My name is Teri, and this is my blog.

I’m 31, and live in Chicago with my husband David, and my two dogs. They’re always close by when I’m in the kitchen, so you may spot them in a the background every now and then. Cooking and writing are two hobbies of mine, so it only seems natural to combine them.

I seem to be collecting cookbooks, so a lot of what you will see here are recipes adapted from the books in my collection, but I also look for recipes on the internet, and in the several magazines that come to my house. I enjoy watching the Food Network, as well as other food-centric shows (mostly Top Chef!) and am a regular reader of Bon Apetit magazine,  Cooking Light magazine, Food and Wine magazine,  Food Network magazine and Every Day with Rachel Ray. My favorite cookbook is the Barefoot Contessa’s Back to Basics, mostly because I find that it never lets me down. I often hit up Pinterest for inspiration, but I rarely make a recipe without some modifications. Luckily, most of the time my modifications turn out well.

I really enjoy cooking, and am genuinely disappointed when I don’t get the chance to make dinner. I find making a meal relaxing, but I also love sharing the dishes I’ve made with others. I took a long break from blogging, but I’d like to get back into the swing of things. We’ll see how it goes this time.

The food part comes naturally to me, and the writing is almost as easy, but the photography is something I’m still working on improving. There are some pictures here that come out just great, and others that could use some work, but I think they’ve been getting better as time goes on. Practice makes perfect, and all of that! 🙂

I hope that you like what you see here, and that it inspires to get in the kitchen and try something new.