Our Obsession with Cooking

Justin and I both love food. We love to try new recipes, explore different culture’s foods, and experiment in the kitchen. I like to somewhat follow recipes, whereas Justin doesn’t believe in measuring. I have a collection of recipe books and have started a list of my own recipes. Two of my favorite movies are Ratatouille and Julie and Julia. I love the food presented in them. I also love the idea that, “Anyone can cook.”
This quote really excites Justin and I. We can be great. Right now, we are limited due to budget, time, and space. But, as we continue to grow, so will our cooking experience. Our passion for cooking is fired up. We’ve had a dream since we were just dating to open up a Bed and Breakfast when we retire. We still plan on that. But, the food truck scene in Provo has gotten Justin thinking more and more…he loves food, he loves food trucks, he has an idea for one. We won’t divulge what it is because it seems that every time Justin shares his ideas, the next time we turn around, someone has already put it into production. But, we are seriously considering putting money away for this amazing idea for a food truck (having him watch Shark Tank doesn’t help either).
And, this reawakened passion I blame on my baby sister. Last year I wrote a post on her 13th birthday bragging about all her abilities. Well, since then, we could add: dancing, cheerleading, tumbling, and cooking. She has taken numerous cooking classes in Jr. High, makes gourmet desserts, and her favorite shows are on the Food Network (namely, Master Chef and Cupcake Wars). 
Gourmet cupcakes made by my 14 year old sister (who was 13 at the time and had one arm in a cast!–ANYONE CAN COOK!)
Well, she’s got me hooked. I now watch Chef Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares and Master Chef.Justin and I have both worked in food service for years! We know the business. Kitchen Nightmares is about restaurants that are failing. Chef Ramsey comes and shows them why and helps them turn it around. A lot is family drama, but the way they run their business and take care of their food is a big issue as well. A lot of times Justin and I turn to each other and think, how in the world did they pass inspection? are they really that dumb? we could do that!
Master Chef is about home cooks–people who haven’t gone to culinary school, food bloggers, etc. They compete against each other and the winner gets their very own recipe book. How cool would that be! Now, as much as Justin and I would love to go on that show, we aren’t as experienced as these people. But, it’s still a lofty dream.
We still love to cook, and that will never change.

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.