Hi, I’m Marcie! I’m a wife and mother of two boys residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’m living proof that anybody can learn to cook because I was horrible at it for most of my life.
I grew up baking in the kitchen with my mom, and had minimal experience cooking until later in life. I got married at age 30 and still wasn’t a great cook, but I found my true passion for cooking when I quit my paying job and became a stay at home mom in 2002.
I watched countless hours of Food Network, read cooking magazines and cookbooks, and took some classes here and there. I was obsessed and started this blog in September of 2012.
My dream was to go to cooking school, and in September of 2013 that dream became a reality. I began a 6 month full-time cooking program in San Francisco at Tante Marie Cooking School.
It was demanding, challenging, fun and extremely rewarding, and was 6 months of the best food I’ve ever encountered.
I graduated in March 2014, and received a certificate for my achievement. Although the program prepared me for the restaurant/catering world, I prefer the (sometimes) slower pace and creativity I have running this blog, and have a dream to write a cookbook next.
While I still love to bake, preparing healthy meals from organic, sustainable ingredients takes precedence. My true joy is growing produce in my garden, frequenting local farmer’s markets and finding exciting new ways to incorporate produce into our meals.
Cooking healthy dishes doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming, and I hope the recipes you find here will inspire you to create dishes to share with the ones you love.
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