I live in Tuscaloosa Alabama with my husband Brandon, my mom Kay, our two dogs, Odie and Chase, and two cats, Rocky and Trace. Our animals have a big influence on our lives. Most of the time I feel like we live just to entertain them. But really they entertain us.
Chase is my biggest fan in the kitchen. He never misses a meal, and won’t let us either. If it’s gotten too late and we haven’t started cooking he starts to whine. Tonight I was letting dinner cool down a bit on the stove and he sat at the bottom of the stairs and barked until we all came down to eat. I guess that’s the Beagle in him.
Odie lives for walks and snuggles. He’s our odd ball. A pit bull/dashound, or so we assume. He has personality and emotion like a little person, so much that sometimes I forget that he isn’t human. He was the first of the four to come into our lives, and I couldn’t imagine life without him.
I’m a huge fan of the simple life. It says a lot that I’m actually writing this blog, but I guess it’s the journal of my time. And I have a lot of good to share.
Technology exhausts me. I’d much rather read a book, take a hike, go for a paddle or create something.
I love to cook. I love all of the wonderful things that can be done with food, and I’m always experimenting with new recipes. I have a problem tho, I’m not able to conform to the listed ingredients. I can’t just make a “New York Style Cheesecake” without making it “Amanda’s New York Style Cheesecake. I can’t follow the recipe for basic pizza dough without throwing in a little something extra. And I’m not so good at doing the same thing twice.
I’m a very creative person. When I get going on something I have a hard time stopping. It isn’t unusual to find me sewing into the early hours. I really enjoy design and have a hard time purchasing something in the store that I could make at home myself.
I hope that you’ll enjoy the recipes and ideas I share in this blog, and feel free to share your honest opinions of what you see here.
Thank you for stopping by.