Hello!

Welcome. 🙂

I’m not exactly sure what an introductory post should look like, but here it is.

A little bit about me:  I am currently a stay at home wife.  My main interests include fitness, history, anything outdoors (especially hiking), playing the piano and guitar, singing, and cooking/baking.  I started this blog mostly to share my culinary adventures, but I like to sprinkle in little bits of my daily life as well through each week’s “Photo of the Week” post.

Even when I was a little girl I loved to be in the kitchen.  My mom started me off with one of those Easy Bake Ovens from the ’90s when I was quite young.  I would get so excited to pour the baking mix out of the bag, mix it with water, put it in the teensy pan, and then place it into the oven to bake.  I remember getting impatient waiting for it to finish, and was so proud to present my dad with one bite-sized piece of dessert.  He always had to tell me that it was “Mmmm…delicious!”  Haha.  As I got older, I continued to learn from my mom and both of my grandmas.  I spent time in all three of their kitchens, watching, helping, and learning, as well as writing down as many recipes and ideas as I could.

Oh and I had to look up Easy Bake Ovens out of curiosity just now, and they have a lot more options than they did when I was young (pizza, what??), plus a sleek, spaceship-looking design (um, jealous).  Anyway…

Fast forward a bunch of years, and I still love to be in the kitchen.  Now my favorite toys are my food processor, mixer, and oven.

When it comes to nutrition (and I am NOT a nutritionist by the way; this is just an explanation of how I eat), for the most part I take a whole foods approach to eating.  I try to avoid eating much highly processed food, and focus on whole grains, fruits and vegetables, lean meats, nuts, beans, seeds, healthy fats, etc.  However, I also enjoy cooking beautiful and tasty desserts, and think there can be a good balance in life which consists of overall healthy choices with indulgences here and there as well.  Oh, and dark chocolate is a must for me.  I always have dark chocolate chips in the house.

All that to say, my blog will consist of both healthier recipes and some that are not so healthy.  I don’t follow any particular diet plan. I just take an “everything in moderation” approach and eat what makes me feel well physically, (which may be different for you).

Well, I think that sums up my intro.  I am off to see what new mess I can make in my kitchen.

Until next time…

~K in the Kitchen

 

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