As I prepare to make Come on in, friend! visible, I want to share my thoughts on the venture. This blog is a source for me to catalog recipes and cooking experiences, adventures in entertaining, and travels with family and friends. I do not consider myself a chef; I merely cook. Nor am I the consummate entertainer; I simply gather family and friends in the comfort of my home. I am not a daring traveler; I am only a bit adventuresome and like to explore artsy locales and have fun in far flung (and not so far flung!) places.
How it began ~ I published a cookbook titled Look Who’s in the Kitchen in 2008 for my daughters, and nieces and nephews. I wanted a printed resource of recipes, photographs of the completed recipes, and tips and imagery documenting my manner of entertaining. The book is filled with photos of family and friends, art as it relates to food, and pics of significant travels. As years progressed, I yearned to expand the book, not a simple task once printed! Rather, Brenton suggested that I begin a blog cataloging the information. This way the recipes and tips are online so that when someone needs guidance, the source is always available. So, here’s Come on in, friend! Cheers!