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I love to cook and I also love to eat good food. I bet you do too, after all, you are reading this about page right now! There are so many great reasons to get in the kitchen and cook; to eat healthier food, to spend more quality time with family, and to save tons of money, to name just a few. I want to help you do all of that and more. Perhaps you are wondering if you are cut out for cooking at home (hint: you definitely are), or maybe you feel like you don’t have the time or the know-how. Don’t worry, I’m here to help–let’s do it together!
The Kitchen Counter started out life as a podcast, and is slowly growing into a more full-fledged website/blog. I focus on helping new home cooks figure it all out, from sharing the basics of cooking, offering tips and tricks, to seeking out advice from smart and talented people.
No Judgement Zone
Often the reason we don’t end up doing something is because we are worried about what others think, or we think a task is too overwhelming, or maybe we feel we can’t possibly measure up to all the amazing examples out there. This is especially true when we decide to cook for ourselves and family. We see amazing food on network TV and slick food blogs (and our versions never seem to turn out looking as good). We are taught that you aren’t really cooking unless you make everything from scratch (there was a time long ago I would’ve been embarrassed to admit if I made something out of a box). Well around here, we toss that all out the window. I don’t care if you can cook from scratch or not, or eat only organic produce or not, or consider yourself a “foodie” or just someone trying to make good food for your family. It only matters that you are willing to get in the kitchen and try; I’ll support you no matter what. You have to start somewhere, right?
I’ve been a home cook for 20-ish years or so. I truly believe that learning to cook, and doing it as regularly as you can, is one of the single most important things you can do for your health, sanity, and wallet. I’m fortunate to live in the most beautiful state in The Union, and I enjoy life with my incredible wife, young son, and curmudgeonly 15 (or so) year-old kitty.