I was born and raised in Michigan, but my food tastes come from recipes around the world. I really enjoy cooking anytime that I have the opportunity. I'm always looking for new recipes and ways to experiment with them. My inspiration for cooking comes from so many places, but started with my Mom. She was a wonderful cook and always let me experiment in her kitchen, making a mess of it when I was child.
Recently I started incorporating more whole grains into my cooking. I've also experimented with other sweeteners for baking such as honey, agave nectar and maple syrup as a substitute for sugar or artificial sweeteners.
One of my dreams is to attend a culinary school and then open a little eclectic restaurant someday. I would love to offer unique daily specials and provide a relaxing atmosphere with wonderful live music playing in the background. Outside of cooking, I love to garden and incorporate those fresh ingredients into daily meals at home. I especially look forward to fresh garden tomatoes for caprese salad and homemade pasta sauces.
See my complete Culinary Collage recipe blog.