Many years ago, I left my chiropractic clinic to stay home full-time with my son, Luke. I never had any intentions of being a stay-at-home mom, but life has a funny way of doing what it wants regardless of your plans. Since my husband was awesome and has the most gorgeous gray eyes, it didn’t take long for baby number two to show up. By November 2005, I was no longer Dr. Gaskins and officially Luke and Matt’s mom.

The summer of 2004, I started selling baked goods at a local farmers market. What started as a hobby changed my life. I went from selling zucchini bread to competing in cooking contests to having regular cooking segments on a couple of local televisions shows to writing a novel that celebrates love and food.

I started a recipe blog because food is good. I love making it, eating it and talking about it. I’m an awesome cook, baker and storyteller. The food on this site will always be good, the stories will sometimes be funny, and hopefully the pictures will inspire you to get in the kitchen and cook.