Hello there! Thank you for stopping by. I’m Sadiya- officially, a full time mom of four turned blogger and loving every minute of it! I’m a midwestern girl with simple tastes, cooking real food and sharing stories of food and family.
Food took on a greater importance after the first fight, dubbed “the great potato fight”, shortly after my husband and I got married in 2006. The Mister requested a Spanish roasted potato dish he’d had at a friend’s house a few weeks prior. I got my hands on the recipe and nervously made the potatoes, following the recipe to the last detail but the dish was a disaster (too much lemon juice), unsalvageable to say the least. When asked how he liked it, The Mister replied honestly it didn’t taste like our friend’s dish. I threw dish in the garbage, potatoes and all, stormed off in tears, told Ian to go eat at her house from now on, and despaired that I was hopeless in the kitchen. But after that fight, I promised myself I would master cooking, even if it was the last thing I did. My love affair began there, and has continued to flourish over the years, so much so that I started this blog and jokingly refer to my husband as “the Jeffery to my Ina Garten”. Over time, each step of cooking, plating, photography, and the subsequent blog posts has become firmly tied with my narrative.
I started this blog after years of family and friends encouraging me to share that obsession with the world. I believe that healthy meals don’t have to compromise flavor and satisfaction, as long as you start with fresh ingredients. I also like the occasional indulgence of a decadent cake, cupcake, cookie, brownie, or just about any dessert.This blog is my homage to all things food, as I add one more role to the list. This is real, fresh, delicious food, prepared in my kitchen, with love for my family and friends. I hope you enjoy your visit!