When I started this blog back in 2009, I tried to jump head first into learning how to cook. Instead I single-handedly turned a salmon cake recipe into something resembling dry dog food, a cheese sauce into a watery cheese soup, and incinerated a chicken breast all in one week. I decided to slow down and start from the beginning. A friend gave me a Cooking Light cookbook where all of the recipes had 5 ingredients or less, and I began my blogging adventure and started to feel more comfortable in the kitchen.
These days I still keep a back-up pizza in the freezer for those times when dinner just doesn’t turn out right, but overall I find easy, and mostly healthy recipes to try as I continue to learn my way around the kitchen.
I have to give a shout out to my husband who always has the courage to try my cooking and the restraint to not comment on it until we're done eating :) Being on a newlywed budget means we have to make the most out of everything we have. No fancy ingredients that I can’t find in my regular store, or that I have to buy for just 1 recipe.
I am 28 year old nonprofit professional who loves all things marketing, social media, and yes even fundraising. I work at an environmental nonprofit where my nature nerd and nonprofit nerd get to shine everyday.
My husband and I got married in October 2011 on beautiful Ocracoke Island in North Carolina. Two weeks later, we hopped on a plane and flew from Richmond, VA to San Diego, CA to start our new life together on the west coast.
We are totally crazy cat people and wouldn’t trade these guys for anything.
This blog has evolved to be about more than just cooking, especially now that we’re exploring our new city ! It’s an easy way to keep our friends and family back home up to date on what we’re doing. I love trying new recipes, or even tweaks on classic recipes, so please share recipes in the comments of any post or email me at JessScottGreen@Gmail.com or you can find me on Twitter: @JessCantCook
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