Friday, January 22, 2010


I'm an accountant who loves to cook and bake. I am working my way through my CPA exams... 1 down, 3 to go. I plan to take my last CPA exam on April 3, so I figured I needed to find a way to spend my time once the studying is over, since studying has been a major part of my life for the last 4 years. I know everybody has a food blog now, thanks in part to Julie & Julia, but I thought this would be a good way to track recipes I have tried, and catalog my favorites.

Cooking is my outlet, it's what I like to do to relax. On my day off, I am happy as a clam to be in the kitchen baking a loaf of bread, whipping up some cookies, or turning a tough, cheap cut of meat into something luscious and silky.

I am a big fan of Cook's Illustrated, Cook's Country, and America's Test Kitchen. Since I discovered these resources, I can say my culinary skills have improved dramatically. So many of the recipes you see here may be helpful for CI fans looking for recipe reviews.