About Me – Revised & Updated

I have a lot of new followers and thought I should re-post the “About Me” post I did back in September 2012 as my first post to CCtoMB. First off thank you for reading and I would love to hear from you sometime. I am so happy I decided to start this blog, it has taken me down a path where I am so much happier than I ever was on my best day on the corporate world. I have virtually and in person met so many wonderful and talented people through the blogging community. This journey has also brought me closer to my own community. I am out and about far more often and have met a lot of great people working on the local scene. I am seeing life through new eyes and want to share it with you all. The big news in my life right now is WORDPRESS!! Making the move today, will be doing sort of a relaunch! Stay tuned!

About my blog:
I write about food, family and local adventures. Nothing ever seems to go smooth but that is part of the adventure and fun. I have no problem laughing at myself and giving others the opportunity to laugh along with me. While I am not a chef I do really enjoy sharing food adventures, both in cooking and finding cool places to eat. I have a lot of wonderful professional resources that help me out when needed, and yet sometimes I still crash and burn.

What does my blog have to offer? Well besides recipes, humor and random adventures, I hope that as I grow my readers and I will be a part of this adventure together. I have not yet gone down the path of give aways or contests, but that is something I may consider when I feel the time is right.

I love reading blog posts as much as I love writing them, so I would love to hear from fellow bloggers.
A few random facts about me:

  • I am a dog person
  • I will work for chocolate
  • I have several tattoos
  • I am 5’11
  • I have ridiculously curly hair, slightly red
  • The feeling of chalk boards gives me the chills
  • I am kind of a nerd, love comic book heroes, Star Wars, watching the History or Discovery channel and reading books.

    My name is Stephanie, I was born and raised in Scottsdale, AZ. I come from a long line of food lovers and cooks. I am going to post a separate blog of all my favorite food memories that should be pretty lengthy. For the past twelve years I have been working at a large corporation, in a fast paced environment working a lot of hours and travelling frequently. While I loved this, I also have three children, ages 14, 8 and about to turn 6. The daily struggle to maintain both had taken it’s toll and I needed to find my center and refocus my life. I enjoy the challenge so much, that I suspect I will return to it soon, but in the meantime I will be here, and in my Kitchen where I have always sought refuge to regain balance. It is where I can be creative, motherly, unique and hard working all at once. I really enjoy seeking out good food, I live in Surprise where there are endless options to choose from as far as privately owned eateries. Until now only my Facebook page has been bombarded with, food check in’s, photo’s and postings of all my favorite places, so I will enjoy testing out this new space. I have a real passion for music, especially supporting local music which I cannot help but talk about often. I hope my friends and family will join me on this new adventure, post comments and help me find what I am searching for in this phase of my life. I have asked my sister Elisha to post from time to time, she is a Nutritionist and always likes to give me a good kick in the pants when my food choices are totally derailed. Also my best food friend Eric, who always gives me great tips and I am endlessly jealous of his abilities with baked goods. I love cooking, baking is a mystery to me, one I intend on solving.
    While this blog is centered around food, I would rather call it an adventure blog.

    Thanks for reading!!