A little about each contributing cook.
I come from a long line of fabulous cooks and a family who loves food. However, I'd always been a picky eater. Since doing this blog (and our fun Iron Chef competitions) my taste palate is definitely evolving.
Cooking Style: Hmm...not sure how to describe my cooking style. I generally go with what appeals to me. I'm willing to try anything from Italian to Mexican to good ol' Southern cuisine.
Favorite Foods: Do carbs count? I love pizza, bread, sweets and Caribbean flavors. Strange, I know.
Least Favorite Foods: Mushrooms, snails, anything "weird" looking or slimy.
Favorite Recipe (on this site): Right now, the Spicy Noodles.
I'm a writer and teacher of writing with aspirations of that next great American novel bubbling in my head. I try to be health conscious in my cooking and day-to-day life, but who among us doesn't slip a little?
Cooking style: I'm a meat and potatoes kind of girl, but I try not to pigeon-hole my cooking there. I'm always on a quest for that next favorite recipe, be it spicy, savory, succulent or sweet.
Favorite foods: Comfort foods, Italian cuisine, Indian cuisine...fresh fruits and veggies.
Least favorite foods: Anything from the grocery store that I cannot understand the total ingredient list, be full of chemicals, preservatives, food colorings, frog toes or whatever else food manufacturers stick in there.
Favorite recipe(s): French Toast Casserole with Berries for breakfast; Pulled Chicken Barbecue with Sweet Potato Fries for lunch; Creamy Pasta with Veggies & Chicken for dinner.
I’m a writer in an ad agency by day, but love to cook by night (or evening). I try to have a sense of humor in the kitchen and in life. I tend to overuse parentheses.
Cooking Style: I like a challenge. I cook in a team with my husband, Steve. I don’t really do the “healthy” thing very well. At all.
Favorite Foods: Spicy food, tuna tartare, anything chocolatey and steak!
Least Favorite Foods: Any kind of bean, except jelly beans. Or cacao beans.
Favorite Recipe (on this site): Butter Chicken by far!
I'm not much of a cook, unless you count heating up frozen chicken nuggets as "cooking."
Cooking Style: I prefer to bake rather than cook a meal. But since I'm not much of a sweets person, I never eat much of what I bake.
Favorite Foods: Most cream sauces (alfredo, anything with sour cream) and cheese. Healthy, right?
Least Favorite Foods: Anything with a slimy texture-- peas, mushrooms, etc.
Favorite Recipe (on this site): My winning Black Bottom Cupcakes, of course!
I am a good home cook, but another casserole recipe isn't terribly exciting to blog about. I try to mix it up from time to time and hope that you enjoy what comes out!
Cooking Style: Quick meals, casseroles and healthy eating.
Favorite Foods: Cheese and meat
Least Favorite Food: Sweet potatoes
Favorite Recipe (on this site): Peach Prosciutto Pizza and Moroccan Carrot Soup