My name is Amy Lea (yes, I’m a blonde) and I love to cook & I love to eat. I live on the coast of North Carolina (Morehead City) and absolutely love where I call home. When I’m not working as a medical assistant (by day), I’m cooking and photographing food. I recently became a contributing food writer for SheKnows.com and am passionate about cooking and food photography.
I wasn’t always a good cook… actually, I really sucked starting out and still learn something new every single day. My very first meal I cooked (for my beloved Papa), I screwed up royally (and several other dishes after that).
When I prepared my first meal (baked flounder) I was so excited! I planned to master the task: My Mom said all I needed to do was “throw the flounder in the pan, add potatoes, onions, carrots, bacon strips & a few lemon slices”. Well, that didn’t work. She didn’t tell me I had to place the flounder in the pan a certain way, what seasonings to add, and most importantly, that I needed to cover the dish while baking. It was tasteless & dry as a damn bone.
I am by no means a culinary professional & don’t claim to be… I just love to cook, have a blast in the kitchen & learn from my mistakes!
I started this food blog because (I enjoy cooking) & I understand the need to have specific directions while preparing food. When it comes to recipes, there are so many things that are taken for granted that us amateurs are expected to understand. I just try to break it down the best I know how from my experiences and mistakes.
The camera that I currently use is a Canon Rebel T2i. I have soooo much to learn about photography, but really enjoy taking pictures of food. To view my accomplishments around the web (that I am so proud of!) visit my Featured In page.
The recipes I feature are my own, family recipes, or adapted from magazines, cookbooks or other blogs.
I am Mom to my fur baby (Chance), a 10 year old rescued boxer that I adore!
I hope you find my blog helpful and inspiring. If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact me.