Hi, I’m Sarah, and I’m bringing you a diverse collection of recipes, from delicious quick and easy meals to more complex showstoppers, with the occasional disaster story mixed in. I include the disasters to keep things real, and so you can share a laugh and learn from my mistakes.

I grew up in Charleston, SC and now live near Annapolis, MD. Sharing the food I make with other people is one of my favorite things. I love hosting during the holidays and having friends over to cook for them. I get this from my grandmother who loves cooking and sharing what she makes with everyone. “Eat! EAT!” is something she shouts often. Even if you say you’re full, she’s always asking, “Are you sure you don’t want something to knabbern on?” (She’s German, so there is also often a mix of German and English going on.) I think last time I visited her, we ate 3 or 4 times over the course of a few hours.

I my blog because my friends were always asking me to share recipes. I’ve learned a lot about cooking from trial and error. Most of my recipes allow for some room for error, experimenting, or ingredient substitution. You’ll notice my blog’s tagline also has “and occasional disasters” in it – I want to showcase the good and the bad (like the time I caught my caramel on fire or the time I scorched milk so badly it took a week to get the burned crud off of my pan). Cooking is a fun journey, even when things don’t work out as planned. I also like DIY projects, so you’ll see the occasional post from around the house, too.