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You’ve stumbled into a strange corner of the web my friend. I’m Adrienne, and you guessed it, I like to cook, now. But oh no, that was not always the case.

I’ve spent the better part of my life rebelling against anything remotely “heels & pearls” feminine – including cooking (and also the color pink).  Precisely around the time I bought my first strand of pearls I found myself drawn to the kitchen.  Cooking at home to save money became cooking at home because it tastes better and then evolved into “this recipe is boring, what if I did this?” That little this was amazing and I was hooked.

Take a ride with me through the kitchen where we’ll explore exotic Asian flavors, a plethora of noodles, a preponderance of confections, and a good ole’ dose of melt in your mouth red meat. I learn more every day and look forward to chasing down new flavors and sharing some old favorites.

You know the most important thing I’ve learned? Creating a meal for the purpose of pleasing people does not make you less.  You don’t lose your identity behind an apron, you gain a skill.

Want to see Adrienne try something new? Email me at AdrienneTheCook at gmail dot com.

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36 Comments leave one →
  1. July 22, 2012 6:24 AM

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like yours!

  2. December 5, 2012 12:38 PM

    Thanks for checking out my blog. I like how you’ve done yours.

  3. December 13, 2012 5:54 PM

    Thank you for stopping by. I look forward to looking around your blog 🙂

  4. December 14, 2012 10:23 PM

    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking this post http://craftedliving.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/recipe-file-hummus/.

  5. January 3, 2013 6:05 PM

    I never liked pink myself and am always changing recipes. This is great.

  6. January 4, 2013 1:31 PM

    Your blog is great! Thanks for visiting mine. Stay tuned for more recipes and…

  7. January 4, 2013 1:32 PM

    cat photos…

  8. January 4, 2013 3:06 PM

    Love the sound of your blog!

  9. January 5, 2013 8:01 PM

    “Creating a meal for the purpose of pleasing people does not make you less. You don’t lose your identity behind an apron, you gain a skill.” -darn right! There’s no feeling quite like using raw ingredients, your hands, and your creativity to create a meal that your spouse/friends/family loves. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I can’t wait to hear more from you!

  10. January 5, 2013 10:27 PM

    I like your recipes AND your attitude. 🙂

  11. project30in2012 permalink
    January 7, 2013 9:05 AM

    Thanks for stopping by my Blog! I love your “about” section — and am excited to parse through some of your recipes 🙂

  12. January 7, 2013 2:20 PM

    Glad you stopped my blog. I love to check out others’ recipes. I hope my recipes give healthy ideas to others.

  13. January 20, 2013 4:20 PM

    I feel like my boyfriend would love every single recipe on this site!

  14. January 22, 2013 5:36 PM

    Just found your blog, being another very non- pink female who cooks, it’s interesting and I’ll be back! Thanks, Tracey

  15. Margie permalink
    February 6, 2013 12:34 AM

    Very good point to make. You don’t lose your identity, you gain a skill. I was like you. My mother was a “stay at home mom,” and cooked for us all the way through school. I took it all for granted. I didn’t pay attention. When I left home, I could cook, but it was basic. Bake? Hu?? Now I bake from home as my job. My mom has had a great time watching me fall in love with being in the kitchen. What led to this? I wanted to bake a loaf of bread from scratch. Did it, fell in love, and now I bake everything else possible. That was one reason, the second reason was the addition of my son, now 7 months old. I went from the workplace to working at home. Baking gives me that opportunity. Now, for people to value it the same way they value things in a fast food line…grrr.

  16. February 8, 2013 12:23 AM

    Thanks for stopping by http://www.365daysofsalad.com, appreciate the like. If you try any salads, please post your feedback – I’d love to hear your thoughts.

  17. February 8, 2013 7:45 AM

    Thanks for checking out my blog Adrienne. I look forward to reading your blog and checking back for some good recipes!

  18. jenyjohn permalink
    February 8, 2013 9:14 AM

    Thanks for stopping by Adrienne… You have a great one here….

  19. Kathrin permalink
    February 8, 2013 1:00 PM

    Hi Adrienne: Thanks for liking my post at http://www.comeandcookwithus.com. Can’t have enough soup in this colder time of the year. Love your recipes and all the pictures. Thanks for visiting.

  20. February 12, 2013 6:27 PM

    ciao! luvFAB blog.
    thebestdressup

  21. jandcsmom1 permalink
    February 27, 2013 8:20 PM

    Thanks for checking out my blog! Your recipes look amazing!

  22. February 28, 2013 9:42 AM

    Adrienne, thanks for stopping by. I’m going to try your checkerboard cookies – love the appearance.

  23. March 3, 2013 4:12 PM

    I have never been a girly woman, either. Ha. Love to cook and learn.
    recipedetours.com

  24. July 22, 2013 8:39 PM

    thanks for visiting my post. I actually needed your ‘How To Cut a Chicken’ last week when I made a chicken noodle soup. Now I know where to go!

  25. July 23, 2013 1:48 PM

    Thanks for the visit. I’m also a “now” cook!

  26. September 11, 2013 1:02 PM

    Thanks for stopping by our blog to cheer for our Saucy Chef collection of patterns! Your recipes inspire us to don our Saucy Chef Apron and use our Mini Mitt! Nice to make a new web friend!

  27. September 24, 2013 10:30 PM

    thanks for checking out the blog. always happy to see some good cooking going on!

  28. September 25, 2013 1:27 AM

    Thanks for visiting “Les jardins d’ici”. I like the way you illustrate your recipes with photos in yours.
    Best wishes,
    Jean-Jacques

  29. March 17, 2014 9:13 AM

    Hi Adrienne 🙂 Thanks for your like on my “Catering” post and congrats for your blog and happy cooking..hope you’ll get back soon 🙂

  30. March 17, 2014 1:34 PM

    We are liking your blog! Noe got to go through your other posts…but as soon as we saw the first two recipes we knew we were hooked!

  31. March 18, 2014 9:00 PM

    Thanks for visiting and the “like”. I grew up in a home with a mother who cooked EVERYTHING from scratch. Funny. She never taught me to cook but, from what others tell me, I am a “talented chef”. I love making others happy through my culinary creations. Cooking is an art and it brings people together in a lovely way. Keep enjoying your culinary journey… The more you venture through the craft the better you become at it. 🙂

  32. December 16, 2014 8:38 AM

    Thank you for dropping by my blog.

  33. August 17, 2015 2:29 PM

    Thanks for liking my Fried Green Tomatoes recipe! I love your blog!

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