Hello, all!

My name is Renee, and I am…well, I am many things. Among them, I am a Christian, wife, mother, daughter, sister and teacher. I am like many of you. I pride myself on doing the best I can at whatever job or task I take on. This blog will focus on food, but as I find other things that I believe are worth sharing, I will do so! I hope this will be a collaborative effort, because we all have so much to share!

I am so blessed with wonderful memories of the matriarchs in my family (my mother and both grandmothers) taking care of all of us…and feeding us! I’m sure smelling or tasting certain foods take you back to a certain time and place. I still can’t imagine a Thanksgiving meal without my Nanny’s cornbread dressing. I am thankful that my mother was able to piece together the recipes from my grandmother’s instructions, which have included measurements in “handfuls.”

I have decided to blog about food and recipes that we enjoy for many reasons. Some might say I’m not passionate enough about food to blog about it…and they’d be right…partially right, anyway.  In my daily life, as much as I enjoy cooking and baking, there is so much more I want to do and enjoy in life. I want the meals I feed my family and friends to be delicious, healthy, and…well, easy.

I imagine this is some sort of blasphemy to foodies, but my food doesn’t have to be beautiful. (So you won’t see fancy photos on this blog.) I want to prepare something my husband and 2 year old son will enjoy while still leaving me time to enjoy them. Having said that, if any of you make these dishes, and they are picture-worthy, please share! Everyone likes to see the finished product!

In summary, this blog will be a place for us all to share information to enrich our family’s lives and share our favorite family recipes!

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