Many years ago long before A Gouda Life, I married and began a crazy but amazing journey into parenthood. Noisy, chaotic, spilled beverages and sometimes tears summed up our mealtime, but it was important because it was usually the only meal we all ate together. It was a chance to share our day. Even though the days were hectic, I have always truly loved creating meals and feeding my family and friends.
As my children got older my love of good food remained. I took classes at SurLaTable, watched the Food Network like I was training for the Olympics and channeled some amazing home cooks in my life, all of which ultimately led me to this blogging journey.
Along the way, I also realized that good food doesn’t have to be expensive and that not only does cheese make any dish better, that cheese and I share a bond, both improving with age. And I love the way food invokes memories of times in our lives we may otherwise forget.
Which brings me to A Gouda Life~ a play on words ~ a good life, which I am blessed to have – not perfect life – but a good, happy life with the best family ever. Gouda for my ridiculous obsession with cheese. I typically have between 7-10 different kinds of cheese in my refrigerator on any given day. Enough said there.
The recipes reflect my personality and the way I like to cook for family and friends – nothing fancy, just real food for real people. You’ll find everything from comfort food lighter fare, like salmon or a jazzed up salad and my favorite way of eating ~ appetizers.
I’d love to hear about your cooking journey ~ you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.