Welcome to my blog!

I love food.  I love everything about food.  I love to read about food, shop for food, prepare food, and of course, I love to eat food.  I love to braise it, grill it, smoke it, roast it, and bake it.  I love to create unexpected delights in my kitchen playground.

I also love to laugh.  I’ve got a house full of silly dogs.  They give me a lot to laugh about, so I’ll share that with you too.  I like to refer to them as my prancing prima donnas.

Paigey is concerned

Meet Miss Paige.  She’s a pint size pug with a short wheel base and a sturdy build.  She’s not fat, but she’s definitely embarrassed in her bikini.  And yes, she really does have one.  She’s the boss of all of us.  She’ll be the boss of you too.  She’s basically the boss of everybody.

Sweet Pea and Petunia

Meet Sweet Pea and Petunia.  Sweet Pea is a little shy, and likes to show you all her teeth when she gets excited.  It’s like she’s trying to talk, but nothing comes out.  Petunia is not shy.  She has a glorious underbite, which adds to her charm.  She would never make it very far on American Idol because she is a little pitchy.

Turley Girl

This is Turley, also known as Tea Cup and Turley Bird.  She’s the only dog we’ve had with an “outy” nose.
She’s actually the shyest of the bunch and the biggest of the bunch.  She would definitely win America’s Next Top Model for dogs, if the competition was between our girls.

I’ve got all kinds of things I’m excited about.  I’m a gadget girl, so I’ll be posting about some of my favorite tools, like my sous-vide machine, smoking gun, and caviar maker.  I’m sure I will find more goodies to play with while working my way through Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young and Maxime Billet’s 6 volume book set: Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking.  I’m so excited about it, that I bought the home version too!

Delicious Pizza!

I’ve got serious love for pizza, so look out for posts on all things pizza too.

Me, loving my ice cream!

Ice cream is very near and dear to my heart.  I’ve just completed Penn State’s Ice Cream 101 course, so you know I mean business when it comes to ice cream!  You will definitely be hearing from me about my beloved ice cream.

My Sunshine!

Last, but not least…my handsome Sunshine at our favorite place to walk.  He’s the best, but don’t tell him I said that.

I hope you enjoy my blog.