Welcome! I'm so glad that you're here <3
Who am I?
My name is Lauren. I'm a native of Pittsburgh, PA, but spent 6 years living in Baltimore, MD before moving to Durham, NC, where I've lived for the past 5 years.
I'm a self-professed nerd who loves to cook, bake, and mix a cocktail. I believe that, in addition to food being delicious and nourishing, cooking and baking can be therapeutic. And most of all, the best food is food that is shared with others.
How did I get started?
I originally started cooking once I got my own apartment during my junior year of college. This was mostly out of necessity. You gotta eat, you know? After moving to Baltimore and beginning grad school, I found that cooking and baking could actually be really therapeutic activities!
This realization, coupled with my love of eating and wanting to share my creations with others, led me to begin blogging.
Cooking, baking, and blogging have continued to be a creative outlet of mine over the years. Many of the savory recipes and cocktails that you'll see on this blog are the things that my husband and I eat and drink on the regular. Typically, the sweet treats are things that I make for friends and coworkers.
What else should you know about me?
I'm married to a wonderful man (Sean), new mama to a sweet babe (Graham), and dog mama to a somewhat cantankerous but cute Boston Terrier (Maeby).
I consider myself to be an extroverted introvert. I can and do enjoy spending (limited amounts of) time with others, but need lots of downtime to recharge my batteries. More than anything, I am a homebody at heart, and am definitely happiest when at home, relaxing with my little family.