First, I am not a cook. I am not a baker. I am not a chef. That being said, I can follow a recipe. My husband is a chef, deliciously trained, and he spoils me rotten on a nearly daily basis. He is the primary chef in the household. I have some dinner recipes that I am good at, but I have no creative flair for what I am doing. I am an English teacher - I read and follow directions with very little leeway in one direction or the other. I don't even enjoy cooking, so it is something I gladly relinquish the reigns of.
Second, if there is anything I love to create, it's sweets, then (maybe) appetizers. I love to make (although not eat) dessert. Of course I will eat and enjoy, but it does not make or break a meal for me. Appetizers, on the other hand, could be my downfall. I'd rather eat a selection of appetizers for dinner than eat a main dish. My husband loves to grill, so I let him touch the raw meat, prepare it, and cook it any way he wants for any meal. BUT, if there is dessert or appetizers to be had, I call them because those are fun to do.
Finally, I have inherited my mother's penchant for shopping and kitchen gadgetry. I love to shop, I love to spend money (if I have it), and if there's a gadget that will make my time in the kitchen easier, or more fun, I'm on it like a bonnet! I've been to Pampered Chef parties in the past, and I have picked up some of their supplies and pantry items from time to time. I was debating about becoming a PC Independent Consultant before I left Chicago in 2008/9. When I moved to San Diego, I figured there was no point since I didn't know anyone. However, last month I was reintroduced to the Pampered Chef party. I fell in love with it again, and now I've decided to go in whole-hog and become an Independent Consultant. So, OF COURSE, I want to try every gadget and recipe and OF COURSE I want to sell the product along the way. So, naturally, what better way to document my time, encourage my recipe/product skills, and learn to enjoy my kitchen than through this entire process of research, create, and blog?
I can't say that I'll be able to do this every day, or that every thing I try will be a success, but I will try to take some pictures, play with the products, and try to (maybe) encourage you to