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I started working with my wife, Beth, on her blog, Simply Budgeted, in July of 2011. Before that, she would ask for input about what I had cooked or for recipes that only existed in my head. I began writing about my food more directly, adding anecdotes and tips, taking pictures, and just genuinely enjoying food and writing about it. In December 2012, I attended the Mixed Conference and really got stirred to do something more.
Rather than talking about food, but focusing on the budgeting side of it, I wanted to talk about how I come up with the recipes and plans for our meals. I also want to learn more about food photography, styling and taking beautiful photographs of my food, not just snapshots. This blog will really act as my journal of food and food photography. As I learn new things, find new products, and mess up huge, I want to be able to share it all here.
This also acts as a sort of outlet for me to teach others about cooking, in particular, cooking in the home for a family of five that does live on a budget. I have a Master’s in Education, but since local counties are especially hard hit by the economic hardships of late, I have never used that degree in the classroom. I am always itching and yearning to teach and, while I am no master chef, I do feel that I have something to add to the conversation.
Don’t expect to be overwhelmed with an excessive volume of posts. I rarely write anything just so that I can see it in print. If I have something to say, I will. If I don’t, I won’t. There may be times when I do have something to say, but choose not to say it. That’s usually just me being polite. My momma raised me right! All of that having been said, I am notorious for thinking that some of the stuff that I do is overly simple. If you ever have a question about a technique, combination of foods, a recipe, or a particular approach to food…really, just any questions about anything at all, please do not hesitate to ask. If I don’t know what you want to hear about, I can’t post about it, can I?
I hope you enjoy walking with me on my journey. Thanks for coming with. If you want more information about me and my background, please check out the About Me page.