As I sat enjoying lunch today with my advisor, my 15-year-old daughter Ellen, she finally convinced me it was time to begin my own blog. For a long time now, I’ve had so many people over the years ask me “Why don’t you write a blog, a cookbook, become a caterer, a personal chef, anything to share your love of food?!” It seems like a good time to begin, nothing like the present, right? While the process seems intimidating, even daunting and I am a complete baby blogger, I’m just jumping in and am gonna learn as I go :) Maybe you’ll have some tips for me?!
A little about myself…My name is Connie and I am the very proud and happy stay-at-home mom of 4 kiddos whom I adore and my world revolves around. I made a very conscious choice many years ago, almost 16 now…that I would make staying-at-home and raising my kids my career. I wanted to be there for everything..each first step, each first day of school, each high and low that comes with raising children. Luckily, this has worked out for our family and I have a husband who has been supportive of this from day one, thank you Jeff :)
I have a passion for the care and keeping of my home and family. Especially when it involves food :) I love to cook, and I especially LOVE to bake! I love to feed people and I love it when people enjoy my creations. I love to share food with friends and family, the good feelings that come from sharing a meal together, the memories and experiences of breaking bread. I love celebrations of all kinds, birthday parties, dinner parties, cocktail parties, any excuse to cook and make people feel good. I live in a conservation community where I am lucky enough to belong to a Community Supported Agriculture group (CSA). Each week I receive a large supply of fresh, organic vegetables. I make a game out of how many veggies I can use in a days worth of recipes. I enjoy healthy cooking but don’t get me wrong, I love a good dessert too :)
I think this will be a great forum to meet some people who share my culinary passions, swap recipes, share tips and conjure up new creations. Looking forward to this new journey…hope you’ll come along!