Hi there! I’m Ashley. I used to be a terrible cook. My husband likes to joke that he suffered through quite a few awful meals when we first started dating (heck, even after we first got married). Baking was always my strong point, but cooking? Not so much. After a few particularly horrendous meals (you don’t even want to know), I decided it was time. I’d had enough. I’ve been in the kitchen ever since, learning, trying new things, having a blast, and generally making a giant mess in the process. I’ve never had any formal training in cooking or photography, just a lot of trial and error.
About the blog. While this blog started as simply a creative outlet, it has become something that means so much more. I hope that it inspires you to try out new recipes and cook more at home. I believe in approachable recipes with real ingredients – eating healthy but with some indulgences thrown in here and there. I believe in cooking from scratch as much as possible. Trust me, if I can do it, you can too!
A little about me. After living in DC for over 7 years, I relocated about three years ago to the Raleigh/Durham area of North Carolina, where I live with my wonderful husband and our awesome beagle Emma. I love coffee, any type of dessert, snowy winter days, watching old episodes of The Office (and The Walking Dead – latest obsession!), snuggling with our dog, shopping at Pottery Barn and Anthropologie, the mountains and spending time with friends and family.
Photos by Elizabeth Tate (<— she’s super awesome!) from Nancy Ray Photography