WHY THIS BLOG?
This blog is an ode to Nonnie and to all of those fabulous home cooks who created the taste memories we build on with our own families. Nonnie, though a wonderful cook, very rarely wrote down a recipe. And if she did, the original version would soon become a distant memory as she tweaked and updated to suit her tastes.
My plan, at the infancy of this blog, is to dig into family recipes and gray matter to create a library available for my children and also family and friends (old and new) to enjoy and build on. I will add my own recipes as well since I, too, one day will be a Nonnie (though I am leaning toward GrandQueen or something equally regal) and hope that my kids and theirs will want to cook from (and hopefully tweak!) the family food memories that I’ve passed on.
I am a daughter, sister, wife, mother, working woman, frustrated creative sort from the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Other than a brief – 10 year – stint in the South, and a wretched freshman year in the land of no sun (Western Pennsylvania … sorry folks from that area … God love ya), I have lived within 20 miles of my birth place. I’ve made it a point to travel as much as possible to see the country and the world and have gained a great perspective on how food keeps us together as families and helps us find common ground when we are strangers.