So I decided to start a blog...I shared a recipe with my mom when she was visiting last and it was a hit! She sent it to my aunts, cousins and others I'm sure. I thought it might be fun to share some of my recipes with family and friends. Don't get my wrong, I am no gourmet, fancy, knock-your-socks off cook - I am more of a throw it all in a crock pot and pray for the best kinda girl! But I enjoy making quick, easy, healthy dinners!
I was raised in a family where my mom cooked dinner every night (Thanks Mom!) but I never took an interest in cooking...AT ALL! I'm not quite sure what I ate in college for 4 years (or 6...I love to learn =D) besides the occasional spaghetti dinner - which is my favorite! Hence the blog name. I do, however, remember calling Mom once to find out how to cook chicken on the stove...the smoke alarm went off. Fail.
BUT...since I got married and got some wonderful kitchen gadgets (and have someone else to eat with) I have come around to the whole cooking thing. I actually love to cook!
Which is pretty fitting since I am a Registered Dietitian - I talk about food for a living. My favorite part of cooking is making over recipes - which doesn't always work out so well (which my husband can attest to - such a good sport!). I love to find ways to add nutritional value, decrease fat and calories, add shortcuts (I can be a little lazy sometimes - I admit it) but I promise to only share the good ones!
I decided to call this blog "Spaghetti with Sprinkles" because I LOVE spaghetti and my favorite dessert is chocolate cake with chocolate icing and sprinkles ( a staple in my family)...not so fitting for a Dietitian, but I can't help it! Don't get me wrong I love a good piece of fish and I eat all my veggies but there is nothing like a piece of cake for breakfast on your birthday...it only comes once a year, right?!?
My goal is to post at least 2 recipes a week...we'll see how that goes! Pretty ambitious going into the holidays if I do say so myself, but I guess now that I am putting it out there for all to see I have to! I am hoping I can figure out how to post pictures and make the blog look pretty...in time...gotta start somewhere!