September 10, 2009


To all my future viewers, (hey mom!) I am setting off on a journey.  An adventure in culinary experimentations, all the while, doing a little bit of self-discovery along the way.  I am not a professional cook, but spending time in the kitchen is something that I truly love to do.  I'm always seeking out recipes that involve a new technique or interesting ingredient, as a way to teach myself and evolve my cooking skills.  So, I hope to use this blog as a sort of journal, a way of documenting my trials and triumphs in the kitchen and measuring my progress along the way.   In addition to improving my culinary technique, I'm also eager to develop some kind of talent for photographing food.  I had no idea how difficult a task it would be to take a picture of an inanimate object.  The lighting in my apartment- a major obstacle.  But I digress.  So here's to my culinary inspired future!  One that's filled with butter, dark chocolate, cheese (mmm... ricotta), bacon, and most likely, some sour cream (I have an odd obsession with it...).  Time to get cookin'!


  1. Hey Karlie,
    Finally got signed on a follower. I was very impressed with your recipe/blog/everything and that is not prejudice speaking. Specifically, liked the way you broke it down, explaining fennel (which I did not know), etc. Being a meat-potato type cook and being raised in a meat-potato environment, there is a lot I don't know (even at my age) about gourmet cooking. However, I am not really a meat-potato type consumer so the Chicken Milanese sounded wonderful. Don't know that I would make it, but I may only because of the way you presented it. Might not be overwhelmed in trying it. Keep us enlightened. Looking forward to your Espresso-Caramel bars. Will try this recipe for sure.

  2. Congrats Karlie! Good luck on your new adventure! Recipe looks great!

  3. Looking forward to reading more! Great blog!