Hi! I’m Carly. My very favorite memories revolve around food. I remember going over to my grandma’s house and instantly being comforted by the smell of coffee brewing and Swedish Skorpa’s baking in the oven. You always had to be home in time for dinner at my house and it was “round the kitchen table” that we shared the highs and lows of our day, learned about what was going on in the world, and even heard about the gossip around town.
When I became in charge of my own kitchen I had fabulous dreams of children asking for seconds and a satisfied husband rubbing his belly.
It hasn’t quite turned out that way. Today I find myself a newly single mother of two adorable picky eaters who have said “I don’t like it” far too many times to count. There are many days that I feel I don’t have any time to cook, and yes I’ve experimented in the kitchen with less than satisfactory results a time or two!
Food still has a very special place in my heart. In fact I believe the kitchen table is the heart of the home. I’ve found ways to please my picky eaters palates without sacrificing my need for a little gourmet. I’ve discovered yes it is possible to get a home cooked, yummy meal on the table in 20 minutes, and my ex-husband even comes over for dinner every Sunday making our modern day “family” complete.
It’s my mission to help people become unintimidated by cooking and to gather people round your kitchen table for memories you will never forget.