog buns were a staple of my diet). Thankfully this is something I grew out of as I got older. Still I didn’t realize how much I could really enjoy food because I didn’t know how to make it. My husband and I believe in rather traditional rolls as husband as wife, and after getting married I realized that I was going to be doing a lot of cooking for a long time to come. If I wanted to enjoy any of it, I’d better figure out what I was doing. I taught myself to cook and bake from there using cookbooks and the internet.
What you won’t find here are lengthy stories and in-depth photos of each step in the process. That’s because I’m a busy stay-at-home mom who doesn’t have time to photograph every little thing and chances are you’re too busy to look at it. I just want to let you know that cooking can be much simpler than you may think. If you have detailed questions about a recipe please feel free to contact me or just go with your instinct. That’s how you learn and make a meal your own!
I have a wonderful husband of 9 years who is blessed to own his own company and work from home. I also stay home with our three wonderful and crazy children. My daughter is four and is most definitely smarter than any adult I know, myself included. She loves to read books, color, and help me bake. My first son is two. His loves to sing and has a real gift for giving compliments. He eats like a horse and I fear his teenage years. My second son is one. Most of the time he is literally attached to me at the hip and also eats like a champ.
Aside from cooking my current pastimes include Bible study, sewing, reading, a television obsession (The Walking Dead, Parenthood, Girls, Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia – I am diverse and a little strange), and fixing up our new home. You are likely to hear about these things here or there along the way.
I’m so glad you’re here and I hope that I can bless you with some cooking knowledge or a great recipe!