As long as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed being in the kitchen. As a kid, I would make tuna melts from my Minnie Mouse cookbook and cover the kitchen in flour when I made cookies. Over the years some things have changed (I no longer have the Minnie Mouse cookbook), and some things haven’t. (I still possess an uncanny ability to completely dust the entire kitchen in flour or powdered sugar while baking.)
Along the way, I’ve had some epic failures (the batch of chili-mac that Andy dubbed “slop”) and some great successes (roasting a whole turkey and making a tasty risotto). I’m learning more and more as I go and have a whole list of things I still need to tackle. I love to share what I cook and bake with people I love, and I’d like to think that blogging about my adventures will help me do so.
So why the “blue plate” special?
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved Fiesta. (I think it goes back to the American Girl books I read as a kid. Molly was my favorite, and history sections at the back of one of the books introduced me to Fiesta.) The bold colors and the simple design appealed to me. When Andy and I got married, I knew exactly what dinnerware I wanted. But which color? Heather? Turquoise? Sunflower? We finally agreed on a color: cobalt blue.
And the rest is history.