About Me

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What can I say?

I’m not a professional chef (although I’ve worked in several commercial kitchens).

I’m not a super-mommy homemaker (mad props to all of you out there, it’s hard enough just taking care of myself).

I’m not a financial expert (I just happen to be obsessed with numbers).

I like to cook because it’s the perfect combination of my two favorite subjects: art and science.

When I’m not cooking and blogging, I work as a microbiologist in a hospital laboratory.  Yes, deadly pathogens by day, delicious food by night.  They’re more similar than you might expect!

Contributing Writer

Tame Your Grocery Bill: 6 Tips for Cooking on a Budget (HRBlock.com, October 2012)

Spice up Dessert with Sriracha Peach Crisp (Blogher.com, June 2012)


Blogher.com (December 2012)

Huffingtonpost.com – #5, #10 (October 2012)

IrishTimes.com (October 2012)

Buzzfeed.com – #9 (July 2012)

Food52.com (June 2012)

Blogher.com (June 2012)

Huffingtonpost.com (October 2011)

Takepart.com (May 2011)

Takepart.com (April 2011)

Glamour.com (February 2010)

Lifehacker.com (October 2009)

Consumerist.com (October 2009)