The winner is #389: Rockin Robin – “Omg! Your blog describes me to a t! I also am a girl, 47yrs young, that loves food and the comfort it brings. My motto, I’ll try it at least once. Love your blog! Thanks for everything! Happy V day and have a Blessed day!”
The beginning. People often ask why I started this blog. I’ve always kind of hem and hawed around the subject because the real reason wasn’t probably what they were expecting to hear. I know food blogs aren’t the place to talk about serious and sad things like death…but the truth is what it is.
My sister had just died and I was in Florida thousands of miles away from all my family. While my family had each other to cope, I found myself all alone grasping to find my own source of comfort. I was in the kitchen one day making this cherry cheese pie, (which my sisters and I usually gathered in the kitchen to eat with just forks; giggling, and convincing ourselves that the men didn’t appreciate it like we did so we didn’t have to share) when I realized something. Being in the kitchen making family recipes made me feel like my family was in my kitchen with me.
I had found my comfort.
That’s how it started.
The name. I brainstormed several names for this blog but nothing stuck out in my mind. Then I was browsing books on Amazon and I ran across a book called The Man Who Ate Everything by Jeffrey Steingarten. I stopped in my tracks and said, “Oh my gosh, that’s me!”
Well, except for the whole man part of course.
It got me thinking. Maybe I could be The Woman Who Ate Everything or The Lady Who Ate Everything.
Scratch that. I couldn’t be the “Woman” or the “Lady”. Sounds like I’m 80 years old.
Hmm. The Girl Who Ate Everything. I liked it. Summed it all up in five words.
Thank you. Thank you for reading and leaving me nice comments. Although I may cook more than the average person, I’m just a cook like you guys. And I really, really, love food just like you. Or you wouldn’t be reading this.
But I’m definitely anything but gourmet. Those who have been over for dinner know that. And my poor friends are usually on the receiving end of my food experiments which are often not that great.
Thanks for stopping by, for giving me your best recipes, and for making me smile.
So on this day of love, I want to show my love for you. I’m giving away a Kitchen Aid Mixer OR if you happen to already have one, a $200 Visa Gift Card.