Some of my earliest memories as a child were in the kitchen with my family. I remember kneeling on a chair right next to my Mom wanting to learn how to make whatever it was she was making. I would ask my dad repeatedly to teach me how to use the grill until he finally agreed. Watching my Poppy make meatballs and adding diced green peppers and olives to make the cutest little garnishes on each one. Or the hours, like probably 8+, my Nonnie, Mom and I spent canning tomatoes, laughing and enjoying the company together.
In those little moments, I didn’t realize the impact it would have on me as a person or the role that cooking plays in my life.
As an adult, I see food as a way to bring people together. I love to cook for others. However, I haven’t gone to the Culinary Institute of America or Le Cordon Bleu. All I have right now, is the passion to cook and the willingness to learn.
I’ve been super fortunate to be able to cook with THE Jen Royle. Sports Reporter turned chef, has been on The Taste and BEAT BOBBY FLAY, like what?? She is a rock star. If I have learned one lesson from her, it is follow your passion despite what others say or think.
So… I need your help! I want to help YOU become more confident in the kitchen! What are your fears? What do you want to learn how to make? I’m looking for suggestions and then will post about how to do it! Comment below what you want to see!
Do you want to see cooking how-to videos or posts? How to store food properly? Quick fixes for dinner? My favorite appetizers? Crock pot favorites?
Let me know!