Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, I moved to Brookings, South Dakota in 2004 after meeting my husband (Jay) online, back in 1995. I’ve been keeping an online diary and/or blogging since about 1997, although I didn’t focus on food blogging until 2010. I still remember the first batch of chocolate chip cookies I made with some help from my mom when I was 9 (and suffering through chicken pox). I waffle between sticking to local food items and getting abnormally excited when I see new products from the blogosphere finally show up in SoDak stores. I don’t travel nearly as much as I’d like. I love alternative 80’s music, Ska, some punk, The Replacements, everything plaid, Sci-Fi, and most things Star Trek. I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder and Hashimoto’s Disease. I also have minor obsessions with Brit-coms, political analysis, Watergate and Bob Woodward. I like making lists and copying the occasional “about me” or “getting to know me” memes.