My name is Mary and I am a 20-something embarking upon my first year as a wife and as a blogger. I am a southern girl who loves college football, golden retrievers, shoe shopping and offensively dirty martinis. My husband is my heart and I love cooking for him – but before he came along, I loved cooking for myself, my friends, my family and anybody else who was around for parties or potlucks!
I developed a passion for cooking at an early age when I had to earn a Brownie badge for preparing a meal for somebody. I made homemade vegetable soup for my parents and voila – an obsession was born! I also love writing – so this blog is the best of both worlds for me: a creative venue for me to express myself AND a way to share my passion for cooking with the world because cooking truly is the bright side of my daily routine!
In March 2010, I joined a weight loss program and found that a diet did not have to be MIS-ER-A-BLE. I actually had fun plugging in recipes and figuring out what I was allowed for the day. Now, it’s actually fun to sit down, plan out a menu for the week and know what nights I can allow myself a cold beer or glass of wine without it counting against me. A lot of the recipes I post will be “lightened up” – but you may not need it to be. The great thing is that they are easy to modify – which is how I got them to work for me in the first place!
I hope you enjoy my adventures of eating, drinking and being Mary – and I hope that some of you may see that there is a bright side to cooking!