I've always loved to cook and entertain, especially for others. I find joy in cooking simple yet thoughtful meals for people I love, pretending I’m sophisticated by pouring $10 Trader Joe’s Cabernet into a decanter, throwing a bed sheet over some folding tables but making it nice with lots of candles and pretty china. You'll notice that most of my "recipes" don't rely heavily on measuring cups or obscure ingredients. I believe you can find a substitute for almost any ingredient, and I definitely don't mess with any meal that will take my whole afternoon to complete. While so much of Madison in Minneapolis is about dining out, this section of my website is devoted to staying in and enjoying food and comfort with people you love. Please leave comments/reviews on my recipes, I am constantly learning and would love to hear from you!